Part 3 of The Crooked World of Staged Accidents- Steps to Take

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Webinar Description:  

As a fleet owner, no one has more at stake than you in how fault and liability are determined.  To wrap up our series on staged accidents we take a deep dive into the tools and resources available to you at both state and national levels should you be involved in an accident that you think has been staged. Experts lay out where to go, who to talk to and what you can expect in your first calls in the process along the way. 

By attending this webinar you’ll learn: 
  • Steps to take and steps NOT to take to protect your fleet 

  • The resources available to you 

  • What you should plan to experience in your first calls 

  • The role of your insurance company and how to approach them 

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About the Presenter:  

Jim Angel, VP, Video Telematics, EROAD 

Jim Angel has over 20 years of experience in transportation. From driver to dispatcher to fleet owner, Jim has held a variety of hands-on positions that have helped him truly understand the trucking business from the inside out. Jim also has experience as Director of Safety & Compliance and stays involved with several trucking and safety associations. Now as VP of Video Telematics, Jim continues to help fleets leverage technology to ultimately increase safety and productivity. 

Matthew J. Smith, Esq., Executive Director, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud 

Matthew Smith is the Executive Director of The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud based in Washington, D.C. He previously served as Director of Government Affairs & General Counsel.  Mr. Smith joined The Coalition staff after retiring as President of Smith, Rolfes & Skavdahl Company, LPA.  He founded the firm in 1989 which grew into a national practice providing insurance law services throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Mr. Smith also served as Legal Advisor to The Coalition.

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music with a degree in Radio, TV and Film.  While working his way through college and law school he served as Director of Marketing Communications for the Kings Island Theme Park Complex in Ohio and founded Smith-Kaufman Public Relations representing such companies as Wendy’s International, Hyatt Hotels and The Cincinnati Reds.

Mr. Smith graduated from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.  He has been admitted to practice in both federal and state courts in Ohio, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan and Washington, D.C. as well as the United States Supreme Court.

He is a past President of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, the Founding Chair of the Insurance Committee of the International Association of Arson Investigators, and a member of the Defense Research Institute, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and numerous other insurance law related organizations. Mr. Smith is a frequent lecturer on insurance law matters throughout the United States.


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For more information, please visit www.eroad.com.

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