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Summary jury trial pilot project to kick off in Macomb County

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Summary jury trials will level the playing field for auto accident victims with smaller amounts outstanding bills in No Fault PIP cases and less serious injuries The Michigan Supreme Court recently authorized a pilot project for summary jury trials. The pilot will be instituted in Macomb County Circuit Court — and other courts if it’s […]

These Senators deserve to be voted right out of office after passing No Fault “reform” law SB 248

Posted on: April 18th, 2015 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Thursday’s Senate vote passing SB 248 helps insurance companies at expense of consumers and severely injured auto accident victims   I’ve been very outspoken in my criticism of those Senators who voted in favor of Senate Bill 248. The bill passed the Michigan Senate, and will likely be voted on by the Michigan House as […]

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 […]

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