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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

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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

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

Will ‘ELD Mandate’ deliver on ‘promise’ of preventing truck accidents and saving lives? Or be undermined by trucking company abuse?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted August 9th, 2016

In his article for the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group’s Journal, Jordan Jones, Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable Executive Director, analyzes the ‘Electronic Logging Device” amendment to the FMCSRs

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Jordan Jones, the Executive Director of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, has published an article about the ELD Mandate (“electronic logging devices” for commercial trucks) … Read More

New “Park My Truck” app helps truckers find safe parking

Written by Steve Gursten Posted June 28th, 2016

App will update truckers on parking spot availability, safe rest areas, and help avoid truck accidents by tired truckers

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I was recently listening to Sirius XM’s Road Dog Trucking (great station, our own attorneys have been  interviewed on the Dave Nemo show on Road Dog from time to time on various legal issues and liability … Read More

Truck attorney tip 5: Stopping the defense from sweeping negligent acts under the rug

Written by Steve Gursten Posted August 15th, 2014

Don’t be afraid to ask the public policy questions about truck safety in the state where your wreck occurred

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Welcome again to the Truck Accident Attorney Roundtable blog series addressing one of the most common defense tactics that lawyers face: What to do when the lawyer from the trucking company (or the insurance company of … Read More

Rules for warning devices when a truck is stopped near visual obstacles

Written by Steve Gursten Posted May 29th, 2014

When trucks break down, they have certain duties under the FMSCRs to alert other drivers with warning devices and avoid a truck accident

truck driving through mountainsI was recently consulted about an unfortunate truck accident that left several people seriously injured. A commercial truck was rounding a sharp curve and broke down on a mountainous stretch of highway … Read More

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