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Traverse City Car Accident Lawyer

Our Traverse City car accident lawyers have the experience, skills, resources and proven results to fight for you when you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle crash in Grand Traverse County. The attorneys at Michigan Auto Law specialize in helping people who have been injured in motor vehicle crashes or who have lost loved ones in wrongful death cases. For 50+ years, our attorneys have been recovering record-breaking vehicle crash settlements and trial verdicts for our clients.

Michigan Auto Law attorneys have recovered more million-dollar vehicle crash settlements and trial verdicts for clients than any other attorney or law firm in the state. This means our Traverse City car accident lawyers can help you to often resolve your case faster and for more money because our track record results in significantly higher settlements on behalf of our clients. All of this is within a culture of caring and communication and a reputation in the legal community for the highest ethics and integrity within the legal profession.

Michigan Auto Law’s attorneys are the most awarded in our state. They are consistently named (by independent third-party attorney review organizations and the news media), as being among the “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firms” not just Michigan, but in the entire United States. We also have more attorneys ranked “Super Lawyers” than any other personal injury law firm in the state, including two attorneys ranked among MI’s top 50 attorneys, during a review of 60,000+ attorneys of all areas of legal practice.

What’s more important than the legal honors and awards our attorneys receive are the reasons behind them: we work harder to help our clients and their families get through what is likely one of the most difficult, emotional and stressful experiences in their lives, and we do it with caring and communication. The recognition and the honors and awards we receive reflect the hard work, caring and communication that our Traverse City car accident lawyers put into helping you.

Our mission at Michigan Auto Law is so simple: We want to be the motor vehicle crash attorneys in the state of Michigan – every year, year after year. So we treat every client with dignity, respect, and caring. And we marshal all of our experience, dedication and grit to win the biggest legal settlement we can for every one of our personal injury clients. Our Traverse City car accident lawyers are here to help. 

Over 1,700 5-Star Reviews

Michigan Auto Law attorneys consistently provide the most personalized, compassionate care and attention for every client. That’s just one of the reasons that our attorneys have received 1,000+  five-star reviews. We work harder, keeping our personal injury clients informed throughout their case litigation, answering questions responsively, and doing anything and everything we can to make a difficult time easier.

David Heintz
I would like to thank Brandon, Rick, Tom and the support staff for all of their hard work on my case. They kept me up do date with the progress or delays. Gave sound advice as how to proceed. Always answered all of my questions until I was comfortable that I understood the answers. They were quick to return any calls and respond to any concerns. There was a time during my case when I truly needed help and they were there for me. I think very highly of the entire team and would recommend them to anyone. Sincerely, David Heintz Google

Our Traverse City car accident lawyers serve clients in the following practice areas

Auto Accident Lawyers: Auto Accident Attorneys | Michigan Auto Law

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


Why Do I Need A Traverse City Car Accident Lawyer?

When you’ve been injured in a vehicle crash in the area, you’ll need a Traverse City car accident lawyer to help protect your legal right to compensation. An experience attorney will guard your rights to collect No-Fault wage loss and PIP benefits and help you get your medical bills paid under our state’s auto No-Fault insurance law. It’s very disheartening, but our state’s auto law seems to allow insurance companies to set financial traps for unwary consumers. 

For example, your policy may require you to provide “notice” to your insurance provider if you have been injured in a hit and run or by an uninsured driver. It’s legal for insurance policies to have contract language requiring 30 days notice, in order to recover on your uninsured motorist protection if you were injured in a hit and run collision or in a crash with an uninsured motorist. Unfortunately, those types of vehicle crashes are relatively common, with approximately 20% of Michigan drivers estimated to be driving uninsured. If you inadvertently fail to comply with the “notice” requirement in the “uninsured motorist” policy that you pay for, your policy can be voided and you will lose the right to recover compensation for injuries and losses. It’s hard to believe that your insurance company has the right to leave you with nothing, isn’t it? Worse yet, you could be left with lots of expensive medical bills to pay out of pocket, and no insurance for needed medical care and treatment in the future. And the worst part? You probably don’t even know that you have to give that notice. 

An experienced Traverse City car accident lawyer will be there to protect you from those and other common consumer missteps. Lately, our associates have discovered that some auto insurance companies and their claims adjusters try to trick victims, who are most likely already under financial pressure after an injury from a motor vehicle crash, into “settling” their injury claims for a lot less than they’re worth. In the process, they may also ask crash victims to sign away future legal rights to No-Fault benefits and pain and suffering compensation.

When you’re represented by Michigan Auto Law, our Traverse City car accident lawyers are there for you 24/7, ready to protect your rights to compensation. We’re here for you, making sure you get everything you’re entitled to after a vehicle crash – from your own insurance company and from the negligent driver’s insurance company. Remember, it’s a good idea to call and schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after a vehicle crash in which your or anyone else has been injured.

How Our Traverse City Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You

Our Traverse City car accident lawyers specialize in fighting for people who have been injured in automobile crashes in Northern Michigan. We have been representing vehicle crash victims throughout Grand Traverse County for 50+ years, and we’ve been getting better results than any other personal injury attorney or law firm in Michigan. In fact, the attorneys at Michigan Auto Law have recovered more million dollar auto accident settlements and trial verdicts for our clients than any other attorney or law firm in Michigan. 

When you become a Michigan Auto Law client, we make sure that you understand 100% of your legal rights when you have been personal injured after a vehicle crash and our attorneys handle every aspect of your litigation, including: 

  • Fighting to make sure you receive all of the No-Fault insurance benefits you’re entitled to
  • Uncovering and verifying any insurance and coverage that might be pertinent to your case
  • Winning the highest possible financial settlement, as quickly and efficiently as possible

Our Traverse City car accident lawyers will help you navigate Michigan’s auto No-Fault insurance law. We will make sure that you recover the financial compensation you deserve from the careless driver who caused your crash. And we guarantee that we will exceed your expectations. If you aren’t 100% satisfied, you are under no obligation and you pay nothing. We guarantee that our attorneys will win and recover for you – or you won’t pay a cent.

Our Results

The experienced attorneys at Michigan Auto Law have recovered Michigan’s top reported vehicle crash settlements. Check out these recent results we’ve gotten for our clients.   

  • $34.5 Million – Michigan Auto Law’s Steve Gursten secured the largest-reported automobile crash settlement in the U.S. for that year.  This auto settlement is also  the largest car/truck injury settlement  by any attorney in Michigan. 
  • $13.5 Million – Michigan Auto Law attorneys settled a case for a victim in a car/truck crash who suffered major burn injuries. 
  • $9 Million – Michigan Auto Law attorneys helped a man who suffered a leg amputation.   This was the largest Michigan pain and suffering auto settlement of the preceding decade.  
  • $7 Million – The parents of a young man who was killed by a speeding driver sued for his pain and suffering.  This was the top reported Michigan automobile crash settlement that year.  Notably, our attorneys were also able to recover an additional $4 million dollars in contribution over the insurance policy limits for the family.  
  • $6.2 million – Details about parties, injuries and insurers are confidential for this case.
  • $5.65 Million – A jury awarded this amount to our client who had suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of being run over in a crash. This was the largest reported vehicle crash verdict in Michigan for the year and the second largest reported personal injury  verdict in all of Michigan that year.
  • $5.1 Million – This wrongful death vehicle crash settlement in a rear-end collision case was the largest reported wrongful death settlement in Washtenaw County and the largest reported motor vehicle wrongful death settlement in Michigan for an individual killed in a vehicle crash in 2018.

Besides the multi-million dollar settlements listed above, the attorneys at Michigan Auto Law have won 80+ separate vehicle crash settlements, verdicts and awards of at least one million dollars and above for clients, more than any other attorney or law firm in Michigan. It’s only one of the reasons we receive more referrals from other Michigan attorneys for personal injury cases involving motor vehicle crashes, throughout the state, than any other firm. Our Traverse City car accident lawyers are committed to making sure that our clients make it through a very challenging time, supported by our care, compassion and responsive communication. Read through more settlements that we’ve recovered for our personal injury clients here: Michigan Settlements and Verdicts.

Vehicle Crash Resources

When you’ve been injured in a vehicle crash in the area, you’ll probably have a lot of questions for a Traverse City car accident lawyer. Here, we’ve covered some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we get from consumers, along with more helpful crash-related resources.

When To Get An Attorney For A Vehicle Crash?

It’s never too soon to get an attorney after a motor vehicle crash. We tell you why here.

Michigan Crash FAQs

Our Traverse City car accident lawyers answer some of the common questions we get from our personal injury clients – like what you should do (and not do) after a crash, an overview of the Michigan No-Fault law, and how to file a lawsuit in Traverse City, MI.


Here, we’ve provided some tools that crash victims can use to protect their legal rights during the litigation process, including what to take note of at the scene, practicing safe driving techniques, and the 18 lawsuit mistakes victims need to avoid.

Do I Have a Lawsuit?

Read more about our state’s vehicle crash laws and how to know if you have a personal injury case in the state of Michigan.

Medical Care Resources

Our Traverse City car accident lawyers explain how getting the medical treatment you need at the right time can dramatically change your recovery path and the results of your case.

Insurance Coverage Resources

Our Traverse City car accident lawyers provide answers to some of the more common questions you may have about insurance protections in different, common driving situations, like being a passenger in a crash and getting into a crash in a rental vehicle.

More Traverse City Car Accident Lawyer FAQs

What else do you need to know before hiring a Traverse City car accident lawyer? When you or a loved one get injured in a vehicle crash, you may be entitled to important benefits, like pain and suffering compensation and other financial damages. But remember: You’re more likely to recover the highest possible value for your claim when you hire the right attorney to guard your legal rights. Take a read through our attorney FAQs, shown below, or call now to speak to an experienced attorney. There’s never a fee or obligation.

How much does a Traverse City car accident lawyer cost?

One of the first questions many people ask after suffering a personal injury after vehicle crash is: How much will a Traverse City car accident lawyer cost? You can believe that you won’t be the first (or the last) person to wonder that. In fact, many people imagine that hiring a personal injury attorney is just too expensive. We’re happy to report that just isn’t true! Michigan Auto Law never asks you to pay anything – unless and until we win your case. You pay nothing, up front or out-of-pocket, because we work on what’s known as a contingency fee. Our attorneys only get paid after they’ve won the case and only after a recovery is made. And, no matter what, every client gets our 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

Is getting a Traverse City car accident lawyer worth it?

Yes. But you don’t have to take our word for it. The insurance industry has conducted their own research, which showed that someone who is represented by an attorney recovers significantly more than someone who is not. When you become a client, our Traverse City car accident lawyers manage every aspect of your case, so you can focus on healing and getting your life back together. You never pay unless and until we win. And as you recover, we’re here for you 24/7, answering every question you have  – about the case, the law, the insurance company, the adjuster or anything else, for that matter.

Do I need to get an attorney for a vehicle crash that isn’t my fault?

No, you don’t have to hire a Traverse City car accident lawyer after a vehicle crash that’s not your fault. There’s no law requiring it, however, we’d suggest that you do so as soon as possible after any vehicle collision in which someone is injured. An experienced attorney, like the ones at Michigan Auto Law, will make sure you get the largest possible settlement for your case. We will be there to protect your right to recover all of the medical benefits and lost wages you’re entitled to, under the Michigan auto No-Fault insurance law, along with getting you appropriate compensation for pain and suffering and other damages. When you hire an experienced Traverse City car accident lawyer, like the ones on our team, they will help you win the largest possible settlement, while protecting your legal rights. The goal is to get you back to your everyday, normal life as quickly as possible.

How long does settlement after a vehicle crash take?

It’s tough to predict exactly how long it will take to get a settlement. Every case is unique in its details, so estimating a timeline can be impossible. However, there are some typical factors that can help determine how long a personal injury case will take to settle, like: the victim’s injuries, prognosis and current and future medical needs; whether the victim is partially or fully disabled from working; whether the injuries have resulted in an impairment that affects the ability to lead a normal life; whether the injuries necessitate “excess” coverage for medical bills and lost wages; the personal injury experience, track record and reputation of the specific attorney (note that attorneys who are known for going to trial can often settle cases for more money, much faster); the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company, the adjuster, the defense attorney and liability limits.

Get A Free Consultation With Our Traverse City Car Accident Lawyers

To speak with a Traverse City car accident lawyer call Michigan Auto Law now or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We’re here for you – 24 hour a day, 7 days a week and there’s never any fee or obligation.

When you or a family member of yours has been injured in a serious vehicle crash, it’s best to consult with a Traverse City car accident lawyer, as soon as possible. At Michigan Auto Law, we specialize in these types of personal injury cases, so we empathize with the incredibly challenging physical, emotional and psychological hurdles that crash victims might face. We’re here to help you and your family figure it all out. To find out how we can help you, take a few minutes to read through our testimonials from our crash victims and check out our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Michigan Auto Law has full lists of the most dangerous intersections in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County and across the state. Access the full, searchable database here: