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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Michigan Snowmobile Laws -Keeping Riders Safe This Winter

Michigan winters can oftentimes last for what seems like forever. However, there’s still tons to do outside in Michigan during the winter. For those who enjoy recreational winter activities, such as snowmobiling, this is a time of year we look forward to. Though snowmobiling is a fun activity, it’s important to know the Michigan snowmobile laws that help keep you safe. Michigan State Police reported 14 deaths the 2017-2018 snowmobiling season, which is actually a lower fatality rate compared to previous ...

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Lame Duck Session – What Michiganders Should Know Right Now

When talking about “lame duck,” we aren’t referencing a bird. Michigan is just one of ten other states with legislators working an entire year – January through December. Michigan lame duck session refers to the four week period of time after Election Day when leaving legislators, and in some cases governors, are still presiding over legislation. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, explains the significance of the Michigan lame duck session occurring right now in the state.

Why ...

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Michigan Eavesdropping Laws – When is it Okay to Record a Conversation

With advancements in technology and tiny computers ready to record in almost everyone’s pocket, the issue of eavesdropping is becoming more and more of a concern. Tom Sinas recently discussed Michigan eavesdropping laws on Fox 17’s Know the Law. What you can and can’t record, with or without permission, might surprise you. Check it out.

Michigan Eavesdropping Laws

You might be surprised to find out that Michigan eavesdropping laws have been around for a long time. In the past, this ...

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Michigan Court System – Understanding the Basics

With the recent midterm elections, voters will have noticed several options for electing Judges and Justices on their ballot. But do you understand what each one does or what type of cases each court hears? Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, explains the basics behind the Michigan court system in this recent Know the Law segment.

Michigan Court System – Levels

The Michigan court system is composed of three levels:

  1. Trial Courts – Circuit Courts + District Courts
  2. Court of Appeals
  3. Michigan ...
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Michigan Deer Hunting Season 2018 – Regulations and Dangers

Michiganders sure love to hunt, and with Michigan deer hunting season upon us once again, there are several things to keep in mind before hitting the woods. Because hunting is so popular in Michigan, Tom Sinas recently shared information for West Michigan listeners on Fox 17 Know the Law, while Lansing attorney, Bryan Waldman, appeared on WLNS Legal Edge to discuss the topic for mid-Michigan viewers.

Michigan Deer Hunting Season and Chronic Wasting Disease

Simply put, Chronic Wasting ...

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Proposal 2 in Michigan – Everything You Need to Know About Redistricting

Chances are you’ve heard about Proposal 2 in Michigan if you’ve been listening to any debate surrounding the recent midterm elections. Prop 2 sought to address the issue of redistricting. But drawing legislative districts can be a confusing topic to most, so Grand Rapids attorney Tom Sinas recently sat down to answer explain it on Fox 17’s “Know the Law.”

Proposal 2 in Michigan

On November 6th, voters passed Proposal 2 in Michigan. This will ultimately give control to ...

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Tenant Rights in Michigan – Everything Renters and Landlords Should Know

We hear a lot about landlord-tenant disputes, so it’s important to understand the obligations of landlords as well as tenant rights in Michigan. There are many laws regarding this rental properties, including evictions, security deposits, and maintenance. There are also specifics regarding tenant guests and what happens if they’re injured while on the property.

State laws, local ordinances or codes, and the actual lease itself, which is a legally binding contract between the landlord and the tenant govern these issues.

Tenant ...

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What Drivers and Walkers Should Know About Grand Rapids Pedestrian Ordinances

With an above average pedestrian-auto accident rate, the city of Grand Rapids is taking action. As of February 6, 2018, motorists are now required by law to come to a stop for pedestrians crossing a roadway in a crosswalk. West Michigan auto accident attorney, Tom Sinas, recently spoke Fox 17’s Know the Law to describe the various Grand Rapids pedestrian ordinances. Here’s what drivers and pedestrians alike should know.

Use Sidewalks When Available

First, pedestrians in Grand Rapids need ...

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