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Top 10 Worst Intersections in Ann Arbor, MI for car accidents

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Drive carefully at Ellsworth Road West and State Road South – a new roundabout with 62 car accidents reported in 2013 Today we’re discussing the top 10 worst intersections in Ann Arbor. I’m defining “worst” as most dangerous by number of reported car accidents that occurred in 2013. Our list comes from the Southeast Michigan […]

Daimler debuts autonomous truck – but what about emergencies?

Posted on: August 23rd, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

As driverless cars come closer to fruition, the technology is now taking a big leap toward the driverless commercial truck. I’ve been watching this development closely.  As a past-president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Truck Litigation Group, and as a founding partner of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable, the issue is certainly one […]

Farm Bureau’s Consumer complaints and “ethical” considerations: Part III

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

I believe any auto insurance company who claims to be driven by “ethical” considerations would not do what Farm Bureau has done in the George Veness wheelchair case, such as: Ignoring and exposing  its own insured customer (an off-duty policeman) who drove his SUV into Mr. Veness, who was paralyzed from the waist down in […]

Is Farm Bureau an “ethical” auto insurance company? Part II

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Would an ‘ethical’ auto insurer ignore its customer’s harmful actions? Expose wheelchair users to harsh consequence if injured by a car? Fault car accident victims for not having non-existent coverage? Is Farm Bureau the “ethical” auto insurance company that it wants the public to believe it is? It clearly wasn’t for the first decade of […]

Farm Bureau blames phony ‘ethical obligation’ for its frivolous legal argument, shameful treatment of injured man in wheelchair: Part 1

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Farm Bureau  defends or settles ‘as we consider appropriate’ First, let me make a confession. I don’t like Farm Bureau. As an attorney, my own personal experience has been that they are slippery, sneaky, and shameless in how they deny insurance claims to car accident victims. This was shaped early on in my legal career, […]

Our 2014 Michigan Auto Law Diversity Law School Scholarship recipient

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

All about Levin law student Christian Chessman and his efforts to fight racism on campus A big congrats to Levin College of Law student Christian Chessman, who is the recipient of our 2014 Annual Diversity Scholarship. Christian will begin his law career this fall at the University of Florida’s law school. His scholarship application was chosen out of many talented law school student […]

Why drinking and driving – on a motorcycle – is a seriously bad idea as deaths spike 9%

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Disturbing new numbers show how deadly  impaired driving is for motorcycle riders SAFETY in Numbers (vol. 1, issue 5, Aug. 2013), a National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) report, provides motorcyclists the above unfortunate headline. While significant progress has been made over the past 40 years in reducing the percent of alcohol-impaired drivers who drive automobiles […]

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