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$5.6 million Macomb County jury verdict for pedestrian car accident case

August 24, 2008 by Steven M. Gursten

Auto accident attorney Steve Gursten represented plaintiff, who was run over by friend’s pickup truck, hurled head-first into a log cabin

The Macomb Daily covers Steve Gursten’s pedestrian car accident case that resulted in a $5.6 million verdict in Macomb County. In Broeren v. Bates, a man was run over by a friend’s pickup truck on a hunting trip. Broeren, an engineer, had many knee surgeries and traumatic brain injury from the accident.

For his pain and suffering, the jury allotted $2.75 million for non-economic damages, $1.88 million for economic damages and $1.02 million for loss of consortium. The verdict in Broeren v. Bates was the highest-reported jury verdict for a Michigan auto accident in 2008, according to published year-end verdicts and settlements reports.

Here’s the story as it appeared in The Macomb Daily: $5.6 million Macomb County jury verdict for pedestrian car accident case

 

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Michigan Auto Law verdicts and settlements

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