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A Proven Trial Record Brings Big Truck Accident Settlements

  • Presented by: Steven M. Gursten, Lawyer
  • Description: Steve Gursten, truck accident lawyer and Michigan Auto Law partner, discusses a critical part of securing a top truck accident settlement: lots of victorious trial experience. Gursten says that when defense lawyers and insurance companies determine how much money they want to offer to settle a truck accident case, they strongly consider the sophistication and courtroom experience of the plaintiffs’ lawyers. He adds that a law firm must have the resources and experience to be able to fund the extensive discovery required for a successful truck accident lawsuit.
  • Length: 1 minute, 26 seconds

Video Transcript

A Proven Trial Record Brings Big Truck Accident Settlements

Another critical part of securing a top settlement is whether a lawyer has a really good track record. Most lawyers have never taken a truck accident case all the way to a jury verdict in a trial. And that’s incredibly important, because the trucking companies and insurance companies, when they’re determining your exposure (or their potential liability) in how much money they want to offer to settle a case, want to know about the sophistication and experience of the lawyers on the other side. The trial of a truck accident case is different from any other personal injury trial. And you want to make sure you’re dealing with a law firm that does have the financial resources to be able to hire the experts that are able to do aggressive discovery, no matter how expensive the discovery might be. That includes downloading black boxes, hiring accident reconstructionists, doing animation to show how this accident unfolded, and why it was preventable. We need to hold these trucking companies accountable, so there’s no trucking company amnesty, where these companies get away with really endangering public safety. Call (800) 777-0028 for a free consultation.