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.

This week Tom Sinas ...

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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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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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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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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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Understanding Michigan Contract Law and Online User Agreements

Online user agreements are everywhere nowadays, whether you realize it or not. “Agreeing” to an app’s terms of service is just one example of online user agreements consumers must first sign. But in the name of convenience and because so many users don’t even read what they’re signing, contract law is quickly becoming a very complicated landscape.

When you sign these online user agreements, you enter into what is known as an adhesion contract. These contracts often create unequal bargaining power ...

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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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