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Won’t My Health Insurance Cover My Car Accident Injuries?

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Michigan, we must purchase insurance for ourselves if we are going to be operating our vehicles on public roadways. Up until mid-2020, when the changes to the Michigan auto no-fault system largely went into effect, auto insurance policies included lifetime unlimited medical coverage for ourselves and our resident family members. This unlimited no-fault PIP medical coverage paid for medical expenses incurred as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision, regardless of who caused the accident. However, as a result of the recent auto no-fault reforms, Michigan residents can now purchase varying levels of no-fault insurance...

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Injured in a Rideshare Accident – No-Fault Benefits, Liability Claims

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Rideshares - such as Uber and Lyft - are a popular way to get from point A to point B without the hassle and maintenance of owning your own vehicle. But in the unfortunate instance of becoming injured as a result of a rideshare crash, many people don't know if they can obtain insurance benefits or where to turn for those benefits. Here to help those injured in a rideshare accident understand their rights to no-fault benefits and a potential liability claim, Grand Rapids car crash lawyer, Tom Sinas, covered this timely and important topic recently on Fox 17 "Know...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media After a Car Accident

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While social media platforms are a popular way to share our daily lives with friends and family, they can also pose a danger to your auto accident injury claim. Posting about damage to your vehicle, the injuries you sustained or venting about the accident being "the other driver's fault" might seem trivial, but please take a moment to read this article and consider the many ramifications that may unfold because of those posts. As Michigan auto accident attorneys, we always suggest victims of car accidents to refrain from publicly commenting on their crash, especially on social media. Your "highlights reel"...

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Winter Driving Tips – Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks

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As the temperatures continue to drop, it is becoming even more apparent that winter weather is on the way. While winter weather means holidays, bundling up by the fire, and crisp white snow, it also signals dangerous roadways. In particular, winter weather can produce dangerous conditions such as low visibility, icy roads, high winds, and potholes. These conditions can cause accidents, injuries, and even death in some cases. However, semi-trucks are a lesser-known danger on winter roads that can cause just as much damage or more. Due to the size and visibility issues associated with semi-trucks, drivers sharing the road...

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What to do if You’re in a Car Accident While Pregnant

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A person never plans to be in a car crash, and these types of accidents never discriminate. Crashes can involve both new teen drivers and experienced older drivers, small cars and semi-trucks, and insured and uninsured vehicles. It doesn't matter who you are, how experienced a driver you are, where you're at, or any other factor - car accidents can happen to anyone. One class of auto accident victims that poses a significantly greater risk of injury or complications include pregnant drivers and vehicle occupants. If you're in a car accident while pregnant, it's important to take extra precautions as to...

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Michigan Court of Appeals Weighs in on Text Message Sender Liability

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The Michigan Court of Appeals recently issued a decision regarding texting and driving. While most everyone knows that reading text messages while driving is against Michigan law, one case recently called into question whether or not the sender of a text message can also be held responsible for an automobile collision caused by distracted driving. Grand Rapids car crash lawyer, Tom Sinas, recently discussed this unique case and the issue of text message sender liability on Fox 17 "Know the Law." State and Local Distracted Driving Laws Recap First, Tom outlines current state law, which, he admits, are likely out of tune...

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Can I Pursue a Liability Claim for Injuries Caused by Roadway Defects?

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Michigan is known for its beautiful summers, crisp autumns, and brutally cold winters. Unfortunately, the seasons that make Michigan so unique can also cause problems for motorists. Michigan roads are subject to extreme wear and tear due to the rapidly changing weather of the state. Because of this, potholes and other roadway defects are some of the most common reasons for accidents on Michigan roads. When you're injured as the result of a highway or roadway defect, pursuing a liability claim oftentimes requires taking legal action against the governmental entity responsible for fixing or maintaining that road. Unfortunately, the governmental...

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