Sinas Dramis Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce several of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2018 Michigan Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating system intended to aid in the hiring and retaining of an attorney using a patented, multi-phase selection process. Twelve peer-recognition and professional achievement indicators select the attorneys recognized by these lists annually.

Super Lawyers recognizes only the top five percent of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas ...

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Legal Assistance Center and Free Legal Resources in Grand Rapids

Recently, Grand Rapids car accident attorney, Tom Sinas, sat down with WKTV Journal In Focus to discuss the Legal Assistance Center in Grand Rapids. The Center is not only a unique free legal resource in West Michigan but is one of only a few organizations to offer these types of services in the entire state. As a leader in free legal assistance pertaining to civil litigation, we think it’s important for Michigan residents to ...

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Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) Elects Tom Sinas as Secretary of the Board of Directors

On June 11, 2018, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) announced its election of Tom Sinas as Secretary of the Board of Directors. As a Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, his experience skillfully working with and steadfastly representing the brain injured make him an ideal candidate for this role. Brain Injury Association of Michigan President, Tom Constand, says of Sinas’s election as BIAMI Secretary,

“Tom’s willingness to join the Board as Secretary ...

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Attorney Adrian Copeland Facilitates First-Ever AAJ Event in West Michigan

In efforts to advance awareness of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), increase membership, and encourage participation of women trial lawyers, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney Adrian Copeland recently helped facilitate the very first AAJ event in West Michigan.

As a member of the Sinas Dramis Law Firm team of attorneys in Grand Rapids, Copeland is dedicating her career as a personal injury advocate to the communities of West Michigan. Recognizing the need ...

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Saginaw Broadbent Intersection – Light Installed and Operational

Efforts to Improve Safety at Dangerous Intersection Underway

As part of our Understanding Dangerous Roads campaign, we highlighted the Saginaw Broadbent intersection in west Lansing last year. This area is particularly problematic and is becoming more and more dangerous due to continually increasing traffic and nearby residential and commercial building projects on the rise.

Traffic Light Needed at Saginaw Broadbent Intersection

In our initial assessment of the intersection, we recommended the installation of a traffic light to reduce the number of collisions. ...

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Clinton County Jury Hands Down $750,000 Car Accident Verdict

A woman who sustained life-altering injuries after a taxi cab slammed into the side of her vehicle has obtained a $750,000 car accident verdict from a Clinton County jury.

The woman was represented by Grand Rapids auto accident lawyer Tom Sinas in a damages lawsuit against not only the taxi cab driver, but also the vehicle owner and the taxi cab company.

Facts Leading Up To $750,000 Car Accident Verdict

On October 30, 2014, the plaintiff’s vehicle was t-boned by a ...

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Letting A Dog On Your Lap While Driving May Soon Be Illegal

We’ve all seen it (and have possibly been guilty of it ourselves): letting a dog sit on our lap while driving. Problem is, having a dog on your lap while driving is a distraction that takes your eyes off the road and may cause a Michigan car accident.

This is why House Bill 5277 has been introduced in the Legislature. The measure would prohibit dogs on the laps of Michigan drivers. The proposal is straightforward and says, “An individual ...

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Semi-Truck Side Guards: Do They Reduce Crash Fatalities?

Michigan semi-truck accident injuries can be devastating, and are often fatal. This is not only due to the sheer weight and size of the trucks, but also because smaller vehicles can slide underneath these large trucks, resulting in even more catastrophic injuries. There are, however, ways to help reduce this type of tragedy, including the use of semi-truck side guards.

Right now, long-haul commercial trucks in the United States are only required to have rear under-ride guards. These devices (also ...

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Using An Auto Accident Case Manager? Here’s What You Need To Know

Under the no-fault law, persons who are injured in motor vehicle collisions can use the services of an auto accident case manager. Basically, a case manager helps injured individuals coordinate their medical care during their recovery.

It’s crucial that Michigan car accident victims understand the nuances of using an auto accident case manager. Why? Because some insurance companies lead their insureds to believe that they must use a case manager selected by the insurance carrier, or else risk jeopardizing ...

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Traffic Accident Deaths Spike For Pedestrians, Motorcyclists, Bicyclists

Last year, there were more than 37,000 traffic accident deaths in the United States — an increase of 5.6% over the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

What stands out among these latest NHTSA findings? In 2016, there was a noticeable uptick in traffic accident deaths involving pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.

Traffic Accident Deaths: Pedestrians, Motorcyclists And Bicyclists

There were 5,987 traffic accident deaths involving pedestrians across the United States in 2016 — an increase of 9%. ...

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