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The 2015 winner of our Truck Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship 

Written by Steve Gursten Posted September 10th, 2015

University of Michigan Flint student Nicholas Bennett earns our first annual scholarship award


We’re happy to announce Nicholas Bennett is the winner of our 2015 Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable scholarship. This is the first year our attorneys have offered this annual scholarship, and we could not have picked a more deserving recipient than Nicholas.

Why are we offering this scholarship opportunity? We feel it’s built into many of the values that are behind the inception of the Truck Roundtable law firm. And it’s why our attorneys donate a percentage of our verdicts and settlements every year toward making our roads more safe. We want to lend a hand to those who have survived serious wrecks and who are demonstrating the resolve and determination to rebuild their often shattered lives.

Without question, some of our most difficult truck injury cases involve young people who’ve had to overcome life-changing obstacles caused by serious wrecks. But these are also some of our most emotionally rewarding cases, as we get often get the honor of staying in our clients’ lives and watching them grow and thrive. It’s why we became lawyers and why we do what we do.

Of course, many injuries are not truly “overcome.” And when a truck accident victim is left with lingering disabilities and limitations, assistance can help these young survivors to pursue an education and rewarding careers.

The Roundtable will offer this Truck Accident Injury Scholarship every year with a June 1 deadline. Here’s more information including eligibility and an application.

Meet our 2015 winner, Nicholas Bennett – University of Michigan, Flint

Nicholas’ accident occurred just this past December as he and his sister were driving through Ohio on the way to a family vacation in Florida. While going through construction on I-75, a semi-truck slammed into the rear-end of his car, badly injuring Nicholas. His injuries included severe head trauma with a brain injury and a compression fracture of his L-5 vertebrae. After undergoing intercranial surgery, he had a long road to recovery. As Nicholas states in his essay:

“I worked tirelessly to overcome my trauma. I took part in physical, occupational and speech therapy. Since I missed a semester at U of M Flint, I enrolled in online classes for the spring and summer of 2015 and am going back full time in the fall. I am currently in therapy for brain re-training and am completely devoted to returning to my normal life. It has been a long and arduous road, and one that is not quite over yet.”

In helping many truck accident victims with brain injury, our attorneys understand the significant impact of TBI. When you add the pursuit of an education, it can be an enormous challenge, especially for a young person embarking on his adult life. We congratulate Nicholas. He’s certainly an inspiration to other truck accident survivors. Go Blue!

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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