I've had case after case involving innocent people who have been catastrophically injured or killed by trucking companies that knowingly let unfit, inexperienced truck drivers operate trucks that are not maintained. By reaching out to truck accident victims through my Web site, I'm simply doing my job: protecting the public from these egregious truck companies
Southfield, MI (PRWEB) February 11, 2009
The truck accident lawyers of Michigan Auto Law have released more than 50 Web pages to protect truck accident victims as well as attorneys handling truck accident cases, on http://www.michiganautolaw.com.
The Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer Resource Center contains six sections including time-sensitive lawsuit information, details on unique truck accident issues, truck safety guidelines, advice on Michigan truck accident law and aid for truck drivers involved in accidents.
Steven M. Gursten, head of Southfield-based Michigan Auto Law, wrote the detailed yet understandable material. He is recognized as one of the nation's top experts in serious truck accident injury cases and automobile insurance no-fault litigation. Gursten is on the board of governors representing the state of Michigan for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, and is immediate past president of the American Association for Justice Interstate Truck Litigation Group.
"I've had case after case involving innocent people who have been catastrophically injured or killed by trucking companies that knowingly let unfit, inexperienced truck drivers operate trucks that are not maintained. By reaching out to truck accident victims through my Web site, I'm simply doing my job: protecting the public from these egregious truck companies," Gursten said.
Gursten is available for comment on truck accidents, truck accident law and drivers safety in Michigan. He also regularly blogs on Michigan truck accidents, and the legal issues surrounding such catastrophes.
Here's an outline of the new Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer Resource Center:
What to Know About Truck Accident Cases
The information highlighted in this section involves a heavy truck, defined as having a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of more than 10,000 pounds. For starters, accident lawyers provide tips and the most critical to-dos to ensure the best possible outcome for anyone suffering personal injuries from a truck accident that occurred in Michigan. They also outline some of the critical legal differences between car accidents and truck accidents, and how they apply to Michigan residents.
Find a Lawyer for a Truck Accident Case
The lawyers of Michigan Auto Law are shedding light on the dishonest tactics some trucking companies use to defend themselves, as well as the qualifications a truck accident attorney must have to overcome those hurdles. They also give information to help a truck accident victim choose the best lawyer possible.
Michigan Truck Accident Facts and Causes
There are several types of semi-truck accidents, and Michigan is one of a handful of states leading the country with the most truck accidents. The expert accident lawyers of Michigan Auto Law explain how and why there are so many truck accidents, and give staggering statistics of this continuous problem.
Support for Truck Drivers
There are more than 1,000 trucking companies in Michigan with unsatisfactory safety ratings. In order to have safer Michigan roads, it's vital that truck drivers are trained, insured, experienced and protected. The lawyers of Michigan Auto Law offer support for commercial truck drivers, ranging from help for those who've been in serious accidents and insurance protection to driver safety tips.
Michigan Truck Rules and Regulations
Michigan truck accident lawyers provide the nuts and bolts of Michigan's trucking safety laws and regulations, such as driver requirements, licensing and hours; and truck inspection, weight and loading regulations.
Help for Attorneys Handling Truck Accident Cases
When a commercial truck causes a serious accident in Michigan, there are state and federal laws and regulations that apply, which are different than those that apply to regular car accidents. To help other attorneys better handle truck crash cases, Michigan Auto Law has provided information on the intricacies of a truck accident lawsuit.
About Steven M. Gursten:
Steven M. Gursten heads Southfield-based Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt PC, also called Michigan Auto Law. In addition to achieving some of the highest car and truck accident settlements each year for injury victims in Michigan, Steve has received the largest jury verdict in car accident cases for four of the past seven years, including 2008. His honors and awards include:
- AV-Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell
- Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers peer review publication
- Michigan Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers magazine
- Best Lawyers in Metro Detroit, DBusiness magazine
- Top 100 Trial Lawyer, American Trial Lawyers Association
Steve is a contributing writer to various legal periodicals and textbooks, including the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly. Steve frequently lectures at legal seminars across the country on topics such as trial advocacy,Michigan no-fault law, traumatic brain injury cases and maximizing settlements for those injured in serious car and truck accidents.
About Michigan Auto Law:
Michigan Auto Law is a third-generation law firm with 17 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 Michigan jury verdict in five of the past eight years, including 2008. It is headquartered in Southfield at 26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 1530, (800) 777-0028. The firm also has offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights.
Natalie Marie Lombardo
Public Relations Director
Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC
26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 1530
Phone: (248) 353-7575, Ext. 269
Fax: (248) 353-4504