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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 … 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

Eliminating left-hand turns for trucks is the right thing to do

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 10th, 2017

If trucking companies and truck drivers stopped making ‘left-hand turns,’ they would eliminate a ‘critical pre-crash event’ in 22.2% of motor vehicle accidents; 61% of truck accidents in intersections ‘involve left turns’

It’d be nice if UPS’s motivation was preventing truck accidents.

But the fact that UPS’s policy against left-hand turns was driven by the … Read More

How a truck driver’s post-accident drug test can be admissible in trial

Written by Steve Gursten Posted August 27th, 2014

Tips on rebutting the defense arguments of unfair prejudice and causation

hair drug test for truckers

First, let’s be clear. Truck drivers who are using  drugs and alcohol are a serious safety crisis. Just look at the numbers:

Drug use is a factor in an estimated 65,000 truck accidents a year, according to Trucking 101, Transportation Research Board of the … Read More

5 arguments you will likely hear from defense attorneys in truck cases

Written by Steve Gursten Posted July 1st, 2014

Tips for plaintiffs lawyers on how defense attorneys may admit liability to omit evidence of truck company negligence

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I’ve now litigated well over 300 truck and bus accident cases in my own career, and I’ve seen some smart defense attorneys over the years who’ve pulled out every trick in the book in defending these cases.… Read More

Truck lawyer tip: How pleading punitive damages in your complaint can explode the value of your accident case

Written by Steve Gursten Posted June 13th, 2014

Pleading punitive damages at the beginning of your case will open the door to discovery and evidence the defendant trucking company might otherwise hide or omit

punitive damages in truck case

If you’re a  lawyer investigating a serious truck accident, then you’ve been there — filing a complaint for your client, but unsure based upon the initial crash investigation and … Read More

Can lawyers use a trucker who admits to breaking law to build a case?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 1st, 2014

When a truck company tasks a driver with delivering a load within an impossible time frame, lawyers should turn to 49 CFR § 390.13

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If you’re an attorney who has never  litigated a serious truck accident injury case, or if you are a regular reader of this truck safety legal blog, you know that most … Read More

Our bus and truck accident legal seminars for lawyers

Written by Steve Gursten Posted July 18th, 2013

My fellow Truck Roundtable founding members Joe Fried and Mike Leizerman and I will all be presenting during the American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2013 Annual Conference in San Francisco this week.

We will be teaching other lawyers how to better protect their clients who have been seriously injured in truck wrecks and bus accidents.… Read More