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Michigan Auto Regulation’s 2023 12 months In Assessment

Michigan Auto Law 2023 Year in Review

Our Michigan Auto Regulation auto accident attorneys wish to thank our purchasers for the honour of serving to you and for putting your belief in us; We achieved a lot collectively in 2023

Thanks to our purchasers and to our mates for serving to to make 2023 such an incredible 12 months and making it potential for us to assist so many great individuals this 12 months. Under I’ve written an replace of the previous 12 months for our annual Michigan Auto Regulation 12 months In Assessment weblog submit.

To our purchasers and mates, we thanks for placing your belief in us and permitting us to make an actual distinction for you and your loved ones.

You’re the motive we do what we do.

For over 50 years, Michigan Auto Regulation has specialised solely in automotive accident legislation. In contrast to different legislation companies who declare to deal with a dozen or extra completely different areas of non-public harm legislation, our auto accident attorneys have devoted their careers and practices to focusing solely on serving to individuals who have been injured in automotive, truck or motorbike accidents.

In contrast to different legislation companies, we don’t must make up clearly fictitious and absurd settlement numbers. We don’t have to assert “a billion {dollars} recovered!” or different such silliness as a result of yearly our attorneys truly get well actual outcomes for the individuals we’re honored to assist. And these auto accident outcomes, 12 months in and 12 months out, are higher than every other legislation agency in Michigan.

In 2023, this included: 

  • We recovered a virtually $15 million greenback document out-of-state settlement for a really critically injured shopper. 
  • We recovered an $8.5 million settlement for a catastrophically injured shopper.
  • We obtained a $5.2 million judgment for a shopper who suffered catastrophic accidents.
  • We recovered a $2.25 million motorized vehicle accident settlement for our shopper who suffered a traumatic mind harm.
  • We recovered a $2.1 million settlement for a public transportation passenger who suffered a cervical backbone harm and post-concussion syndrome.
  • We recovered a $2 million truck accident settlement. Notably, the settlement was $1 million over the defendant’s insurance coverage coverage limits.
  • We recovered a $1.95 million wrongful demise settlement in a case the place our legal professionals had been introduced in by one other Michigan private harm legislation agency that does in depth promoting to attempt to discover extra insurance coverage protection after the referring legislation agency was advised there was solely $1 million {dollars} in insurance coverage protection. We took the case and doubled the entire settlement for the widow and her youngsters.
  • We gained a $1.5 million wrongful demise verdict the place State Farm’s closing settlement supply was solely $50,000.

Outcomes like these make sure that our purchasers get the assistance and compensation for his or her accidents that they deserve.

However these outcomes additionally ship an essential message to insurance coverage corporations who’ve grown too accustomed to getting away with making low-ball settlement presents to different legislation companies.

This is a crucial motive why total our auto accident attorneys are capable of settle instances quicker and for considerably extra money than different legal professionals and legislation companies in Michigan. 

Under are a few of our Michigan Auto Regulation attorneys’ different accomplishments from 2023.

Large Win within the Michigan Courtroom of Appeals

In 2022, attorneys Chris Hunter and Jordan Barkey gained a $1.3 million verdict for his or her shopper in a case the place the insurance coverage firm’s highest settlement supply at any time was solely $100,000. On August 24, 2023, a unanimous Michigan Courtroom of Appeals affirmed the jury’s verdict. The case is a crucial ruling for all Michigan legal professionals because it affirms that harmless third events who’re injured in a automotive crash on this state are entitled to No-Fault advantages underneath Michigan legislation.

A Dedication to Shopper Service

Our complete legislation agency is totally dedicated to offering really distinctive shopper service for our purchasers. That’s why we once more obtained the celebrated “Shopper’s Alternative” award from AVVO for extraordinary shopper service within the authorized area for 2023.

Our dedication to caring and glorious communication is the rationale why we’ve got so many excellent evaluations from our purchasers, now numbering greater than 2,000 evaluations from actual individuals we’ve helped all through Michigan. 

High Auto Accident Settlements and Trial Verdicts 12 months after 12 months

We imagine there’s an excellent motive why extra legal professionals and legislation companies in Michigan and all through the nation refer auto accident harm instances to our legislation agency than to every other within the state. We’ve not solely recovered the very best ever reported trucking settlement and auto accident settlement of any Michigan lawyer or legislation agency, however we’ve additionally recovered extra million-dollar settlements and trial verdicts for vehicle accidents than any Michigan legislation agency. We’ve additionally recovered the very best trial verdicts on document for individuals harm in vehicle accidents in a number of counties all through the state.

Why is that this so essential? Confirmed trial outcomes result in automotive accident settlements which are considerably larger and quicker for our purchasers.

However what we do for our purchasers isn’t just about settlements and verdicts. More often than not, we’re devoting our experience, assets, and energies to simply guaranteeing that the individuals we assist have the assistance – the lifeline they want – whether or not which means insisting they get the wage loss advantages they’re due as a result of their accidents have disabled them from working to earn their paycheck or serving to them safe transportation to get them to the physician for wanted medical remedy and care when insurance coverage corporations are busy erecting roadblocks.

Our auto accident attorneys work tirelessly to guard individuals injured in automotive accidents and to push again towards insurance coverage firm abuses. We at all times have and we at all times will.

Our dedication to being leaders within the authorized area continued in 2023:

  • Steven Gursten served his fourth 12 months as President of the American Affiliation for Justice’s Distracted Driving Litigation Group, instructing legal professionals all through America the best way to litigate vehicle accidents attributable to distracted driving and other people utilizing cell telephones whereas driving. 
  • Our attorneys additionally volunteer and converse at excessive colleges and to father or mother teams all through Michigan on instructing teenagers and fogeys in regards to the risks of texting whereas driving. Michigan Auto Regulation additionally sponsors an annual faculty scholarship in honor of Kelsey Raffaele, the younger teen driver who misplaced her life as a consequence of distracted driving and for whom Michigan’s teen distracted driving legislation, Kelsey’s Regulation, is known as.
  • Steven Gursten additionally serves on the Michigan Affiliation for Justice Auto No-Fault Committee, advising the MAJ on insurance coverage points and Michigan’s No-Fault legislation.
  • Brandon Hewitt continues to serve on the Government Board of the Michigan Affiliation for Justice.
  • Brandon additionally serves because the Chair of the MAJ committee on Autonomous Automobiles.
  • Jordan Jones continues to serve on the Government Board of the American Affiliation for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group and the AAJ Bus Litigation Group.
  • Jordan was elected Treasurer of American Affiliation for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group and the Bus Litigation Group.
  • Steven Gursten is a past-President of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group and the AAJ Traumatic Mind Damage Litigation Group. Steve can be a past-President of the Melvin Belli Society and the Motor Automobile Trial Legal professionals Affiliation.  
  • For the twelfth straight 12 months, Michigan Auto Regulation is acknowledged by U.S. Information & Finest Legal professionals’ annual “Finest Regulation Corporations” listing for glorious private harm litigation in Metro Detroit.
  • Michigan Auto Regulation’s attorneys had been once more chosen among the many prime 5% of attorneys within the U.S. — for the fifteenth 12 months in a row — within the annual Tremendous Legal professionals and Rising Stars lists.
  • Ten Michigan Auto Regulation attorneys had been chosen in 2023 as Tremendous Legal professionals – greater than every other private harm legislation agency in Michigan. 
  • Steven Gursten, Larry Gursten, Kevin Seiferheld, and Tom James had been once more named to “The Finest Legal professionals in America.”
  • Jeff Bussell, Josh Terebelo, Chris Hunter, Richard Moore, and Jeremy Tiedt had been named to “The Finest Legal professionals in America” for the primary time within the 2024 version.
  • Jordan Jones and Jordan Barkey had been each acknowledged once more within the 2024 version of The Finest Legal professionals in America: Ones to Watch, and Jordan Ewald was acknowledged for the primary time this 12 months. This award acknowledges “probably the most elite rising authorized expertise within the nation.”
  • For 12 straight years, Steven Gursten has been voted among the many prime 50 legal professionals in all the state of Michigan, out of over 65,000 Michigan legal professionals, in keeping with Tremendous Legal professionals.
  • Lawyer Jordan Jones has earned Board-Certification in Truck Accident Regulation by the Nationwide Board of Trial Advocacy (an ABA Accredited Lawyer Certification Program), making Jordan and Michigan Auto Regulation the solely legislation agency in Michigan Board-Licensed in Truck Accident Regulation.
  • Steven Gursten was inducted into the Corridor of Fame by the American Affiliation for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group. Steve is certainly one of solely three legal professionals within the nation to obtain this honor.
  • Jordan Jones obtained the “Chair Particular Recognition Award” from the American Affiliation for Justice Trucking Litigation Group for his “tireless work, devoted service, and lots of contributions to advance” freeway security.
  • Steven Gursten, Larry Gursten, Kevin Seiferheld, Tom James, Josh Terebelo, Jeff Bussell, Jordan Jones, Jordan Barkey, Alex Kemp and Richard Moore had been chosen by DBusiness Journal as 2024 Metro Detroit High Legal professionals.
  • Steven Gursten, Larry Gursten, Kevin Seiferheld, Tom James, Josh Terebelo, Jordan Jones, Chris Hunter, and Alex Kemp had been chosen by DBusiness Journal as Metro Detroit High Legal professionals for 2024.
  • Brandon Hewitt, Rick Houghton, Tom Baker, Tim Holland, Jeremy Tiedt and Jason Hodge had been chosen as High Legal professionals by Grand Rapids Journal for 2023. 
  • Brandon Hewitt was acknowledged as a “Notable West Michigan Lawyer” by Crain’s Grand Rapids Enterprise Journal. 

In The Information

Steven Gursten’s Op-Ed, “No-fault insurance coverage wants extra reforms to save lots of drivers actual cash,” was printed in Crain’s Detroit Enterprise. Steve urged lawmakers “to empower Michigan’s insurance coverage commissioner to manage extreme revenue margins” and to assist automotive crash victims “stand as much as the abuse they routinely endure by the hands of a nearly utterly unregulated auto insurance coverage trade in Michigan.”

Michigan Auto Regulation is now accepting auto accident instances in California

We not too long ago settled a case in California for practically $4 million {dollars} and we at present have a number of extra very severe auto and truck accident instances ongoing within the Golden State.

We’ve two attorneys who’re totally licensed and admitted to the California State Bar, together with Jordan Jones who’s Board Licensed in Truck Accident Regulation by the Nationwide Board of Trial Advocacy. Jordan is certainly one of solely 5 legal professionals in all the state of California who’s Board Licensed in Truck Accident Regulation. 

Moreover, a number of of our attorneys, together with Steven Gursten and Jeff Feldman have been introduced in on catastrophic private harm instances previously by California legal professionals and have appreciable expertise within the Golden State.

Should you or somebody you already know wants our assist, we’d be honored to attempt to assist them within the Golden State.

Our attorneys converse at authorized seminars and authorized conferences all through the U.S. yearly. Take a look at our Seminars and Talking Engagements web page for a full listing of the over 400 seminars, talking engagements, shows and authorized conferences that our attorneys have taught.

Michigan Auto Regulation thanks you!

All of us at Michigan Auto Regulation wish to thanks and allow you to know we take nice delight in serving to and defending individuals who have been injured in automotive, truck and motorbike accidents – and doing so higher than every other legislation agency in Michigan 12 months in and 12 months out.

We’re at all times right here for you.

Might you and your households have a contented, productive and secure 2024.

Need assistance discovering the precise lawyer? Name Michigan Auto Regulation first

Should you or a cherished one has been injured in a automotive accident and you’ve got questions on your authorized rights to ache and struggling compensation, financial damages and auto No-Fault insurance coverage advantages, you’ll be able to name us toll free anytime 24/7 at (866) 323-2546 for a free session with certainly one of our skilled auto accident attorneys. There may be completely no price or obligation. It’s also possible to get assist from an skilled harm lawyer by visiting our contact web page or chat characteristic on our web site.



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