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Drive safe this Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 27th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Michigan Auto Law’s Annual Thanksgiving Charity Wager on the Lions v. Bears game All of our attorneys and team here would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday. While this is a wonderful time of the year, it can also be very dangerous – and not just to your waistlines.  There are more […]

How to stop No Fault insurance fraud (and lower Detroit’s high auto insurance rates)

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Here’s my top 3 things to do: Enforce ‘ambulance chasing’ laws; run out the ‘runners’; and insurers need to start acting on PIP fraud Can we talk? Can we have an honest conversation about the escalation of PIP fraud in Michigan? In my 20 years as an attorney, I’ve never seen things as bad as […]

Thoughts on the Detroit Free Press Insurance Story (Part II) – Will a City of Detroit auto insurance plan work?

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Issues concerning initial capitalization, reserve funds, causes of increased auto insurance prices and other alternatives will need to be considered The Detroit Free Press ran an excellent story on Sunday about the city’s high auto insurance prices. I was interviewed as part of the story. Yesterday, I wrote why No Fault insurance is not to […]

Thoughts on Sunday’s Detroit Free Press story on Detroit’s high auto insurance prices

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Don’t blame No Fault: Focus on reducing costs must be on excessive insurer profits, punishing PIP fraud by lawyers & doctors, reducing number of uninsured drivers, use of credit scoring & combating auto thefts J.C. Reindl wrote a great story in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press, “Auto insurance rates put the brakes on Detroit.”   The only […]

Lawyers can stop State Farm & Allstate when they sandbag on affirmative defenses in auto accident cases

Posted on: November 22nd, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Attorneys can stop games with  MCR 2.111(F)(3) to bar so-called ‘affirmative defense’ for failure to state ‘facts constituting’ the defense First, a little background. The “Delay, Deny and Defend” playbook used by State Farm and Allstate was created by McKinsey & Co. to frustrate auto accident attorneys from taking on “whiplash” and soft-tissue neck and […]

Deadline for our Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship is 12/31/14

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

The Michigan Auto Law Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship deadline is fast approaching. Be sure to turn in your applications on or before December 31, 2014. For more information about the scholarship, including a link to complete an application, visit our Car Accident Injury Scholarship page. What is the car accident injury survivor scholarship? Our […]

Spinal cord injury breakthrough: Cell transplant helps paralyzed man walk

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

A man who was paralyzed in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving transplant treatment using cells from his nose As an injury  lawyer who devotes my practice to helping people seriously hurt in car and truck accidents, I have the honor of helping many people who have […]

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