Heyl Royster



Attorneys Discuss Trucking Company Defense at Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show


Six Heyl Royster attorneys spoke at a program entitled “Defending Your Company Before and After a Lawsuit or Claim is Filed” at the 2017 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show held in the Peoria Civic Center. Mitch Hedrick, Tyler Pratt, and Brad Keller spoke about various tactics used by plaintiffs’ attorneys in accident cases in attempts to increase the amount of trial verdicts, including amounts awarded for punitive damages, such as the use of the “Reptile Strategy” and arguments for an elevated standard of care. Dana Hughes and Jessica Bell talked about temporary transitional employment on the workers’ compensation side, and Deb Stegall spoke on risk minimization issues through corporate structures.