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Do I have to pay income taxes on an auto accident settlement or attendant care?

Posted on: March 6th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

How a pain and suffering settlement and a No Fault settlement for attendant care will affect your tax bill   Tax season is in full swing. And people want to know how certain No Fault PIP benefits they may recover from their own No Fault insurance after a car accident will affect their taxes. The […]


Should school buses have seat belts?

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

House Bill 4020 proposes one seat belt per student; but NHTSA casts doubt on the need Should Michigan school buses be equipped with seat belts for each student? I’m a parent, and I’m also an attorney who’s been involved in many school bus accident and injury cases. I’ve deposed manufacturers of school buses and in […]


HB 4127 would ban credit scoring from auto insurance pricing process

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Consumers with poor credit scores pay more for auto insurance – HB 4127 proposes to eliminate this discriminatory practice Should credit-scoring be banned from the auto insurance pricing process in Michigan?  I feel strongly that it should. I’ve compared credit scoring to legalized discrimination, and believe it has no place in determining how much people […]


What are your ideas for lowering auto insurance in Michigan?

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Sound off and share your thoughts with Michigan Auto Law Last week, I wrote a comprehensive series with ideas on how to lower the cost of car insurance in Michigan. I believe my 14-step “Action Plan ”will both protect and preserve No Fault insurance for the thousands of people who have been terribly hurt in […]


The Michigan Auto Law Attorney Conduct Manifesto

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

How attorneys can help stop ambulance chasing in Michigan   Last week, I ran a series of blogs outlining my 14-point plan to lower  car insurance prices in Michigan. The series was to advance some ideas on how to make No Fault insurance more affordable for the people of this state, and especially for people […]


Empowering consumers when buying auto insurance

Posted on: February 28th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

The insurance commissioner needs to bring back annual publication of ‘Buyers’ Guide To Auto Insurance’; pricing for 60 auto insurers in 16 cities Over the last several days, I’ve talked about 13 of the 14 actions in my 14-step “Action Plan” for lowering auto insurance prices for Michigan consumers. In broad terms, I’ve discussed: Regulating […]


4 ways transparency will lower your auto insurance premiums

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Let’s stop allowing the foxes to watch the hen house when it comes to No Fault in Michigan Yesterday, I talked about stopping No Fault fraud. That includes certain medical providers, including those coming to Michigan over the past two years from states like Florida, and the lawyers they’re working with.   Today, I want to […]



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