Trial Magazine

2018 February—Danger On the Road

Volume 54, No. 2

Trial’s February issue focuses on danger on the road. Get updates on driverless car laws and regulations at the federal and state levels, explore strategies for tackling truck crash cases, and learn how to avoid common obstacles when retrieving electronic data from a vehicle.  Also: recent developments impacting drone safety and liability.

Theme articles

  • Eight tips for trucking cases
    Joseph A. Fried
  • Proceed with caution
    Daniel Hinkle
  • Retrieving electronic crash data
    Marion Munley
  • Recreational or risky vehicle?
    Robert E. Ammons
  • Up in the air
    Alisa Brodkowitz
  • Sidebar: Charting a safe course
    Thomas Demetrio interview, by Mandy Brown

Also Featured

  • The Brief February 2018

President's Page

  • The road ahead
    Kathleen Nastri

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Broken concrete in parking garage led to pedestrian's fall
  • Excessive force
  • Failure to prevent workplace harassment
  • City employee struck bicyclist in intersection
  • Dangerous condition of state-owned rental property
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Intoxicated motorist causes head-on collision
  • Homeowner injured in fall after deck railing collapses
  • Failure to ensure safe climbing at family entertainment center
  • Failure to secure rope scaffold

On the Hill

  • Tort 'reform' stew
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • A silent injury
    Brett A. Emison
  • Compassionate counseling
    Tara K. King

Question of the Month

  • What's your number one interview tip for recent law school grads?

Supreme Court Review

  • Switching tracks on jurisdiction
    Jeffrey White

Justice in Motion

  • Thank you from AAJ
    Linda Lipsen
  • Build your expertise
  • A record year for corporate misconduct
    David Ratcliff


  • Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice
    by Roberta Walburn, reviewed by Caragh Fay


  • The lighter side of the law