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Pump up the value of your car accident case in Michigan

Personal injury attorney Steven M. Gursten offers tips on how lawyers can help clients get the most for their auto accident cases

Michigan Lawyers Weekly outlines Steven M. Gursten’s 13 tips for increasing the value of auto accident cases for the “serious impairment of body function” threshold brought under the Michigan No-Fault Act.

Gursten says if other personal injury attorneys handling car accident and truck accident cases are successful, than everyone benefits: “When the insurance company adjuster recognizes that you’re a skilled lawyer who’s done what’s necessary to take a case to trial and win, the settlement value of your case will increase.”

Here’s the Michigan Lawyers Weekly story: Pump up the value of a car accident case in Michigan

June 16, 2009

Update: The Michigan Supreme Court, as of August 1, 2010, has 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 auto accident 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:

How to settle personal injury cases for more money

McCormick v. Carrier and its effect on Michigan auto law requirements

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