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Truck accident attorneys win $3.5 million jury verdict in Jackson, Michigan

December 13, 2010 by Steven M. Gursten

Steven Gursten and Thomas James of Michigan Auto Law recovered pain and suffering damages only for plaintiff hit by two semi-trucks, featured in Jackson Citizen Patriot

Truck accident attorneys Steven Gursten and Thomas James received a $3.5 million jury verdict on Dec. 15. This was only for the pain and suffering of a 56-year-old man involved in a truck accident, with a corporate defendant. It is said to be the highest Jackson jury verdict for an auto accident case.

James William Fairley and Kim Fairley v. Schiber Truck et al was an eight day civil trial in Jackson County Circuit Court, before the Hon. Thomas Wilson.

Gursten, partner of Farmington Hills-based Michigan Auto Law, told the Jackson Citizen Patriot that Zurich Insurance Company, the defendant’s insurance, took the position that the “conservative” Jackson County jury would not award significant pain and suffering damages, and essentially forced the truck accident case to trial.

In the accident, the plaintiff’s mini-van was rear-ended by the defendant’s truck and pushed into another oncoming semi-truck, causing James Fairley’s injuries, which included traumatic brain injury, depression and two fractured vertebrae.

You can read the full story in the Jackson Citizen Patriot here: Jury awards couple $3.5 million for pain and suffering from crash; amount may be biggest auto verdict in state this year


Related information:

What you must know about truck accident cases

Jackson auto accident resource center

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