Importance of Bicyclist Safety and Legal Rights in Michigan

The rights and safety of bicyclists

When Summer begins in Michigan, and the popularity of bicycling is on the rise, unfortunately so does the number of accidents involving motor vehicles and cyclists in Michigan. When a bike is involved in a crash with a motor vehicle, it often results in severe injuries or death. This tragic fact highlights the need to understand the importance of bicyclist safety and legal rights in Michigan. ...

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Michigan Motorcycle Street Legal Requirements and Safety

Motorcycle Legally Driving Down Roadway

In Michigan, there is no better sign of spring and summer than the sound of a motorcycle cruising down the roadway. There’s a lot to consider when riding a motorcycle, including how you do so safely and whether you are following the state’s legal requirements. Grand Rapids motorcycle accident lawyer Tom Sinas went through the basics of Michigan motorcycle street legal requirements in an appearance on Fox 17 Know the Law, where he also offered safety tips for both riders and other motorists who share the road. https://youtu.be/wDjI7DzCzho Who can Ride Under Michigan Motorcycle Street Legal Requirements? In Michigan, those looking to ride a motorcycle need...

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How Medicaid Affects a Personal Injury Case

Under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the Medicaid program expanded, causing the number of those reliant on the program in the United States to greatly increase as more people became eligible. In a recent appearance on Fox 17 “Know the Law” Grand Rapids personal injury attorney Tom Sinas explains how Medicaid affects a personal injury case....

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Michigan Boating Accident: What Happens If You’re Injured?

Boats Near Marina

With the Great Lakes and numerous inland waterways, Michigan is a boating lover's dream. For many, boating is way of life during the hot summer months. However, while boating is fun, it can also be dangerous. There's always the risk of suffering an injury in a Michigan boating accident.   Michigan Boating Injury Numbers Are On The Rise According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 65 people were injured in Michigan boating accidents in 2016. In total, there were 125 boating accidents last year, with damages totaling more than $550,000. In addition, 38 people died in Michigan boating accidents in 2016. This is the most recreational...

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Limitations on Damages in a Catastrophic Train Accident


The aftermath of the Amtrak train accident highlights an unfortunate reality with which its victims will have to grapple. We all remember the devastating Amtrak train accident that took place in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015, killing eight people and injuring over 200. The train was traveling twice the speed limit, at 106 miles per hour, before it jumped the tracks with most of the cars landing on their sides. More than twenty lawsuits have been filed against Amtrak and the engineer responsible for the crash, and dozens of injured passengers struggle to recover from their injuries, including Kathryn Varnum and her...

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