Personal injury attorneys know that a compelling narrative is the difference between verdicts that give clients the means to heal and the ones that leave them feeling incomplete and like justice was not served.
This is especially true in catastrophic truck accident cases, in which victims are often severely injured or have lost a loved one. For truck crash lawyer, Andy Young, nothing is more important than framing your argument around empathy.
On April 29th, As part of the Michigan Association for Justice’s Annual Trial Advocacy Seminar, the TLFTS attorney spoke to 100 trial attorneys about effective trial techniques that invoke empathy.
In his presentation, Trial Techniques that Touch the Heart, Mr. Young broke down real client stories and trial-tested arguments he’s used in the past to win (multi)million-dollar verdicts and settlements. By explaining the “why” and showing other trial attorneys how to artfully frame the facts of a case to demonstrate the gravity of the damage inflicted, Andy proved that emotion and compassion have a place in the courtroom, regardless of the area of law.
If you were unable to attend Andy’s presentation at the MAJ Trial Advocacy Seminar, visit The Law Firm for Truck Safety’s event calendar to see his other upcoming 2022 speaking engagements.
Andy Young is the Managing Partner of the Cleveland office of The Law Firm for Truck Safety LLP. He was appointed by the United States Secretary of Transportation to serve on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). He has testified before committees in the U.S. Congress, the Ohio Senate, and the Ohio House of Representatives on trucking safety issues. He was invited by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and two safety advocacy groups to help organize and act as a moderator for two industry-related Truck Underride Roundtables. He also serves on the Vision Zero Taskforce for the City of Cleveland, Ohio. Andy is frequently a guest faculty member teaching CDL candidates at the Great Lakes Truck Driving School. He holds an active Class A Commercial Driver’s License and owns and drives his own Peterbilt semi-tractor and 45-foot car-hauler trailer. Andy is Board Certified in Truck Accident Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is the founding Chair of the Ohio Association for Justice’s Truck Safety Section. He is an elected officer of both the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group and the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Andy is a past President and a past “Member of the Year” award recipient of the Lorain County Bar Association. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He was also the lead trial attorney for two brain injured teenagers resulting in a trial verdict of $42.4 Million. This verdict is the highest in Ohio’s history for a truck crash case. Andy consults with attorneys throughout the nation on truck law and trial tactics. He can be reached on his cell phone at 216-789-4832 or by email at [email protected]
Established in 1945, the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing the needs and interests of trial lawyers in the relentless pursuit of a fair and effective legal system.
With more than 1,300 members from all corners of the mitten in firms of every size, MAJ is Michigan’s most connected organization of trial lawyers—all working daily to represent injured Michiganders, strengthen public safety and protect your right to a trial by jury.
The Mission of the Michigan Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system. We aim to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in Michigan’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.