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What is the most dangerous intersection in all of Michigan?

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

One Clinton Township intersection has the highest numbers of injuries and deaths in 2013 Among every road in Michigan, one intersection stands out as the most dangerous. Recently, our attorneys reviewed car accident data from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit, which compiles Crash Reports for every intersection in the state. Which one was the […]

Top 5 rules to keep your teen drivers safe

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

Helping parents talk with teenage drivers during National Teen Driver Safety Week Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the U.S.? In fact, almost half of the teen drivers involved in a crash die, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Yet a […]

What if the Tracy Morgan crash happened in Michigan?

Posted on: October 18th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Yesterday, I wrote about the Tracy Morgan crash, and how Walmart is resorting to the same defense tactics of refusing to take responsibility and blaming the victim that I see Walmart and insurance companies use in so many of the cases I litigate. I suspected that it might resort to its old ways. My only […]

Walmart blames the victims in Tracy Morgan crash

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Instead of taking responsibility for a sleep-deprived, speeding truck driver who rear-ended Morgan, Walmart blames the death and serious injuries on failure to wear seat belts I’d been wondering if the public scrutiny and media attention in the Tracy Morgan crash would be defended just like all of the other truck accident cases I litigate, […]

Michigan No Fault work loss rate raised October 1, 2014

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

The new maximum work loss rate an auto accident victim can recover is $5,392 per month No Fault work loss  (also called wage loss or lost wages) is an important Michigan No Fault PIP benefit that compensates you for your wages that are lost when you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident and unable to […]

Words matter

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Police now being trained to use word “collision” instead of “accident” Words matter. I was recently taking the deposition of an investigating police officer and it made me think of how we commonly refer to car accidents as “accidents.” Labeling most of the motor vehicle collision cases that I see as an attorney as an […]

Michigan Supreme Court to decide whether ‘bodily injury’ includes brain injuries, pain & suffering under ‘motor vehicle exception’ to governmental immunity

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Will the Michigan Supreme Court ignore 150 years of jurisprudence? On October 8, 2014, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases, Hannay v. Michigan Department of Transportation (disclosure: Hannay is our case, and resulted in a $1.4 million dollar verdict for our client, see below) and  Hunter v. Sisco, where the central […]

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