Michigan Beach Walking Laws – What’s Public and What’s Private?

As Michigan’s infamous summer seemingly inches closer, you might be wondering, “Where are the public beaches near me?” And the answer is more ambiguous than you might think. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law recently to help beachgoers understand their rights regarding Michigan beach walking laws and outlines where you can and cannot walk along the infamous shoreline of West Michigan.

Michigan Beach Walking Laws in the Spotlight

A recent case ...

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Short Term Rentals – What Landlords Should Know Before Listing Their Home

With about 150 million users, Airbnb is taking short term rentals by storm. The ability to stay in someone’s home offers a unique way to feel like a local when traveling as well as an alternative to hotels. However, this type of accommodation raises some legal questions and Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, Tom Sinas, recently appeared on Fox 17 Know the Law to explain more.

Short Term Rentals Up for Debate

In Michigan, local ordinances are allowed ...

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How to Access the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act, while used widely by news and media outlets, is available to anyone with the purpose of holding government officials accountable. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17 Know the Law to explain how and when the public can use it.

Differentiating Between Michigan Freedom of Information Act and Federal FOIA

There are two types of Freedom of Information Acts – one on the federal level and one on ...

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Work Loss Benefits – Michigan’s No-Fault Benefits for Lost Wages Following a Car Accident

Following a severe auto accident, victims are oftentimes too injured to return to work. In these instances, the injured person may be entitled to Work Loss Benefits from their own auto insurance provider. This is a benefit unique to Michigan’s no-fault system. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law to further explain reimbursement for lost wages following a crash.

No-Fault Benefits at a Glance

We focus a lot on the medical component of no-fault ...

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Snowy Sidewalks, Cars, and the Michigan Snow Removal Law

Michigan winters are notorious for harsh conditions, mounting snow, frigid temperatures, and ice. Knowing how to handle these conditions not only saves lives but can also save you money since snowy sidewalks often incur hefty fines. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, appeared recently on Fox 17 “Know the Law” and explained the Michigan snow removal law.

Michigan Snow Removal Law and Snowy Sidewalks

Michigan laws defer snow removal to local governments. Smaller communities throughout the state have their own ...

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AirPods Live Listen – Hearing Aid or Secret Spy Tool?

Most likely by now, you’ve heard about it in the news or seen it in your Facebook feed. The world is currently buzzing about people turning their Apple products into intricate spying devices, secret agent style. With a reputation for streamlining technology, Apple’s new “hearing aids,” AirPods, offer the freedom to listen to music and media wirelessly via Bluetooth. To do so, a new feature, known as AirPods Live Listen, is needed. Apple describes the feature as:


You’re ...

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Car Accident Without Insurance – Michigan Assigned Claims Plan

While purchasing uninsured motorist coverage is optional, it’s something our Michigan auto accident attorneys highly recommend. Uninsured motorist coverage takes care of people who are injured in accidents with vehicles that aren’t covered by a no-fault auto insurance policy. Typically, the injured person first turns to their own auto insurance policy for the payment of no-fault benefits. Sometimes, however, there are instances they would file a claim against the other driver’s policy.

But what happens when there isn’t another ...

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Flight Delay Compensation and Other Airline Passenger Rights

With spring break approaching, many of us will take advantage of a week off school to travel someplace warm. Because travel increases so much this time of year, it’s important to anticipate minor setbacks and to understand airline passenger rights, including flight delay compensation and lost baggage reimbursement. Personal injury attorney, Tom Sinas, shared more on Fox 17 Know the Law.

Flight Delay Compensation

In response to a few recent airline incidents, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enacted some ...

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Understanding Michigan Dog Bite and Leash Laws

Dogs are labeled man’s best friend with good reason. Their endless companionship and loyalty are unmatched. However, it’s important to not forget there are laws that accompany dog ownership. Tom Sinas, who specializes in personal injury litigation in West Michigan and beyond, shares three important laws that dog owners cannot ignore. There are actually more responsibilities that come along with pet ownership. The article and video below are great resources for new pet owners to brush up on ...

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Dram Shop Law – Social Host Liability and Liability for Retail Licensees

When hosting parties and serving alcohol, you always have to be careful. Michigan’s dram shop law identifies liabilities for social hosts and retail licensees with regard to serving alcohol. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, shares everything you need to know before throwing your next big event.

 

Michigan’s Dram Shop Law

When talking about these types of laws, there are two categories: retail licensees and social hosts.

Retail licensees include bars and restaurants, or those who obtain a retail license to ...

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