Brain Injury Study Challenges Preconceived Notions About Recovery

Brain injury recovery study shows that cognitive performance can improve with strategy-based training well beyond the year after the TBI is sustained

A recent traumatic brain injury recovery study published in the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation journal will hopefully clear up some misconceptions about recovering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The study was conducted by the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. TBIs are among the most common injuries sustained in the United States, with over 5 million individuals currently living with one. These types of brain injuries are not just sustained in car ...

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Celebrate Holidays with a Bang by Following Local Fireworks Ordinances

Update: A recent law passed in late 2018 significantly reduced the number of days consumers can blow off fireworks! Please be sure to read below for updated dates and times fireworks are permissible according to state and local ordinances.

Fireworks are often a favorite part of summertime gatherings. However, while fireworks may be fun to watch, they can also be dangerous and cause serious injuries, such as burn injuries and amputation injuries. In fact, since Michigan legalized the use of more powerful consumer-grade fireworks in 2012, the number of people visiting emergency rooms because of fireworks injuries has more than ...

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Women’s World Cup Head Collision Illustrates Soccer’s Concussion Risk

Yesterday’s head collision between US and German soccer players shows concussion risk in soccer

If you watched yesterday’s Women’s World Cup match between the Team USA and Germany, you probably saw the particularly nasty head collision between midfielders Morgan Brian (US) and Alexandra Popp (Germany).

While it’s not immediately evident that either player sustained a concussion or other sort of head or brain injury (remember, it can take a few days for symptoms to manifest), many who watched the match cried foul at the amount of time it took before both players were allowed to resume play.

Concussions in Sports not limited to ...

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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Sponsors 2015 MSU Gran Fondo in Grand Rapids

Happening in Downtown Grand Rapids, the 2015 MSU Gran Fondo in Grand Rapids benefits efforts to prevent skin cancer

The personal injury lawyers at Sinas Dramis Law Firm are excited to announce that the firm is a sponsor of the 2015 MSU Gran Fondo in Grand Rapids , taking place on Saturday, June 27. The Gran Fondo bike ride is a special event that brings Michigan cyclists together for the common cause of promoting awareness and prevention of skin cancer. It is sponsored by the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. This year’s ride will be in ...

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Semi-Truck Accidents on the Rise: The Cost of Doing Business?

As the economy improves, we’re seeing more semi-trucks on the roads – unfortunately, that has also led to an alarming increase in the number of trucking accidents.

Across the country, fatal semi-truck accidents are on the rise. While we rely on trucks to deliver the goods that we come to rely on daily, and the increase in the number of trucks driving on our roads to deliver the products we need (and want) may signal that our economy is continuing to improve, it cannot be denied that there is a cost many of us fail to think about: the increasing number ...

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Grand Rapids personal injury attorney to serve on boards of GRBA and BIAMI

Tom Sinas Joins Grand Rapids Bar Association and Brain Injury Association of Michigan Boards of Directors
(Update 2018: Tom completed several additional and successful terms serving on the Board of Directors at Grand Rapids Bar Association, with his service ending in 2018. He continues to act as a Board Member at Brain Injury Association of Michigan.)

Please help us congratulate Grand Rapids personal injury attorney Tom Sinas on his election to two Boards of Directors: Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) and the Grand Rapids Bar Association (GRBA). Tom was elected to the BIAMI board at the organization’s ...

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Grand Rapids Attorney Provides No-Fault Reform Update on Grand Valley Public Radio

Tom Sinas delivered a no-fault reform update and discussed the issues surrounding Michigan SB 248, which will  make substantial changes to the no-fault system.

Yesterday, Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney and CPAN General Counsel, spoke with Shelley Irwin on WGVU (Grand Valley Public Radio) about the latest in attempts to reform the Michigan no-fault system, particularly with SB 248. In their discussion, Tom gave an overview of what has happened, where the legislation currently stands, and the concerns and consequences associated with the bill in its current form.

The first thing to remember about ...

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Sam Howell’s story shows benefits of No-Fault law, and how much he could lose if reform efforts are successful

Car accident survivor’s story highlights why no-fault works so well – and why current discussions about SB 248 and Michigan no-fault reform are a step in the wrong direction

Sam Howell and his parents understand how the no-fault system truly works.  HIs journey was documented in a recent Michigan Radio article. An intelligent, promising science student, Sam’s life was dramatically changed when he was involved in a car accident at 18 years of age. As a result, he was in a coma for two months, and when he emerged, had ...

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Just how much are you paying for no-fault coverage, anyway? Check your declarations sheet

Compared to other coverages, the cost of no-fault coverage might not be as high as you think – how does this impact arguments that the cost of no-fault insurance in Michigan is out of control?

The cost of no-fault insurance in Michigan has been a significant subject in debates to reform the system. Michigan SB 248, now with a substitute version awaiting a vote by the House, allegedly aims to decrease the cost of no-fault; however, what supporters of the bill fail to mention is that in exchange for cheaper auto insurance, ...

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The Truth About Unlimited Medical Coverage & Michigan No-Fault Law

Contrary to popular belief, Michigan no-fault insurance does not provide unlimited medical coverage. It’s important to remember this in the ongoing discussions about reforming the no-fault system.

As efforts to revise the Michigan no-fault insurance system continue, it’s unfortunate that some information being provided to the public is inaccurate — particularly the assertion that no-fault insurance provides unlimited medical coverage to persons injured in an auto accident in Michigan.

Certain media reports and statements from people involved in no-fault reform have incorrectly conveyed that one reason why Michigan has high auto insurance rates ...

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