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No-Fault attorney: Judges making wrong call on Michigan auto accident lawsuits

Steve Gursten writes letter to Michigan Lawyers Weekly editor on the bad court decisions related to Kreiner v. Fischer

No-fault attorney Steven M. Gursten writes Michigan Lawyers Weekly on the decisions relating to the state’s auto accident injury threshold law Kreiner v. Fischer, which are leading to shocking results: hundreds of serious auto accident accident lawsuits where the defendant insurance companies have won. Those case include Jones v. Jones and Gagne v. Schulte.

Gursten says as our auto law in Michigan becomes more and more restrictive for car accident and truck accident victims, one thing is becoming very clear – a lot of these cases are being wrongfully decided.

Here’s the Michigan Lawyers Weekly story: Judges making wrong call on Michigan auto accident lawsuits

December 10, 2007

Update: The Michigan Supreme Court on August 1, 2010 overturned Kreiner v. Fischer and it’s interpretation of “serious impairment of body function” with McCormick v. Carrier, restoring the rights of car accident victims in the state. Now, when personal injury victims are pursuing pain and suffering damages, they have to prove their life has been affected – not completely altered as was required under Kreiner.

Related information:

Updated Michigan Auto Law: McCormick v. Carrier

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