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MI Senate harms consumers with No Fault “reform” SB 248

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Consumers lose out after Senate gift to car insurance companies The definition of a “kickback” is a gift, usually given secretly by one who has been improperly influenced by another. That’s probably as good a word as any to describe what happened yesterday, when the Michigan Senate passed No Fault “reform” bill 248. What the […]

Still no savings for consumers in Senate No Fault reform plan

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

In SB 248, Senate Insurance Committee approves restrictions on attendant care and imposes price controls for doctors and hospitals Auto insurance consumers are still coming out on the losing end of the Michigan Senate’s plan for “reforming” Michigan’s No Fault Law. Specifically, Michigan auto insurance consumers will save exactly NOTHING under the proposals in “Substitute […]

No-Fault lawyer practice tip: How to avoid surprise medical bills

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Did lawyer commit malpractice after ruling a ‘global’ No Fault settlement cannot be reopened to include big medical bill that surfaced after?  What can a lawyer do if a $28,000 surgery bill comes to light after a “global” $78,000 No Fault settlement? Apparently nothing, after the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling in Clark v. Progressive […]

My 2014 list of the worst intersections in Oakland County

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

New data from the Michigan State Police shows intersections with the most fender benders, and the most car accident injuries and deaths This year, our attorneys at Michigan Auto Law have created two new lists of the most dangerous intersections in Oakland County. They’re both based on information from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash […]

Can Level 2 teen drivers in Michigan give rides to their friends?

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

General rule says no more than one friend under 21; exception for ‘authorized activities’ such as going to and coming from school I always get lots of questions on this blog and website about Michigan’s graduated drivers license program. And in just the last two weeks, I’ve received questions from drivers-in-training in Michigan about who […]

Volvo’s new braking system can stop a fully-loaded semi on a dime

Posted on: April 11th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Brake-related out-of-service violations increased again in 2014, according to the latest Brake Safety Week enforcement campaign by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance. Bad brakes are also one of the top causes of truck accidents, as stopping distances for trucks is much greater than cars, especially on wet roads or if brake systems are not […]

Why miles traveled is a more accurate measure for motorcycle fatalities

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Motorcycle safety advocate Dan Petterson of SMARTER discusses a better way to measure motorcycle accidents than registrations Today’s post is from Dan Petterson, president of the motorcycle safety group SMARTER. As a leading motorcycle safety advocate in Michigan, Dan’s  goal is to help motorcycle owners and enthusiasts stay safe and informed.  He and I met […]

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