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Michigan Winter is Near | Prepare and Know Local Snow Removal Ordinances in Lansing and Grand Rapids

Michigan Winter is Near | Prepare and Know Local Snow Removal Ordinances in Lansing and Grand Rapids

In Michigan, there’s no telling when the first storm will cover the state in Snow and Ice, but as temperatures drop in October and November, it’s only a matter of time. Unfortunately, it’s not until that first bout of winter weather that people often wonder about snow removal laws, and …

Sinas Dramis Law Firm recognized on U.S. News 2023 Best Law Firm List

Sinas Dramis Law Firm recognized on U.S. News 2023 Best Law Firm List

It brings us great honor to announce Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s rankings in the 2023 “Best Law Firm” List. These rankings demonstrate our commitment to justice, knowledge of the law, and esteemed reputation with our clients and the legal community. Sinas Dramis is proud to receive recognition in three of …

Sinas Dramis Adds Two Attorneys and Continues its Commitment to Personal Injury Excellence Throughout Michigan

Sinas Dramis Adds Two Attorneys and Continues its Commitment to Personal Injury Excellence Throughout Michigan

Sinas Dramis Law Firm is proud to enhance our 70+ year commitment to personal injury excellence throughout all of Michigan, by hiring experienced personal injury attorney Brian Lawson, and by forming an of-counsel relationship with experienced personal injury attorney Debra Freid. Brian and Debra are highly respected within the legal …

Congratulating Attorney Jim Graves on 50 Years of Practice

Congratulating Attorney Jim Graves on 50 Years of Practice

When you celebrate an anniversary of 10 years, 20 years, or even 30 years it’s considered quite an accomplishment. However, when that anniversary is 50 years, and the thing you’ve been doing all of that time is standing up for the rights of those who are injured in Michigan, you’re …

Sinas Dramis Attorneys Achieve Million Dollar Settlement for Clients in Home Construction Injury

Sinas Dramis Attorneys Achieve Million Dollar Settlement for Clients in Home Construction Injury

Sinas Dramis Law Firm Attorneys James Graves, and Steven Weston, are pleased to announce they’ve reached a settlement in the amount of $1,000,000 on behalf of their clients, who were injured during a home construction project. …

Best Michigan Personal Injury Law Firm – 10 Sinas Dramis Attorneys Ranked by Super Lawyers 2022

Best Michigan Personal Injury Law Firm – 10 Sinas Dramis Attorneys Ranked by Super Lawyers 2022

Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has recently issued its 2022 edition, which contains its latest listing of “Michigan Super Lawyers.” The Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce that, once again, many of our attorneys have made the list—10 to be exact. …

The Rights of an On-Duty Police Officer Injured in a Michigan Car Crash

The Rights of an On-Duty Police Officer Injured in a Michigan Car Crash

Like all Michigan motorists, police officers injured in an accident while on the job have rights under the state's auto no-fault law as well as workers comp laws.  These two insurance systems provide coverage for the injured person’s medical care and lost wages. …

Can I Sue For A Recreational Activity Injury?

Can I Sue For A Recreational Activity Injury?

The Michigan Supreme Court recently decided on a case that relates to the issue of suing over an injury sustained during a recreational activity. In this case, someone was injured after ziplining in someone else's backyard. …

Michigan Attorney Solicitation Rules

Michigan Attorney Solicitation Rules

If you’ve been seriously injured because of someone else’s actions, you might have a case and need a personal injury lawyer to help you pursue a claim. The decision of who will represent you is yours. While attorneys can market and advertise their services, there are both ethical and legal …

Michigan Motorcycle Street Legal Requirements and Safety

Michigan Motorcycle Street Legal Requirements and Safety

In Michigan, there is no better sign of spring and summer than the sound of a motorcycle cruising down the roadway. There’s a lot to consider when riding a motorcycle, including how you do so safely and whether you are following the state’s legal requirements. Grand Rapids motorcycle accident lawyer Tom Sinas …

How to Report a Reckless Driving Semi-Truck

How to Report a Reckless Driving Semi-Truck

How can you help prevent serious or even deadly crashes? Learn how to report a reckless driving semi-truck or any other reckless driver. …

Can I Sue if My Family Member was Killed or Seriously Injured in a Truck Accident?

Can I Sue if My Family Member was Killed or Seriously Injured in a Truck Accident?

After a crash, you might be wondering, can I sue if my family member was killed or seriously injured in a truck accident? The answer is yes. …

Tom Sinas New Chairperson of Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Board of Directors

Tom Sinas New Chairperson of Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Board of Directors

On May 25th, 2022, Michigan personal injury attorney and Sinas Dramis Law Firm partner, Tom Sinas was sworn in as Chairperson for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s (BIAMI) Board of Directors. Tom is only the second attorney to hold the position of Chairperson for the organization.  He first joined …

Michigan Fee Schedule Challenge Won by Sinas Dramis Attorneys in Ostendorf Case

Michigan Fee Schedule Challenge Won by Sinas Dramis Attorneys in Ostendorf Case

On Friday, May 13th, 2022 Sinas Dramis Law Firm Attorneys George Sinas, Catherine Tucker, and Lauren Kissel secured a significant victory in favor of their client Elisabeth Ostendorf when Clinton County Circuit Court Judge Shannon Schlegel held that the 2019 amendments to Michigan’s auto no-fault law could not be retroactively …

Michigan No-Fault Disaster Continues and So Does the Coverage

Michigan No-Fault Disaster Continues and So Does the Coverage

As we near the three-year anniversary of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signing Michigan auto no-fault reform legislation into law, we are once again reminded of the mess and destruction that signature has caused for a system that was once considered one of the best in the country. If you have not yet …

How Do Personal Injury Claims for Children Work?

How Do Personal Injury Claims for Children Work?

There is no worse fear for a parent than their child being seriously injured. Unfortunately, this tragedy occurs all too often. So what happens when someone's negligence injures a minor child? Do Michigan's personal injury laws apply to children involved in these tragedies? …

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – History, Involvement, & Resources

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – History, Involvement, & Resources

The topic of sexual assault is everywhere in the news lately. Society is moving toward open discussion and meaningful conversation regarding this rampant issue. Nationwide, 81% of women and 43% of men reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime, showing that this conversation is long …

Do I Still Get Michigan No-Fault Benefits if I Was in Car Accident in Another State?

Do I Still Get Michigan No-Fault Benefits if I Was in Car Accident in Another State?

What happens if a Michigan driver is in a car crash in another state? Do they still get Michigan no-fault benefits? Tom Sinas recently answered these questions in a "Know the Law" segment. …

Lansing Hit-and-Run Crashes – 3 Surprising Facts

Lansing Hit-and-Run Crashes – 3 Surprising Facts

We found these surprising facts about Lansing hit-and-run crashes, and offer this advice to protect yourself if you happen to be in one. …

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution in Civil Lawsuits?

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution in Civil Lawsuits?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a means of resolving a legal matter outside the courtroom. With jury trials postponed significantly due to COVID-19, Michigan is experiencing a high rise in ADR. …

Silent Crash Podcast – The Quiet Unraveling of Michigan’s Auto No-Fault

Silent Crash Podcast – The Quiet Unraveling of Michigan’s Auto No-Fault

Must-listen new podcast, "Silent Crash: The Quiet Unraveling of Michigan's Auto No-Fault" sheds light on the concerning new realm in Michigan's auto related healthcare. …

Anderson Survivors Reach $490 Million Global Settlement with the University of Michigan

Anderson Survivors Reach $490 Million Global Settlement with the University of Michigan

Former University of Michigan students who have come forward in reporting sexual assault by the late Dr. Robert Anderson, the former football team doctor for the University, have reached a $490 million global settlement with the University. …

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

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

This article provides an overview of Michigan's current distracted driving laws, as well as the proposed bills to strengthen those laws and protect the people of Michigan. …

Michigan Snowmobile Laws – Keeping Riders Safe This Winter

Michigan Snowmobile Laws – Keeping Riders Safe This Winter

Snowmobiling is big in Michigan - this article explains the laws in our state surrounding the sport as well as additional safety tips. …

The Rights of Senior Citizens Injured in Michigan Auto Accidents

The Rights of Senior Citizens Injured in Michigan Auto Accidents

In a recent appearance on WLAJ "In the Name of the Law", Michigan auto accident attorney Stephen Sinas explains the special issues senior citizens injured in Michigan auto accidents face following the 2019 changes in the  Michigan No-Fault Insurance Law. …

Snowy Sidewalks, Cars, and the Michigan Snow Removal Law

Snowy Sidewalks, Cars, and the Michigan Snow Removal Law

Michigan winters come with a lot of snow, ice, and slush. Understanding state snow removal laws, including clearing snow from vehicles, is essential. …

What are the Laws Pertaining to Skiing in Michigan?

What are the Laws Pertaining to Skiing in Michigan?

Michigan has enacted certain laws to keep skiers safe and set forth rules skiers and ski hills must follow in order to skiers safe. …

How Medicaid Affects a Personal Injury Case

How Medicaid Affects a Personal Injury Case

Under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the Medicaid program expanded, causing the number of those reliant on the program in the United States to greatly increase as more people became eligible. In a recent appearance on Fox 17 “Know the Law” Grand Rapids personal injury attorney Tom Sinas explains how …

What is the Process of a Personal Injury Claim?

What is the Process of a Personal Injury Claim?

What is Personal Injury law, and what is the process of a personal injury claim? It's important to know in case you're injured at the fault of someone else. …

Nassar Abuse Survivors Reach $380 Million Settlement with USA Gymnastics

Nassar Abuse Survivors Reach $380 Million Settlement with USA Gymnastics

Survivors of Larry Nassar have reached a historic $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, closing another dark chapter in one of the largest sexual abuse cases in history. …

When Should I Contact a Michigan Auto No-Fault Insurance Lawyer?

When Should I Contact a Michigan Auto No-Fault Insurance Lawyer?

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is "When should I contact a Michigan auto no-fault insurance lawyer?" This article helps answer that question. …

Can You Get Compensation for an Accident That Was Your Fault?

Can You Get Compensation for an Accident That Was Your Fault?

After a car accident, you might be wondering if you can get compensation for an accident that was your fault. This article explains what you should know. …

What the Data Tells Us About Fatal Car Crashes in Lansing

What the Data Tells Us About Fatal Car Crashes in Lansing

This article explores the contributing factors to fatal car crashes in Lansing from age of driver, to roadway conditions, to specific stretches of roads and intersections. …

Tom Sinas Earns Top-Rated Grand Rapids Personal Injury Attorney Ranking Third Year in a Row

Tom Sinas Earns Top-Rated Grand Rapids Personal Injury Attorney Ranking Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row, Grand Rapids Magazine and the Grand Rapids Business Journal have recognized Personal Injury Attorney Tom Sinas on their 2022 Top Lawyers List. Becoming a top-rated Grand Rapids personal injury attorney is a distinction that is earned and based on an online peer-review survey …

Why Your Car Accident Police Report Is So Important

Why Your Car Accident Police Report Is So Important

Obtaining your Michigan car accident police report early on can be vital in preserving evidence and your ability to obtain PIP no-fault benefits and pursue lawsuits against at-fault drivers. …

Auto Threshold Law – A Year in Review

Auto Threshold Law – A Year in Review

Tom Sinas provides a one-year analysis of Michigan's auto threshold law. …

Brian McKenna Recognized in 2022 “Top Lawyers” in Detroit Business Magazine

Brian McKenna Recognized in 2022 “Top Lawyers” in Detroit Business Magazine

Giving Michigan’s seriously injured a voice and helping them obtain the benefits they deserve is where Sinas Dramis Partner and Metro-Detroit Personal Injury Attorney Brian McKenna has devoted his entire career. We’re extremely excited to announce that Brian was recognized for his efforts, appearing in Detroit Business Magazine’s 2022 “Top …

Sinas Dramis Earns 2022 “Best Law Firm” Recognition

Sinas Dramis Earns 2022 “Best Law Firm” Recognition

Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce once again the firm’s rankings in the 2022 “Best Law Firm” List. These rankings demonstrate our commitment to justice, Knowledge of the law, and esteemed reputation with our clients and legal community. …

Recovering Lost Income in the Wake of a Crash

Recovering Lost Income in the Wake of a Crash

In the months and years following the Michigan 2019 auto no-fault reform, there’s been a lot of talk about how it affects the coverage of medical bills, but another important piece to consider is recovering lost income under new auto no-fault laws. …

Understanding Parental Liability for Teen Drivers

Understanding Parental Liability for Teen Drivers

It goes without saying, teaching someone to drive, especially teenagers, is no small endeavor and it requires hours of training and supervision. Under Michigan law, teenagers must go through the Graduated Driver Licensing System before they can apply for a license. In a recent appearance on Fox 17’s “Know the …

10 Warning Signs for People Injured in Michigan Auto Accidents  

10 Warning Signs for People Injured in Michigan Auto Accidents  

Getting into a crash is never something you want to happen, but, unfortunately, crashes happen every day in Michigan.  If you are injured in a crash, you must be aware of the challenges you may face under these new laws. In a recent episode of WLAJ’s “In the Name of The Law” Lansing Car Accident Attorneys Katie Tucker and Steve …

Personal Injury Misconceptions – How the Legal System Works When Injured Because of Another

Personal Injury Misconceptions – How the Legal System Works When Injured Because of Another

Personal injury misconceptions abound. This article demystifies some of the most common misconceptions and explains how the legal system works when injured as the result of another's negligence. …

How to Spot an Impaired Driver and What to Know If You’re in a Crash with One

How to Spot an Impaired Driver and What to Know If You’re in a Crash with One

Here's how to spot impaired driving and everything you need to know about your rights if you were injured in a crash caused by an impaired driver. …

Sexual Abuse Laws in Michigan

Sexual Abuse Laws in Michigan

Federal laws and sexual abuse laws in Michigan aim to help protect people from assault in addition to strengthening a victim's course of redress. …

Understanding an Auto Insurance Declaration Sheet and Your Coverage

Understanding an Auto Insurance Declaration Sheet and Your Coverage

Following 2019 auto no-fault law changes, Sinas Dramis is highlighting the importance of understanding an auto insurance declaration sheet and your coverage. …

Understanding the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, Assigned Claims Plan

Understanding the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, Assigned Claims Plan

It's important for drivers to understand the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association versus the Assigned Claims plan, and how it affects them. …

Suing At-Fault Drivers Under New Michigan No-Fault Law

Suing At-Fault Drivers Under New Michigan No-Fault Law

Since 2019, all Michigan motorists face significantly higher liability, and because of this has further opened the door for suing at-fault drivers under the new Michigan no-fault law. …

James F. Graves Receives Thomas E. Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award

James F. Graves Receives Thomas E. Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Graves received Ingham County Bar Association's 2021 Thomas E. Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition to his service and dedication in Michigan personal injury law. …

How Car Crashes Result in Criminal and Civil Cases

How Car Crashes Result in Criminal and Civil Cases

In some cases, car crashes result in criminal and civil cases for the at-fault driver, depending on the nature of the crash and injuries. …

New Title IX Regulations Strengthen Protections for All Students

New Title IX Regulations Strengthen Protections for All Students

New Title IX regulations effective in August 2020 seek to strengthen protections for all students. Our sexual assault attorneys explain more. …

NO-FAULT FIX: A Care System That No Longer Makes Sense

NO-FAULT FIX: A Care System That No Longer Makes Sense

Changes to Michigan's auto no-fault laws in 2019 have left those injured in crashes across the state calling on the state legislature for a no-fault fix. …

Importance of Unlimited PIP Benefits and Understanding Your Auto Insurance Coverage

Importance of Unlimited PIP Benefits and Understanding Your Auto Insurance Coverage

In this article, we spotlight several of our actual clients to help readers understand the crucial importance of unlimited PIP benefits. …

Understanding Michigan Youth Concussion Law

Understanding Michigan Youth Concussion Law

As kids hit the field or court for another season, it's important coaches, players, and parents understand Michigan youth concussion law. …

Does Michigan No-Fault Reform Actually Crack Down on Auto Insurance Fraud?

Does Michigan No-Fault Reform Actually Crack Down on Auto Insurance Fraud?

While Michigan's new auto insurance law attempts to crack down on fraud, insurance companies gain more power for stopping auto insurance fraud while consumers are left with little protection. …

Can I Sue for Injuries from a Car Crash That Wasn’t My Fault if I Don’t Have Insurance?

Can I Sue for Injuries from a Car Crash That Wasn’t My Fault if I Don’t Have Insurance?

This article answers a question we often receive: can I sue for injuries from a car crash that wasn't my fault if I don't have insurance? …

Car Crash Caused by Bright Headlights: Who is at Fault?

Car Crash Caused by Bright Headlights: Who is at Fault?

Bright, oncoming headlights make roadways hazardous, and if you were injured in a car crash caused by bright headlights, you need to understand your legal rights. …

Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Sinas Dramis Attorneys & Names George Sinas “Top 100 Lawyer”

Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Sinas Dramis Attorneys & Names George Sinas “Top 100 Lawyer”

Ten Sinas Dramis were named to the Michigan Super Lawyers 2021 list, in addition to George Sinas' recognition as a "Top 100 Lawyer" in Michigan. …

Elisabeth Ostendorf – a Story of Love, Justice, and Complex Auto Litigation

Elisabeth Ostendorf – a Story of Love, Justice, and Complex Auto Litigation

Our client, Elisabeth Ostendorf, was tragically injured in 2014 when she was struck by an MSU employee on campus. WLNS 6 recently featured her story of love, justice, and the complex auto litigation that unfolded. …

Bryan Waldman Named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

Bryan Waldman Named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

We are pleased to share that five Sinas Dramis attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 publication of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. This includes firm President Bryan Waldman, who has been additionally recognized as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in …

Should I Seek Chiropractic Care After a Car Crash?

Should I Seek Chiropractic Care After a Car Crash?

Many injuries from a crash require a variety of services, therapies, and treatment to fully rehabilitate, including chiropractic care after a car crash. Learn if no-fault covers this benefit. …

E-Scooter Rental Agreement: Riders Beware Language Limiting Your Rights

E-Scooter Rental Agreement: Riders Beware Language Limiting Your Rights

With electric scooters on nearly every city sidewalk these days, users are likely signing an e-scooter rental agreement that limits their rights if injured in a crash. …

Auto Law’s Alphabet Soup: PIP, MACP, and ERISA Health Plans

Auto Law’s Alphabet Soup: PIP, MACP, and ERISA Health Plans

Tom Sinas explains Michigan auto law's alphabet soup: PIP, MACP, and ERISA health plans and which insurer is responsibility for paying no-fault benefits. …

Proving Fault in Car Crashes: What is Comparative Negligence?

Proving Fault in Car Crashes: What is Comparative Negligence?

In some Michigan car accidents, fault isn't necessarily 100% clear. Under comparative negligence, the conduct of both drivers is factored into potential recovery on behalf of the injured person. …

Proposed Increase to Federal Semi-Truck Liability Insurance Requirements

Proposed Increase to Federal Semi-Truck Liability Insurance Requirements

Infrastructure talks in Washington include an increase in semi-truck liability insurance, which could have big impacts on Michigan motorists under the new auto insurance law. …

Am I Liable if a Trespasser is Injured on My Property?

Am I Liable if a Trespasser is Injured on My Property?

What happens if someone comes onto your property without an invite and gets hurt? This is a great question to ask - especially regarding kids during trampoline and swimming pool season. …

Does it Cost Money to File a Lawsuit?

Does it Cost Money to File a Lawsuit?

One of the first questions potential clients ask us is what does it cost to file a lawsuit? In this article, we explain attorney contingency fees, which is commonly used in personal injury cases. …

Katie Tucker Receives 2021 Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Award

Katie Tucker Receives 2021 Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Award

We are pleased to announce that firm Partner, Katie Tucker, has received the 2021 WLAM award in recognition of her exceptional leadership skills. …

A Guide to Michigan’s Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Laws

A Guide to Michigan’s Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Laws

Learn about Michigan's rules, regulations, and laws for off-road vehicles (ORVs). …

COVID-19 Impacts on the Michigan Legal System

COVID-19 Impacts on the Michigan Legal System

In a recent WKTV "Journal in Focus" interview, attorney Tom Sinas describes COVID-19 impacts on the Michigan legal system. …

Should I Seek Medical Treatment After a Car Crash?

Should I Seek Medical Treatment After a Car Crash?

Seeking medical treatment after a car crash is important for not only identifying possibly serious injuries, but also preserving your rights to access auto no-fault PIP benefits. …

Press Conference: Bipartisan Concerns Over No-Fault Retroactive Application

Press Conference: Bipartisan Concerns Over No-Fault Retroactive Application

On Wednesday, June 9, a group of bipartisan legislators who signed a memo of support regarding the concerns over no-fault retroactive application participated in a press conference in Lansing. Sinas Dramis Law Firm attorney George Sinas spoke at this event. …

HB 4809 Seeks to Close Loophole for Michigan Motorcyclists

HB 4809 Seeks to Close Loophole for Michigan Motorcyclists

HB 4809 pends before the Michigan legislation, seeking to fix issues created by the 2019 no-fault reform for Michigan motorcyclists. …

Attorney Jon Homa Transitions to Grand Rapids Office

Attorney Jon Homa Transitions to Grand Rapids Office

We are pleased to announce that Michigan personal injury lawyer, Jon Homa, is transitioning his work from Lansing to Grand Rapids. Jon joins our Grand Rapids personal injury team and now works out of our Fulton street office. This recent development will allow us to continue to best serve our …

Can Unlicensed Drivers Receive No-Fault Benefits?

Can Unlicensed Drivers Receive No-Fault Benefits?

A recent Court of Appeals decision answered an important no-fault disqualification question: can unlicensed drivers receive no-fault benefits? …

The Problem with Michigan’s New PIP Choice Auto Insurance Options

The Problem with Michigan’s New PIP Choice Auto Insurance Options

In Part 2 of his WKTV Journal in Focus interview, Grand Rapids car accident lawyer, Tom Sinas, explains the problem with Michigan's new PIP choice options. …

Don’t Ignore These Delayed Symptoms of Injuries Following a Car Crash

Don’t Ignore These Delayed Symptoms of Injuries Following a Car Crash

Sometimes people write off aches and pains after an accident, but these symptoms of injuries following a car crash can indicate something serious is going on and shouldn't be ignored. …

Auto No-Fault Medical Provider Changes Under New Car Insurance Law

Auto No-Fault Medical Provider Changes Under New Car Insurance Law

Tom Sinas interviewed recently with WKTV Journal in Focus to discuss several topics including the upcoming changes for medical providers under the new auto no-fault law which going into effect July 1. …

LP Gas Safety – Preventing Residential Fires and Explosions

LP Gas Safety – Preventing Residential Fires and Explosions

As a Kalamazoo personal injury attorney of over 35 years, I have represented many individuals and families who have suffered serious and catastrophic burn injuries as the result of LP gas system leaks. In virtually every case, a lack of application of basic and required safety rules caused these fires …

Michigan Supreme Court Response to COVID-19

Michigan Supreme Court Response to COVID-19

Stay up-to-date on how the Michigan Courts are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. …

Car Insurance Phone Apps: Beware the Convenience Temptation

Car Insurance Phone Apps: Beware the Convenience Temptation

With the digital world at our fingertips, insurers are trying to get us to do more and more via mobile devices, but using car insurance phone apps could come with dire consequences. …

George Sinas and Joel Finnell Publish The No-Fault Tort Threshold: A Comprehensive Survey of the Law

George Sinas and Joel Finnell Publish The No-Fault Tort Threshold: A Comprehensive Survey of the Law

George Sinas and Joel Finnell have recently written "The No-Fault Tort Threshold: A Comprehensive Survey of the Law," which is now available for purchase through the Michigan Association for Justice. …

Recent Appellate Decisions Dismantle Weapon Used by Insurers to Take Away No-Fault Benefits

Recent Appellate Decisions Dismantle Weapon Used by Insurers to Take Away No-Fault Benefits

Since 2014, no-fault insurers have been deploying a ruthless weapon against people injured in a motor vehicle accident: identifying what insurers believe to be false statements in the processing of PIP claims and then seeking to void the entire underlying insurance policy. This has resulted in terminating all auto no-fault …

Justice for All – Initiative to Help Those Representing Themselves in Civil Cases

Justice for All – Initiative to Help Those Representing Themselves in Civil Cases

The Michigan Supreme Court recently announced “Justice for All” – a new initiative that hopes to help people handle their own civil claims. …

Struggle for Accountability in Cases of Sexual Assault – Michigan AG Closes Nassar/MSU Investigation

Struggle for Accountability in Cases of Sexual Assault – Michigan AG Closes Nassar/MSU Investigation

On the eve of the 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Michigan Attorney General, Dana Nessel, announced her office was forced to close its investigation into the MSU and Larry Nassar scandal that rocked the Michigan State University campus and nation. Accountability in cases of sexual assault is crucial to survivors, …

Katie Tucker – Only Lansing Personal Injury Lawyer Recognized as a Top Woman Attorney

Katie Tucker – Only Lansing Personal Injury Lawyer Recognized as a Top Woman Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Sinas Dramis Partner, Katie Tucker, has received the incredible distinction as the only Lansing-based personal injury attorney recognized on the Super Lawyers’ Top Women Attorneys list for 2021. This recognition further signals Katie’s deep commitment to both the community and her clients in Lansing …

MSU Center for Survivors and MSU Sexual Assault Healthcare Program

MSU Center for Survivors and MSU Sexual Assault Healthcare Program

Sexual assault attorney, Jackie Dupler, recently had the honor of touring the new MSU Center for Survivors of Sexual Assault Healthcare Program and is pleased with the innovative services not available for greater-Lansing residents. …

Women’s History Month – Exploring and Celebrating Women in the Law

Women’s History Month – Exploring and Celebrating Women in the Law

As March nears its end, and another Women’s History Month comes to a close, we at Sinas Dramis Law Firm wish to take a moment to not only recognize the tireless efforts of the many women that make up the Sinas Dramis team, but to explore the larger topic of …

First Responders Injured in Car Accidents

First Responders Injured in Car Accidents

The past year has brought more tragic instances of first responders injured in car accidents by careless drivers in Michigan. The rights of those injured or tragically killed in these collisions are complex. …

Bryan Waldman Earns American Board of Trial Advocates Membership

Bryan Waldman Earns American Board of Trial Advocates Membership

Bryan Waldman was recently accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious invitation-only national group of attorneys committed to the preservation and promotion of the 7th Amendment. …

Dram Shop Law – Social Host Liability and Liability for Retail Licensees

Dram Shop Law – Social Host Liability and Liability for Retail Licensees

Michigan's dram shop laws prohibit the serving of alcohol to minors and those visibly intoxicated. In fact, people injured in accidents caused by serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person may have the right to bring a claim against the restaurant or bar that provided the alcohol. …

New Auto Liability Insurance Limits, New Complexities

New Auto Liability Insurance Limits, New Complexities

2020 was so dizzying that it is hard to keep track of the many changes in our lives. You are thus in good company if you did not notice that automobile liability insurance limits underwent a historic change, courtesy of the auto no-fault overhaul known as Public Acts 21 and …

Obtaining Compensation for Vehicle Damage Claims in Michigan

Obtaining Compensation for Vehicle Damage Claims in Michigan

Effective July 2020, Michigan's mini-tort maximum for vehicle damages will increase from $1,000 to $3,000. It is important to note that fault is imperative in these types of cases. …

New Auto No-Fault Law Significantly Impacts Uninsured Children

New Auto No-Fault Law Significantly Impacts Uninsured Children

A recent tragedy involving a family riding in a horse-drawn buggy and a motor vehicle bears the question - where do children whose parents don't have a no-fault policy turn to for no-fault benefits? …

Won’t My Health Insurance Cover My Car Accident Injuries?

Won’t My Health Insurance Cover My Car Accident Injuries?

Recommended Michigan Car Insurance and the New No-Fault Law Michigan Auto Insurance Changes – What Buyers Need to Know Should I Opt-Out of PIP Coverage if I Have Medicare or Medicaid?   …

Tom Sinas Receives “Best of Grand Rapids” Distinction by Grand Rapids Magazine

Tom Sinas Receives “Best of Grand Rapids” Distinction by Grand Rapids Magazine

Tom Sinas received the best personal injury attorney in Grand Rapids distinction by readers of the Grand Rapids Magazine! …

Welcoming New Partners Brian McKenna and Catherine Tucker

Welcoming New Partners Brian McKenna and Catherine Tucker

We are pleased to announce the welcome addition of two new partners at Sinas Dramis Law Firm – Brian A. McKenna and Catherine E. Tucker. McKenna and Tucker join George T. Sinas, Michael E. Larkin, James F. Graves, Bryan J. Waldman, Stephen H. Sinas, and Thomas G. Sinas, making up …

Personal Injury Solicitation and Illegally Obtaining Police Reports

Personal Injury Solicitation and Illegally Obtaining Police Reports

Federal prosecutors in Detroit recently announced guilty pleas and indictments of lawyers and others engaged in the alleged illegal solicitation of personal injury clients and selling of police reports. …

Address Confidentiality Program Legislation Passed to Protect Victims

Address Confidentiality Program Legislation Passed to Protect Victims

Legislation for an Address Confidentiality Program was recently signed into Michigan law by Governor Whitmer after passing in the state House and Senate to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. This legislation plan allows for victims to obtain alternate identification (ID) numbers and a substitute …

Injured in a Rideshare Accident – No-Fault Benefits, Liability Claims

Injured in a Rideshare Accident – No-Fault Benefits, Liability Claims

Rideshares - such as Uber and Lyft - are a popular way to get from point A to point B without the hassle and maintenance of owning your own vehicle. But in the unfortunate instance of becoming injured as a result of a rideshare crash, many people don't know if …

Delivery Person Injuries – Dangerous Properties, Dog Bites, and No-Fault Benefits

Delivery Person Injuries – Dangerous Properties, Dog Bites, and No-Fault Benefits

More than ever, Americans are doing much of their shopping online. Even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, delivery jobs had become one of the fastest-growing jobs for Americans. Now over the past year, with more people across the country staying home and opting to avoid traditional brick and mortar retail …