Category: Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

June 4, 2012

Why these laws are a really bad idea by Michigan House Republicans The House Republicans in Michigan have a really bad idea. Let’s take one part discrimination, add a pinch of stupidity, and sprinkle liberally with greed and it gives us the recipe to some of the worst proposed legislation (and politics) I’ve ever read. …

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April 27, 2012

Insurance attorney explains how the “order of priority” law identifies the auto insurance company required to pay your No-Fault benefits in a work-owned car or truck This is the fifth blog in my series about the various priority laws that identify the proper auto insurance company to pay Michigan PIP benefits for people injured in …

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April 13, 2012

Michigan’s No-Fault law delineates the insurance required to pay your PIP insurance benefits when occupying limousines, airport shuttles, etc. This is the third blog in my series about who pays No-Fault PIP benefits for people who are injured in auto accidents under different scenarios. Michigan has “priority” laws – rules contained in our No-Fault Act …

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April 4, 2012

There is gold in PIP files. Here, PIP stands for personal injury protection, as in, personal injury protection benefits related to no-fault auto insurance. There are only 4 or 5 law firms that really understand no fault litigation in Michigan, and for these firms, the importance of getting the insurance company’s PIP File is known …

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March 15, 2012

Insurance lawyer lists factors determining who pays No-Fault PIP benefits For Michigan residents who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, one of the most confusing questions that first needs to be addressed is : What auto insurance company is going to pay for my No-Fault PIP benefits? To answer the question of “Who is …

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Steven Gursten Attorney and Author of Michigan Auto Law blog
October 12, 2011

Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer says new proposed legislation is a step in the right direction to protecting motorcycle owners and operators – and taxpayers SB 720: No-Fault, motorcycle, helmets (Kahn, Saginaw), requires motorcyclists who elect to ride without a helmet to purchase unlimited personal injury protection benefits. The bill deals primarily with who will pay …

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Steve Gursten Hugging Angela Haynes - “My attorneys stood by me and restored my life. They are my guardian angels.” Angela Haynes
October 4, 2011

Insurance lawyer offers advice on redemptions of future No-Fault insurance benefits Here’s my short answer on what to do when insurance companies start talking settlement on your No-Fault futures — especially if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, or a disc injury such as a herniated disc that may require …

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September 27, 2011

Insurance attorney tells Michigan Lawyers Weekly that PIP Choice is a boondoggle for insurance companies and terrible for car accident victims Insurance attorney Steven M. Gursten, partner of Michigan Auto Law, was quoted in a Michigan Lawyers Weekly story about a wave of No-Fault insurance “reform.” Some of the “reform” measures, he said, are a “boondoggle for …

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Steven Gursten Attorney and Author of Michigan Auto Law blog
September 13, 2011

Michigan State Medical Society pulls no punches in its opposition to Senate Bills 0293 and 0294 The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) definitely does not like the idea of dismantling Michigan’s No-Fault auto insurance system — and has now joined the growing chorus of opposition to No-Fault “reform,” such as PIP “choice.” This is starting …

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Steve Gursten Hugging Angela Haynes - “My attorneys stood by me and restored my life. They are my guardian angels.” Angela Haynes
May 5, 2011

Most Michigan insurance lawyers still don’t file No-Fault lawsuits in the venue of their choice It’s a simple rule that all too many insurance lawyers tend to forget: you can file No Fault lawsuits (also called personal injury protection (PIP) cases) in any court venue you choose in Michigan. The mistake is that most No …

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