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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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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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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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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