Grand Rapids Personal Injury Attorney Recognized As An “Up & Coming Lawyer”

Thomas G. Sinas, a Sinas Dramis Law Firm partner and Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, has been named a 2016 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a statewide legal publication.

Tom is one of 30 Michigan attorneys chosen by Michigan Lawyers Weekly to receive the honor. The practitioners selected for the award have been lawyers for 10 years or less and “display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that make them worthy of the Up & Coming Lawyers title.”

Upon learning of the award, Tom said: “It is truly an honor to be recognized alongside other excellent lawyers ...

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Parents, Talk To Your Teenagers About Distracted Driving

FACT: Distracted driving is involved in 6 of 10 crashes that seriously injure teenagers.

FACT: Parents influence their teen’s driving habits more than they think.

 

One week every October is designated as National Teen Driver Safety Week, helping to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and preventable teenage deaths and injuries on the roads. It also offers parents an excellent opportunity to talk to their teens about safe driving habits.

Studies show that only about 25 percent of parents have talked to their teens about driving safety. This is unfortunate because … believe it or not … parents have ...

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Bills Regulating Ride Sharing Regulations In Michigan Don’t Do Enough

*** Note: This blog post was updated 3/13/2017 to reflect Michigan’s new ride-sharing laws (Public Acts 345, 346, 347 and 348 of 2016).

For several years, ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have been operating in Michigan without any state oversight. But on March 21, 2017, this changed when Public Acts 345, 346, 347 and 348 went into effect.

Until now, it has been unsettled exactly how the auto no-fault insurance system works when Uber or Lyft drivers are in a Michigan car accident. There have also been liability concerns because drivers are considered independent contractors ...

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Home Sharing In Michigan: The Risks & Liability Concerns

In recent years, ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have exploded onto the scene, helping create what is called the “sharing economy.” Now, home sharing in Michigan is also booming, with services like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway.

Home-sharing companies basically operate like a hotel or a bed & breakfast. They help travelers who want temporary lodging in a particular location by connecting them with individuals in that location who will host them in their own home.

But if you’re part of Michigan’s home-sharing economy, you need to be careful. In this video, Grand Rapids personal injury lawyer Tom Sinas talks about ...

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In A Michigan Car Accident? It’s Illegal For A Lawyer To Contact You Right After It Happens

Have you ever received a phone call shortly after being in a Michigan car accident, and the person on the other end claims they’re from a “no-fault benefits” or a “victims’ rights” office and they’ll get you a quick settlement?

If you ever get such a phone call, hang up. Do not talk to the person. Do not share any details about the accident, including any injuries you may have suffered or your personal information.

In some instances, you may get a letter instead of a phone call. Just like a phone call, do not respond.

Why should you keep quiet? ...

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Lansing, Grand Rapids Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Michigan Car Accident Laws

Three Sinas Dramis Law Firm attorneys recently spoke about Michigan car accident laws at the 13th Annual No-Fault Institute in Detroit.

Personal injury attorneys from across the state gathered at the two-day event, and were advised by presenters to “stay focused” because “things are getting blurry.”

The conference, presented each year by the Michigan Association for Justice, was coordinated by Lansing personal injury attorney George Sinas and Farmington Hills lawyer Wayne Miller. Both are considered leading experts on auto no-fault law.

In addition to planning the event, ...

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Lansing Personal Injury Attorneys Recognized As “Super Lawyers”

The Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce that five of its Lansing personal injury attorneys have been named “Michigan Super Lawyers” in the area of general personal injury.

The Lansing personal injury lawyers who received the “Michigan Super Lawyers” designation are: George Sinas, Tim Donovan, Jim Graves, Bryan Waldman and Stephen Sinas.

We are also thrilled to announce that Grand Rapids personal injury attorney Tom Sinas, who manages the firm’s West Michigan office, has been listed as a “Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Star in the field of plaintiffs’ general personal injury.

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Sinas Dramis Hires New Grand Rapids Personal Injury Attorney

Adrian Copeland has joined the Sinas Dramis Law Firm as the newest personal injury attorney in the Grand Rapids office, where she focuses her practice on auto liability, auto no-fault benefit and personal injury cases.

Adrian comes to the firm with 13 years’ experience standing up for the rights of injured persons across Michigan. She has handled all types of personal injury cases, from auto no-fault to premises liability to dog bites to construction accidents.

Adrian was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2003. She is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Michigan Association for Justice ...

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Will Speed-Limiters On Michigan Semi-Trucks Reduce Crashes?

In 2015, nearly 12,000 heavy trucks and buses, including semi-trucks, were involved in accidents on Michigan roadways. Nationwide, thousands of motorists are injured or killed each year in semi-truck crashes. This is why it has been suggested that speed-limiters be installed on Michigan semi-trucks, and on all heavy trucks across the United States.

To help reduce the number of collisions due to speeding trucks, it was proposed in 2016 that vehicles with a gross weight of mornational-highway-traffic-safety-administratione than 26,000 pounds be equipped with a speed-limiter that forcibly caps how fast they can ...

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Michigan Workplace Injuries Will Soon Be Revealed Online

Whether it’s operating equipment at a construction site or replacing the rooftop on a home, more than 100,000 Michigan workers are injured on the job every year.

And while employers are supposed to report these injuries to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), this injury information has never been available for the public to see.

But that’s all about to change.

On-The-Job Injuries Disclosed

A new federal rule requires employers in high-hazard industries, including many in Michigan, to send OSHA injury and illness data electronically. Why? Because it will now be posted, for everyone to see, on the agency’s ...

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