Maximizing Personal Injury Damages in Trucking Cases
Southfield, MI (PRWEB) October 25, 2008
On Oct. 24-26, Steven M. Gursten will be in Atlanta, Ga., speaking at a seminar for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (AITLA) called, "How to Win Big in the Tough Truck Accident Case." His topic, "Maximizing Personal Injury Damages in Trucking Cases," is vital for trial lawyers.
A member of the AITLA board of governors and president of the American Association for Justice Interstate Truck Litigation Group, Gursten says he has realized a large problem most lawyers experience in truck accident cases: They spend all of their time on proving liability or trying to find all of the insurance, while neglecting to properly document the personal injury damages case.
"Proving liability and finding insurance are critical in handling a truck accident case, but an attorney must also properly document the personal injury damages case to maximize the pain and suffering damages for his or her client," said Gursten, managing partner of Southfield-based Michigan Auto Law, which exclusively handles car, truck and motorcycle accident cases.
Gursten will highlight many more tips to maximize personal injury damages in semi- truck accident cases during the conference, and he is available for comment on the subject. For more information about handling truck crash and personal injury cases, visit Michigan Auto Law's lawyer guide on pursuing accident injury claims.
Another benefit to plaintiffs winning big in truck accident cases, Gursten added, is that trucking companies who do not abide by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are forced to put safety over profits.
"Lawyers are performing a critical and unacknowledged service in taking on these companies in an environment where state and federal agencies are not aggressively enforcing the rules," he said, noting that about 1/3 of all trucks across the nation have mandatory, out-of-service safety violations, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
"Until the government can devote more resources to tackle the problem," Gursten said, "lawyers bringing lawsuits to protect drivers will be the only reason dangerous trucking companies will choose to implement safety procedures."
About Michigan Auto Law
Michigan Auto Law is a third-generation law firm with 15 lawyers specializing in helping people who have been seriously injured or killed in car, truck and motorcycle accidents throughout Michigan. The firm has received the top reported jury verdict for automobile accident cases for four of the past seven years. Michigan Auto Law is headquartered in Southfield at 26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 1530, (800)968-1001. The firm also has offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights.
About Steven M. Gursten
Steven M. Gursten is recognized as one of the nation's top experts in serious car and truck accident injury cases and automobile insurance no-fault litigation. In addition to achieving some of the highest car and truck accident settlements each year for injury victims in Michigan, Gursten has received the largest jury verdict in car accident cases for three of the past six years. He is a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Lawyer of the Year," a Michigan "Super Lawyer" and is listed in "Best Lawyers in America." Gursten has been selected as an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest lawyer rating available for legal ability and legal ethics. He is also recognized as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Gursten serves on the executive board of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Group and is on the board of governors for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.
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