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Steve Gursten presents to elite group of injury lawyers in Sedona

Posted on: October 25th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

The TAOS Injury Lawyers Annual Seminar collaborates on cutting-edge legal ideas This week, I’ll be in Sedona, AZ for the annual TAOS Injury Lawyers seminar. All the attorneys will be sharing wisdom from years of trials. The goal of the seminar is for the lawyer members to round table, explore ideas and to truly help each other. […]

MCOA rules preexisting condition doesn’t rule out MI lawsuit after auto accident

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Michigan Court of Appeals ruling in Jackson v. Berens reinforces essential protection for motor vehicle accident victims: ‘plaintiff can establish an injury and receive compensation for the aggravation or exacerbation of a preexisting condition’ It’s an obfuscation insurance defense attorneys bring up time and time again in auto accident cases: Trying to shift blame for […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sen. passes 5-foot passing distance bicycle bills

Posted on: October 21st, 2016 by Steven Gursten

MI bicycle safety legislation also requires drivers’ education curriculum to include emphasis on bicycle laws and awareness On October 20, 2016, the Michigan Senate by a nearly unanimous vote approved a package of bicycle safety bills that will, among other things, require motorists to allow at least a 5-foot “safe distance” when passing bicyclists on […]

Michigan motor vehicle accident deaths are higher in 2016. This is what the MSP are doing about it

Posted on: October 21st, 2016 by Steven Gursten

During Operation Safe Driver Week (October 16-22) Michigan State Police will ramp up enforcement of unsafe commercial truck and car drivers – but are they missing the bigger point? Michigan car accident deaths are up this year compared to last, according to the Michigan State Police traffic crash facts: 25 people died in car and […]

Bonnie Raffaele doesn’t want parents to suffer the loss of a child in a distracted driving accident. Here’s what you can say to your teen driver

Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Bonnie, who helped enact Michigan’s teen driving law, is teaming up with our attorneys to help parents advise and protect their teen drivers On Monday, I shared a special interview I had with Bonnie Raffaele, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After her 17-year-old daughter Kelsey was tragically killed in […]

Steven Gursten quoted in Wall Street Journal on truck insurance & “nuclear” truck accident verdicts, settlements

Posted on: October 19th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

The trucking and insurance industry would be better served to examine the reasons that are driving large truck accident settlements and verdicts, and stop ignoring systemic safety rule violations I’ve picked quite a few juries in truck accident cases. Let’s just say that most of the jurors that I’ve encountered tend to have strong feelings […]

Disregard for safety – not ‘nuclear’ verdicts & settlements – is what’s blowing up the trucking insurance business

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Widespread violation of mandatory safety rules for the public is the real cause of recent huge trucking accident settlements and trial verdicts I’m grateful I had the opportunity to contribute to Brian Baskin’s story for The Wall Street Journal’s Logistics Report, “’Nuclear’ Verdicts Have Insurers Running From Trucks (and here’s the PDF of the story).” […]

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