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Steve Gursten editorial in Detroit News: Stop ambulance-chasing lawyers

Attorney discusses proposed laws that would stop lawyers from soliciting car accident victims within 30 days of the crash

Steven Gursten, head of Michigan Auto Law, wrote an editorial that was featured in The Detroit News. He discussed recently proposed House Bills 4770 and 4771, which would prohibit injury lawyers, and other interests like medical providers, from contacting auto accident victims within 30 days of an auto accident.

This practice is known as “attorney solicitation.”

Gursten says attorney solicitation is a growing problem in Michigan.

“… some lawyers aren’t doing anyone but themselves any good. These are the ambulance chasers who, as a result of their unscrupulous, overreaching schemes for soliciting business, are doing harm to accident victims and bringing the rest of Michigan’s legal profession into disrepute,” said Gursten.

HB 4770-4771 would punish attorneys to solicit crash victims within the first 30 days with up to $30,000 in fines and a felony.

Gursten believes the bills would protect the public and the legal profession from the abhorrent practice of attorney solicitation.

You can read the full editorial in The Detroit News here: Stop ambulance-chasing lawyers

June 14, 2013

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This entry was tagged: ambulance chasing attorneys , Attorney solicitation , HB 4770 , HB 4771
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