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Truck accident lawyer seminar boosts attorney know-how

Written by Steve Gursten Posted October 9th, 2017

Expert lawyers from across U.S. give insights on how to better litigate truck wreck cases

Truck accident law

America’s top trucking lawyers came together at the recent Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2017 Annual Symposium, held Sept. 17-19, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. The seminar was an enormous success.

The great sessions led by truck accident law attorneys and … Read More

As trucker’s firing shows, electronic log devices not a cure-all

Written by Steve Gursten Posted July 19th, 2017

He admitted to using a fake logbook instead of electronic log devices, and racking up dangerous 20-hour road stints. His speaking out exposes the system’s flaws

electronic log devices

Technology will make us more safe. But it will not prevent all truck accidents. As lawyers, we hear and read about people scamming the system to get around the … Read More

Attorney Steven Gursten named to prestigious Trucking Trial Lawyers Top 10

Written by Steve Gursten Posted June 30th, 2017

Longtime truck accident lawyer Steve Gursten named to national invitation-only group comprised of the most successful trucking trial lawyers

Trucking Trial Lawyers

There are several reasons why I’m passionate about being a truck accident attorney.

The most important ones are the opportunities I’ve had to seek justice for those injured in trucking accidents, and while doing this to … Read More

Trump ignores dangerously low truck insurance limits

Written by Steve Gursten Posted June 22nd, 2017

Despite FMCSA report to Congress that decades-old financial responsibility levels don’t adequately cover many truck wrecks, regulators cling to status quo

Truck insurance limits

For someone who wears an “I ♥ truckers” button, President Trump isn’t acting like it.

On June 2, 2017, his Administration through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made a decision that will … Read More

Webinar: Truck driver deposition strategy

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 22nd, 2017

Truck Attorney Roundtable Co-Founder Steven Gursten leads national legal webinar on company, truck driver depositions and handling 30(b)(6) matters

truck driver depositions

On May 24, I’ll be part of Stafford Publications’ 90-minute “Deposing Truck Drivers and Trucking Company Representatives in Injury Cases” CLE webinar.

The webinar is designed so that lawyers will be able to interact and ask … Read More

Does ‘umbrella’ coverage on trailer extend to tractor?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 24th, 2017

Trailer’s umbrella coverage handles tractor damage because insurance policies covering both are applicable when tractor-trailer is involved in truck accident

Umbrella Coverage

One of the hugely important issues in trucking litigation — after liability and damages to the truck accident victims are determined — is figuring out what insurance coverage applies, such as umbrella coverage.

It frequently … Read More

Can ‘Trooper in a Truck’ safety initiative prevent truck accidents?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 3rd, 2017

If Nebraska partnership between State Patrol and Truckers Association works, maybe it can be rolled out nationally to stop increases in fatal truck accidents

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Can Nebraska’s “Trooper in a Truck” safety initiative prevent truck accidents?

Could having traffic cops in truckers’ cabs prevent truck accidents?

It’s an idea worth exploring.

In fact, that’s exactly what … Read More

Debunking trucker myths about safety of not wearing seatbelts

Written by Steve Gursten Posted February 10th, 2017

Science shows seat belts save truck drivers’ lives. Our own attorneys have seen the difference they make in the cases we handle for injured truck drivers. So why isn’t everyone strapped in?

Commercial truck drivers need to wear seat belts when they’re on the road.

Not only is it the law, but it’s the best, … Read More

What is the FMCSA’s policy on distracted truckers? ‘No call, no text, no ticket’

Written by Steve Gursten Posted February 2nd, 2017

To save lives and prevent truck accidents and injury, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration imposes harsh penalties truck drivers who text with hand-held cell phones

The FMCSA could do many things better when it comes to improving safety for truckers and for the driving public. This truck accident legal blog has been a frequent … Read More

Who wrote the book on truck accident litigation? Roundtable attorney Joe Fried did

Written by Steve Gursten Posted January 18th, 2017

“Handling Trucking Cases” is now available to truck accident lawyers everywhere on Trial Guides

The Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable is comprised of some of the most experienced and respected trucking attorneys from around the nation — all working together to help people injured by trucks and to achieve the best possible results when a catastrophic … Read More

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