Michigan Roundabouts – Dangerous Intersections or a Step Toward Safety?

As part of our ongoing Understanding Dangerous Roads campaign, we’re turning our focus momentarily to roundabouts and their prevalence at dangerous intersections in Michigan. The first Michigan roundabout – a circular road design that requires entering traffic to yield to vehicles already in the circle traveling counterclockwise – was built by the Oakland County Road Commission in 1996. Today, there are more than 100 roundabouts along our state’s roads.

Crash Reduction Rates at Dangerous Intersections

Michigan roundabouts were introduced as a means to improve safety. Recent statistics show they reduce severe accidents at otherwise dangerous intersections ...

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Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) Elects Tom Sinas as Secretary of the Board of Directors

On June 11, 2018, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) announced its election of Tom Sinas as Secretary of the Board of Directors. As a Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, his experience skillfully working with and steadfastly representing the brain injured make him an ideal candidate for this role. Brain Injury Association of Michigan President, Tom Constand, says of Sinas’s election as BIAMI Secretary,

“Tom’s willingness to join the Board as Secretary is a coup for the Association. His long involvement with BIAMI, vast professional knowledge and personal experience representing brain injury ...

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Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly Recognizes Alisha Spencer as Unsung Legal Hero

Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly recently announced its second class of “Unsung Legal Heroes.” A new annual endeavor, this list honors law firm employees known for excellence in supporting the legal community and going above and beyond the traditional call of duty. Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce Alisha Spencer, Systems and Marketing Technologist, is recognized as one of this year’s twenty-six “Unsung Legal Heroes.”

While Alisha may not always be the face Sinas Dramis clients see when they come to the firm for help, she is, without a doubt, the quiet and prevailing force behind ...

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George Sinas Receives Esteemed Earl J. Cline & Sherwin Schreier Award for Excellence

Recently, at its annual dinner and reception honoring past chairpersons, the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan honored George Sinas with the prestigious Cline & Schreier Award for Excellence. In an announcement earlier last month, the Negligence Law Section stated,

“George has epitomized excellence in automotive related litigation for decades. He is being honored for his work on behalf of his clients and the profession… George has played a substantial role in educating lawyers, Judges, and… legislators, about the inner workings of Michigan automobile law.”

With an unparalleled dedication to automotive-related litigation and ...

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Stats Show Inexperience Leading Contributor in a US 127 Accident in Lansing

School’s out and summer is in full swing. People are hitting the road on vacations and road trips. And a glance at last year’s crash report reveals one thing – teen drivers contribute largely to the increased risk of a US 127 accident, one of Lansing’s most dangerous roads.

Injured? Call for a free consultation today.

What We Know – Teen Involvement

Michigan drivers have entered what is known as the “100 deadliest days”, a term coined by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. According to the organization, the ...

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That’s a Wrap – Looking Back on Another Successful Lids for Kids Season

This spring has been another full and exciting season for Sinas Dramis Law Firm. Last Saturday we hosted our third and final Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway of the year. To say the three events – held in Traverse City, Lansing, and Grand Rapids – were a success is an understatement. In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite 2018 highlights.

Traverse City

Since Traverse City is first to host its Lids for Kids event every year, sponsors, volunteers, and event-goers have traditionally braved less than ...

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An Uncertain Future for Autonomous Cars in Michigan

Personal injury attorney, Steve Sinas, recently published an article regarding the dilemma facing autonomous cars in Michigan. Here’s a brief overview of current legislation surrounding self-driving vehicles and how it creates uncertainty as well as leaves many questions about the payment of no-fault benefits unanswered.

Autonomous Cars and the Need for Smarter Legislation

With technology moving at the speed of light and autonomous cars becoming a certainty in the near future, questions continue to arise with regard to Michigan’s legal framework surrounding these types of vehicles. Yes, certainly self-driving cars will help reduce accidents and decrease ...

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MSU Reaches $500 Million Settlement with Survivors of Larry Nassar

Late Tuesday evening, May 15, 2018, Michigan State University reached a settlement with the 332 sexual abuse survivors of Larry Nassar. While the substantial MSU settlement amount cannot begin to repair the damage caused by the former physician, it is a step in the right direction of serving justice and bringing closure to the Army of Survivors.

Led by Sinas Dramis partner, Jim Graves, the Sinas Dramis team, including Jackie Dupler and Jon Homa, have represented multiple survivors since late 2016. This team has dedicated itself to seeking justice for the women who ...

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Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet – Dangerous or a Rider Necessity?

In an increasingly connected world, it’s no wonder hands-free communication is essential for operators of both automobiles and motorcycles. And for motorcyclists, the newest player on the scene is the Bluetooth motorcycle helmet. These helmets wirelessly connect rider-to-rider, or rider to their mobile device. Once connected, riders are alerted to incoming calls, can listen to music, or receive navigation instructions.

Without a doubt, hands-free connectivity is important for keeping eyes on the road. After all, nothing is scarier than seeing someone operate such a powerful bike with one hand, and a cell phone with the other. But the question begs to be ...

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Michigan Motorcycle Helmet Law – A 2018 Complete Guide

It’s the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, the deeper connection to your natural environment from the seat of your motorcycle. And there’s nothing else quite like it.

We get the reasons you ride

But as a personal injury law firm that represents countless riders seriously injured in motorcycle accidents, we hope you’ll take the time to fully understand Michigan’s motorcycle helmet law before deciding whether or not to wear a helmet. While the choice, in most cases, is ultimately up to you, we know that knowledge is power. So next time you ...

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