The Hidden and Explosive Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarettes (also known as vape pens, electronic cigarettes, or electronic nicotine delivery systems [ENDS]) were first widely introduced to the U.S. market in 2007. Since then, the popularity of e-cigarettes has grown dramatically—and continues to expand at an incredible pace. As of 2015, an estimated 2,750,000 people use e-cigarettes in the United States. Furthermore, sales of e-cigarette devices and accessories exceed $2.8 billion dollars.However, with such widespread use, the dangers of electronic cigarettes are also hitting the mainstream.

Various medical associations, ...

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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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Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Accident – What Every Motorcyclists in Michigan Should Know

Everyone knows Michigan is a no-fault auto insurance state. Under the No-Fault Act, priorities are established that determine which insurer is responsible for paying the injured person’s benefits. But, interestingly enough, motorcyclists occupy a strange place with regard to no-fault priorities in Michigan, especially when it comes to motorcycle hit-and-run accidents.

Motorcycles aren’t considered motor vehicles in Michigan. Therefore, they aren’t required to carry no-fault coverage. Yet motorcyclists may still collect no-fault benefits if they’re injured in an accident involving a ...

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5 Things to Know if You Are Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident

The dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Yet sadly, drunk driving accident rates remain far too high in the United States.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 people are killed in drunk driving accidents per day nationwide. And in Michigan, nearly 1/4 of all fatal accidents involve a driver who is over the legal blood-alcohol limit. While these numbers are actually down for past years, drunk driving remains one of the leading causes ...

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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Expands Its West Michigan Personal Injury Practice

Announcing the Opening of Our New Kalamazoo Office and Expansion of Grand Rapids Office

We are proud to announce that Sinas Dramis Law Firm is expanding our West Michigan personal injury practice to better serve our clients. While our Grand Rapids office relocated and expanded in late 2018, this year began with the highly-anticipated opening of a brand new office in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

While we have served clients across the state for nearly 70 years, we believe these expansion opportunities will better ...

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Can Electric Scooters Ride in Bike Lanes?

The answer is yes, and no, it all depends on where you live.

While a lot of us probably assume that the best place for riding an electric scooter is in a bike lane solely based on their similar speeds, the truth isn’t so straightforward. In fact, a number of Michigan municipalities have issued citations or tickets to people for doing just that. This reaction by law enforcement comes as a surprise, as this seems like the safest place for them. ...

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Sinas Dramis Attorneys Obtain Significant Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Settlement

Grand Rapids car accident attorney, Thomas Sinas, and Lansing auto accident lawyer, Steve Sinas, dedicated a large portion of 2018 assisting one Michigan family with their complex wrongful death settlement and multiple personal injury claims. We are pleased to announce a major result of $7,775,000 on behalf of our clients.

Despite best intentions, sometimes tragedy simply can’t be avoided. This is the case for one particular Michigan family who has spent the last several years navigating ...

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Sinas Dramis Announces Corporate Law Firm Name Change

We are pleased to announce that, in order to reflect our current leadership and best serve our clients, we have changed our formal corporate name from Sinas, Dramis, Brake, Boughton & McIntyre, P.C. to Sinas, Dramis, Larkin, Graves & Waldman, P.C. In all aspects other than legally and formally, the Sinas Dramis Law Firm remains unchanged. We continue to operate exactly as we have for the last seven decades, offering unparalleled legal representation in the areas of personal injury and ...

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Kent County Legal Assistance Center – Passing of the Torch

As one Sinas Dramis attorney completes a distinguished three-year run in leadership positions at Kent County Legal Assistance Center, another picks up the torch to continue ensuring fair access to justice for West Michigan residents, regardless of resources.

Over his three years at Legal Assistance Center, Tom Sinas has provided support and leadership in various roles. As of  December 6, 2018, his term has come to an end. At a final gathering, Tom received a commemorative plaque in recognition of ...

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Prominent Personal Injury Attorney, Brian Molde, Joins Sinas Dramis Grand Rapids Team

It is with great pleasure that we announce personal injury attorney Brian Molde has joined Sinas Dramis Law Firm. A longtime resident of Rockford, Michigan, Brian is a welcome addition to our West Michigan automobile accident and no-fault team.

Brian brings a wealth of experience to Sinas Dramis Law Firm and is committed to protecting the rights of the injured in Michigan. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law, Brian returned to Michigan where he began working ...

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