Car Accident PTSD – Symptoms, Treatment, Resources

Michigan personal injury attorney, Steve Weston, has dedicated his more than thirty-year career to advocating for and working with victims of catastrophic injuries and trauma. He is an attorney who takes his practice further than the courtroom. He actively engages in his client’s recovery and care post-accident. As part of this unique care team, he understands the life-changing emotional toll that often accompanies such injuries. Because of this, he has done extensive research on the connection between injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In a recently published article regarding PTSD on BestLawyers.com, Weston explains that Post Traumatic Stress ...

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Recreational Marijuana Is Legal, Driving While High Isn’t

Authored by Michigan personal injury attorney, Brian McKenna.

While Michigan voters opted to legalize many aspects of marijuana consumption in a November 2018 ballot initiative, driving while high remains illegal. Means of prohibition enforcement, however, remains murky.

Michigan law adheres to a strict “zero-tolerance” policy for drivers who have any amount of the drugs listed on Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act in their system. These substances include marijuana and its active ingredient, THC. However, in People v Koon, the  Michigan Supreme Court carved out an exception to the strict rule.  That decision considered the legalization of marijuana for ...

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Understanding Michigan Contract Law and Online User Agreements

Online user agreements are everywhere nowadays, whether you realize it or not. “Agreeing” to an app’s terms of service is just one example of online user agreements consumers must first sign. But in the name of convenience and because so many users don’t even read what they’re signing, contract law is quickly becoming a very complicated landscape.

When you sign these online user agreements, you enter into what is known as an adhesion contract. These contracts often create unequal bargaining power between the two contracting parties. Unfortunately, if users don’t agree to the terms, they are unable to use the service. ...

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State Bar of Michigan Elects Tom Sinas to Serve West Michigan on Board

It is with great pleasure that Sinas Dramis Law Firm announces the election of Tom Sinas to the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners. Tom is one of three attorneys who won contested seats in this year’s Board of Commissioners election. He will serve a three-year term concluding in 2022.

Responsibilities of the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners

Each attorney practicing in the state of Michigan must be a member of the State Bar of Michigan. With a mission to build relations between legal professionals and the public, the State Bar of Michigan helps promote and improve the ...

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Michigan Court of Appeals Issues Significant Published Survivor’s Loss Benefits Opinion

This week, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a very significant published decision in a case that attorneys at our law firm had the privilege of handling on behalf of the surviving family members of a motorcyclist who was tragically struck and killed by an automobile. The motorcyclist left behind a wife and three minor children. Prior to his death, the motorcyclist was a hardworking husband and father. He provided a livelihood, including stable household income, health insurance, and dental insurance benefits for his entire family. Unfortunately, the family lost all of these things once the motorcyclist died.

Survivor’s ...

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Food Poisoning From a Restaurant – What Are My Legal Rights?

Authored by Michigan personal injury attorney, Lauren Kissell 

Contracting food poisoning from a restaurant is more common than some may think. Up to 48 million people sustain foodborne illness in the United States each year. For reference, take the recent case of Chipotle. Last year, Chipotle made headlines for causing hundreds of people to get sick when the establishment served contaminated food. The restaurant chain caused such bad food poisoning that Chipotle provided extra food training to employees around the nation. With such prevalence, and so many families enjoying an evening dining out, understanding your legal rights is essential ...

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Unreasonable Search and Seizure – Vehicle Passenger Rights and Tire Chalking in Michigan

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects an individual from unreasonable search and seizure of their person, home, papers, and effects. However, a few recent cases have brought vehicle searches into the spotlight. In essence, both state and federal courts have struggled time and again when dealing with searches of motor vehicles. A person’s car can become caught in a gray area – halfway between being home and in private and out in the public. In general, law enforcement can search a vehicle without a warrant as long as they have probable cause or consent. However, passenger rights and, ...

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Are Trampoline Parks Safe? Everything Parents Should Know

In recent years, the popularity of trampoline parks has grown significantly. Less than a decade ago, there were only three trampoline parks across the United States. Today, that number has increased to over 800. The rise in popularity of trampoline parks and attractions can be cause for concern for many parents. Are trampoline parks safe? With such a rapid expansion of trampoline park attendance, it is not surprising that injuries at these establishments have increased dramatically among children as well.

Trampoline Injuries on the Rise

The number of serious injuries that occur from trampoline use each year is astonishing. It estimated that ...

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Distracted Driving Michigan – Where We’re At, Where We’re (Hopefully) Going

“Get your face out of your app!” reads Michigan State Police’s new slogan aimed at reducing Michigan distracted driving. And the State Police should know. After all, their own statistics reveal that drivers using some kind of electronic device behind the wheel caused 5,237 accidents in 2017, 23 of which were fatal and 1,514 results in injuries. Obviously, distracted driving is an epidemic and causes far too many serious and fatal accidents on Michigan’s roads, but the real question is whether anyone is going to make any real effort beyond ad slogans to do anything about it.

In her first ...

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Statutes of Limitations in Michigan – Importance and Examples

Tom Sinas, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law segment to explain the statutes of limitations in Michigan. In essence, statutes of limitations are deadlines for which a lawsuit can be filed. Tom explains the importance of the statutes of limitations in Michigan for our justice system regarding both civil and criminal cases.

Basic Rule of Statutes of Limitations in Michigan

The basic rule of statutes of limitations in Michigan is this – the legal proceeding has to start before a certain deadline has passed. The statutes of limitations in Michigan applies to the majority of civil ...

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