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Court disapproves of Home-Owners’ ‘sandbagging’ of auto accident victim

Posted on: August 27th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

After withholding evidence to avoid paying insured customer’s No Fault PIP benefits, could Home-Owners be liable under Michigan’s ‘Mend the hold’ doctrine?   On Monday, I wrote about Home-Owners car insurance, which I gave a “meh” rating in my 2015 Attorneys Guide to the best and worst auto insurance companies. But the way the insurer […]


How recreational activities matter under MI auto accident/injury threshold test

Posted on: August 26th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Nbunh v. Pitkin says 0ne’s inability to do ‘normal’ recreational activities is critical to recover pain and suffering legal compensation, but evidence must be  presented First question: Does an attorney need to present proper evidence of an auto accident victim’s “normal” recreational activities? In almost all other states, the answer is “no.” But not in […]


Here are the intersections in St. Clair County – and Port Huron – where you’re most likely to crash

Posted on: August 25th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Our attorneys share the most dangerous hot spots for car accidents in the Port Huron area Today we’re sharing the most dangerous intersections in the St. Clair County/Port Huron area for 2014, which is the most recent data available. The first list you’ll see below has the locations where you’re most likely to be involved […]


How does Home-Owners stack up for auto insurance?

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

And why Home-Owners gets just “so-so” in our attorneys’ 2015 guide to the best and worst auto insurance companies Home-Owners, despite its name, also sells auto insurance (they really should do something about this, as it confuses a lot of people). But is Home-Owners a good company for purchasing auto insurance? I’ve been giving my […]


How to use the accident reconstructionist in truck litigation

Posted on: August 22nd, 2015 by Steven Gursten

A checklist for attorneys, including info on discovery, trial and special considerations for the truck case Last week, I wrote about the accident reconstruction in the truck crash case. Specifically, what, why and when injury attorneys can use such an expert in a serious truck accident case. The topic is based on Michigan Auto Law […]


Injuries caused by car accident? Why ‘Mehdi’ ruling is so flawed

Posted on: August 21st, 2015 by Steven Gursten

Judges’ reliance on ‘causation maxim’ obscures common sense conclusions from evidence: victim’s injuries weren’t there before car crash  There may be reasons – perhaps even many legitimate reasons – that car crash victim Sal Mehdi’s auto negligence claim should have been dismissed. But “causation” should most definitely not have been one. I am not the […]


Don’t turn the MCCA into a political ‘slush fund’

Posted on: August 20th, 2015 by Steven Gursten

House Bill 4560 would convert MCCA’s private funds into ‘state money’ that politicians could ‘appropriate’ (i.e., take away) from the seriously injured Let’s not allow the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) to be turned into a political “slush fund!” The MCCA was created for the very specific and important purpose of paying for the No […]



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