How to Avoid and Respond to Work Zone Lawsuits

April 11, 2024
Gain insights into navigating the legal landscape after a work zone incident. Explore courtroom proceedings and the litigation process from the expert witness perspective, supported by real-life examples.

This webinar was originally held on April 11, 2024 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 30 Minutes

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Have you ever wondered what happens in the courtroom after there has been an incident in a work zone? Examine courtroom proceedings as provided by an expert witness, plus walk through the litigation process, from incident and documentation to what happens in court.

In this session you’ll learn what to expect in a courtroom following a work zone incident and processes that can help you prepare, including:

  • Best practices for records retention and production
  • The four elements of tort liability (when a company or person is accused of violating legal rights)
  • The process and stages of a lawsuit
  • What to expect at deposition and trial


Chip Darius has over 30 years of experience as an occupational safety & health professional. He frequently serves as an expert witness in legal cases involving work zone safety fatalities and catastrophic injuries. He has conducted international training on work zone safety for the International Road Federation (IRF), and serves on the IRF Global Safer Work Zone Practices Task Force. Chip has helped advance safety for a multitude of construction, utility, and general industry clients, of all sizes. He has authored articles on work zone safety and runover/backover prevention, is an ATSSA Flagger Instructor, and has been faculty for the OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center since 2002.

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