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Grand Rapids Car Accident Attorney, Michigan Auto Law

Our Grand Rapids car accident attorneys are located inside the McKay Tower on Monroe Center Street in downtown Grand Rapids, less than one block from the Amway Grand Plaza and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. We serve clients throughout the Grand Rapids/Kent County area who have been injured in an auto accident and need legal services to get the compensation they are entitled to.

Michigan Auto Law is active in the local Grand Rapids community with our support of the West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. In addition, we are members of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Managing Partner Steven Gursten has been quoted in a variety of local newspapers and TV stations as an auto and truck accident expert, as well as sharing our annual list of dangerous intersections in Kent County.

Our Chief Operating Officer and Attorney, Brandon Hewitt, is a Grand Rapids native and has spoken at area schools including Byron Center High School on teen driver safety.

Michigan Auto Law

104 Reviews

Our attorneys serve Grand Rapids clients in the following practice areas

I've been injured in a Car Accident
I've been injured in a Truck Accident
I've suffered a serious Personal Injury
A truck ran a stop sign and hit my car. My heel was totally shattered and I had to have a plate and screws put in. I was wheelchair bound and couldn't work and I was advised to get an attorney because...
Kathryn Brown from Midland
Brandon was amazing in taking care of my mom, Linda Koning.
Anna Koning-Ogg
I was rear-ended by a truck. Bobby Raitt and Alison Duffy from Michigan Auto Law were my attorneys. We had to sue the trucking company that hit us but we also had to sue my insurance company. I though...
Jim Davies from Pinconning
Michigan Auto Law is excellent. My lawyer Brandon was very helpful, very personal and I felt like I had family in my corner. In my opinion he went far beyond the call of duty to help me after I was re...
G. Foster from Grandville
Tom James is a very thorough attorney. He left no stone unturned in my car accident case. Tom got all my medical bills paid. He was very responsive and answered my questions whenever I needed. I was h...
Joe Curry from Traverse City
A lot of people wouldn't put the words lawyer or sensitive in the same sentence. But Jeff Bussell from Michigan Auto Law is just that. He was my first point of contact at the auto accident law firm. H...
Heidi Patton from Howell
Everything I went through with Michigan Auto Law was fair. It s a great firm to work with. All of my opinions mattered. My lawyer Tom and his team answered every question I needed answered. I would re...
Derinder Allen from Kalamazoo
I truly appreciated all the help I received from my attorneys at Michigan Auto Law. I felt they fought for me every step of the way and made sure I understood the process and the possible expectation...
Jodi Hillerich from Allendale
Thank you From start to finish you eased our concerns and made this very difficult time easy to understand. Made sure you answered our questions and explained each step along the way. We appreciate al...
Edward Moats from Centerton
I'm not the type that would look for a car accident lawsuit. When this situation came about, I was a little nervous, uncomfortable; I didn't really want to deal with law firms. So when we were referre...
Ronald Cross from Battle Creek
I went online and I was searching for a law firm and I initially prayed about finding the right person. I called Michigan Auto Law and they returned my call promptly. Working with Steve Gursten was a ...
Synthia Cross from Kalamazoo
I was referred to Michigan Auto Law because they are known for handling commercial truck accidents. We were rear ended by a semi truck. I wanted to know, what were the options? What do I look for? Wha...
B.G. from Kalamazoo
Jeff was great to work with, his promptness and passion for helping our son was amazing. We would recommend him in the future to anyone who needs help with a Michigan auto legal case.
A.D.B from Wyoming
I filed a mini tort claim for car damage. I didn't know much about the Michigan mini tort and the other people I talked with didn't know anything about it. I called Michigan Auto Law because the websi...
Tim Jones from Grand Rapids
My lawyer got me the best settlement he could do. His name is Mike Shaffer. I was in an auto accident and I broke my foot. Mike is just an all around nice person. I was very impressed. He is well spok...
Deborah Sundquist from Gladstone
I would refer Michigan Auto Law. They did a great job for me. They won my case.
Lonny Gomez from Muskegon
Michigan Auto Law was the best decision I could of made after my auto accident. I was able to concentrate on healing and they took care of everything else. Brandon, came to my home to start the lawsui...
PAMELA STEFFEY
Google
I had a hard time finding an attorney in my local area that specialized in auto law, or even a lawyer who'd handled one or two auto accidents. I was referred to Michigan Auto Law by another lawyer who...
Chuck Frick from Grand Rapids
Michigan Auto Law was great when handling my case I have recommended them family and will keep them on record if I ever need them again! Thank you to all the team at Michigan Auto Law!
Leatha Farmer
Google
Everything you need is all taken care of at Michigan Auto Law. A very difficult process was made very clear and easy thanks for my attorney Mike Shaffer. Recovering from my car crash was a lot. It was...
E.K. from Grand Rapids
My attorney, Brandon, worked really hard to help me. For that I’m appreciative!!
Fatimah G. Hutchinson from Grand Rapids
Another attorney referred me to Larry Gursten. He said Larry and the Michigan Auto Law team were the best in Michigan for auto accidents. They get results and my settlement was much better than I expe...
John Hawkins from Grand Rapids
I was in a head-on collision on M-37 in Grand Rapids and sustained a head injury, a traumatic brain injury, neck disc and muscular injuries. I turned to Michigan Auto Law when my auto insurance compan...
Dan Johnston from Grand Rapids
christina waterman
Google
Larry Gursten, Steve Gursten and the whole Michigan Auto Law team did a great job for me. I had never worked with an attorney before and expected them to be stuffy. Instead, the whole team was persona...
Ed Falkowski from Gladwin
Very professional and understanding to the needs of their clients
Andrew Delraso from Ekalaka, MT
I was hit on my motorcycle by an uninsured motorist and Rick did a tremendous job helping our family through a very difficult time. Not only did he get the maximum award possible, he handled all aspe...
Don Schwartzbauer
I just want to say how much I appreciate everyone involved in my case and I have and will continue to tell others about your law firm. Thanks to Jeff Bussell , Alison Faith Duffy, Bobby Raitt, Colle...
Rhonda Boyd
Facebook
Great people who were very thoughtful of my every need. Highly recommend
William Short
Great experience that came out of unfortunate car accident
Michael Jackson from Detroit
Michigan Auto Law does care. They will help make sure that you get your medical bills taken care of so you will be able to go to the doctor, which was the main thing for me. Kevin helped a whole lot. ...
Regina Hawkins from Kalamazoo
It was a pretty smooth process. I am happy with the outcome, however still suffer from the neck injury.
Scott Estrada from Rockford
Jeff Bussell was an outstanding attorney. He really fought for me. He followed up with everything he said he would do. Jeff got everything for my settlement and my no fault benefits. I didn't have to ...
Danielle Rosenberger from Vermontville
I was on my way to the doctor's office and before I knew it, we were rear-ended as part of a five-car accident. I hit my head against the wall and broke my neck, and I started having blackouts. I was ...
Vanessa Hicks from Battle Creek
I got great advice for my accident after I was hit by semi tractor trailer on how to interact with the insurance company. Attorney Josh Terebelo settled my case to my satisfaction. I was very happy wi...
Dan Henry from Otsego
Brandon Hewitt and his team espoused great professionalism in his caring throughout this trying time. I will recommend MAL in the future while working to better the lives of other auto injury survivo...
Igor Primak from Grand Rapids
I'm very happy with the way I was treated at Michigan Auto Law. My lawyer Tom James was very concerned and understanding toward my situation. He was always courteous, friendly and welcoming. I liked t...
Shalitta Stalling from Traverse City
Very helpful through the whole process. Thank you.
monica davis
Google
I would definitely recommend Mike Schaffer to anybody. He is not just a lawyer, he seems like a good person. He is very professional. He was always available to me when I needed him. Whenever I couldn...
Marcus Brown from Big Rapids
My attorney, Brandon Hewitt, was extremely helpful and diligent in working my case for a car accident that took place on September 18, 2016. He gave me a clear understanding about my case and vowed t...
Keisha Patterson
Google
Larry Gursten is a great attorney - he really does care. He's called many times just to check in to see how I'm doing. Recovering from a truck accident has been a very stressful time, and Michigan Aut...
Martin Doyle from Muskegon
Amazing but most importantly professional service. Brandon and his team really made me feel comfortable during a rough time after my accident. I would recommend Michigan Auto Law to anyone I know goin...
Kevin Morgan
Google
I would highly recommend Michigan Auto Law. The friendliness and professionalism of the staff, as well as their expertise in auto accident cases is what made me choose the law firm after I was rear en...
Jodi Isaacson from West Olive
My accident attorney Brandon Hewitt was great. Me and him communicated pretty good, and did pretty good together. He was good about getting back with me when I called and had questions. Everyone at Mi...
Janice Lewis from Kentwood
Josh did a wonderful job for us. Though I still suffer from chronic back pain, he did his best in helping us.
Richard Turpin from Battle Creek
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of my experience with Michigan Auto Law is comfort. This was important, since I was T-boned by a semi-truck, in a lot of pain and unfamiliar with the le...
Rachael Stoops from Battle Creek
I just want to say how much I appreciate everyone involved in my case and I have and will continue to tell others about your law firm.
Rhonda Boyd
Brandon was a great attorney. He was very attentive to my needs. He returned every call. He promptly answered every email. He was friendly and caring, even down to the smallest detail of my case. If y...
Tasha Luster Hamilton
Google
It's all good
Donald Pfaff from Mio
Michigan auto law is fast. They got right back to us. You have concerns after a motorcycle accident and you want to know quickly. My husband and I worked with several attorneys, Jeffrey and two partne...
Beth Heminger from Grand Rapids
I live in the Upper Peninsula and the attorney we had didn't know how to handle auto cases and messed it up. We found Michigan Auto Law and they turned it around. They were a light at the end of a dar...
Donald Jones from Newberry
This firm really takes care of business. I was really satisfied with the work. Timeliness with phone calls and paperwork was excellent. The office had a warm
D.M. from Holland
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Gloria Beren from Farmington Hills
Excellent work
Rose Georges
I have a traumatic brain injury from my car accident. It's a very difficult time in my life but my attorney Brandon Hewitt helped me through it. Brandon is a great attorney because he's a very good li...
Anita Thomas from Sparta
This firm is efficient, attentive, made me feel comfortable. I would also use these words to describe Lenny Koltonow. He gets good results.
Hazel Turner from Holland
I found Michigan Auto Law almost by accident, but am glad I did. My attorney, Tom James, and his team handled my car accident case very professionally and the final settlement was amazing. I am glad...
Fatima Lee from Grand Rapids
My experience with Michigan Auto Law was super pleasant. My lawyer Tom James was extremely helpful. He gave me the reassurance that everything was going to be fine, because auto accidents obviously ar...
Trinity Mullins from West Branch
Last summer I was rear ended by a semi. I found Jeff Bussell when I needed an attorney, and he was awesome. He returned all of my calls in a timely fashion. He answered all of my questions about every...
Heidi Heath from Fremont
As both an attorney and client, I'm not your typical consumer. My expectations were definitely exceeded by Michigan Auto Law. The attorneys at this law firm are extremely talented, and their reputatio...
Ted Pixley from Battle Creek
My lawyer Steve Gursten came into my life under the most devastating circumstances. One day, my girlfriend was driving to pick me up from work when she ran out of gas on I-75. As she was putting gas i...
Tony Harris from Newaygo
Still in shock from the amazing settlement my attorneys got me
Teresa Smith from Portland
The best attorney. He help through my case . I would referred Brandon
Wendy Coleman from Zeeland
My lawyer Leonard Koltonow was referred to me by an attorney and also a friend. He was very thorough and efficient with the utmost concern for my daughter and her well-being.
Sharon Starr from St. Ignace
Brandon Hewitt and his team did an amazing job winning my case. They were quick at responding to any questions I had. They made this process smooth and easy on my end. I would recommend Michigan Auto ...
Monique Scott from Grand Rapids
I think Mr. Tom James is super! He did a great job and I appreciate it. Tom won my lawsuit from an auto accident. That's why I went to straight to Michigan Auto Law. He worked really hard and fought f...
Janice Crater from Belding
Thank you for your time and effort we have had a long struggle. I am so glad you were there to help Amy and myself did this undertaking.
Edward Moats from Centerton
Michigan Auto Law was Exceptional in their handling of my Case. I highly recommend them for any help with an Auto claim, very professional and helpful with my every need they kept me well informed on ...
Kory Short
Google
So prompt, professional and efficient! Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Brandon & Barb are an all-star duo!
M.C. from Chicago, IL
Great service! They are truly dedicated to you.
Nique
Google
I would recommend Michigan Auto law, especially with Brandon. He was always good on keeping me informed on what was going on. I was never in the dark with this firm. Because hiring a lawyer was so new...
Debra Stout from Stanwood
I was involved in an accident with a school bus in Genesee County and I had gone to the administrator in charge and she basically told me to fly a kite. I knew I had some medical issues so I called Mi...
Joel Peterson from Hale
You were great Thank You.
Delores Parker
My husband was hit from behind by a drunk driver doing well over 100 miles per hour. My husband's life will never be the same from his injuries, specifically his traumatic brain injuries. I knew I had...
Carey DeCamp from Gobels
People are guaranteed fair treatment with Michigan Auto Law. I am very glad to recommend this firm to any of my relatives, friends and people I see that need an attorney. This firm took my case, they ...
James Jennings from Kalamazoo
I recommend anybody who is dealing with a car accident to call Brandon Hewitt for there legal assistance through a hard time he took care of his business he was a man of his word couldn't ask for bett...
Rosemary Soto from Battle Creek
Even though I didn't have a case or legal proceedings for my motorcycle accident, an attorney at Michigan Auto Law took time to answer my questions concerning the motorcycle laws and insurance in Mich...
Jane Davison from Traverse City
I never dealt with an attorney before, but Michigan Auto Law exceeded my expectations. I was treated very good. I sent out an e-mail inquiring about my case late morning on a Friday, and just an hour ...
Wayne Moll from Grand Haven
Jeff made everything that needed to be done clear and as easy as possible for me.
Robert Hankis from Grand Rapids
My husband and I were researching on line and reached out to a few firms. Michigan Auto Law was the one we felt most comfortable with. It was the best decision. The whole process was great. The attorn...
Stacey Coote
Google
I found Brandon to be extremely knowledgeable and friendly. This was definitely a learning experience for me. And Brandon and your organization helped me through a very stressful period of my life.
Steven Slominski from Alpena
I was hit while crossing the street by a distracted driver on his phone. It changed my whole life. A friend of mine recommended Kevin Seiferheld at Michigan Auto Law and I reached out. Whenever I call...
S.H. from Kalamazoo
I was overwhelmed with my settlement. It was way more than expected. Steve Gursten, my best lawyer, got my one cry in 20 years when he called me with the good news (I was in the middle of shopping at ...
Rhonda Searfoss from Gladwin
Michigan Auto Law showed me that most people's opinions of attorneys are wrong. My attorney Mike Shaffer under promised, over delivered and he worked behind the scene for over a year and came up with ...
Brent Steel from Nashville
I must say that Alex is awesome! He was on his game. He answered all of my questions and concerns quickly. I felt like he really cared and did what was best for me. He was trusted fully. I would recom...
Brandy Gabrys-Hoenstine from Harrison
Josh did great job by keeping me informed of our options, and probabilities. I'm satisfied with our settlement, considering the complicity of the options. I would recommend Michigan Auto Law to anyone...
Robert Gregory from Byron Center
Larry Gursten is more than an attorney - he is there when you need him.
Yolanda Brown from Traverse City
I have no complaints! Great response, Great company, great service, and great people. Highly recommend them to anyone! Very informative, and great at keeping you in the loop.
Kelly Breland from Tustin
I got along with my lawyer Jordan Jones very well. He was very down to earth with me and he made me feel really comfortable. He answered all of my questions about my auto accident. He always followed ...
Jayson Burns from Greenville
Everything with Michigan Auto Law was simple from the start of my case to the finish. I'm not a law person. But my lawyer Brandon kept things in normal terms that helped me to understand what was happ...
Russell McCardle from Muskegon
I would tell anyone in a car accident to go see lawyer Tom James. I told everybody in my family about this already. Nothing gets past Tom. He made sure the best for me. I couldn't lose my case. I have...
Dwayne Rias from Muskegon
After my car crash, this law firm made me feel secure like they wanted to help me. I didn't know my rights. Alison was a great lawyer. She always kept me confirmed of everything that was going on. She...
Dennis Irving from Traverse City
I got what I deserved for my car accident injuries thanks to Michigan Auto Law and my lawyer Mike Shaffer. Mike dealt with everything for me. He always offered the extra help and consultations at no e...
Nathan Manley from Grand Rapids
Brandon Hewitt and the entire Michigan Auto Law family made this entire process so easy for me. They were quick to respond to calls and e-mails, and always made time for us to meet in person when nee...
Linda Winans
Facebook
Brandon hewitt is a man of his word he gets the job done I recommend anybody who been injured to call him and he will take care of you he gave me the highest standard service of legal representation I...
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Google
My lawyers were helpful from the very beginning and consistently kept me up to date throughout the process. I liked Kevin's no nonsense approach. He helped me by educating me to the possibilities, the...
Felix Sharpe from Okemos
Everyone at Michigan Auto Law was wonderfully helpful! I am so grateful for their assistance, and I honestly couldn't have expected a better outcome. I can't believe I considered going through this pr...
Cecilia Stelzer
Google
I almost didn't go through with this but my injuries from my car accident were so bad that I needed help. Alison was my lawyer and I liked her very much. No matter how busy she was, she made it a poin...
B.N. from Muskegon
Kevin treated me with respect and kindness and he made me feel as if I mattered as a person, not just a case
Heidi Heath from Fremont
Josh Terebelo went above and beyond the call of duty for me. I felt comfortable with him as my lawyer. After my car accident, I had a brain injury. Josh would take all of the time I needed to explain ...
Mark Colton from Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Local Accident Resources

Have you been in an accident in Grand Rapids? Here is a lost of resources including where to obtain copies of our accident report for your auto insurance company.

Grand Rapids Police Department

1 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Non-Emergency Phone: (616) 456-3400

Ordering Your Grand Rapids Traffic Accident Report

Many insurance companies require customers who have been involved in a traffic crash to obtain a copy of the accident Report for claims processing.
To obtain a copy of your Grand Rapids accident Report online, please visit policerports.lexisnexis.com.

Kent County Sheriff’s Office

701 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 632-6111
www.accesskent.com

Ordering Your Kent County Traffic Accident Report

If the Kent County Sheriff was at the scene of your accident, you can obtain a Kent County accident report online at www.accesskent.com. There is a $3.00 fee per Accident Report image.

Grand Rapids Fire Department

38 LaGrave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Non-Emergency Phone: (616) 456-3900
grcity.us/fire-department

Grand Rapids Courthouses

17th Circuit Court
180 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2751
(616) 632-5480

61st District Court
180 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2751
(616) 632-5700

63rd District Court
649 Kenmoor Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 336-3570

Grand Rapids Hospitals

Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital
100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 391-1774
sectrumhealth.org/butterworth

St. Mary’s Health Care
200 Jefferson Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 685-5000
mercyhealth.com

2018 Top Ten High Crash Intersections in
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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    U.S. 131 @ Wealthy Street - 85 Auto Accidents

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    28th Street @ I 96 - 75 Auto Accidents

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    Burton Street SW @ U.S. 131 - 72 Auto Accidents

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    28th Street @ Breton Avenue - 69 Auto Accidents

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    28th Street @ Broadmoor Ave - 60 Auto Accidents

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    Beltline Ave @ I 96 - 58 Auto Accidents

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    28th Street @ Kalamazoo Ave - 57 Auto Accidents

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    28th Street @ East Paris Avenue - 52 Auto Accidents

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    Beltline Avenue @ Lake Eastbrook Blvd - 52 Auto Accidents

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    28th Street @ Clyde Park Avenue - 51 Auto Accidents

Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit

Michigan Auto Law has full lists of the most dangerous intersections in Grand Rapids, Kent County and across the state:

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