The founding members of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable met in my Swanton, Ohio “trial bunker” to roundtable cases. Joe Fried, Steve Gursten and I discussed cutting edge legal strategies in trucking cases as we compared notes and shared lessons that we each had learned from record settlements and verdicts across the country in the past three months.
The Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable was founded, in part, as a response to the large number of injury lawyers who aggressively advertise and market for truck accident cases, but who have little experience or real qualifications to handle these cases. We believe that handling truck accidents cases in which people have been killed or catastrophically injured requires knowledge and experience to fully achieve justice. We also believe that handling these cases in the right way can help the trucking industry become safer. We do this by holding negligent and reckless truck drivers and companies fully accountable for their actions and by working locally and nationally to educate, legislate and influence trucking safety.
Admittedly, our conversation did stray from trucking after a glass of wine or two during and after dinner Thursday night. I very much enjoyed our discussion that included issues of faith, religion and spirituality. I know I have been warned not to discuss these issues with friends, but the fact that we were able to delve fairly deep, find areas of agreement and at times disagreement–but very respectfully expressed– is a testament to our great friendship and mutual respect. It is also a testament to our ability to bring the best of many viewpoints together in our personal lives and when handling truck accident cases.
When working on cases together, we have all learned from each other and each bring a unique perspective to litigating truck accident cases that melds together well to give our clients the best of all worlds and maximize the value in their cases.