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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Brain Injury Study Challenges Preconceived Notions About Recovery

Brain injury recovery study shows that cognitive performance can improve with strategy-based training well beyond the year after the TBI is sustained

A recent traumatic brain injury recovery study published in the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation journal will hopefully clear up some misconceptions about recovering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The study was conducted by the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. TBIs are among the most common injuries sustained in the United States, with ...

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Women’s World Cup Head Collision Illustrates Soccer’s Concussion Risk

Yesterday’s head collision between US and German soccer players shows concussion risk in soccer

If you watched yesterday’s Women’s World Cup match between the Team USA and Germany, you probably saw the particularly nasty head collision between midfielders Morgan Brian (US) and Alexandra Popp (Germany).

While it’s not immediately evident that either player sustained a concussion or other sort of head or brain injury (remember, it can take a few days for symptoms to manifest), many who watched the match cried foul ...

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National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Think of any food, activity, or cause and there is probably a month or day dedicated in its honor. October is National Pizza Month. February is National Bird Feeding Month. March, however, is truly significant in that it is National Brain Injury Awareness Month.

As a law firm specializing in the area of personal injury, we understand the profound impact brain injuries can have on individuals and their families. In the past, the issue of brain injuries remained out of ...

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Football Helmets May Protect Against Wrong Force

More and more evidence supports the belief that traumatic brain injuries in football tend to be caused by “rotational,” as opposed to “linear,” forces on the brain.  Writer Tom Foster explores this important distinction in his article for Popular Science entitled, “The Helmet That Can Save Football.”

Linear forces are straight forward, literally; they hit the impact surface (in this case, the helmet) straight on inflicting a direct line of force.  Rotational forces, ...

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Environmental Enrichment: Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury

brain injuryThe amount and quality of stimulation one receives after suffering a traumatic brain injury can impact the rate and level of a victim’s recovery.  This is the finding of a study recently published in the medical journal, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  “Environmental enrichment” refers to the cognitive, physical, and social stimulation an individual derives from his or her environment.  The concept also considers ...

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