June 24, 2013
Steven Gursten, attorney and head of Michigan Auto Law, is featured in a Michigan Lawyers Weekly story on the status of House Bills 4770-4771, which would prohibit attorneys – and other special interests like auto insurance companies – from contacting injured auto accident victims within the first 30 days following a crash.
The laws would also punish injury lawyers who engage in the practice with up to a felony and $15,000-$30,000 in fines.
Michigan Lawyers Weekly is reporting that these bills are moving quickly through the Michigan Legislature.
Gursten said attorney solicitation is a detriment to auto accident victims and the legal profession:
“We’re supposed to be helping the public and we’re just shooting ourselves in the foot. I think when you talk to the people who are respected on both sides; everyone is in favor of this.”
You can read the full story here: Bills to stop ‘attorney solicitation’ moving quickly.
June 14, 2013