State Bar of Michigan Elects Tom Sinas to Serve West Michigan on Board

It is with great pleasure that Sinas Dramis Law Firm announces the election of Tom Sinas to the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners. Tom is one of three attorneys who won contested seats in this year’s Board of Commissioners election. He will serve a three-year term concluding in 2022.

Responsibilities of the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners

Each attorney practicing in the state of Michigan must be a member of the State Bar of Michigan. With a ...

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Michigan Court of Appeals Issues Significant Published Survivor’s Loss Benefits Opinion

This week, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a very significant published decision in a case that attorneys at our law firm had the privilege of handling on behalf of the surviving family members of a motorcyclist who was tragically struck and killed by an automobile. The motorcyclist left behind a wife and three minor children. Prior to his death, the motorcyclist was a hardworking husband and father. He provided a livelihood, including stable household income, health insurance, ...

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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Welcomes Brian McKenna and Opens Metro Detroit Location

Please join us in welcoming esteemed Detroit personal injury attorney, Brian McKenna, to the Sinas Dramis team. Brian is a reputable and highly regarded personal injury attorney and has dedicated his entire legal career to representing the people of Southeast Michigan. Prior to joining Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Brian was a shareholder and served on the Board of Directors at Sachs Waldman, a prominent and well-regarded Detroit law firm. Brian obtained his undergraduate degree with honors from Ferris State ...

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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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Survivors’ Loss Benefits – Supporting Families Following a Fatal Car Accident in Michigan

Despite overwhelming public debate regarding Michigan’s auto no-fault, there is seldom disagreement regarding one of its greatest and most aspirational benefits –  financial security for families following a tragedy. And that security is most needed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in Michigan. When Michigan families face such tragedies as the wrongful death of a loved one, our auto no-fault system is there to help. Survivor’s loss benefits, MCL 500.301 et seq, help bridge the financial ...

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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 Motorcyclist 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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