Board-certified truck accident attorney Diane Marger Moore from the law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman became a member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA) in August 2019.
ATAA is a nonprofit organization with more than 500 members across the nation. ATAA’s mission is to:
- Recognize attorneys who have knowledge, experience, and demonstrate proven results handling truck crash cases so that victims can choose lawyers with confidence. Lawyers can claim to be anything on websites or in their promotional material, but every ATAA Board Certified member has been thoroughly vetted and tested.
- Provide truck accident attorneys with the best education and resources available to improve their knowledge and skillset and create a pathway to achieve board certification in trucking litigation.
- Advocate for legislative and regulatory initiatives that affect highway safety and the trucking industry.
Diane Marger Moore is triple board-certified in three categories by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) as a Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate, a Board-Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate, and a Board-Certified Truck Accident Attorney.
NBTA board-certified truck crash lawyers dedicate a substantial percentage of their practice to trucking litigation, have experience handling multiple truck accident cases, and pass a comprehensive written exam.
To become a board-certified ATAA member, an attorney must go through a detailed vetting process in which experience and results litigating truck accident cases are verified and skills and knowledge are tested. Unlike other organizations, membership cannot be purchased and no attorneys get favorable treatment; ATAA seeks to create a distinction between the great lawyers and the great marketers.
Why Hire a Board-Certified Truck Accident Attorney?
Millions of drivers operate tractor trailers on our nation’s roads. The sheer size and weight of commercial trucks cause significant damage in the event of an accident, especially in crashes involving a passenger vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian.
According to 2017 statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), roughly 97% of vehicle occupant fatalities in crashes between a large truck and a passenger vehicle were occupants of the passenger vehicle.
After a truck crash, victims may suffer from severe injuries, or worse, the loss of a family member. If negligence on the part of a trucking company, driver or manufacturer played a role in the crash, victims may file a trucking accident lawsuit to recover damages.
Many law firms market themselves as truck accident attorneys. According to the NBTA, more than 1,500 lawyers in the U.S. practice truck accident law, while another 1,000 participate in a limited capacity. However, few attorneys possess the experience, skill, and resources necessary to obtain the justice and results for truck crash victims, and very few are selected as Board-Certified Truck Accident Law Advocates.
Diane Marger Moore | Truck Accident Attorney
Diane Marger Moore is an accomplished lawyer, public servant, magistrate, mediator, arbitrator, educator, lecturer, editor, and community service volunteer. At Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, Diane focuses the bulk of her practice on truck accident litigation and wildfire litigation. Over the last four decades, she has tried more than 200 jury trials in courtrooms across the United States.
In addition to her vast court experience, Diane is also the writer of two true crime books, Inconvenience Gone: The Short Tragic Life of Brandon Sims (2018) and Sharkeyes (2016). Inconvenience Gone is the true story of Michelle Jones, a mother who killed her 4-year-old son. Sharkeyes is the true story of a tiny corpse, a determined detective, and a novice cop. Both are available on Amazon and from booksellers everywhere.
About Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman
The national law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman handles transportation litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, toxic torts, class actions, and whistleblower lawsuits.
Since 1973, our attorneys have represented thousands of victims in aviation, bus, train, and trucking accidents, as well as those injured by defective medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer products. Across all areas of practice, the firm has obtained over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients. One of our most recent commercial transportation lawsuits resulted in a $20 million verdict for our clients who lost their mother when she was killed in a bus that was hit by a Duck Boat amphibious vehicle in Seattle, Washington. Our team assisted extensively with pre-trial work on this case regarding mechanical defects, service bulletins, and liability issues.