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What is ‘attorney solicitation’?

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by Steven Gursten

Michigan’s ‘ambulance chasing’ law defines illegal ‘attorney solicitation’ of a car crash victim as a ‘verbal or written’ offer within 30 days of a car accident to ‘provide a service for a fee or other remuneration’

Do you need biomechanical engineering expert testimony?

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 by Steven Gursten

If a defendant has hired a biomechanical engineering expert to rebut your client’s injuries, there’s a more direct, efficient — and cheaper — way to counter him

Do faster speed limits drive up car accident fatalities? You bet. They have for years

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by Steven Gursten

A national study shows a 5 mph speed limit increase resulted in an 8% bump in car accident fatalities — causing 33,000 preventable auto accident deaths over 18 years

Do I have to pay taxes on my No Fault wage loss benefits?

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 by Steven Gursten

The No Fault Law specifically states that No Fault benefits ‘for loss of income are not taxable’; non-taxable nature reduces payments to 85% of actual wages; tax implications of a pain and suffering compensation settlement?   Tax time is coming and, along with it, comes the questions that our auto accident attorneys receive from many […]

Who are you going to sue after a driverless-car accident? Who’s going to pay?

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Steven Gursten

Will there be – as one expert predicts – ‘a shift in blame for a crash from the at-fault driver to the automotive industry and … manufacturers and software developers who design and update [driverless] car computers’? Driverless cars will one day do wonders to save lives. That’s why I’ve been such an outspoken proponent […]

How can divorcing parents avoid No Fault problems with ‘joint physical custody’ of their children?

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 by Steven Gursten

No one thinks about a car accident when they are getting divorced. But they should. When divorce lawyers think about family law, they don’t think about Michigan’s auto No Fault insurance law or how a car accident will impact a child’s domicile. But they should. In divorce agreements, where there are minor children involved, the […]

False statements ‘void all coverage’ for car accident victim under No Fault car insurance policy

Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Based on victim’s ‘blatant inconsistency’ and ‘false statement,’ court rules ‘all coverage is forfeited’ including ‘claim for medical benefits’; this case is an urgent wake-up call for all accident attorneys and car accident victims What’s the #1 most dangerous mistake a car accident victim can make? In most states these days, I would guess it […]

11 Michigan Auto Law Attorneys receive 2016 legal honors, recognized as some of the top attorneys in auto accident law, personal injury, and Auto No Fault Insurance law

Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

More Michigan Auto Law attorneys honored as Super Lawyers than any other auto accident and personal injury law firm in Michigan Last week, I posted about the 11 Michigan Auto Law attorneys that have been selected as some of the best lawyers in the state of Michigan – all selected as Michigan Super Lawyers or […]

Why it’s important for you to do as much research on hiring your attorney as you do when buying your toaster oven, cell phone, or television

Posted on: September 5th, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Use these tips when doing research on hiring an attorney – if you are seriously hurt in an automobile accident, the lawyer you hire will be one of the most important decisions you will ever make Channel 7 news just ran an expose on lawyer ambulance chasing in Michigan. It sheds the public spotlight on […]

Will the Michigan Legislature stand up for auto insurance consumers, car accident victims, by requiring MCCA transparency?

Posted on: August 31st, 2016 by Steven Gursten

Pending bills propose making MCCA subject to FOIA and Open Meetings Act; Republicans’ transparency recommendations would shed light on MCCA assessment calculations Yesterday, I talked about the Michigan Court of Appeals’s ruling that the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and, thus, can keep “secret” its methods […]

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