Tag: Smart bus accidents

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August 31, 2017

For 45 years, Labor Day has been the deadliest holiday weekend for MI motorists. Know whether you need to call an injury attorney if you’re in a car crash this weekend

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July 20, 2017

Court rules SMART bus accident victim was right to file notice of No-Fault claim with SMART bus, not with his mother’s insolvent car insurance company

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December 8, 2014

Attorney Steven Gursten weighs in on Channel 4 News, after two SMART bus accidents  in one week left one dead and one critically injured On Thursday, reporter Kimberly Gill of Channel 4 news stopped by the office to interview me on bus safety – in the wake of two serious SMART bus accidents involving pedestrians. …

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December 1, 2014

Attorney Steven Gursten weighs in on bus safety and issues with SMART bus cases Channel 4’s Kimberly Gill stopped by Michigan Auto Law to interview attorney Steven Gursten after two recent serious SMART bus accidents involving pedestrians. Gill wanted Gursten’s legal insight on the dangers of bus accidents, and what it’s like to litigate a …

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July 13, 2013

Michigan Court of Appeals rules that a jury will decide whether SMART bus is entitled to governmental immunity after rear-ending driver Today I’d like to discuss a recent Michigan Court of Appeals case that ruled in favor of one of our clients, an injured bus accident victim. Our client, who was rear-ended by a SMART …

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September 12, 2012

Bus passenger pinball? Court rules buses have no duty to protect wheelchair-bound passengers This may be my winner for worst decision of the year for 2012.  In  Seldon v. Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), the Michigan Court Appeals ruled that SMART buses in Detroit have no obligation to secure wheelchair passengers, or even …

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October 19, 2011

The debate on Michigan’s motorcycle helmet law continues – Why motorcycle helmet laws save lives I recently posted a blog called 7 reasons every state should pass a motorcycle helmet requirement. The blog was inspired by a document that I found on a motorcyclist association website called SMARTER. Clay, a reader, responded on August 30, …

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December 28, 2010

Judges finally say ‘Enough is enough’ to bus line’s illogical, form-over-substance strategies for shirking responsibility to Michigan bus accident victims In an opinion that will come as a welcome change of pace for Michigan bus accident attorneys and the accident victims they represent, the Michigan Court of Appeals has issued an emphatic and long-overdue “smack …

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April 26, 2010

Bus accident attorney tells Michigan Lawyers Weekly that law requiring bus accident victims to provide notice of injuries within two months is unfair Steve Gurtsen says SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transport) escaped responsibility for causing debilitating personal injuries to two of its passengers (one of whom was wheelchair-bound) and one unsuspecting driver in …

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