Category: Truck Accidents

September 5, 2008

In late July, Michigan was listed among the top 12 most sanctioned states in the nation that allow truck drivers with serious medical problems, including seizure disorders, to drive large tractor-trailers on the roads and that fail to require truck drivers to carry valid medical certificates. Clearly, Michigan is destined to have more truck accidents …

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August 26, 2008

On Sunday, the Macomb Daily newspaper published a front-page story about Steven Gursten’s recent jury trial in Macomb County, Michigan; which resulted in a $5.65 million verdict for his clients, Tony and Lisa Broeren of Bruce Township. Tony was seriously injured in a truck accident after a friend accidentally ran him over and propelled him …

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June 18, 2008

Truck accident lawyers have grown increasingly frustrated with this trend of unfit truck drivers coming to Michigan and causing serious crashes. Why Michigan? Dangerous truck drivers find work more easily here in comparison to other states. There are no punitive damages for trucking companies who knowingly hire drivers with a negligent history. However, there may …

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May 7, 2008

“What was the weight of the truck driver who caused the accident?” This is a question that lawyers should be exploring after a new safety recommendation issued in April that could have important legal ramifications for truck accident lawyers in Michigan. The Medical Review Board of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed …

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March 8, 2008

Truck accident cases must be handled very differently than car accidents, and Michigan lawyers must be familiar with the latest truck driver requirements and regulations to recover full compensation for injured clients. An important rule change will now directly impact how attorneys litigate truck accident personal injury cases in Michigan. New Truck Driver Requirement: “must …

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February 6, 2008

Steven Gursten will be moderating and speaking at the Litigating Truck Collision Cases program this Friday and Saturday, in New Orleans, LA. The seminar is presented through the American Association for Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The program is an advanced litigation and trial skills seminar intended to help …

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November 15, 2007

Lawyers who litigate serious truck accident injury cases already know how common it is for drugs used by truck drivers to play a role in causing or contributing to many truck accident injury and death cases every year. Last year, the Department of Transportation reported that roughly 30,000 truck drivers tested positive for drug use. …

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