January 13, 2011
Having achieved many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients injured in auto accidents – many of them truck accidents – Steven Gursten is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is a very prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States.
Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There about 4,000 members – less than 1 percent of U.S. lawyers – throughout the country.
As a truck accident lawyer, Steve has received the largest jury verdict in Michigan auto accident and truck cases for six of the past nine years.
The quality of Million Dollar Advocates Forum membership includes the top trial lawyers and their practice areas include most areas of litigation, such as personal injury and auto law. Each has demonstrated, in an objective and tangible way, their ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases. For example, Steve won a $5.6 million jury verdict for a truck accident victim in a Macomb County trial.
Here are some of Steve Gursten’s million-dollar auto accident settlements, many for truck accident cases:
Norris v. Atsalis Brothers Painting: $9 million, truck accident lawsuit
Plaintiff lost both legs in a truck accident, when his Saturn was rear-ended and split in half by a commercial truck. This was the largest pain and suffering settlement in Michigan in preceding decade.
Estate of Patrick Nunez v. Utica Transit Mix et. al: $3.9 million, wrongful death truck accident
A truck driver lost control of his gravel truck after its tire blew, killing the plaintiff. The truck driver, who had a seizure disorder and was on epilepsy medication, had received no formal training or supervision, and didn’t inspect the truck’s tires and brakes.
Barnes v. Cassens Transport Company: $3.6 million, truck accident lawsuit
Three plaintiffs suffered mild traumatic brain injury and back, shoulder, elbow and carpal tunnel surgeries from truck accident. Defendant alleged that as there was very low vehicle damage and that injuries had no causal relationship to accident.
John Doe v. confidential: $2.5 million, auto accident case
For traumatic brain injury and back and neck surgeries stemming from a car accident.
John Doe v. confidential: $2.2 million, truck accident lawsuit
This was a wrongful-death truck accident with contested liability and defense that plaintiff’s negligence caused crash.
John Doe v. Atlas Copco Tools, Inc.: $1.8 million, car accident case
For brain injury and various orthopedic injuries and surgeries to husband and wife from a car accident.
Schenkel v. DeGrazia and Kubik: $1.5 million, auto accident lawsuit
Loss of eye following an auto accident.
Estate of Michael Brown: $1.4 million, wrongful death car accident
This was a wrongful death car accident settled pre-lawsuit with defense claim of comparative negligence.
McDowell v. Ford Motor Co.: $1.27 million, truck accident case
For traumatic brain injury in a contested liability truck accident.
Sterbyci v. Moe’s Transport Trucking: $1.25 million, truck accident lawsuit
This was a truck accident with contested liability, traumatic brain injury and soft-tissue physical injuries.
Quednau v. Everest Inc.: $1.25 million, car accident case
Fractured leg injury from car accident that required surgery.
Jane Doe v. confidential: $1.15 million, auto accident lawsuit
Mild traumatic brain injury, contested liability stemming from an automobile accident.
Gilmore v. Secrest: $1.1 million, semi-truck accident case
Damages for shoulder and back injuries suffered by plaintiff in a collision with a semi- truck. The defendant had only offered $100,000 up to and including first day of trial.
Heintz v. Shell: $1 million, truck accident lawsuit
For serious personal injuries from truck accident.