Tag: ambulance chasing attorneys

December 7, 2017

Laws protecting injured car accident victims in Michigan from ambulance chasing personal injury lawyers should also protect people from the claims adjusters who prey on the unsophisticated after a crash; settling cases for pennies on the dollar

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March 23, 2017

Michigan’s ‘ambulance chasing’ law defines illegal ‘attorney solicitation’ of a car crash victim as a ‘verbal or written’ offer within 30 days of a car accident to ‘provide a service for a fee or other remuneration’

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February 1, 2017

Attorneys who ambulance chase, i.e. unlawfully ‘solicit’ business from car accident victims, could forfeit their attorney fee or face an ethics inquiry if a complaint is filed against them by a client or an injured person’s service provider The practice of illegal attorney solicitation in Michigan has reached epidemic levels in recent years. In some …

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August 26, 2016

After yesterday’s expose on WXYZ, I explain how to identify illegal car accident lawyer solicitation and what victims can do about it In yesterday’s blog, I discussed the Channel 7 WXYZ news story on lawyer ambulance chasing in Metro Detroit. In today’s blog, I talk more about what illegal attorney solicitation is in Michigan and …

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December 27, 2013

Attorney Steven Gursten reacts to new legislation in Michigan Lawyers Weekly blog A pair of bills meant to stop solicitation of auto accident victims for the first 30 days after their accidents — known as the “ambulance chasing” bills — have been signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The acts prohibit using the accident reports for …

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August 21, 2013

On to point No. 2 of my “5-Point Plan to Protect Auto Accident Victims from Ambulance Chasing Lawyers.” Let’s start by addressing the crux of HB 4770. This proposed bill would be highly effective because it strikes at the lifeblood of aggressive, overreaching, “ambulance chasing” attorneys —  those who send mail solicitation packages to crash …

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August 19, 2013

Injury lawyer Steve Gursten proposes an action plan to stop offensive attorney solicitation and provide accident victims with real privacy We need to think BIGGER when it comes to protecting Michigan auto accident victims against the bombardment of mail solicitations from aggressive, overreaching “ambulance chasing” attorneys. I still fully support the protections proposed in House …

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August 16, 2013

An opinion editorial from attorney Steve Gursten in Michigan Lawyers Weekly legal newspaper on HB 4770-71   Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the state’s largest legal newspaper, recently ran my opinion editorial on why we need to stop “ambulance chasing” lawyers. Right now. You can read the full article here. I realize this is not making me …

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July 22, 2013

Michigan Law shields drivers’ personal information from disclosure for ‘solicitation’ purposes; now auto accident victims need same protection Last week, a letter I wrote to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly newspaper was published, urging support for House Bills 4770 and 4771.  Passing these bills is the next step toward protecting the public  from “ambulance chasing” personal …

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