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Evidence of Distracted Driving in Car Crashes: Find it, prove it, and use it to help your client's case.

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Date Published

November 18, 2020

Publisher

Michigan Association for Justice

Subjects

Auto

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Summary

Distracted driving is everywhere. It is also incredibly dangerous and the cause of many of the car wrecks that you have in your office. Conservative estimates from NHTSA are that distracted driving causes 10 deaths and more than 10,000 injuries a day. In this program you will learn how to find and prove distracted driving and how to use it to significantly increase the value of your client’s case. Steven Gursten is the current Chair of the American Association for Justice Distracted Driving Litigation Group. In this program, Steve will cover:

How to identify and use evidence of distracted driving in your cases.
Using evidence of distracted driving as a major driver of case value.
Theories of liability
Proof and Admissibility

In addition to speaking to legal associations throughout the country on proving distracted driving, Steve has also talked with hundreds of high school students and parent groups throughout Michigan to educate them about the dangers of driving distracted as part of the EndDD campaign.

Steve’s law firm, Michigan Auto Law, sponsors the Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship in partnership with Bonnie Raffaele, who’s daughter Kelsey was tragically killed as a result of distracted driving and for whom both the distracted driving law in Michigan and the scholarship are named.

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Presenters

Steven Gursten

Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law has been selected a Michigan Lawyer of the Year and has been voted consistently among the... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Evidence of Distracted Driving in Car Crashes: Find it, prove it, and use it to help your client's case.
Evidence of Distracted Driving in Car Crashes: Find it, prove it, and use it to help your client's case. - Materials
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