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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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 Michigan Drivers Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage

When you’re in a car accident, you typically collect Michigan no-fault benefits from your own auto insurance company. You might also get some benefits from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier.

But sometimes the at-fault driver’s policy may not fully compensate you for your injuries. This is why Michigan drivers need to purchase what is known as “underinsured motorist” coverage.

Why Underinsured Motorist Coverage Is Important

Here’s the deal. In 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 Continue Reading →

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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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