The “Step-Down” Auto Insurance Clause: Every Michigan Family’s Nightmare

Michigan drivers purchase auto no-fault insurance not only because state law requires it, but also to protect themselves and their loved ones in the event of a crash. When buying insurance, drivers usually think their policy will not only cover them in an accident, but will also cover their family members who are injured while riding with them.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case — and many Michigan families aren’t finding out until it’s too late.

Here’s the deal. Some auto insurance companies are inserting a “step-down” clause (also known as an “intra-family exclusionary” clause) in their policies. A Continue Reading →

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Steve Sinas Talks Pokémon Go Legal Concerns With Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Lansing personal injury lawyer Steve Sinas explains the dangers and legal issues associated with playing Pokémon Go, in an article that’s featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MiLW), a statewide legal publication.

In “Pokémon Go presents virtual fun, real legal issues,” (August 12, 2016), Steve first discusses the Pokémon Go app’s terms of service, which cautions users to play the virtual reality game at their own risk and have insurance, in case they’re injured while playing. Users who download the game also agree to not violate any laws, and not to cause others emotional distress or to trespass on ...

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Why Do Michigan Drivers Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

When you’re injured in a car accident, you typically collect no-fault benefits from your own insurance company. You might also get some benefits from the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. But sometimes the at-fault driver’s policy may not fully compensate you for your injuries. This is why Michigan drivers need to purchase underinsured motorist coverage.

Here’s the deal. Michigan motorists are only required to carry $20,000 in no-fault insurance coverage. These bare-bones policies are often capped at $40,000 per accident. This means that $40,000 is the maximum amount the at-fault driver’s insurer has to pay, no matter how many ...

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Sinas Dramis Attorneys Teach Students About Michigan Auto No-Fault Law

Michigan auto no-fault law is tricky to understand, especially given the legislative changes in recent years and the numerous court decisions interpreting the No-Fault Act. That is why Lansing auto accident lawyers George Sinas, Bryan Waldman and Stephen Sinas take time out of their busy schedules to teach soon-to-be attorneys at Michigan State University College of Law about Michigan auto no-fault law.

The three attorneys, who are partners at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing and Grand Rapids, have been adjunct professors at Michigan State University College of Law for several ...

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Catherine E. Tucker Joins Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s Personal Injury Practice

The Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce that Catherine (“Katie”) E. Tucker has joined the firm as an associate attorney in the Lansing office.

Katie will concentrate her practice on personal injury matters, including representing patients and medical providers in disputes with insurance companies over the payment of PIP benefits under Michigan’s auto no-fault law.

Katie has been practicing law since 2012. In March 2016, she received the Ingham County Bar Association’s (ICBA) “Top 5 Under 35 Award,” given annually to five young lawyers in recognition of their talents, skills, professionalism and civility in 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 ...

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Tom Sinas Receives “Prevention Award” From Brain Injury Association Of Michigan

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 Firm’s Continue Reading →

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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 should think ...

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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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