Grand Rapids Lids For Kids: 439 Bike Helmets Handed Out

Hundreds of Grand Rapids families came out on a hot and steamy day for our annual Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway and bicycle safety event.

When all was said and done, 439 kids received a free, properly-fitted bike helmet at this year’s event, which was held June 11 at Garfield Park. The best news is that these children now have a lesser chance of sustaining a brain injury in a bike-related accident.

Many of the kids who attended won new bikes, which were donated by Village Bike & Fitness. Other prizes were also given away, including passes to ...

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Rental Car Agencies Must Now Fix Vehicle Defects

Have you ever rented a car only to later learn that it had been recalled due to a safety defect, and the defect still existed while you drove the car, increasing your risk of being injured in an auto accident?

Rental-car customers can breathe a little easier because, as of June 1, 2016, federal law requires rental-car companies to fix any vehicle safety defects before renting those cars to consumers.

According to Dr. Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the new law is yet another tool to help protect the safety of motorists. ...

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More Than 500 Lansing Kids Get Free Bike Helmets

Blue skies and sunshine brought out hundreds of families on Saturday, May 21, for the annual Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway and bike safety event in Lansing.Lansing bike helmet giveaway

More than 500 children received a free, properly-fitted bike helmet at the 2016 Lids for Kids event. The best news? More than 500 Lansing-area kids now have a lesser chance of brain injury in a bicycle accident.

Eighteen kLansing bike helmet giveawayids also won free bikes, thanks to the generosity of several ...

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2016 Traverse City Lids for Kids: 400-Plus Bike Helmets Given Away

The weather was a bit chilly for the 2016 Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway and bike safety event in Traverse City, but that didn’t keep families from attending. More than 400 kids were fitted with free bike helmets.officer helping with helmet

The 2016 Lids for Kids event — the first-ever in Traverse City — was packed not just with families, but also with fun activities and games. Kids learned bicycle safety tips, met local firefighters, toured a fire engine and cruised an obstacle course on a bike. They also had the ...

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Bike Law Team Members Ride 250 Miles To Lids For Kids Event

Bike Law Michigan and Sinas Dramis attorney Bryan Waldman and friend Wade Burch enjoyed the Michigan scenery as they traveled to the May 14, 2016, Lids for Kids bike helmet giveaway in Traverse City. And they got an up-close and personal view of the state. Why? Because they didn’t take the 250-mile trip by car. They rode their bikes.

Bryan and Wade, both Bike Law cycling team members, left downtown Grand Rapids on their bikes Thursday morning, May 12, with their final destination being the annual Lids for Kids bike helmet and bike safety event in Traverse City. ...

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Tom Sinas Receives Brain Injury Prevention Award From BIAMI

Grand Rapids personal injury lawyer Tom Sinas has received the “Prevention Award,” given annually by the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI).

The “Prevention Award” is presented to an individual or organization that has made the greatest single impact on promoting brain injury prevention programs and/or activities during the year.

Tom received the award during the BIAMI’s annual meeting on May 7, 2016. The award recognizes his commitment to educating the public on preventing brain injuries, particularly head injuries in children, as well as his service on the BIAMI Board of Directors.

Tom, who manages the Sinas Dramis Law ...

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For the Car-Less Among Us: Don’t Forget Named Operator Insurance

Learn how you can protect yourself with Named Operator Insurance

Cities across Michigan are becoming more urban and bike friendly. In places like Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, mass transit and cycling are becoming more viable options. So many Michiganders will forgo owning a car. It’s good for the environment, and it’s good for your health. It’s also good for your wallet. Aside from the obvious expense of purchasing a car, losing your car can save you money on maintenance, gas, and parking. You might also think you’ll save money because you won’t need auto insurance. However, you ...

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Children, Football, and the Age of Consent

Concussion researcher raises interesting point about children, football, and consent

Individuals must reach a certain age before they can legally consent to participating or otherwise engaging in a number of activities, ranging from buying cigarettes, joining the military, to exercising the right to vote. But what about participation in sports, specifically those that lend themselves to frequent, violent contact, i.e., football, or rugby, to name a couple of examples? Should children give their consent to play those sports, and thus assume the risk of suffering potentially life-changing brain injury, including concussions? Should those who participate be of a certain age ...

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Concussion NFL Movie Opens on Christmas Day – Will you see it?

Concussion Film about NFL and brain injuries suffered by professional football players contributes to the debate

As you many know, brain injuries, specifically concussions, have been an important topic of conversation in the world of professional football in the United States, especially in recent years. With stories about retired NFL players committing suicide or otherwise suffering from debilitating brain injury as a result of repeated head trauma, Concussion, a movie about this very issue starring Will Smith, is very timely.

Concussion, which opens on Christmas Day, details the discoveries made by Dr. Bennet Omalu, connecting football and the head trauma associated with the game ...

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George Sinas Receives Respected Advocate Award from Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Michigan personal injury lawyer George Sinas was recognized by the defense bar for his leadership and ethics in representing clients and protecting the Michigan No-Fault system.

George Sinas recently received the 2015 Respected Advocate Award from the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel during the State Bar of Michigan Awards Banquet. He was recognized for his tireless, ethical efforts and leadership in protecting the Michigan no-fault law. George joins partner Tim Donovan who was the first Sinas Dramis attorney to receive the Respected Advocate Award in 2004.

The Respected Advocate Awards are bestowed each year by both the Michigan Association for Justice ...

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