Importance of Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Michigan’s New Auto Law

We recently shared our auto insurance recommendations due to the consumer options available as of July 1, 2020. In that article, we recommended purchasing significant amounts of underinsured motorist coverage (UIM). This week on Fox 17 “Know the Law,” Grand Rapids car crash lawyer, Tom Sinas, further explained the importance of underinsured motorist coverage and Michigan’s new auto law, including a significant shift in the system leading to our recommendation of purchasing significant amounts of UIM.

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Do I Have to Buy Car Insurance in Michigan?

We cannot tell you how many people contact our firm after a car crash wondering what their rights are if they were driving without insurance at the time of the collision. These are often difficult intakes to field. More often than not, an uninsured driver’s rights are very, very limited in Michigan. This is true even if the other driver was totally at-fault for the collision. And with so much going on in our state’s auto insurance system currently, ...

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Motorcycles and the New Auto No-Fault Law

We’ve been talking a lot about the changes happening to Michigan’s auto no-fault law. You can read all about these changes to our no-fault system here. Additionally, our firm created “Making Smart Choices” – a comprehensive guide to helping consumers make educated auto insurance decisions. In addition to a plethora of concerns about these changes and their impacts on motorists in Michigan, many are also wondering about motorcycles and the new auto no-fault law.

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What is a Medical Lien – Health Insurance Liens and Car Accident Settlements

If you’ve been injured in a car accident because of a negligent or reckless driver, you may consider pursuing a liability claim against them. But did you know that your personal health insurer might ask for reimbursement for medical expenses from that liability settlement? In a recent “Know the Law” segment, Grand Rapids car crash lawyer, Tom Sinas, answers the question “what is a medical lien?”, explaining how health insurance liens and car accident ...

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Understanding Your Legal Right to Protest

The recent egregious deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have resulted in an enormous outpouring of emotions across the country. People want to do something to acknowledge that our criminal justice system treats Black people differently than it treats White people, and, as a result, protests have been held in every single state in the last week. Sinas Dramis Law Firm is encouraged to see people exercising their legal right to protest and bring about positive ...

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Michigan Auto Insurance Changes – What Buyers Need to Know

Join Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, Tom Sinas, in this Fox 17 “Know the Law” special series highlighting the Michigan auto insurance changes and new purchasing decisions.

By now, almost everyone in Michigan knows that our state’s auto insurance law was reformed last year. The reform introduced vast and sweeping changes to the system as we know it. Many of those changes, however, haven’t impacted consumers yet, but are about to do so. ...

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Insurer Flexibility During COVID-19 – DIFS Encourages Premium Payment Grace Period

Authored by Lansing car accident attorney, Kevin Komar

By now, you may be feeling the pinch and possible insecurity in your short-term finances. As one of the household’s largest monthly bills, you may be worried about paying your automobile insurance premium right now, in particular. To add further insult to injury, under the current “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, many Michigan families and small businesses aren’t even using those vehicles right now. Many are asking “why pay for insurance ...

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Recent DIFS Bulletin Further Clarifies Insurance Industry Requirements During COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Whitmer’s shelter-in-place order many Michigan businesses and industries around the State are temporarily shut down and operations suspended. However, one industry that must continue operations is the insurance industry. Pursuant to Governor Whitmer’s shelter-in-place order, workers in the insurance industry are designated as “critical infrastructure workers.” Therefore, they are exempt from this order. Insurance industry workers may continue in-person work operations to the extent that such work cannot be done ...

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Grandparents’ Rights in Michigan – Visitation and Grandparenting Time

Every year, the Sunday following Labor Day celebrates grandparents as National Grandparents Day. First recognized in 1979 under the Jimmy Carter Administration, National Grandparents Day honors the values, strength, and guidance passed down from grandparents to subsequent generations. Attorney Bryan Waldman went over grandparents’ rights in Michigan on WLNS 6 Legal Edge in honor of the holiday.

What is Grandparenting Time?

When people talk about their rights as grandparents, they’re most likely referring to grandparenting time. If you’ve never heard the term ...

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Michigan Drone Laws – Privacy, Registration, and Where to Fly

Drones have become the hot new item over the last several years. In fact, the FAA claims there are more than a million drones in the United States alone. A relatively new technology, flying a drone is a great hobby that gets people outdoors more and can be a great past-time for individuals and families alike. However, whether you’re an aerial photographer grabbing the sickest shots of the Michigan coast, or an amateur backyard enthusiast, it’s your responsibility to understand ...

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