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Is there a “Zen” approach in truck accident litigation?

Written by Steve Gursten Posted April 30th, 2015

Tips for confronting the hurdles and immense stresses involved in commercial trucking cases

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Truck Roundtable founding attorney Michael Leizerman will be speaking to injury lawyers from across the country this week during the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Jazz Fest Truck Accident Seminar in New Orleans.

Michael’s special presentation is called, “The Zen Approach to Trucking Litigation.”

After Michael and co-founder Steven Gursten recovered a $34 million settlement – the highest truck accident settlement in 2014 according to VerdictSearch – many might say that whatever “zen” might be, Michael’s already got it. But with  layers of insurance, sometimes hidden, along with insurance adjusters playing games and the way these cases are often defended, trucking litigation is far from “zen” for many lawyers. The truth is, it’s incredibly complicated and involves an immense amount of work.

Michael will share tips with his fellow lawyers on how to get through these hurdles and obtain the best settlements and trial verdicts possible on behalf of people who become catastrophically hurt when truck companies truck a blind eye to safety.

A big part of confronting these hurdles and the immense stress involved in these cases, Michael says, is using a framework grounded in ourselves as attorneys to more effectively persuade and communicate.

The American Association for Justice Jazz Fest is April 30, to May 1, 2015 in New Orleans.

The trucking seminar will focus on the latest courtroom litigation strategies for representing victims of motor vehicle and trucking and bus accident collisions.  A faculty of experienced trial lawyers and consultants, including Michael, will offer advanced tools and tactics for injury attorneys to implement in cases.

Michael is a past-chair of the AAJ Truck Accident Litigation Group, and is the current Chair of the AAJ Truck Accident Litigation Group’s Public Affairs Committee. The AAJ is the nation’s largest association of legal advocates, 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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