Category: Truck Accidents

October 21, 2009

Yesterday I wrote that many experienced truck accident lawyers estimate the real number of truck drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol on our roads today may be well over 200,000. Today I’d like to expand on one of the factors allowing this to occur — what I believe is an industry-wide conspiracy allowing …

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October 20, 2009

The image of one trucker driving an 80,000 pound truck while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing truck accidents on our roads is scary enough. Now imagine 100,000 truckers on our roads on drugs and alcohol. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Roadcheck 2008, 1 percent of the truck drivers …

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September 27, 2009

Radio personality Alisa Zee interviews Steve Gursten of Michigan Auto Law on his truck safety campaign: Holding truck companies with bad safety ratings accountable for causing preventable crashes Truck accident lawyer Steve Gursten is interviewed by Alisa Zee of WWJ Newsradio 950 for his efforts to promote truck safety in Michigan. In his campaign, Gursten …

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September 21, 2009

Steve Gursten tells Michigan Lawyers Weekly: Be prepared to expose lax safety standards as trucking companies continue to cut corners Steven M. Gursten is featured in a Michigan Lawyers Weekly article on how to try a truck accident case. In the story, Gursten helps other truck accident lawyers  get the most value out of a truck …

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October 23, 2008

This weekend, I will be in Atlanta, Georgia, speaking at a seminar for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (AITLA) called, “How to Win Big in the Tough Trucking Case.” My topic is “Maximizing Personal Injury Damages in Trucking Cases.” As a member of the AITLA board of governors and president of the …

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October 14, 2008

We have received much feedback from my recent blog, Michigan Man Killed by Epileptic Trucker Driving Out-of-Service Gravel Truck. The blog outlined the case of my client, who was killed in a truck accident when a fully-loaded 150,000-pound gravel hauler lost control on I-75 in Detroit and pinned his car against the highway retainer wall, …

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October 7, 2008

Last week I went to Chicago for the American Association for Justice Interstate Truck Accident Litigation Group seminar. As president of the group, I helped organize the event, which was a great success with nearly 100 lawyers who handle truck accident cases coming together from all over the country. But the primary reason I counted …

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September 16, 2008

As Michigan lawyers handling truck accidents, our truck accident lawyers have litigated several truck underride crashes. Underride truck accident cases are usually catastrophic, as most involve cars smashing at high speeds into the rear or sides of large semi trucks or tractor-trailers. Recently, my friend Ken Shigley, an excellent Atlanta truck accident lawyer, spoke on …

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September 9, 2008

In late July, I took the deposition of a truck driver who killed a wonderful husband and father of two beautiful little girls. In this completely preventable Michigan truck accident case, the driver lost control of his fully-loaded 150,000-pound gravel truck and swerved into my client’s car as it was traveling alongside the truck on …

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