Sinas Dramis Lawyers Help Lead Mid-Michigan Organizations

Sinas Dramis attorneys Jackie Dupler and Katie Tucker recently began leadership roles in two prominent mid-Michigan legal organizations.

Jackie is the 2016-2017 president of the Ingham County Bar Association (ICBA) Young Lawyers Section. She is an associate attorney at jacquelyn-dupler-family-law-lawyerthe Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s Lansing office, where she practices family law. She began her new role as president of the ICBA Young Lawyers Section on July 1, 2016, actually taking over the role from her colleague, Katie Tucker. Jackie is a member of the Tri-County Family Law Association, the Michigan ...

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Michigan Motorists: Protect Yourself From Lousy, Uninsured Drivers

As many as 21 percent of Michigan motorists are driving their cars without any auto no-fault insurance, even though it’s required by state law. What does this mean for you? It means you have a 1 in 5 chance of being in a car crash with an uninsured driver. And because these drivers are uninsured, you may not be fully compensated for your injuries.

Under Michigan’s no-fault insurance system, when you’re injured in an auto accident, you typically get personal protection insurance (PIP) benefits from your own insurance company, no matter who was at fault for the ...

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Why Do Michigan Drivers Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

When you’re injured in a car accident, you typically collect no-fault benefits from your own insurance company. You might also get some benefits from the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. But sometimes the at-fault driver’s policy may not fully compensate you for your injuries. This is why Michigan drivers need to purchase underinsured motorist coverage.

Here’s the deal. Michigan motorists are only required to carry $20,000 in no-fault insurance coverage. These bare-bones policies are often capped at $40,000 per accident. This means that $40,000 is the maximum amount the at-fault driver’s insurer has to pay, no matter how many ...

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“Pokemon Go” Presents Distraction, Public Safety Concerns

Pokemon Go is sweeping the globe. Nearly 21 million daily users are playing the game on their smartphones, hunting for virtual Pokemon creatures that pop up in some rather unusual locations. But while the app might be fun, it has also become a major distraction for players, and a genuine public safety concern.

Here’s the deal. Pokemon Go users are not only walking and looking down at their smartphones while playing the game, but are also driving and bicycling. A Pennsylvania mother claims her 15-year-old daughter was hit by a car on July 12 while playing Pokemon Go. Bicycling ...

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Sinas Dramis Attorneys Teach Students About Michigan Auto No-Fault Law

Michigan auto no-fault law is tricky to understand, especially given the legislative changes in recent years and the numerous court decisions interpreting the No-Fault Act. That is why Lansing auto accident lawyers George Sinas, Bryan Waldman and Stephen Sinas take time out of their busy schedules to teach soon-to-be attorneys at Michigan State University College of Law about Michigan auto no-fault law.

The three attorneys, who are partners at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing and Grand Rapids, have been adjunct professors at Michigan State University College of Law for several ...

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Catherine E. Tucker Joins Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s Personal Injury Practice

The Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce that Catherine (“Katie”) E. Tucker has joined the firm as an associate attorney in the Lansing office.

Katie will concentrate her practice on personal injury matters, including representing patients and medical providers in disputes with insurance companies over the payment of PIP benefits under Michigan’s auto no-fault law.

Katie has been practicing law since 2012. In March 2016, she received the Ingham County Bar Association’s (ICBA) “Top 5 Under 35 Award,” given annually to five young lawyers in recognition of their talents, skills, professionalism and civility in the ...

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Lids For Kids: 1,373 Bike Helmets Given Away In 2016!

More than 1,300 Michigan children received, and were properly fitted with, free bike helmets this year through the Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s annual Lids for Kids program, helping to keep them safe from a bicycle-related head injury.

Since beginning Lids for Kids more than a decade ago, our firm has given away and fitted 7,691 Michigan children with free bike helmets!

Lids for Kids is held each year in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. On May 21 in Lansing, more than 500 helmets were given away. On June 11 in Grand Rapids more than 400 helmets were ...

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Grand Rapids Lids For Kids: 439 Bike Helmets Handed Out

Hundreds of Grand Rapids families came out on a hot and steamy day for our annual Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway and bicycle safety event.

Grand Rapids bike helmet giveaway

When all was said and done, 439 kids received a free, properly-fitted bike helmet at this year’s event, which was held June 11 at Garfield Park. The best news is that these children now have a lesser chance of sustaining a brain injury in a bike-related accident.Village Bike & Fitness

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Rental Car Agencies Must Now Fix Vehicle Defects

Have you ever rented a car only to later learn that it had been recalled due to a safety defect, and the defect still existed while you drove the car, increasing your risk of being injured in an auto accident?

Rental-car customers can breathe a little easier because, as of June 1, 2016, federal law requires rental-car companies to fix any vehicle safety defects before renting those cars to consumers.

According to Dr. Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the new law is yet another tool to help protect the safety of motorists. ...

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More Than 500 Lansing Kids Get Free Bike Helmets

Blue skies and sunshine brought out hundreds of families on Saturday, May 21, for the annual Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway and bike safety event in Lansing.Lansing bike helmet giveaway

More than 500 children received a free, properly-fitted bike helmet at the 2016 Lids for Kids event. The best news? More than 500 Lansing-area kids now have a lesser chance of brain injury in a bicycle accident.

Eighteen kLansing bike helmet giveawayids also won free bikes, thanks to the generosity of several ...

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