Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 25, 2013
When truck drivers are injured in a wreck, there are many legal factors that come into play. For instance, whether a truck driver is considered an employee by the trucking company or is classified as an independent contractor can make a big difference as to what kind of insurance applies, says Michael Leizerman, a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable law firm.
To help clarify complex legal issues that arise when a trucker is hurt in a crash, Leizerman and his fellow Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable founding member Joseph Fried will be featured on the popular Dave Nemo show on Sirius XM Radio's Road Dog Trucking channel 171.
The show will air at 8:35 a.m. Eastern on June 26, 2013.
The Dave Nemo show is a live, call-in program that spotlights news and topics of interest for professional commercial motor vehicle drivers.
For an hour and a half, truck drivers can call in and ask the attorneys any legal questions pertaining to truck accidents. Topics include trucking lawsuits, discovery issues and what to do when a truck driver is injured on the job. Workers' compensation claims and the current worker comp law for truck drivers, including the industry’s aggressive push toward making truckers independent contractors so they can avoid paying workers compensation claims, will also be discussed, noted Leizerman.
"We want to help truck drivers. There are many steps they can take to avoid mistakes and pitfalls after a serious truck accident," Fried said. "We can help truckers protect themselves if they've been injured and aren't sure where to turn — especially when the safety director's real job at the truck company is to figure out how truckers can break the rules so the company can turn over a larger profit."
Added Leizerman, "Many commercial truck drivers get a bad reputation because of a small group of truckers that are negligent and cause serious crashes. Many of these truckers are pushed by their employer trucking companies to break the rules. But the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable knows that the majority of truck drivers do care about safety and follow the rules, because we also represent these drivers when they are seriously injured in accidents."
The Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable is a law firm comprised of some of the most experienced and respected trucking attorneys from around the nation — working together to help crash victims achieve the best possible results.
The founding members of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable – Steven Gursten, Joseph Fried and Michael Leizerman — have litigated more than 600 truck accident cases. Each of the founding attorneys has received record truck accident trial verdicts or settlements in truck injury or death cases, according to published year-end reports of verdicts and injury settlements. The founding members have also taught at more than 300 legal seminars to attorneys and law enforcement officers throughout the U.S., and have been quoted in dozens of publications on trucking litigation and safety.
About Michael Leizerman: Michael Leizerman is a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable and the managing partner at E.J. Leizerman & Associates. Michael has co-counseled with lawyers in 18 states and has received several top-reported state truck accident settlements, according to published reports. Michael is the author of "Litigating Truck Accident Cases." He is past president of the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group. Michael also has a commercial driver's license.
About Joseph Fried: Joseph Fried is a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable and partner of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC. Joe is the author of "Understanding Motor Carrier Claims" and a contributing author of "Truck Accident Litigation, Third Edition." Joe serves on the executive board of the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group as well as the Association of Plaintiffs Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Joe has been named a "Super Lawyer" and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
About Steven Gursten: Attorney Steven Gursten a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable and head of Michigan Auto Law. He is president of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and past president of the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group. Steve has been named a Lawyers Weekly "Leader in the Law" for his efforts to prevent truck accidents and promote national truck safety. He was also a Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Lawyer of the Year" for a record settlement in a truck accident case, as well as for recovering the top auto and truck verdicts, according to published reports.