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Strafford webinar for deposing truckers

Written by Steve Gursten Posted June 1st, 2018

Attorney Steve Gursten, TAAR co-founder, will share tips & strategies for truck accident lawyers on deposing truckers at Strafford nationwide legal CLE webinar

Attorney Steve Gursten, TAAR co-founder, discusses strategies for deposing truckers at Strafford webinarTruck Accident Attorneys Roundtable co-founder Steven M. Gursten will be teaching lawyers across the country how to depose truck drivers in serious injury truck accident cases on June 6, 2018, as a presenter during the Strafford legal webinar, “Deposing Truck Drivers and Trucking Company Representatives.”

From personally litigating over 300 truck accident cases, I can say this is the one area where most personal injury attorneys drop the ball.

The deposition of the truck driver is one of the most challenging parts of the case.

The part that most lawyers drop the ball on is showing how the trucking company set up the driver to fail. The duty is on the company to train, monitor and supervise the truck driver. But too often the defense and insurance lawyers position the trucker as the “fall guy” to take all the blame, so the company escapes both scrutiny and responsibility for causing the truck accident.

To help lawyers better prepare for the truck driver deposition and to help win this crucial part of the case, I will share examples from real cases.

I will also offer advice for how to skillfully navigate Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure when preparing deposition notices for trucking company corporate representatives.

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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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