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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Ethnic Intimidation Act – Hate Crime Laws in Michigan

As a direct result of a dramatic increase in hate crimes in Michigan, Attorney General Dana Nessel is calling for tougher laws. Studies conducted by the FBI and Michigan State Police shows a roughly 30% increase in these types of crimes over the last two years. Michigan personal injury lawyer, Bryan Waldman, discussed these disturbing trends recently on WLNS 6 “Legal Edge” and the laws in place to help fight against them.

Hate Crime Laws in Michigan and Other States

Currently, ...

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Michigan Speed Limit Laws – How to Handle Roadways with no Posted Signs

Millions of people drive on Michigan roads every day. However, some areas don’t have posted speeds. What do drivers do? Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law to explain everything you need to know about Michigan speed limit laws, and you might be surprised to learn they aren’t necessarily as straightforward as you may think.

Michigan’s General Speed Limit Law

In a recent Court of Appeals case, State v. Owen, an officer ...

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Medical Provider Rights Under Michigan’s New Auto No-Fault Law

Tom Sinas, who specializes in Michigan car accident cases, has been going through the many changes to Michigan’s newly reformed Auto No-Fault Law in recent Fox 17 “Know the Law” segments. Recently, he answered a question the firm continues to receive: what are medical provider rights under Michigan’s new auto no-fault law? If you’re a medical provider, this is especially important information for you to know. Patients receiving treatment due to auto accident-related injuries should also understand this change.

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Back to School Reminders & Michigan School Bus Laws

With summer nearing its end and school back in session, it’s time for a refresher regarding school buses and tips of keeping our kids safe. Bryan Waldman, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently appeared on the WLNS 6 “Legal Edge” with important back to school reminders and to share the ins and outs of Michigan school bus laws.

Michigan School Bus Laws – Look at the Lights

We are all creatures of habit. So, it can be easy to carry ...

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Michigan Telemarketing Laws and the Do Not Call List

Telemarketing and robocalls seem to be on the rise, and if you’ve received one of these calls during dinner, while trying to get out the door, or basically any other time, you know how annoying they can be. And while there’s no definite end in sight, there are Michigan telemarketing laws and a federal effort to help curtail these disturbances in the future.

Telemarketing Laws – Do Not Call Registry

If you haven’t already, register your landline and mobile phone on the ...

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What to Do About Noisy Neighbors and Barking Dogs

Summer is the reason Michiganders look forward to all year. But sometimes summers get, well, a bit noisy. With everyone spending as much time outside as possible, backyard games and barbeques, house parties and get together, knowing what to do about noisy neighbors can become tricky and unsettling in the neighborhood. Bryan Waldman, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently appeared on WLNS “Legal Edge” to explain what to do about noisy neighbors and neighborhood barking dogs.

Local Peace and Quiet ...

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