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Michigan Auto Law Attorney Tom James speaks at ICLE seminar on the “Ins and Outs of Informal Discovery” in auto accident litigation

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Tom will teach Michigan lawyers about the plaintiff’s perspective through ICLE webcast Tom James will be speaking at an ICLE webcast seminar as a plaintiffs’ lawyer expert on the issues of informal legal discovery in accident cases. The webcast seminar is open to all Michigan lawyers. Although Tom was asked to speak primarily from the […]

What MI insurance company increased premium revenues by $161 million in 2013?

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Answer: State Farm! Michigan’s other large auto insurance companies also saw huge revenue gains You would have thought the way the insurance industry was lobbying to change our Michigan No Fault law in the last two years – and slash protections for the most catastrophically injured from automobile accidents – that reducing No Fault PIP […]

Woman texting and driving crashes car, impaling buttocks with pole

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

What would happen, how would law work if this texting accident happened in Michigan? A woman was texting and driving when she hit a pole that went through her car, piercing her thigh and buttocks and just inches away from a fatal injury. Firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder now has a new definition

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

New criteria for PTSD means more awareness for auto accident victims who have this often disabling medical condition   Many auto accident victims develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), especially after sustaining serious injuries, or witnessing others being injured or killed in a serious crash. Yet when I began my legal career, it was common […]

More orange cones coming to Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield Township with Triangle Project

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

$14 million construction job slated for 14 Mile Road, Orchard Lake Road and Northwestern Highway There’s a substantial construction project slated for Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield, right by our Michigan Auto Law headquarters in Farmington Hills at the corner of Inkster and Northwestern Highway. Unfortunately, we’re all about to feel  the inconvenience of more […]

Amid truck driver shortage, trucking companies fight pay increases

Posted on: August 30th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

The link between low pay, safety violations and preventable truck accident crashes is clear, but continues to be ignored Everything you need to know can be encapsulated in just one sentence: There’s a  shortage of qualified truck drivers, yet truckers’ wages were 6% lower than in the previous decade. I commend what  Neil Irwin, author […]

What must a ‘temporarily unemployed’ car accident victim show to collect wage loss benefits?

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Must must show ‘actively seeking employment’ & ‘unemployed status’ not permanent; judges call Home-Owners’s argument ‘legally unfounded’ Michigan’s No Fault law is clear about what a car accident victim, who was “temporarily unemployed at the time of the accident,” must show to collect No Fault wage loss benefits. First, to make the claim under No […]

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