ALBUQUERQUE, NM, August 28, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Megan Day Hill, a civil litigator at Civerolo, Gralow, Hill & Curtis, P.A., recently joined the Trucking Industry Defense Association ("TIDA"), an exclusive organization that requires a lengthy, in-depth nomination process for membership consideration. TIDA is committed to the trucking industry by promoting risk management, operational economies and the reduction of costs associated with trucking accidents, claims and lawsuits.
Ms. Hill brings a unique skill set to TIDA and to the defense of trucking claims. She is the only defense attorney in the State of New Mexico with a commercial driver's license. "In 2004, I obtained a 'Class A' commercial license with hazardous materials, tanker, combination and passenger endorsements," Ms. Hill explains. "I spent a lot of nights and weekends immersing myself in the industry I represent, so I could gain a better understanding of the risks, concerns, and choices the commercial driver faces." In addition to learning to drive a tractor-trailer, Ms. Hill also attended all safety training courses offered by her commercial trucking clients. By attending truck driving school and going to safety classes, Ms. Hill gained an intimate understanding of the trucking industry that serves as the foundation for her litigation practice.
Ms. Hill uses her trucking expertise to lead a Rapid Response Team ("RRT"), a group of attorneys and professionals that offer 24/7 emergency response to trucking accidents throughout the State of New Mexico. As Ms. Hill explains, "The RRT retains independent adjusters, selects accident reconstruction experts, preserves evidence, obtains drug/alcohol testing, assists insured drivers with giving statements, and provides early evaluation regarding exposure." The RRT ensures that critical information is preserved.
Given Ms. Hill's intense commitment to the trucking industry and the clients she represents, it is no surprise that Best Lawyers in America selected her in 2014 as the "Lawyer of the Year" for the Transportation Division, a recognition reserved for a single outstanding transportation lawyer in each region. "It is a true honor to be recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the best transportation lawyer because it's the result of voting by my peers."
When it comes to peer reviews, Ms. Hill enjoys an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, the highest available rating. Ms. Hill demonstrated outstanding legal ability to her peers and also that she possesses the highest ethical standards.
For more information about Civerolo, Gralow, Hill & Curtis, P.A., please visit http://www.civerolo.com