Will Speed-Limiters On Michigan Semi-Trucks Reduce Crashes?

In 2015, nearly 12,000 heavy trucks and buses, including semi-trucks, were involved in accidents on Michigan roadways. Nationwide, thousands of motorists are injured or killed each year in semi-truck crashes. Many believe that speed-limiters on Michigan semi-trucks may be the key to improving crash statistics.

To help reduce the number of collisions due to speeding trucks, it was proposed in 2016 that vehicles with a gross weight of mornational-highway-traffic-safety-administratione than 26,000 ...

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Michigan Workplace Injuries Will Soon Be Revealed Online

Whether it’s operating equipment at a construction site or replacing the rooftop on a home, more than 100,000 Michigan workers are injured on the job every year.

And while employers are supposed to report these injuries to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), this injury information has never been available for the public to see.

But that’s all about to change.

On-The-Job Injuries Disclosed

A new federal rule requires employers in high-hazard industries, including many in Michigan, ...

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Step-Down Auto Insurance Clause: Every Michigan Family’s Nightmare

Michigan drivers purchase no-fault insurance not only because state law requires it, but also to protect themselves and their loved ones in the event of a crash. When buying insurance, drivers usually think their policy will not only cover them in an accident but will also their family members covered by auto insurance who are injured while riding with them. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case — enter the step-down auto insurance clause.

Here’s the deal. Some auto insurance companies are ...

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Steve Sinas Talks Pokémon Go Legal Concerns With Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Lansing personal injury lawyer Steve Sinas explains the dangers and legal issues associated with playing Pokémon Go, in an article that’s featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MiLW), a statewide legal publication.

In “Pokémon Go presents virtual fun, real legal issues,” (August 12, 2016), Steve first discusses the Pokémon Go app’s terms of service, which cautions users to play the virtual reality game at their own risk and have insurance, in case they’re injured while playing. Users who download ...

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Michigan Boating Accident: What Happens If You’re Injured?

With the Great Lakes and numerous inland waterways, Michigan is a boating lover’s dream. For many, boating is way of life during the hot summer months.

However, while boating is fun, it can also be dangerous. There’s always the risk of suffering an injury in a Michigan boating accident.

 

Michigan Boating Injury Numbers Are On The Rise

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 65 people were injured in Michigan boating accidents in 2016. In total, there were 125 boating accidents last year, ...

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Sinas Dramis Lawyers Help Lead Mid-Michigan Organizations

Sinas Dramis attorneys Jackie Dupler and Katie Tucker recently began leadership roles in two prominent mid-Michigan legal organizations.

Jackie is the 2016-2017 president of the Ingham County Bar Association (ICBA) Young Lawyers Section. She is an associate attorney at jacquelyn-dupler-family-law-lawyerthe Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s Lansing office, where she practices family law. She began her new role as president of the ICBA Young Lawyers Section on July 1, 2016, actually taking ...

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Michigan Motorists: Protect Yourself From Lousy, Uninsured Drivers

As many as 21 percent of Michigan motorists are driving their cars without any auto no-fault insurance, even though it’s required by state law. What does this mean for you? It means you have a 1 in 5 chance of being in a car crash with an uninsured driver. And because these drivers are uninsured, you may not be fully compensated for your injuries.

Under Michigan’s no-fault insurance system, when you’re injured in an auto accident, you ...

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Why Michigan Drivers Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage

When you’re in a car accident, you typically collect Michigan no-fault benefits from your own auto insurance company. You might also get some benefits from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier.

But sometimes the at-fault driver’s policy may not fully compensate you for your injuries. This is why Michigan drivers need to purchase what is known as “underinsured motorist” coverage.

Why Underinsured Motorist Coverage Is Important

Here’s the deal. In Michigan, motorists are only required to carry $20,000 in no-fault insurance coverage. ...

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“Pokemon Go” Presents Distraction, Public Safety Concerns

Pokemon Go is sweeping the globe. Nearly 21 million daily users are playing the game on their smartphones, hunting for virtual Pokemon creatures that pop up in some rather unusual locations. But while the app might be fun, it has also become a major distraction for players, and a genuine public safety concern.

Here’s the deal. Pokemon Go users are not only walking and looking down at their smartphones while playing the game, but are also driving and bicycling. A ...

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Sinas Dramis Attorneys Teach Students About Michigan Auto No-Fault Law

Michigan auto no-fault law is tricky to understand, especially given the legislative changes in recent years and the numerous court decisions interpreting the No-Fault Act. That is why Lansing auto accident lawyers George Sinas, Bryan Waldman and Stephen Sinas take time out of their busy schedules to teach soon-to-be attorneys at Michigan State University College of Law about Michigan auto no-fault law.

The three attorneys, who are partners at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm ...

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