2016 Traverse City Lids for Kids: 400-Plus Bike Helmets Given Away

The weather was a bit chilly for the 2016 Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway and bike safety event in Traverse City, but that didn’t keep families from attending. More than 400 kids were fitted with free bike helmets.officer helping with helmet

The 2016 Lids for Kids event — the first-ever in Traverse City — was packed not just with families, but also with fun activities and games. Kids learned bicycle safety tips, met local firefighters, toured a fire engine and cruised an obstacle course on a bike. They also had the ...

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Bike Law Team Members Ride 250 Miles To Lids For Kids Event

Bike Law Michigan and Sinas Dramis attorney Bryan Waldman and friend Wade Burch enjoyed the Michigan scenery as they traveled to the May 14, 2016, Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway in Traverse City. And they got an up-close and personal view of the state. Why? Because they didn’t take the 250-mile trip by car. They rode their bikes.

Bryan and Wade, both Bike Law cycling team members, left downtown Grand Rapids on their bikes Thursday morning, May 12, with their final destination being the annual Lids for Kids bike helmet and bike safety event in Traverse ...

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Tom Sinas Receives “Prevention Award” From Brain Injury Association Of Michigan

Grand Rapids personal injury lawyer Tom Sinas has received the “Prevention Award,” given annually by the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI).

The “Prevention Award” is presented to an individual or organization that has made the greatest single impact on promoting brain injury prevention programs and/or activities during the year.

Tom received the award during the BIAMI’s annual meeting on May 7, 2016. The award recognizes his commitment to educating the public on preventing brain injuries, particularly head injuries in children, as well as his service on the BIAMI Board of Directors.

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For the Car-Less Among Us: Don’t Forget Named Operator Insurance

Learn how you can protect yourself with Named Operator Insurance

Cities across Michigan are becoming more urban and bike friendly. In places like Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, mass transit and cycling are becoming more viable options. So many Michiganders will forgo owning a car. It’s good for the environment, and it’s good for your health. It’s also good for your wallet. Aside from the obvious expense of purchasing a car, losing your car can save you money on maintenance, gas, and parking. You might also think you’ll save money because you won’t need auto insurance. However, you should think ...

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Children, Football, and the Age of Consent

Concussion researcher raises interesting point about children, football, and consent

Individuals must reach a certain age before they can legally consent to participating or otherwise engaging in a number of activities, ranging from buying cigarettes, joining the military, to exercising the right to vote. But what about participation in sports, specifically those that lend themselves to frequent, violent contact, i.e., football, or rugby, to name a couple of examples? Should children give their consent to play those sports, and thus assume the risk of suffering potentially life-changing brain injury, including concussions? Should those who participate be of a certain age ...

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Concussion NFL Movie Opens on Christmas Day – Will you see it?

Concussion Film about NFL and brain injuries suffered by professional football players contributes to the debate

As you many know, brain injuries, specifically concussions, have been an important topic of conversation in the world of professional football in the United States, especially in recent years. With stories about retired NFL players committing suicide or otherwise suffering from debilitating brain injury as a result of repeated head trauma, Concussion, a movie about this very issue starring Will Smith, is very timely.

Concussion, which opens on Christmas Day, details the discoveries made by Dr. Bennet Omalu, connecting football and the head trauma associated with the game ...

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George Sinas Receives Respected Advocate Award from Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Michigan personal injury lawyer George Sinas was recognized by the defense bar for his leadership and ethics in representing clients and protecting the Michigan No-Fault system.

George Sinas recently received the 2015 Respected Advocate Award from the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel during the State Bar of Michigan Awards Banquet. He was recognized for his tireless, ethical efforts and leadership in protecting the Michigan no-fault law. George joins partner Tim Donovan who was the first Sinas Dramis attorney to receive the Respected Advocate Award in 2004.

The Respected Advocate Awards are bestowed each year by both the Michigan Association for Justice ...

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Steve Sinas Joins Brain Injury Organization Board

Lansing personal injury lawyer is elected to board of the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council

Please help us congratulate Steve Sinas on his election to the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council (MBIPC) board! Established in 1987, MBIPC is an organization that brings together a number of organizations across the state who are interested in one thing: making our state a better place for brain injury survivors and their families. Many of the members of the MBIPC are providers who serve the brain injury community in a number of ways.

Serving on the leadership of the MBIPC is just another ...

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Taser Death Case Looks at Duty to Warn of Potential Injury

The Mitchell case, concerning a taser death, centered around whether Taser had a duty to warn the Warren Police Department about risks involved with the use of its products.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a published opinion relating to the use of tasers and the health risks involved in their use. Mitchell v City of Warren, 2015 Fed App 0203P (6th Cir, Aug 21, 2015), required the Court to look into the involvement of a taser in the death of a 16 year old boy, who suffered ventricular fibrillation and died after being shocked by a taser. ...

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Limitations on Damages in a Catastrophic Train Accident

The aftermath of the Amtrak train accident highlights an unfortunate reality with which its victims will have to grapple.

We all remember the devastating Amtrak train accident that took place in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015, killing eight people and injuring over 200. The train was traveling twice the speed limit, at 106 miles per hour, before it jumped the tracks with most of the cars landing on their sides.

More than twenty lawsuits have been filed against Amtrak and the engineer responsible for the crash, and dozens of injured passengers struggle to recover from their injuries, including Kathryn Varnum and her ...

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