Truck Drivers in Crisis: Applying Trauma-Informed Strategies in a Catastrophic Accident

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Truck Drivers in Crisis: Applying Trauma-Informed Strategies in a Catastrophic Accident 

Webinar Description: 

Truck drivers involved in a catastrophic accident more than likely suffer from significant emotional stress even if they are not physically injured. Too often, in a rush to get the facts and preserve the evidence, we discount that the driver has been traumatized too.  
When investigating a major trucking accident, we should have three main goals: 

  1. Assess the current emotional status, 
  2. Get the best information from the client, and 
  3. Minimize re-traumatization

This webinar is for dispatchers, safety managers, in-house counsel, field adjusters and lawyers who often oversee the investigation/preservation of evidence. 

You will learn:

  • WHY the traumatized brain may not give the best information immediately.
  • HOW to achieve the goals of being trauma-informed. 
  • WHO must know and practice these strategies. 

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About the Presenter

Mark Perkins, Counselor/Attorney at Law, Perkins & Associates, LLC

Mark graduated magna cum laude in journalism from Northeast Louisiana University in 1983. He graduated law school in 1987 from Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University. Beginning his legal career as a prosecutor, he has litigated hundreds of bench and jury trials.  As a prosecutor, Mark was one of the first prosecutors in Louisiana to use DNA evidence, which was novel-evidence at the time. 

Mark is a member of American, Louisiana, Texas, U.S. Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, U.S.  Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the U.S.  Supreme Court. He is also a member of ABA/TIPS (2022-2023 Chair of the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee), Defense Research Institute, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Trucking Insurance Defense Association, Transportation Lawyers Association, American Trucking Association and Louisiana Motor Transport Association. 

He routinely writes and speaks about the defense of trucking, including best practices for rapid response investigations and being trauma informed. 


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