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Car Accident Lawyer in Detroit, Michigan - Serving Wayne County

Our Michigan Car Accident Lawyers are active in the local Detroit community, with our annual Forgotten Harvest volunteer event, as well as our support of the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency’s annual Walk for Warmth. We’re also members of the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

Our Detroit office is located inside the Ford Building in downtown Detroit, just one block south of Campus Martius Park. We serve clients throughout the metro Detroit area who have been injured in auto accidents and need legal services to get the compensation they’re entitled.

Our firm is featured in both Dbusiness and Hour Detroit magazines for being named “Best Lawyers in America” each year, as well as legal sources in stories on No-Fault reform and the auto insurance crisis that deeply affects Detroit drivers who cannot afford No-Fault coverage. And head trial attorney, Steven Gursten has been quoted in a variety of other Detroit newspapers and TV stations as an auto and truck accident expert and has shared his views on Mike Duggan’s Insurance Plans for Detroit residents.
Steve is a regular guest lecturer at Wayne State University Law School and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Michigan Auto Law

194 Reviews

Our attorneys serve Detroit clients in the following practice areas

I've been injured in a Car Accident
I've been injured in a Truck Accident
I’ve been injured in a Motorcycle Accident
I've suffered a serious Personal Injury
I liked that Lenny was patient with me and he broke everything down to me where I could understand the law and my case. I like his personality. It was like gold. Also, he answered all of my phone call...
Jeanette Moody from Detroit
If your in an auto accident, the best place to call is Michigan Auto Law. Because they do the job well. When you call they approachable, you will get a respond right back rapidly no problem, step by s...
Darryl Lee from Detroit
I dealt with Brandon Hewitt and Josh Terebelo. Both of their services were professional. If I were to be in another car accident, I would come back to this law firm. They settled my case and they trea...
Dena Davis from Highland Park
Lenny is a good guy. Honest. Right to the point and so am I. He keeps you aware of what is coming up I your case. Very professional. He got me my benefits, he contacted my auto insurance company and m...
Rickie Johnson from New Baltimore
The whole process was quick and great. I love Jeff. He really helped me and I appreciate him. He is a very hands on attorney. The receptionist Cindy is really great and always greeted me by my first n...
Ebony Woodfork from Detroit
Thank you
James Anthony Williams from Detroit
I was in a fatality car accident. My wife and son were killed. The drivers who caused the accident did not have insurance, and fled to Mexico, so they could not be prosecuted or held accountable for t...
Ray Johnson from Detroit
My lawyer Josh Terebelo provided excellent representation after my car accident. He was prompt, did what he said he was going to do, and was actually like family. But he was very professional at the s...
Nancy St. John from Riverview
I was in a car accident and my injuries prevented me from working. I lost so much. I was close to losing my home. It had been in my family for generations, but my lawyer Alison helped me stay in my ho...
Frankie Hunter-Lispey from Detroit
I am so glad it’s finally over. Lenny and Brenda are awesome. Kept me informed every step of the way.
Kourtnei Hollins from Redford
Michigan Auto Law is very efficient. Whenever you call, they will call you before the days end. Tom James is excellent at what he does. You can't ask for better attorneys. I give them all the praise i...
Richard Hurt from Detroit
Very pleased with the help I got from the law firm. This being my first lawsuit I was always calling with Questions & I always got a response the same day or next day latest. Bobby & Alison talked me ...
Megan Winn
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I had a very difficult and complicated case and was not sure I even had a leg to stand on. The attorneys at Michigan Auto Law did their research and turned my questions into answers. Thank you to Josh...
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Let me start by saying this is a great firm. I have already referred someone here. My attorney Tom was great. He was very thorough with helping me to understand my case. Tom has a great personality, a...
Lawrence King from Detroit
Ian and this firm have assisted me in my hardships since my accident. Brandon, Laurie, and Ian have been a great asset to me and my case. I was referred by a family member to this law firm. This was n...
Chris Copeland from Detroit
Bob Raitt and Alison Duffy served me real well. They did what they said they were going to do. Check into my case and see if they could get me a decent settlement. I was working and in a three car rea...
Richard Williams from Detroit
My car accident lawyer Josh was nice, polite, caring, concerned and did a great job. He explained what I needed when I was confused. He got my settlement as quick as he could.
Valerie Radeback from Monroe
Alex Kemp was a wonderful attorney for me in my time of need. He was caring and always willing to listen. His staff was amazing as well, always returning my calls and keeping me informed. I will ha...
Patricia Whaley-Lauderdale
Kevin Seiferheld was like a part of our family. He attended to my needs, returned every phone call and did everything he promised he said he would do. I was rear ended by a truck sitting at the red li...
April Mills from Grosse Pointe
I call Ian my personal attorney. I had an accident before and he was my attorney. Unfortunately I was involved in another accident and I knew exactly who to go with. Ian has always had my best interes...
Tonya Drew from Dearborn Heights
Alison Duffy is a very honest and straightforward attorney. She took care of her business and was very helpful to me during my truck accident lawsuit. A truck hit me on the highway as I was merging an...
Andre Fontenot from Detroit
Michigan Auto Law kept me informed with what was happening with my case. They have a very friendly staff. My lawyer was one of the partners, Lenny Koltonow. He knows what he's doing, he pays attention...
Cherry Grassell from Monroe
Right from the beginning my first conversation with Leonard was great. We really hit it off. He made me feel very comfortable like I was a friend. Leonard is very detail oriented and explained my case...
Jonathan Rogers from Plymouth
This is a real good law firm . I wasn't thinking about suing for my injuries, but I needed help with my medical bills and my cousin told me about Kevin Seiferheld. He turned out to be a very good atto...
Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter from Detroit
Very good firm. They treated me good and they got me a great settlement without going to court. Jeff Bussell was A very good lawyer. He knew his stuff.
Robbie Khayat from Dearborn
Very good job with every thing God bless
Frank Saxton from Detroit
I love them they made sure everything was in order an handled quickly as possible an that you're every need is meet
Dena Easter from Detroit
When I first met Jeff, he was very polite and concerned. He offered to take my case. Jeff was really on his job. We actually became good friends throughout this process. He is an attorney that truly c...
Kwann Hicks from Detroit
I was at a complete stop and going onto Telegraph from the 7-11 on the corner of 7-11 and Oxford, and a car was in the wrong turning lane and hit me. The accident was the other driver's fault. On top ...
Lana Gaber from Dearborn
Mr. Shaffer is a wonderful attorney. He will explain everything to you. He explained everything to me, my rights in an accident and the no fault laws. It was just comforting because me and my family k...
Sheree Whetstone-Brown from Hazel Park
I was hit by a City of Detroit dump truck. I was at a red light and he plowed into the back of my car. My son saw me hurting and urged me to call Michigan Auto Law. I did and Lenny Koltonow took my ca...
Anna Wright from Detroit
With Michigan Auto Law, my phone calls were always answered same day. It took some time but I got a good settlement, so it was worth it. Alison Duffy and Robert Raitt were my attorneys. I always felt ...
Marsha Hufford from Taylor
I would recommend them to anyone!!!! Alison is a wonderful compassionate person and she is one of the best of you ask me!!! Thanks again for everything...... God Bless!!!!
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The friendly service, I highly recommend anyone who’s been in an accident to Michigan Auto Law. They get the job done. They’re not rude like Mike’s.. they get the job done and they’re about business. ...
Carl Smith from Detroit
I had Jeff initially and he was wonderful to me. He was very informative in the beginning stages of my case. Alison was wonderful as well. She was very responsive to me, along with being very compassi...
Marsha Hill from Trenton
Everybody at Michigan Auto Law is thorough and gives good communication. This firm did a good job with my case. I was hit by semi in my Jeep and in bad shape. But my lawyer Josh had my best interests ...
Doug Scharer from Monroe
Alison is a beautiful person. She guided me through my whole case from start to finish. Alison did everything for me. All questions and concerns were answered very quickly. Colleen and Barb are extrem...
Dena' Easter from Detroit
My lawyer Larry Gursten and Michigan Auto Law team certainly know what they are doing. They did a wonderful job for my son after he was injured in a car accident. They are truly compassionate and have...
Helen Massingo from Monroe
Steve Gursten is the BEST in Michigan! And I would know, I've been to them all. I had signed on six different attorneys over time and
Jerry Treadway from Monroe
I was treated like family here!
Claudia Pinson from Ecorse
I was really ill after being in a car accident and I needed some help. I called Michigan Auto Law. It was great, because they sent someone to my house that day to talk to me. The firm has been wonderf...
Claudia Pinson from Ecorse
The people at Michigan Auto Law was very professional. The secretary everybody that I came in contact with was very friendly and helpful. Just a great set of people to work with for getting things don...
Bettie Lothery from Dearborn
To me it was very important that all Michigan Auto Law does is auto law. So I knew they're very good at it and could help me after I was rear ended by a big truck. I felt like my lawyer Lenny cared ab...
Dawn Francis from Monroe
My whole experience with Michigan Auto Law has been wonderful. My attorney Lenny Koltonow was thorough in handling my car accident case. I respect his mentality, as he is a seasoned trial lawyer. But ...
K.J. from Detroit
I would give Michigan Auto Law six out of five stars! I refer this place to everybody. Bobby and Alison are thorough, friendly, they explain things really well. You never feel like you are bothering t...
Alice Nieman from Taylor
I have to say Michigan Auto Law has made me feel very secure and confident in my auto accident lawsuit. Going through these kinds of things is very stressful, but having them on my side has been a hug...
Victoria Schuster from Monroe
At Michigan Auto Law, everything was handled very professionally, with great courtesy and concern for me as a person. After my accident, I was somewhat nervous about seeing an attorney and once I star...
James Tucker from Dearborn
We were sitting at a red light and I looked in the side view mirror and I noticed that the person was not going to stop and in turn, they hit us. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and when I wa...
Cheryl Verdun from Taylor
I'm in law enforcement, so I wanted a high profile place to handle my car accident case, not one of the lawyers that are in your face on television. Michigan Auto Law seemed much more professional and...
Anonymous from Monroe
Michigan Auto Law stood with me in my rough time when I wasn't able to do my work. They helped me get my wage loss and they always were helpful answer my questions regarding my case.Mr. Jordan Jones w...
Imad Elroumi from Dearborn
A friend referred me to Michigan Auto Law after my car accident. I went to the right place. Josh Terebelo was an excellent attorney. He was always calling to check on me to see how I was doing and see...
Ngozi Chinedu from Detroit
I was very pleased with the work and the way jeff took time to review my case.One thing i can say about Michigan Autolaw they do good work i thank you so much every day is blessing for me
Alfred Gray from Detroit
Touched by my attorney's kindness
Kelly Crocker from Farmington Hills
Bob Raitt is good. He took care of business after my car accident. My wife and I were injured and he pointed us in the right direction. If you called he or Alison would call you back. Very independent...
Carl Baker from Detroit
I got injured in an accident where somebody rear ended me at a red light. The driver was elderly and on a cell phone. I had to get my neck operated on and so I called to see what I was entitled to aft...
Janifa Williams from River Rouge
My attorneys were hands on after an overwhelming experience. They put me at ease. Stayed in touch, very professional. Very empathetic and sympathetic. They dedicated themselves to ensuring that a grea...
Kyva Garrison from Dearborn
Michigan Auto Law is not an ordinary firm. It's exceptional.
D.T. from Jackson
Everyone that I had contact with was very nice especially, when it came to questions and making sure I was ok. I would like to really thank Carol Birnkrant, Michelle Gerken and Tom James. You guys are...
Keely Morris from Dearborn Heights
I would recommend them to anyone!!!! Alison is a wonderful compassionate person and she is one of the best of you ask me!!! Thanos again for everything...... God Bless!!!!
Joanie Williams from Detroit
I had a car accident back in 1983 and that is when I met Lenny Koltonow. He was very honest, very nice, he supported my case and he did the best for me. I unfortunately had another car accident recent...
Mohamed Saghir from Dearborn
My husband was killed in an automobile accident involving a gravel hauler truck on the freeway. The left front steer tire of the gravel hauler blew on I-75 near the Rouge River bridge, and the truck h...
Lynda Nunez from Riverview
I would like to share that you guys are straight direct and concerned for the clients. I liked the hospitality in that I was first and cared for. My case wrapped up beautifully.
Steven Clay from Detroit
Great experience with Michigan Auto Law!
Benita Evans from Grosse Pointe Woods
My experience with Josh was wonderful. He communicated with me every step of the way. Everything was explained to me very clearly. Josh was very patient and listened to me, which is something I needed...
Kathy Rodriquez from Flint
Alison is a beautiful person. She guided me through my whole case from start to finish. Alison did everything for me. All questions and concerns were answered very quickly. Colleen and Barb are extrem...
Dena Easter from Detroit
My lawyers took all of the worry away and got a great outcome
Raymond Frisbee from Lansing
From the very beginning Ian was more concerned about my health, not money at all. He really cared for my well being. It was more like a close family member relationship. Ian treated me with the utmos...
James Anthony Williams from Detroit
My auto attorney Steve Gursten is absolutely wonderful. I was actually referred to him from another law firm. He is caring and very prompt with responding to any concerns that I may have had. He actua...
BB Rosson from Detroit
After my car accident, I originally had a local lawyer representing me and she thought I would do better if I got a specialist, because she didn't think many people would take the case in Michigan. It...
Lisa Young from Monroe
The attorneys here are fantastic. I had three attorneys all working on my case, josh, Allison and Brandon. They were always there when I needed them. They always responded back in an adequate amount o...
Ashlee Saddler from Dearborn Heights
After my auto accident, I didn't know who to call. I found Michigan Auto Law online, which was good, because they have been great attorneys. Bob and Alison have been very prompt, were here to answer p...
Sandy Pinson from Ecorse
`very competent, and informative. Always keeps you up to date on issues, times, etc..would use MAL again if I ever needed anything to do with our legal system. Thanks so much.
Robert Gregory from Byron Center
I was referred to Michigan Auto Law by another attorney. My attorney Kevin Seiferheld is a very, very nice person; warm and good-spirited. He's helped me through the process of recovering from a car a...
Carmella Cummings from Eastpointe
We love our lawyers Josh and Brandon. They helped us a ton. My wife and I weren't sure what to do after our car accident. It was the first time. We were hit by a 16 year old kid who was driving a perm...
Ronald and Katrina Gasiorowski from Hazel Park
Michigan Auto Law has professionalism and expertise in the area of auto negligence. As an attorney, I'm often I'm confronted with clients that may have been in an auto negligence situation. Because I ...
Jeffrey Chilton from Grosse Pointe
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Julius Triplett from Detroit
Michigan Auto Law changed my life, because when I was rear-ended, I was a passenger. Major surgeries later, I found my way to Michigan Auto Law. The attorneys returned my calls and explained and walke...
Angela Haynes from Detroit
I was involved in an accident many years ago and had this firm. I had another accident and came back to this firm. They treated me like family during my worst times. Lenny, Brenda, and Gayle were wond...
Denise Brown from Taylor
With Michigan Auto Law, things go as planned. No surprises and there are always immediate responses. Pleasant attorneys; excellent settlement results, given the strict laws for Michigan Auto accidents...
Deborah Harvey from Taylor
I am not a person who has had a lot of experience with legal matters. That's got an upside and downside. In a no fault state like Michigan there's a definite downside. Someone like me needed a compete...
Robert Gochicoa from Detroit
Everyone at Michigan Auto Law that I met was very friendly and caring. Bobby was no exception to this, he was understanding and very knowledgeable. Having never been in a auto accident that required g...
James Michael Adams from Garden City
I had a great experience with Michigan Auto Law. My attorneys, Alison and Bob, helped me with my lawsuit after I was injured in a car accident. They worked in a timely manner. They are always prompt t...
Benita Evans from Grosse Pointe Woods
This law firm was very responsible and attentive to my questions. I was always treated with respect and courtesy. And they kept me posted as to how my case was going. Lenny Koltonow and his secretary ...
Earl Williams from Detroit
I had never been involved in an auto accident so I did not know what to expect. When I met Bobby and Alison, I knew I would be in good hands. They both did a great job for me. The whole process was v...
Paul Travis from Detroit
I was referred to Bob Raitt by my sister in law. She spoke highly of him. I can truly say that he was a very nice man. He worked on my case with another lawyer Allison Duffy and she was very sweet and...
Patricia Rogan from Detroit
Great experience , thank your firm for all there experience , especially attorney Chris Hunter the attorney of the year award i like to present to him . Thank you
Gary Hot
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I was referred to Michigan Auto Law by a friend. I was in a car accident and hit by a semi truck and needed to look for an attorney, so that's why I reached out. Kevin Seiferheld was the attorney who ...
Carolyn Wright from Detroit
Michigan Auto Law becomes like your family. They're very caring. Very attentive. Always there when you need them. I think They are on top of everything. I had a team of attorneys on my case. Bob and A...
Abby from Dearborn
Working with Tom was great. It was a very stressful situation but Tom made everything easier to deal with. He was very straight forward with the entire process from beginning to end. Nothing was a sur...
Jennifer Artress from Taylor
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Pam Magee from Harper Woods
I was hit a truck. I went from working two jobs to disabled because I had to learn to walk again and it was a very difficult time in my life. I needed a lawyer to help me with the transition so I coul...
Richard Badder from Lincoln Park
Michigan Auto Law cares about the injured person. It's not about whether it's an easy case, it's about what's right and what's wrong. Big law firms, like the ones that do commercials, unfortunately do...
Charles Squires from Detroit
My attorney Joshua Terebelo, made this painful ordeal very simplified. The way he answered every one of my million questions in terms someone without a law degree could understand was extremely helpf...
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Julius Triplett from Detroit
I wouldn't trade Josh for the world. He's a very dependable attorney. He listens to you. He's not the type to just tell you facts. He breaks it down and tells you exactly how your lawsuit will go. He ...
Felicia Jones from Detroit
I'm really happy with how things came out and how my lawyers Alison and Bob treated me. They treated me excellent. English is my second language but that wasn't an obstacle in my case. They always got...
Adriana Villarreal from Detroit
I found Michigan Auto Law online and I called to see what they had to offer in terms of explaining my rights. The other places I called didn't respond or were not personable. That was not the case wit...
Maurice Hodges from Southgate
I was in a bad car accident a couple years ago, and I hope it never happens again. But I was very happy with the way Michigan Auto Law and handled my case. I like their honesty. When you call, they ...
Darlene Schmechel from Taylor
Brandon was very wonderful, patient, understanding. I liked working with Brandon as my lawyer a lot. I was in an auto accident. I actually got hit from the rear, and he assisted in getting the insuran...
B.V. from Detroit
Great experience , thank your firm for all there experience , especially attorney Chris Hunter the attorney of the year award i like to present to him . Thank you
Gary Hotycki

Detroit Local Resources

Have you been in an accident around the area? Here is a handy list of resources including where to obtain copies of your accident report for your auto insurance company.

Detroit Police Department

Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
1301 Third Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Non-emergency (313) 596-2200
detroitmi.gov/police

Ordering Your Detroit Traffic Accident Report

You may purchase a traffic accident report online, using your credit card by going here: policereports.lexisnexis.com.
A crash report can be obtained in person at:
Third Precinct
2875 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The following information is required to get a crash report in person:
1. You must have the exact date of the accident
2. The cross streets where the accident happened
3. Valid ID
4. Cost of the Accident Report is $10.00 cash or money order (exact amount, no change provided)

Wayne County Sheriff’s Department

1231 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 224-2222
waynecounty.com/sheriff/

Ordering Your Wayne County Traffic Accident Report

If your accident occurred outside of Detroit city limits, and a Wayne County Sheriff responded to the scene, you can order an accident report at policereports.lexisnexis.com.

Detroit Fire Department

1301 3rd Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 596-2900
detroitmi.gov

Detroit Courthouses

36th District Court
421 Madison Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-2200
www.36thdistrictcourt.org

Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse (Federal)
231 W. Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit Hospitals

Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 916-2600
henryford.com

Children’s Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien Street
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 745-5437
www.childrensdmc.org

Harper University Hospital
3990 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 745-8040
dmc.org

Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center
4201 Saint Antoine Street
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 745-3000
dmc.org

St John Hospital & Medical Center
22101 Moross Road
Detroit, MI 48236
(313) 343-4000
healthcare.ascension.org

2017 Top Ten High Crash Intersections in
Detroit, Michigan

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    8 Mile Road @ I-75 - 85 Auto Accidents

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    Joy Rd / M-39 - 72 Auto Accidents

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    8 Mile Road @ Woodward Avenue - 67 Auto Accidents

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    7 Mile Road @ I-75 - 65 Auto Accidents

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    I-94 @ Moross Road - 64 Auto Accidents

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    Warren Avenue @ I-75 - 64 Auto Accidents

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    Mack Avenue @ I-75 - 62 Auto Accidents

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    Jefferson Avenue @ Randolph Street - 50 Auto Accidents

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    Clay Street @ I-75 - 49 Auto Accidents

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    8 Mile Road @ Gratiot Avenue - 48 Auto Accidents

Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

Michigan Auto Law has full lists of the most dangerous intersections in Detroit, Wayne County and across the state: