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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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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Unreasonable Search and Seizure – Vehicle Passenger Rights and Tire Chalking in Michigan

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects an individual from unreasonable search and seizure of their person, home, papers, and effects. However, a few recent cases have brought vehicle searches into the spotlight. In essence, both state and federal courts have struggled time and again when dealing with searches of motor vehicles. A person’s car can become caught in a gray area – halfway between being home and in private and out in the public. In general, law enforcement ...

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Statutes of Limitations in Michigan – Importance and Examples

Tom Sinas, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law segment to explain the statutes of limitations in Michigan. In essence, statutes of limitations are deadlines for which a lawsuit can be filed. Tom explains the importance of the statutes of limitations in Michigan for our justice system regarding both civil and criminal cases.

Basic Rule of Statutes of Limitations in Michigan

The basic rule of statutes of limitations in Michigan is this – the legal proceeding has ...

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Recent Proposals to Reform the Michigan Bail System

Michigan lawmakers are currently scrutinizing and debating the state’s bail system.  Tom Sinas recently appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law to update Michigan citizens on the possible reform. Though Tom is now primarily a Grand Rapids personal injury lawyer, his previous work as a prosecuting attorney means he has background and experience with the criminal justice system.

Michigan Bail System – What It Is, What It Isn’t

Contrary to popular belief, bail is not intended to act as ...

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Potential Changes Could Be Coming to Michigan’s Drunk Driving Limit

Michigan roads could become a lot safer in the near future. Potential bills to change the drunk driving limit in Michigan would help reduce the dangers that come with driving while intoxicated. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law. Tom explains the current drunk driving limits and laws as well as describes the changes that could be coming.

Drunk and Super Drunk Driving Limit

Michigan’s current drunk driving laws categorize drunk ...

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Construction Site Safety & Other Workplace Regulations

It’s no secret that construction sites can be dangerous, especially to those working within them. Construction site safety is imperative in keeping workers safe from injuries and sometimes even death. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s “Know the Law” to help Michigan workers understand safety standards and laws implemented to keep them safe.

Importance of MIOSHA & Construction Site Safety

Warmer weather is nearing, which means more construction sites are popping up around ...

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