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NHTSA wants seat belts on school buses

Posted on: November 28th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

NHTSA administrator announces: ‘ [E]very child on every school bus should have a three-point seat belt’ Children are our most precious “cargo” when we’re out on the roadways. Nice to see the nation’s top traffic safety organization now agrees, and after years of debate and some controversy (stemming from a 2006 position paper on seat […]

Auto-Owners insurance ‘ranks highest’ in J.D. Power 2015 Auto Claims Satisfaction Study

Posted on: November 27th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Yet, AAA and Citizens receive below average ratings on study measuring consumers’ ‘satisfaction with the auto insurance claims process’ Auto-Owners Insurance Company, which is based in Lansing, Michigan, was “rank[ed] highest” in the recently released J.D. Power 2015 Auto Claims Satisfaction Study, which rates auto insurers based on “[o]verall customer satisfaction with the auto insurance […]

Do 16-year-olds in Michigan have a driving curfew?

Posted on: November 26th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

It’s 10 p.m… Parents, do you know where your children are? Well, if your child is 16-years-old and driving a car in Michigan, you better.  At least you should know that your child is not be on the road (at least under most circumstances – see below for the rule exceptions). As an auto accident […]

What are the worst areas in Rochester Hills, MI for deer-car accidents?

Posted on: November 25th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

And what the city is doing to prevent these deer on car collisions with its proactive Rochester Hills Deer Management Advisory Committee Last week, I wrote about the counties in Michigan with the most deer car accidents. Topping the list for 2014 was Oakland County, according to the Michigan State Police. And from talking with […]

Uber surge pricing on Thanksgiving is still cheaper than a DUI or a life tragically taken!

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

We’re all excited for family time and Thanksgiving. I don’t mean to take the fun out of Thanksgiving, but it’s also important to remind ourselves that after News Year’s weekend, Thanksgiving weekend is the deadliest time of year for car accidents. That’s because there are so many drunk driving car crashes, and the drinking and […]

Who’s at fault in a roundabout car accident in Michigan?

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Dissecting what happens after the crash with an Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy   The newest Michigan roundabout is now open and it is right down the street from our Farmington Hills law office.  And with the new roundabout at Orchard Lake Road and 14 Mile Road came plenty of groans from people who will be […]

No-Fault ‘notice’ requires auto accident victims to go above and beyond the law

Posted on: November 21st, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Although this  truck accident victim’s ‘notice of injury’ was ‘sufficient in content,’ No Fault insurance benefits are denied for not complying with “judge-made” rule Ask any auto accident attorney over the past 20 years about what’s really “exciting” (tongue firmly in cheek) about Michigan’s No Fault auto insurance laws. The answer is it has been […]

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