Category: Accidents

March 12, 2008

On March 5, 2008, AAA released a study revealing that car accidents kill 43,000 people every year. It is a staggering number. To put the number of car accident fatalities in perspective, it is the equivalent of two jumbo jets crashing every week, killing everyone aboard. Car Accidents Cost Also Staggering The cost of it …

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March 8, 2008

Truck accident cases must be handled very differently than car accidents, and Michigan lawyers must be familiar with the latest truck driver requirements and regulations to recover full compensation for injured clients. An important rule change will now directly impact how attorneys litigate truck accident personal injury cases in Michigan. New Truck Driver Requirement: “must …

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February 6, 2008

Steven Gursten will be moderating and speaking at the Litigating Truck Collision Cases program this Friday and Saturday, in New Orleans, LA. The seminar is presented through the American Association for Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The program is an advanced litigation and trial skills seminar intended to help …

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February 1, 2008

I was interviewed today by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly about an important new auto accident decision released December 27, 2007, called Benefiel v. Auto Owners Insurance Company. For Michigan lawyers who litigate automobile accident cases, this is the first case to analyze what the Michigan Supreme Court meant when it wrote in Kreiner v. Fischer …

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December 21, 2007

Bankruptcy Issues for when you are injured: Unfortunately, there are many people in Michigan declaring bankruptcy these days, and serious car accidents can occur whether an economy is good or bad. How does a bankruptcy filing affect a person who has been injured in an automobile accident? The most important advice I can give someone …

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November 27, 2007

As an attorney, one of the toughest questions I face is “Why was I told I don’t have a case?” Unfortunately, I hear this all too often. Two weeks ago, on November 15, 2007, the Michigan Court of Appeals passed judgment on Cynthia Jones. Now, I expect to face this question more and more from …

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November 15, 2007

Lawyers who litigate serious truck accident injury cases already know how common it is for drugs used by truck drivers to play a role in causing or contributing to many truck accident injury and death cases every year. Last year, the Department of Transportation reported that roughly 30,000 truck drivers tested positive for drug use. …

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October 23, 2007

The number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents in Michigan dropped 3.9% in 2006, compared to 2005. Sadly, 1,129 people were killed in Michigan in 2005. However, according to NHTSA, the number of people who were killed in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents in Michigan dropped to 1,085 in 2006. The numbers …

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The NHTSA recently released its preliminary figures for its 2006 motor vehicle crash safety assessment. The overall numbers show a small 2% decline in overall car accident deaths, but that bit of good news was overshadowed by a disturbing trend: motorcycle accident deaths once again increased, marking the 9th straight year in a row that …

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