Michigan Car Modification Laws – Lighting, Mufflers, Tinting, and More

You might notice cars out on the road with added lighting features, tinted windows, or noisy acceleration. While auto enthusiasts may enjoy having these fancy features on their vehicle, the Michigan Vehicle Code outlines car modification laws that must be followed for the safety of the driver and others out on the road.

Lansing car crash lawyer, Bryan Waldman recently explained some of these regulations regarding vehicle modification on a recent on WLNS 6 Legal Edge segment.

Motor Vehicle Noise Regulations

The Michigan Vehicle Code (Section 257.707c) requires that all cars have mufflers that work properly and do not have holes ...

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People’s Law School 2020 Goes Virtual!

We are pleased to announce that this year’s People’s Law School is going completely virtual! This free, legal educational series is an opportunity for Michigan residents to connect with some of the leading authorities in the legal field, including judges and lawyers, to learn important and timely legal topics relevant to life right now. This year’s lineup of topics focuses largely on the current legal impacts of COVID-19, our state’s recent auto insurance changes, and more! We hope you will attend and Learn the Law! 

What to Expect from People’s Law School 2020

This year’s series of seven presentations will take ...

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“Empowering Survivors Bills” Seek to Expand Sexual Abuse Survivors Rights

Legislation introduced in Lansing on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, proposes to expand the legal rights of survivors of campus sexual abuse, including those claiming abuse by the late University of Michigan physician Robert Anderson. These bipartisan bills – also known as the Empowering Survivors Bills – seek to dismantle the strict immunity protections universities currently have, as well as expand the time for filing claims regarding sexual assault on campuses.

Attorney Jim Graves, who represented survivors of the Nassar scandal at MSU and is currently involved in the Anderson/University of Michigan case, provided further insight into this ...

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Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Sinas Dramis Attorneys in 2020

We are proud to announce that 10 of our attorneys have been included in the Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists in 2020! Additionally, and of notable mention, this year’s Michigan Super Lawyers list includes newcomer, Lansing personal injury attorney Kevin Komar! This is Kevin’s first time being listed as a Michigan Super Lawyers in general plaintiff’s personal injury.

The full 2020 Super Lawyers list includes the following Sinas Dramis attorneys:

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What Are Michigan’s Car Seat Laws?

Car crashes are the leading cause of death in children ages one to thirteen – a statistic that may certainly scare parents and anyone else transporting children in their vehicles. However, recent data also shows that a large percentage of child passengers killed in car accidents were not properly restrained. These statistics serve as an important reminder that the best way to keep child passengers safe is to make sure they are properly secured in your vehicle. As a personal injury law firm, we, unfortunately, see a range of injured people come through our doors, including children. ...

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Right to Vote – History, Current Debate, and Michigan Voting Information

Leading up to the very important election season, Tom Sinas took a break from the typical personal injury and auto accident related content he usually discusses on Fox 17 “Know the Law” to focus on Constitutional rights – primarily a person’s right to vote. With many things in flux today, it’s a great time to remember certain unalienable rights we are privileged to continue exercising, whether in-person or by mail. Below is a brief history of voting rights in America, followed by Michigan voting resources.

History of the Right to Vote in the United States

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Proving Negligence in School Sports Injuries

As kids return to school and try out for fall sports, it’s a good time to discuss the area of sports injury law. School sports injuries fall under the broad umbrella of negligence law, but with a twist. Grand Rapids personal injury lawyer, Tom Sinas, discussed what happens if your child is hurt playing a school or organized recreational sport recently on Fox 17 “Know the Law.” While we hope that sports are always a fun, enjoyable past-time, it’s important that parents understand what happens if something does go wrong.

School Sports Injuries and Negligence Law

Many injuries fall ...

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Stephen Sinas Elected as Ingham County Bar Association Treasurer

We are pleased to announce Lansing personal injury lawyer, Stephen Sinas‘, recent election as Ingham County Bar Association (ICBA) Treasurer. Steve has served on the ICBA board since 2017, and last year he served as ICBA Secretary. Steve’s term as Ingham County Bar Association Treasurer runs from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. In this new role, Steve will expand his existing relationship with the Association and continue to promote, share, and support its mission. In addition to his role as Treasurer, Steve will also serve as ICBA’s Committee Chair of Social Media and Co-Chair of Membership.

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Dr. Robert Anderson and the University of Michigan Sexual Abuse Investigation

In early 2019, the media broke a story we hoped to never hear again. Another Michigan university was under investigation for alleged claims of sexual abuse. This time, much the same as the tragic case at Michigan State University, the victims were former college students and athletes. Over the past several months, we have learned about the ongoing University of Michigan sexual abuse investigation regarding former sports doctor, Dr. Robert Anderson. Having represented numerous Sister Survivors in the Larry Nassar case at MSU, as well as having played a role in obtaining the historical $500 million global settlement on ...

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Negligence Law Basics and COVID-19 Business Liability Protections

Special COVID-19 business liability protections have been the topic of debate recently. Many people are wondering if businesses can be held responsible if they contract the virus at an establishment. At its core, this topic touches on the basic principle of negligence law. Grand Rapids personal injury lawyer, Tom Sinas, recently sat down with Fox 17 to discuss how negligence law works currently, and the proposed changes that would provide COVID-19 business liability protections.

What is Negligence Law?

In order to understand these proposed COVID-19 business liability protections, one must understand the fundamentals of negligence law. In a negligence case, ...

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