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Michigan Auto Law Attorneys Speak on Future of Michigan Car Accident Law

January 8, 2009 by Steven M. Gursten

Michigan lawyers are expecting big changes to Michigan’s car accident threshold law in 2009. But what will these changes be? And how and when will automobile accident injury victims be affected by these changes?

On Jan. 15, 2008, Michigan Auto Law partners Steven Gursten and Robert Raitt will be addressing what the future holds for Michigan car accident lawyers and injury victims at the Michigan Association for Justice (formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association) Kreiner Update Forum.

Kreiner v. Fischer has devastated the lives of thousands of Michigan residents. These people have been injured in auto accidents, sometimes so seriously that they required several surgeries and months of disability from work, only to be told they have no cases or have their cases thrown of court due to Kreiner’s draconian interpretation of Michigan’s serious impairment of body function threshold law.

Steve and Bob will discuss the future of Michigan’s auto accident law Kreiner v. Fischer; specifically, helping Michigan personal injury lawyers understand the dissent in Kreiner and offering tips on case selection and increasing the settlement and trial values of car accident cases.

The seminar is for accident lawyers only and will be live in Novi, Michigan. Other topics include possible legislative changes, legal updates on current appellate law and tips on brief writing for trial and appellate courts.

The Michigan Association for Justice has more than 2,000 members, and is comprised of personal injury and consumer protection lawyers throughout Michigan who are dedicated to helping families and seeking justice for victims of injury and insurance company abuse.

Bob Raitt is the immediate past president of the Michigan Association for Justice. Steve Gursten is co-chair of the organization’s Auto No Fault Committee. He has also been a featured speaker and moderator for two previous Michigan Association for Justice Kreiner Update Seminars.

For additional information on how Kreiner could change for the better, read our previous blogs, Restoring Common Sense: Michigan Car Accident Victims Could Get Second Chance and Why 2009 May Bring Hope for Car Accident Victims.

Below is a flier with more details on the Michigan Association for Justice seminar:

Kreiner Update

MAJ Plaintiff Lawyers Only

Thursday, January 15, 2009; 6-9 p.m. (5:30 registration)

Hotel Baronette, Novi


This forum will not be taped.


MAJ Executive Board Member Steven Gursten, Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC, Southfield and MAJ Past President George T. Sinas, Sinas, Dramis, Brake, Boughton & McIntyre, PC, Lansing

Update on Appellate Case Law

Tips on Brief Writing for Trial and Appellate Courts

Seeking Supreme Court Reversal in Kreiner v Fischer

Understanding the Kreiner dissent

Case Selection

Tips on Increasing Value

MAJ Past President Robert Raitt, Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten & Raitt, PC, Southfield

MAJ Past President George T. Sinas, Sinas, Dramis, Brake, Boughton & McIntyre, PC, Lansing

MAJ Exec. Board Member Steven Gursten, Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC, Southfield

Upon registering for this forum, member/registrant agrees that he/she is NOT an attorney who regularly or generally represents insurance carriers or defendants in personal injury cases, or civil defendants in negligence, workers compensation, auto no-fault, truck accident, car accident, or motorcycle accident cases.

Call MAJ to register 517.321.3073

or go to the MAJ website www.michiganjustice.org

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