What Parents Should Know – Signing a Liability Waiver or Indemnification Agreement

Trips to the local amusement park, sports facility, or other recreational establishment are as much a part of childhood as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. These outings are a fun time for all. However, in the anticipation of such an exciting day, parents don’t pay much attention to the dreaded paperwork they must sign before enjoying these types of activities. And while a cursory glance over the legal jargon and a quick signature may seem harmless, signing a liability waiver, ...

Continue Reading →
0

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, ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

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. ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

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 ...

Continue Reading →
0

Super Lawyers Honors George Sinas with High Recognitions

We are pleased to announce that Sinas Dramis managing partner, George Sinas, is not only included in this year’s Michigan Super Lawyers list in the category of plaintiff’s personal injury law, he was also listed as one of Michigan’s Top 100 Super Lawyers. While he has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer every year since 2006, George is the only Lansing area attorney specializing in plaintiff personal injury litigation that was named Top 100 Super Lawyers for ...

Continue Reading →
0

Steve Sinas Argues Out-of-State No-Fault Case at Michigan Supreme Court

On November 19, 2018, Stephen Sinas argued an out-of-state no-fault case at Michigan Supreme Court. Sinas Dramis appellate attorney, Joel Finnell, took the leading role on the appellate briefing.

The issue in the case was whether our clients, who are Michigan residents, could recover no-fault insurance benefits when they were injured in a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Florida. Furthermore, they occupied a vehicle purchased and used exclusively in Florida at the time of the accident. This vehicle was insured ...

Continue Reading →
0
Page 1 of 9 12345...»