Beware: AAA Insurance Is Using “Step-Down” Clauses In Its Auto Policies

For some time, we’ve been cautioning Michigan consumers about “step-down” auto insurance clauses. Step-down clauses are a nightmare for families because they drastically limit coverage for relatives who are injured while riding in the insured’s vehicle. The companies that use these repugnant clauses are GEICO, USAA, Progressive, Farm Bureau and Grange. Now, we’re adding AAA Insurance to the list.

Warning: if you have a policy with AAA Insurance, pay close attention when you get your renewal notice. Based on information that we’ve received, AAA no-fault policies issued as of August 1, 2017, will include a step-down provision (also called an ...

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I-96 I-69 Accidents In Lansing Are More Than 100 Each Year

Lack Of Barriers, Speeding & Distractions Contribute To Crashes

The I-96 I-69 interchange in Lansing is a major artery through which hundreds, if not thousands, of motorists travel every day. As such, the interchange has its fair share of fender benders, as well as serious collisions. In fact, the number of I-96 I-69 accidents since 2012 is more than 600, with many of the crashes resulting in severe injuries and fatalities.

During the past two years alone, several deadly collisions have occurred at the interchange, which sits on Lansing’s west side, near Grand Ledge. An I-96 I-69 accident in 2015 killed ...

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George Sinas Named A “Top 10” Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer

George Sinas has been recognized by Leading Lawyers as a “Top 10″ Michigan plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyer. He is one of only two personal injury attorneys outside the metro-Detroit area to be listed in the Top 10.

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“I am humbled to receive such recognition,” said George, who is managing partner at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm. “This is especially true considering the other outstanding personal injury lawyers who are listed. It’s an honor to be in their company.”

George has also been named by Leading Lawyers ...

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Michigan Auto Insurance Rates: How Are They Determined?

If you drive a motor vehicle, you already know that Michigan auto insurance rates are reportedly among the highest in the nation. Why is this?

Many place blame for costly auto insurance in Michigan on the state’s no-fault system, which pays a car accident victim’s medical expenses for as long as needed, in addition to other benefits that help with the victim’s recovery. However, it’s important to recognize that various other factors also influence Michigan auto insurance rates.

One factor that affects how much consumers pay for car insurance in Michigan — and one that isn’t often discussed — is that ...

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Sinas Dramis Featured In Michigan Innovative Health Magazine

The Sinas Dramis Law Firm has been prominently featured in the pages of Michigan Innovative Health Magazine. As leading authorities on the auto no-fault insurance system, the Sinas Dramis team of Michigan car accident attorneys provided the content for the publication’s Summer 2017 edition, which focuses on Michigan no-fault law.

Michigan Innovative Health Magazine is a quarterly publication that offers information on wellness and healthcare, particularly for veterans, seniors, youth, disabled persons and the catastrophically injured. The Summer 2017 issue is dedicated to no-fault law, in an effort to help educate the public on the history, purpose and importance ...

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Stephen Sinas Leads Michigan No-Fault Insurance Webinar

Lansing auto accident attorney Stephen H. Sinas discussed the history, purpose and future of Michigan no-fault insurance, during a live webinar presented by Michigan Lawyers Weekly on July 25, 2017.

The program titled, “The State of No-Fault Insurance in Michigan,” was the first webinar that Michigan Lawyers Weekly has hosted, and Stephen was honored to be invited as the featured speaker.

Stephen is known as a leading authority on Michigan no-fault law. He is recognized across the state for his representation of individuals who are injured in auto accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and Continue Reading →

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Sinas Dramis Legal Assistant Nancy Gibson Honored As An “Unsung Legal Hero”

Sinas Dramis legal assistant Nancy Gibson has been recognized as a 2017 “Unsung Legal Hero” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

The “Unsung Legal Hero” award is given to Michigan’s most talented and dedicated legal support professionals. It is reserved for law firm employees who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty, often with little fanfare or recognition.

Nancy is one of 20 honorees selected from across Michigan in the following categories: firm administrator, law librarian, legal marketing, legal secretary, IT, accounting, paralegal and legal education.

“We have a very dedicated and skilled group of support staff at Sinas Dramis, and I ...

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Why Michigan Drivers Should Choose “Uncoordinated” Auto Insurance

When you purchase a no-fault policy for your vehicle, your insurance company should give you the option of buying either uncoordinated auto insurance or coordinated auto insurance.

The question then becomes, what’s the difference? And which type of policy do you choose?

The difference is this. If you have uncoordinated auto insurance coverage, your Michigan no-fault insurance is primary and pays first if you’re injured in a car accident. On the other hand, if you have coordinated no-fault coverage, your health insurer and/or disability insurer pays first — in other words, your Michigan no-fault benefits are secondary.

Most consumers ...

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Attorney Kevin Komar Is Newest Member Of Sinas Dramis Personal Injury Team

The Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to welcome attorney Kevin Komar to its personal injury team.

Kevin represents persons who are injured in auto accidents, semi-truck crashes, motorcycle collisions and bicycle accidents, including claims for Michigan no-fault benefits. He also handles other types of personal injury matters, including wrongful death accident claims, highway defect cases and premises liability claims.

Before joining the Lansing office of Sinas Dramis, Kevin spent 17 years as a Michigan personal injury attorney in the Detroit area. During that time, he obtained several substantial verdicts and settlements ...

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Michigan Catastrophic Claims Fee: Where Does Your Money Go?

Legislation Would Make State-Operated Fund More Transparent

If you have no-fault insurance, you currently pay an annual $170 Michigan catastrophic claims fee for each vehicle that you insure. The payment is in addition to your auto insurance premium.

Where does the money go? It goes into a statewide fund that’s managed by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA). The association sets the yearly fee and uses the money to reimburse insurance companies for no-fault benefits paid to those who are the most seriously injured in a Michigan car accident.

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association fee usually changes every year. In ...

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