Attorney Jon Homa Joins Sinas Dramis Auto No-Fault Team

We are pleased to announce that attorney Jon Homa has joined the Sinas Dramis Law Firm as the newest associate in the Lansing office.

As a Michigan personal injury lawyer, Jon focuses primarily on handling cases involving auto no-fault law. He represents plaintiffs from across the state who are injured in motor vehicle collisions, trucking accidents, motorcycle crashes and bicycle accidents.

In addition, Jon handles claims involving constitutional rights, particularly alleged civil rights violations.

Before joining Sinas Dramis as an associate attorney, Jon served as a law clerk at the firm for several years. During ...

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Saginaw Broadbent Accidents In Lansing Continue To Increase

Traffic Signal Needed On This Dangerous Stretch Of Road

It’s not unusual to see or hear about car accidents at Saginaw and Broadbent, which is why this west Lansing intersection has been designated a Michigan dangerous road.

Saginaw heading into Grand Ledge (also known as M-43) is an east-west four-lane highway. Broadbent is a north-south two-lane road that crosses Saginaw.

The number of Saginaw Broadbent accidents has been inching upward in recent years. Some of the reasons for the increasing number of accidents at the Saginaw Broadbent intersection are:

    • motorists traveling east-west on Saginaw are often driving in excess of ...
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Why Your Car Accident Police Report Is So Important

After a car crash, you’ll likely be shaken up and thinking of many things. It’s understandable that you may find yourself asking what you should do after the accident.

While there are many things you will need to handle after the crash, including seeking medical attention for any car accident injuries, one of the most important is getting a copy of the police report.

Here’s why.

Why The Police Report Is Needed

The main reason you need a copy of the police report is this: you must provide it to your auto insurance company to claim Michigan no-fault PIP benefits. ...

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Michigan Speed Limit Increase: Will Roads Become More Dangerous?

The speed limit on certain stretches of Michigan interstates is increasing to 75 mph, while it jumping to 65 mph on other state highways. This Michigan speed limit increase began taking effect gradually on May 1, 2017.

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the speed limit on more than 600 miles of freeways is being boosted from 70 to 75 mph, while it going up to 65 mph on another 938 miles of state roadways. Speed limit signs started changing May 1, and the higher speed limit is official when the roads are actually signed.

The speed limit ...

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Speeding Michigan Semi-Trucks Can Be Deadly

A recent accident on U.S. 23 involving an 18-wheeler and eight passenger vehicles is a sobering reminder of the horrific damage and catastrophic injuries that speeding Michigan semi-trucks can cause.

According to reports, the truck driver allegedly caused the nine-vehicle pileup on April 23, 2017. A preliminary investigation showed the driver failed to stop his 2015 Freightliner semi-truck as he approached passenger vehicles that were stopped in a construction area on southbound U.S. 23. Two people in the passenger vehicles died in the collision, while another person who was critically injured died several days later. The truck driver reportedly suffered ...

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Tougher Michigan Distracted Driving Laws Proposed

State lawmakers are ramping up their efforts to crack down on Michigan distracted driving — particularly cell phone use behind the wheel.

Rep. Martin Howrylak recently introduced House Bill 4466, which would toughen current Michigan distracted driving laws by banning the use of hand-held portable electronic devices for anyone operating a motor vehicle. Under the proposal, having a portable electronic device in your hand while driving would be a primary offense, which means law enforcement could pull you over for holding a cell phone or other device.

Cell phones are a leading cause of distracted driving accidents. The National ...

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Recent Uptick In Pedestrian Accidents Triggers Safety Concerns

Pedestrian accidents are in the spotlight once again, after two Lansing men were struck by vehicles within a matter of days.

Both victims were crossing the same area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in south Lansing. One man died from his injuries, while the other was hospitalized with critical wounds.

According to the Lansing Police Department (LPD), the victims were not using the crosswalk.

It is notable that the area where the men were struck is a five-lane road that does not have a pedestrian crosswalk for more than a half mile (between West Holmes Road and West Mount Hope Avenue). ...

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I-94 US-127 Accidents In Jackson Are On The Rise

Michigan Dangerous Roadway:

Heavily Traveled & Congested Area

During the past several years, I-94 US-127 accidents in Jackson have become all too common, leading many to speculate why the area has steadily become known as a dangerous road in Michigan.

So far this year, there have been numerous accidents in Jackson near I-94 and US-127. However, one of the most serious incidents occurred in June 2015, when there was a catastrophic nine-vehicle pileup at the interchange, including three jackknifed semi-trucks. The crash sent 11 people to the hospital. And just a few days after that accident, several crashes closed eastbound ...

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How Inexperienced Truck Drivers Cause Accidents

Inexperienced truck driver accidents happen more often than you think.

Recently, a truck driver created havoc in a Cincinnati neighborhood, taking down utility poles, hitting garbage cans and damaging buildings. The driver, who had been on the job for only three weeks, had re-routed his truck onto a local road because he had missed his exit. The police cited the driver for “failure to maneuver.”

Luckily, no one was injured in that semi-truck accident. However, reports like this show how inexperienced drivers can cause truck accidents, and why little experience is often a factor in truck accidents in Michigan.

Inexperienced ...

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New Study Links Trucking Accidents And Unhealthy Drivers

Trucking accidents and unhealthy drivers go hand-in-hand, according to a new study* that finds truck drivers with certain medical conditions have a much greater chance of being in a crash.

It can be challenging for truck drivers to lead a healthy lifestyle, especially those who operate semi-trucks, drive long distances and often spend weeks at a time on the road. Drivers frequently sit for hours behind the wheel, have less-than-ideal sleeping conditions and find it difficult to eat nutritious meals and exercise.

The study’s conclusion? The worse a truck driver’s health, the more likely the driver will be in a truck ...

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