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New No Fault ‘hurdles’ proposed under HB 5854

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-drivers will have a harder time getting No Fault benefits after a motor vehicle accident under new ‘assigned claims plan’ from Rep. Lund Rep. Pete Lund (R-Macomb County) is back. Apparently, his past efforts trying to help dismantle Michigan’s No Fault auto insurance system weren’t enough. So the pro-insurance industry Representative […]

Blogging for the busy lawyer: Using blogs to enhance your practice

Posted on: October 11th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

7 reasons lawyers should blog This Sunday, I’ll be giving a talk in Sonoma, California with Karen Koehler, of the Stritmatter Kessler Whelan law firm. Karen is the award-winning author of The Velvet Hammer legal blog. Our talk will be for the TAOS Group, a group of some of the finest (and busiest) trial lawyers […]

Is government immune from auto accident lawsuits for brain injury and pain and suffering?

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Court affirms verdict for auto accident victim who suffered ‘bodily injury’ and sued under Michigan’s motor vehicle exception to governmental immunity Tension over what the words “bodily injury” mean continues to build as I write these words. Michigan lawyers are waiting for the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of governmental immunity and […]

Michigan Auto Law attorney settles Shrine Circus motorcycle accident that went viral

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Robert Raitt and Alison Duffy recover $800,000 in pain and suffering settlement for Shrine Circus stuntman injured in motocross fall Stuntman Joshua Headford fell 45 feet during a Shrine Circus motocross act at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw. The case made headlines two years ago, and video of the fall went viral, collecting thousands of views […]

Farmers receives below average rating from J.D. Power

Posted on: October 8th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

One insurance company I used to recommend receives lowest ranking on auto insurance shopping study measuring consumers’ ‘auto insurance purchase experience’ Farmers recently received a below average rating in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Insurance Shopping Study, which rates auto insurers based on “overall customer satisfaction with the auto insurance purchase experience …” Farmers’s below […]

What Michigan cities have ‘America’s best drivers’?

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren & Sterling Heights named among largest cities with the ‘safest drivers’ in Allstate’s 2014 ‘America’s Best Drivers Report’ If you live – and drive – in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren or Sterling Heights, then congratulations to you. You are among the “best drivers” in the country “in terms of car collision […]

What are the 10 roads in Michigan where you’re most likely to be injured or killed in a car accident?

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Michigan Auto Law shares the list of the state’s top 10 most dangerous intersections Every year, I try to share the areas in Michigan that have the highest number of car accidents. When we started this legal blog several years ago, part of the mission was to promote public safety, and we want to share […]

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