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Truck Roundtable Co-founder Michael Leizerman recovers $16 million verdict for Ohio truck accident case

Written by Steve Gursten Posted December 3rd, 2013

Truck accident attorney Mike Leizerman

When large commercial vehicles pull onto the highway without the proper safety protocols, the consequences can be deadly.

A recent truck accident case tried by Truck Roundtable attorney and co-founder Michael Leizerman centered around this dangerous safety issue. Mike recently received a $16 million jury verdict on behalf of the estate of a young woman who was killed in a deadly truck accident on I-75 near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The case centered around the poor construction protocols that permitted dump trucks to enter the fast lane of I-75 without warning, in the middle of the night. In the case, a dump truck pulled out in front of Mr. and Mrs. Poe in October of 2009 and their vehicle rear-ended the dump truck.

The trial was held before Judge Flannery in Lebanon, Ohio. The majority of Michael’s theme centered around alternative construction and traffic methods and warnings that are widely known about and that should have been used to protect the public  on the highway.

We previously blogged about the proper protocol for truck drivers to merge into traffic from the emergency lane in our blog post: The right way to merge into traffic from the emergency lane.

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About Steve Gursten

Attorney Steven Gursten is president of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and past president of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group. He has been named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Leader in the Law" for his efforts to prevent truck accidents and promote national truck safety. Steve was also a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Lawyer of the Year" for a record settlement in a truck accident case. He has received the top reported truck accident jury verdict and top reported truck accident settlement in Michigan for multiple years, according to published year-end compilations of all jury verdicts and personal injury settlements by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He has been named a "Top 50 Super Lawyer," by SuperLawyers, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been awarded an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. Steve speaks to lawyers throughout the country on truck accident litigation. He is a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, head of Michigan Auto Law, and has dedicated his legal career to making our roads safer.
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