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Is proposed new 75 mph speed limit just a ‘rest stop’ on the way to 80?

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Lawmakers describe HB 4423 as increasing speed limit to 75 mph; but 80 mph appears to be the real destination  Here’s my take on the attempts to raise speed limits to 80 mph so far. Initially, Michigan lawmakers wanted to increase the speed limit on some Michigan freeways to 80 mph. But the public opposition […]

Attorney Bobby Raitt is Treasurer of the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section

Posted on: February 4th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Bobby’s latest legal leadership role and how he plans to better protect auto accident victims We’re excited to announce that Bobby Raitt, Michigan Auto Law partner and trial attorney with the firm for the past 24 years, has been recently elected the Treasurer of the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section. Bobby is also […]

Why are so many injury lawyers covering up their blog post dates?

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016 by Steven Gursten

A look into a legal blogging shortcut that gets more views, but which can also put accident victims in serious legal jeopardy From time to time, I expand beyond purely legal topics regarding Michigan’s auto No Fault laws and trial tactics on this legal blog (blawg). These have included real concerns with some of the […]

Attention parents: Britax car seat recall

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Read about the latest child safety seat recall here to make sure your kids are safe in the car Britax has posted a recent car seat safety recall.  According to a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation: Britax is recalling certain B-Safe 35 child seats manufactured October […]

Michigan Auto Law attorneys recover top negligence brain injury verdict and top car accident settlement for wrongful death in 2015

Posted on: February 1st, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s year-end list of the top trial verdicts and settlements in the state highlights two Michigan Auto Law cases from 2015 Michigan Lawyers Weekly publishes an annual list of the highest-reported trial verdicts and personal injury settlements in the state. This is the 17th consecutive year our attorneys have had a verdict or […]

7 critical things to do after being injured in a truck accident

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

You’ve been in a serious truck wreck, now what? You were in a bad accident with a commercial truck. You’re really hurt and cannot return to work because of your injuries.  Maybe the insurance company from the truck that struck your car is already calling you. Maybe an adjuster for the trucking company has already […]

3 years after MI motorcycle helmet repeal, injuries and deaths soar

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Study shows deaths at motorcycle accident and crash scenes have quadrupled This is one case where I wish my predictions after Gov. Snyder repealed our mandatory motorcycle helmet law were wrong.  I said in April 2012, when I was asked by the newspapers what would happen after Michigan’s motorcycle helmet repeal became law, that sadly […]

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