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Advanced Truck Accident Attorney Legal Seminar: Broker & Shipper Liabilities

Written by Steve Gursten Posted October 7th, 2013

TAAR lawyers speaking at American Association for Justice Truck Litigation Group Seminar: “When  $1 million is not enough”

For me as a lawyer, one of the saddest parts of litigating so many truck accident lawsuits has always been when you have a beautiful family who just lost an innocent loved one – often under the most horrific circumstances – and the insurance coverage is only the federally minimum $750,000. And the trucking company, you discover through asset checks and legal discovery, has no assets.

While you cannot ever put a dollar amount on the tragic injuries and deaths that wreak havoc on unsuspecting families — often at the hands of the most negligent trucking companies that intentionally cut safety corners to make more money – there may now be a way to better protect the family left behind.

In these catastrophic trucking accident cases, where even $1 million is  not enough for the families of people killed in truck accidents or  seriously injured for life, there is help for lawyers looking for more insurance coverage for the survivors.

The Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable founding members Joe Fried, Mike Leizerman and myself will all be  at the upcoming American Association for Justice (AAJ) conference Oct. 25-26 in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. We will be tackling how to hold trucking companies accountable. Specifically, we will be teaching lawyers who litigate these truck injury and death cases how to find more insurance coverage for the families left behind.

The conference is called “Broker and Shipper Liability Rules & Juries: When $1 Million is Not Enough.”

Our goal is to teach other truck attorneys from throughout the U.S. how to better protect their clients in cases that are not cut and dry, and get them higher verdicts and settlements to help them heal and recover.

Joe Fried is leading a workshop on Developing the Rules of the Road on Broker Cases.

Mike will be speaking on the current state of the law and how he has successfully found more insurance coverage in these truck wreck cases, including  one of the early successful cases on broker shipper liability.

This  advanced legal seminar aims to explain and explore the additional insurance that lawyers may uncover by exploring broker and shipper liability in catastrophic truck accident cases.  The seminar will also include a live focus group exploring various facets of these unique cases against brokers and shippers.

This conference is limited to members of the AAJ Truck Accident Litigation Group.

Michael Leizerman is currently chair of the group’s Public Affairs Committee. I’m former president of the AAJ Truck Accident Litigation Group.

The American Association for Justice is the nation’s largest association of advocates serving the needs of personal injury victims, with more than 50,000 lawyer members.

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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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