Faulty truck, epileptic trucker cited in fatal Detroit truck crash
Truck accident lawyer Steve Gursten is listed in Crain’s Detroit Business for his top 2008 settlement. The truck accident wrongful death case resulted in a $3.9 million settlement, the largest reported settlement in Michigan for 2008, according to a year-end verdicts and settlements report. In Nunez v. Utica Transit Mix, Plaintiff Patrick Nunez was killed when a fully-loaded gravel hauler smashed into his vehicle on I-75 in Detroit. The truck driver admitted in a deposition he was on powerful epilepsy medication Tegretol, which causes drowsiness and that his truck was out of service in more than five different ways.
Here’s the Crain’s Detroit Business story: Settlement for Detroit truck accident