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Macomb County man run over by friend’s pickup truck gets $5.6 million verdict

Attorney Steve Gursten in Crain’s Detroit Business for large verdict from pedestrian auto accident, despite conservative jurisdiction

Steve Gursten, partner of Michigan Auto Law, is listed in Crain’s Detroit Business for his top 2008 auto accident verdict, Broeren v. Bates. The case involved a pedestrian who was run over by his friend’s pickup truck and thrown head-first into a log cabin. A Macomb County jury returned a $5.6 million verdict to the plaintiff, who sustained traumatic brain injury among several other serious personal injuries.

The award was the highest auto negligence verdict in all of Michigan for the year, according to the a year-end published report by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Here’s the Crain’s Detroit Business story: Verdict for Macomb County truck accident

March 1, 2009

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