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Michigan accident attorney discuses motorcycle accidents, the helmet law repeal, and No-Fault “reform” on Oakland Connection

September 5, 2011 by Steven M. Gursten

Oakland County, Michigan residents can watch the show on public television for next several months

I was recently interviewed on Oakland Connection, which airs on public television channels across Oakland County. The host, Timothy Burns (also a very good lawyer who handles many different areas of law), asked my opinions as a Michigan accident lawyer on some possible changes in Michigan law.

We discussed the details of the proposed bills to cut Michigan No-Fault benefits, as well as the current proposal to repeal our motorcycle helmet requirement.

Here’s the full show:

As I told Tim, the insurance industry and the insurance lobby smell opportunity with all three branches of government in Republican hands, so they argue – even though No-Fault is considered by everybody as the best auto insurance in the country – that No-Fault in Michigan must be dramatically altered, because it’s still a little more expensive than it is in other states. There are of course, some very simple solutions that preserve the system and dramatically cut the costs of auto No-Fault insurance for Michiganders – but those involve regulating what insurance companies charge for No-Fault, like they are regulated in almost all other states (That proposal is dead in the water today).

I also told Tim that repealing Michigan’s motorcycle helmet law will only put our motorcyclists in danger of traumatic brain injury and death after a motorcycle accident; and burden Michigan taxpayers who will have to pay for their medical care.

There are a lot of really dangerous consequences of these proposals that are not getting out to the public.

Oakland Connection features stories concerning people, topics, and places of interest with a connection to Oakland County, Michigan. It was a great opportunity to be featured on this show, and to get the word out about how dangerous these looming legislative developments will be for Michigan residents.

Remember to visit Facebook.com/MichiganAutoLaw to enter to win a $1,032 check as part of our distracted driving and insurance awareness campaign.

Happy Labor Day everyone.

Steven Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top accident attorneys handling serious auto accident cases and No-Fault insurance litigation. He writes about the importance of Michigan’s No-Fault law, and is available for comment.

Related information to protect yourself:

7 reasons every state should pass a motorcycle helmet law requirement

Michigan motorcycle accident FAQs

Michigan No-Fault insurance resource center

Michigan Auto Law is the largest law firm exclusively handling car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases throughout the entire state. We have offices in Farmington Hills, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights to better serve you. Call (800) 777-0028 for a free consultation with one of our accident attorneys.

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