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How to successfully lawyer the big truck accident case

July 8, 2011 by Steven M. Gursten

Michigan truck accident attorney to moderate AAJ truck lawyers program

Tomorrow I’ll be speaking at a national conference for the Amercian Association for Justice Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. This is a group of truck accident attorneys from around the country, as well as lawyers who are learning how to handle their first truck accident cases.

The litigation group’s mission is to educate and prepare lawyers on how to handle truck accident lawsuits and to work with safety authorities on the national and state level to make trucks safer on the roads and to reduce the number of truck accidents. I was president of the trucking litigation group from 2007 to 2008.

The program this year is top-notch. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

o Introduction for lawyers to truck accident cases
o Teaching jurors the dangers of trucks
o The opening statement in a truck accident lawsuit
o Using the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Rules in depositions
o Preparing the truck accident case for trial
o Closing arguments in a trucking case.

This conference is in New York and is part of the American Association for Justice summer convention. I’m looking forward to helping my fellow injury attorneys better understand how to represent and protect their clients, and in particular the truck accident victims who have been harmed by negligent trucking companies.

Steven Gursten is a partner of Michigan Auto Law. He is past president of the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group, and has received the top-reported jury verdict in Michigan for truck accidents, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

– Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, by Monica’s Dad

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