A new organization for lawyers who represent victims of truck, bus, and commercial motor vehicle accidents was recently founded. The organization is limited to those lawyers who represent individuals against these large companies and their huge insurance companies. See: www.aitlamerica.com/CrashVictims.aspx
AITLA is the counter to the long established Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) whose members are allowed to only represent trucking, bus, and commercial motor vehicle companies, insurance companies, and at fault commercial drivers. If you represent individuals who have been harmed by the trucking industry you can’t be a member. See their web site at: www.tida.org TIDA was founded in 1993 and has 1,200 motor carriers, trucking insurers, defense attorneys and claims servicing companies as satisfied customers.
I previously posted a blog on how to choose a trucking lawyer. Let me now add that if the lawyer you are considering hiring for your case is not a member of AITLA, you should consider another lawyer. Trucking cases are complicated, hard fought, and require specialization and most lawyers simply don’t have the depth of knowledge necessary to handle these cases.