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New obstacles uninsured auto accident victims face obtaining No Fault benefits from the MACP

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

A call to arms: The Michigan Assigned Claims Plan has gone “rogue” and it must be fixed! As an attorney in this state, what the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP) is doing concerns me for several reasons. And it should bother you as well. What the MACP is doing violates the Michigan Constitution. It is […]

How the MI Assigned Claims Plan application prevents uninsured auto accident victims from receiving No Fault benefits

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Many of the new MACP questions  require personal information that has nothing to do with determining a car accident victim’s “eligibility” for PIP benefits  Yesterday, I wrote about the problems that both myself and the other attorneys here at Michigan Auto Law have already seen when uninsured car accident victims are trying to obtain No […]

MI Assigned Claims Plan goes “rogue” in re-writing No Fault policies, MI law!

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Michigan Assigned Claims plan defies Legislature by flouting No Fault Law and creating its own rules for auto accident victims Something very wrong is happening at the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP) ever since control was taken away from the publicly-elected Secretary of State in 2013 and handed over to unelected, for-profit insurance companies, that […]

How veterans often lose big in car accident cases

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Lawyers make three common mistakes that hurt veterans’ legal recoveries in car accident lawsuits Memorial Day is the day that we honor our fallen heroes. And with veterans on my mind today, I turn my thoughts to yet one more way these men and women who serve far too often fail to receive what they’ve […]

Is massage therapy covered under Michigan No Fault?

Posted on: May 23rd, 2015 by Steven Gursten

For massage therapy to be covered under No Fault, it must be related to a motor vehicle accident, and it must be ‘reasonably necessary,’ reasonably priced, and ‘lawfully rendered’ In my nearly 20 years of practice as an insurance lawyer, I’ve been asked tons of questions about Michigan No Fault, and what PIP benefits No […]

My response to Rep. Derek Miller on HB 4560, $1 billion raid on MCCA to fix roads

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Defunding MCCA by $1 billion will not make MCCA more transparent, only makes it less secure Defunding the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) by $1 billion only makes it less secure. It does not make the MCCA more transparent. What it does accomplish is this: It jeopardizes the MCCA’s ability to carry out its most […]

Takata airbag recall list now doubled to 34 million vehicles – and counting

Posted on: May 21st, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Do you have a car on the recall list – and what happens if you suffer injury due to a Takata airbag defect? Today we have an unfortunate update to our previous Takata airbag posts. The cars on the Takata airbag recall list have just jumped from 14 million to an estimated 34 million. The […]

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