In A Michigan Car Accident? It’s Illegal For A Lawyer To Contact You Right After It Happens

Have you ever received a phone call shortly after being in a Michigan car accident, and the person on the other end claims they’re from a “no-fault benefits” or a “victims’ rights” office and they’ll get you a quick settlement?

If you ever get such a phone call, hang up. Do not talk to the person. Do not share any details about the accident, including any injuries you may have suffered or your personal information.

In some instances, you may get a letter instead of a phone call. Just like a phone call, do not respond.

Why should you keep quiet? ...

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Lansing, Grand Rapids Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Michigan Car Accident Laws

Three Sinas Dramis Law Firm attorneys recently spoke about Michigan car accident laws at the 13th Annual No-Fault Institute in Detroit.

Personal injury attorneys from across the state gathered at the two-day event, and were advised by presenters to “stay focused” because “things are getting blurry.”

The conference, presented each year by the Michigan Association for Justice, was coordinated by Lansing personal injury attorney George Sinas and Farmington Hills lawyer Wayne Miller. Both are considered leading experts on auto no-fault law.

In addition to planning the event, ...

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Lansing Personal Injury Attorneys Recognized As “Super Lawyers”

The Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce that five of its Lansing personal injury attorneys have been named “Michigan Super Lawyers” in the area of general personal injury.

The Lansing personal injury lawyers who received the “Michigan Super Lawyers” designation are: George Sinas, Tim Donovan, Jim Graves, Bryan Waldman and Stephen Sinas.

We are also thrilled to announce that Grand Rapids personal injury attorney Tom Sinas, who manages the firm’s West Michigan office, has been listed as a “Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Star in the field of plaintiffs’ general personal injury.

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Sinas Dramis Hires New Grand Rapids Personal Injury Attorney

Adrian Copeland has joined the Sinas Dramis Law Firm as the newest personal injury attorney in the Grand Rapids office, where she focuses her practice on auto liability, auto no-fault benefit and personal injury cases.

Adrian comes to the firm with 13 years’ experience standing up for the rights of injured persons across Michigan. She has handled all types of personal injury cases, from auto no-fault to premises liability to dog bites to construction accidents.

Adrian was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2003. She is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Michigan Association for Justice ...

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Will Speed-Limiting Devices On Semi-Trucks Reduce Crashes?

Last year, nearly 12,000 heavy trucks and buses were involved in accidents on Michigan roadways. In fact, thousands of motorists across the United States are injured or die each year in semi-truck crashes, and accidents involving buses and other large vehicles.

To help reduce the number of collisions involving these types of heavy vehicles, it has been suggested that newly manufactured vehicles with a gross weight of mornational-highway-traffic-safety-administratione than 26,000 pounds be equipped with a speed-limiting device that forcibly caps how fast they can travel.

This speed-limiting proposal has been put ...

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Michigan Workplace Injuries Will Soon Be Revealed Online

Whether it’s operating equipment at a construction site or replacing the rooftop on a home, more than 100,000 Michigan workers are injured on the job every year.

And while employers are supposed to report these injuries to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), this injury information has never been available for the public to see.

But that’s all about to change.

On-The-Job Injuries Disclosed

A new federal rule requires employers in high-hazard industries, including many in Michigan, to send OSHA injury and illness data electronically. Why? Because it will now be posted, for everyone to see, on the agency’s ...

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The “Step-Down” Auto Insurance Clause: Every Michigan Family’s Nightmare

Michigan drivers purchase auto no-fault insurance not only because state law requires it, but also to protect themselves and their loved ones in the event of a crash. When buying insurance, drivers usually think their policy will not only cover them in an accident, but will also cover their family members who are injured while riding with them.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case — and many Michigan families aren’t finding out until it’s too late.

Here’s the deal. Some auto insurance companies are inserting a “step-down” clause (also known as an “intra-family exclusionary” clause) in their policies. A Continue Reading →

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Lansing Personal Injury Attorneys Among The Best Lawyers In America® 2017

We are pleased to announce that five attorneys at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.

The attorneys chosen for the 23rd edition of Best Lawyers in America© and their recognized practice areas are:

George T. SinasPersonal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Timothy J. Donovan:  Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

James F. Graves:  Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Bryan J. Waldman Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

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Steve Sinas Talks Pokémon Go Legal Concerns With Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Lansing personal injury lawyer Steve Sinas explains the dangers and legal issues associated with playing Pokémon Go, in an article that’s featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MiLW), a statewide legal publication.

In “Pokémon Go presents virtual fun, real legal issues,” (August 12, 2016), Steve first discusses the Pokémon Go app’s terms of service, which cautions users to play the virtual reality game at their own risk and have insurance, in case they’re injured while playing. Users who download the game also agree to not violate any laws, and not to cause others emotional distress or to trespass on ...

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Boating In Michigan: What Happens If You’re Injured?

With the Great Lakes and numerous inland waterways, Michigan is a boating lover’s dream. For many, boating is way of life during the hot summer months.

But while boating is a fun activity, the possibility of suffering a personal injury in a boating accident always lingers.

Take a look at the numbers. In 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard responded to more that 4,100 recreational boating accidents. While most involved personal injuries while boating, more than 500 were fatalities — a 1.9 percent increase over the previous year.

What are the main reasons for boating accidents and injuries? According to the ...

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