Auto No-Fault Intentional Injuries Exclusion – You Don’t Have to Prove Innocence

To understand the intentional injuries exclusion, you must first familiarize yourself with the basics of Michigan’s auto no‑fault law. While oftentimes shrouded in mystery, Michigan’s no-fault law, at its core, provides every resident injured in auto-related accidents certain financial and medical insurance benefits with very limited exception. Intentional injuries are one of the exceptions insurance providers attempt to exempt injured parties from obtaining benefits. These benefits pay for accident-related medical care and certain financial losses resulting from a collision. No-fault benefits are also payable to the surviving dependents of a person killed in a fatal auto-related accident.

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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Welcomes Brian McKenna and Opens Metro Detroit Location

Please join us in welcoming esteemed Detroit personal injury attorney, Brian McKenna, to the Sinas Dramis team. Brian is a reputable and highly regarded personal injury attorney and has dedicated his entire legal career to representing the people of Southeast Michigan. Prior to joining Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Brian was a shareholder and served on the Board of Directors at Sachs Waldman, a prominent and well-regarded Detroit law firm. Brian obtained his undergraduate degree with honors from Ferris State University before attending and graduating from Wayne State University Law School in 1993.

Metro Detroit Personal Injury Practice

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Construction Site Safety & Other Workplace Regulations

It’s no secret that construction sites can be dangerous, especially to those working within them. Construction site safety is imperative in keeping workers safe from injuries and sometimes even death. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s “Know the Law” to help Michigan workers understand safety standards and laws implemented to keep them safe.

Importance of MIOSHA & Construction Site Safety

Warmer weather is nearing, which means more construction sites are popping up around the state. Construction site safety standards and regulations are an important part of keeping workers safe while at work. Continue Reading →

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Pothole Damage Reimbursement and Reasonably Repaired Roads

Michigan roads are terrible, that’s no secret. And while poor road conditions leave drivers frustrated and annoyed, the problem also contributes to extensive wear and tear on our vehicles. Many might fail to remember that Michigan actually has laws on the books regarding pothole damage reimbursement. Michigan personal injury attorney, Bryan Waldman, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently appeared on WLNS “Legal Edge” to explain Michigan pothole damage reimbursement and responsibility for maintaining safe roads in the state.

Jurisdiction of Michigan Roads

Michigan has a law with regard to pothole damage, yet few know about it. This law states that ...

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Everything to Know About the New Michigan Sick Time Law

For many sick employees, there’s an internal debate over whether to stay home or suffer through their illness at work. However, some workers don’t have this problem due to their lack of sick time availability to begin with. When employees show up to work despite being sick, they risk spreading germs and illness to their fellow employees. Thankfully, as of March 26th, 2019, a new Michigan sick time law took effect. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17 Know the Law to help Michigan workers understand the new law.

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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. With an average of one in three women and one in six men encountering some form of sexual violence in their lifetime, stats show this conversation is long overdue. Part of the solution to altering these grim statistics is keeping the discussion alive and in the public spotlight. Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) focuses on doing just that. In honor of those affected by sexual assault, here’s a brief history of SAAM, ways to get ...

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Boundary and Property Disputes – Michigan Tree Trimming Laws

There’s a beautiful apple tree in your neighbor’s yard. One of its branches hangs over the fence and shades your property. It leaves not so beautiful rotten apples all over your yard. While boundary disputes that lead to property disputes may be annoying, they’re all-too-common. Bryan Waldman, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently appeared on WLNS 6 Legal Edge to explain the laws surrounding those nuisance neighbors and property or boundary disputes.

Handling Boundary Disputes Legally

Bryan advises everyone to speak with a lawyer when facing property disputes like this. There are some laws and some legal technicalities that are on ...

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Michigan Beach Walking Laws – What’s Public and What’s Private?

As Michigan’s infamous summer seemingly inches closer, you might be wondering, “Where are the public beaches near me?” And the answer is more ambiguous than you might think. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law recently to help beachgoers understand their rights regarding Michigan beach walking laws and outlines where you can and cannot walk along the infamous shoreline of West Michigan.

Michigan Beach Walking Laws in the Spotlight

A recent case in Indiana – Gunderson v. State of Indiana – a landowner challenged Indiana state law regarding where the public ...

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Silly Laws in Michigan – A Case for Cleaning Up Outdated Laws

For those who’ve played the game where you’re given three options of potential silly laws and instructed to choose which one is actually still in effect will understand how attorney Bryan Waldman felt researching his most recent WLNS 6 Legel Edge segment. Despite an effort in 2015 to clean up some outdated laws in Michigan, a few still remain on the books.

Silly Laws in Michigan and the Cussing Canoeist

In 2015, Michigan Legislature pushed for a clean up of some of these outdated laws in Michigan. Up until this time, Michigan banned walkathons and had strict regulations regarding where ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Safety – Michigan Designated Driver Services

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday notoriously celebrated in the United States with the excessive consumption of green beer. In fact, in 2017, MSP reported the most alcohol-related car crashes in Michigan occurred on St. Patty’s Day. For those who choose to go out and celebrate, it’s important to know the risks involved and research available designated driver services in your area to ensure St. Patrick’s Day safety for yourself, your friends, and other Michigan motorists.

Zero-Limit Policy for St. Patrick’s Day Safety

While the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 grams per deciliter of blood, this St. Patrick’s Day, ...

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