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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

Truck crashes drop 73% after speed-limiters made mandatory

Written by Steve Gursten Posted July 7th, 2017

Study shows speed-related truck crashes caused by at-fault truckers slowed dramatically after Ontario required all trucks to have speed-limiter devices

Truck crashes

The naysayers were wrong about speed-limiters preventing truck crashes.

Groups like Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) pedaled doom and gloom predictions about how requiring speed-limiters on trucks would create a dangerous speed differential with cars … 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

Can trucking company J.B. Hunt keep details of its ‘preventability’ investigation secret?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 19th, 2017

Indiana Appeals Court rules motor carrier couldn’t use ‘subsequent remedial measures’ rule to hide investigation details about why its truck driver could have prevented a truck accident on I-65 in Indiana

Preventability investigation results, subsequent remedial measures

Trucking company J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., knew its truck driver could have prevented a truck accident that left a young mother with “serious, permanent … 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

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

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

It’s an idea worth exploring.

In fact, that’s exactly what they’re doing in Nebraska.

In its February 27, 2017, story, “State … Read More

Steve Gursten and Rena Leizerman, partners with Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable founder Michael Leizerman, present at AAJ Truck Accident Litigation Section

Written by Steve Gursten Posted August 2nd, 2016

Steve spoke on teaching lawyers how to reach better injury settlements in truck collision cases and Rena spoke on best practices regarding multi-state litigation

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Okay, so I’m a little partial.

But, even so, what I’m about to say is 100% true.

Rena Leizerman, my wife and an outstanding Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable-affiliated lawyer, did a … Read More

Practice tip for trucking lawyers: Send FOIA requests early in your cases to FMSCA

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 16th, 2016

This time-sensitive legal tip will help you find proofs on the trucking company’s negligence before it’s too late

FOIA truck accident case

One common mistake that many plaintiff personal injury lawyers make, especially when they’re relatively new to trucking litigation, is waiting to send a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) … Read More

When should a lawyer consider a broker’s liability?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted October 16th, 2014

Brokers have a duty to ensure their loads are being delivered by safe trucking companies

Commercial trucks

When a serious truck wreck occurs, the trucking company and  the truck driver are obviously the subject of legal discovery.

But what about third parties?

One third party that’s routinely is overlooked by attorneys who litigate truck accident cases is … Read More

When is steering a semi-truck left over the center line advisable? Never!

Written by Steve Gursten Posted March 13th, 2014

steering truck left center lane

I was recently involved in a serious truck accident case that has resulted in litigation. One of the key issues in the case was whether (under the circumstances of the crash) it was appropriate for the trucker to drive left and cross the center line into the oncoming traffic lane.

This crossing over the center … Read More

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