What Drivers and Walkers Should Know About Grand Rapids Pedestrian Ordinances

With an above average pedestrian-auto accident rate, the city of Grand Rapids is taking action. As of February 6, 2018, motorists are now required by law to come to a stop for pedestrians crossing a roadway in a crosswalk. West Michigan auto accident attorney, Tom Sinas, recently spoke Fox 17’s Know the Law to describe the various Grand Rapids pedestrian ordinances. Here’s what drivers and pedestrians alike should know.

Use Sidewalks When Available

First, pedestrians in Grand Rapids need to utilize city sidewalks when they’re available. Doing so decreases the risk of collision with ...

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Obtaining Compensation for Vehicle Damage Claims in Michigan

Michigan infrastructure means that most of us rely on a vehicle to get to work and back home again, at the minimum. So when you’re in an auto accident, damage to your vehicle can derail you financially and for an extended period of time. It’s important to not only understand how vehicle damage claims in Michigan work but to also double check your insurance policy for additional coverages that may save you in the long run.
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What You Need to Know About the Michigan Marijuana Vote 2018

Election Day is November 6 and there are a lot of big ballot proposals, including the Michigan marijuana vote. Attorney Bryan Waldman spoke recently on WLNS 6 Legal Edge to describe the proposal in-depth.

Ballot Proposals – a Brief History

The Michigan marijuana vote is being put before voters via a ballot proposal. This is a way for citizens to petition to have something put on a ballot which potentially changes a current statute, creates a new statute, or amends the Michigan constitution. This year, Proposal One is the Michigan marijuana vote, which says:

“A proposed initiated law to authorize possession, ...

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Constitution Day 2018 – Understanding First Amendment Limitations

In honor of Constitution Day 2018 which was on September 17, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, Tom Sinas, explains the First Amendment on Fox 17 Know the Law. This amendment protects our rights to freedom of speech, religion, and of the press, but is often misunderstood.

 

First Amendment – the Right to Free Speech

Here is a refresher on how the First Amendment is written, in honor of Constitution Day 2018:

“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, or petition the government for redress of ...

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Breastfeeding Laws in Michigan – Accommodations for Nursing Mothers and Children

It’s a topic of debate in many circles, and a lot of new moms don’t know what rights and protections are afforded them with regard to nursing their children. Recently, attorney Bryan Waldman appeared on WLNS Legal Edge to discuss breastfeeding laws in Michigan and the accommodations working mothers are legally entitled to.

Federal Breastfeeding Laws

Under the Michigan statute known as the breastfeeding anti-discrimination law, nursing mothers are afforded the right to breastfeed both in private and in public. This statute mandates that any business with services or accommodations to the public can’t discriminate against someone because they are ...

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Sexual Assault Survivor, Amanda Thomashow, to Receive Paul H. Chapman Award

Sinas Dramis partner and Michigan sexual assault attorney, Jim Graves, has represented numerous Sister Survivors of the disgraced MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar, since 2016. He recently had the privilege of nominating his client, Amanda Thomashow, for the Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. award.

Mr. Graves, along with the rest of the Sinas Dramis attorneys and staff, wish to congratulate Ms. Thomashow as the recipient of this year’s Paul H. Chapman Award. She will be honored and receive the award on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta. Ms. Thomashow is recognized in ...

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People’s Law School – a Priceless Lansing Community Event According to Student Les Bentley

One of our favorite parts of People’s Law School, a Lansing community event open to the public, is seeing returning students year-after-year. Les Bentley is one of those students. You can’t miss him. Decked out in military green, combat boots, and pins and patches proudly heralding a career dedicated to serving his country and honoring his Marines roots, Les is a dynamic attendee at People’s Law School every year. We recently had the privilege of speaking with him regarding his take on People’s Law School. Here’s what he thinks you should know.

Hi, Les, can you tell our readers a ...

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$800,000 Settlement for Sexual Assault at an Apartment Complex in Chicago’s Cook County

A person’s home is supposed to be a safe place. Unfortunately, sexual assault at an apartment complex is all too common due to inadequate security and landlord negligence. The following outlines a recent successful settlement for one Chicago resident obtained by Sinas Dramis partner and attorney, Jim Graves.

Recently Jim Graves and co-counsel Jennifer Irmen of Irmen Law Group, LLC successfully settled a complicated apartment complex sexual assault case in Chicago’s Cook County Circuit Court. An $800,000 settlement on behalf of his client was obtained in early August as the jury trial in the case commenced.

The case arose ...

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Sinas Dramis Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce several of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2018 Michigan Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating system intended to aid in the hiring and retaining of an attorney using a patented, multi-phase selection process. Twelve peer-recognition and professional achievement indicators select the attorneys recognized by these lists annually.

Super Lawyers recognizes only the top five percent of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas per state. Rising Stars honors the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys. Rising Stars eligibility is defined as an attorney ...

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Legal Assistance Center and Free Legal Resources in Grand Rapids

Recently, Grand Rapids car accident attorney, Tom Sinas, sat down with WKTV Journal In Focus to discuss the Legal Assistance Center in Grand Rapids. The Center is not only a unique free legal resource in West Michigan but is one of only a few organizations to offer these types of services in the entire state. As a leader in free legal assistance pertaining to civil litigation, we think it’s important for Michigan residents to understand how volunteers at the Center can help navigate their claims process.

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