The Hidden and Explosive Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarettes (also known as vape pens, electronic cigarettes, or electronic nicotine delivery systems [ENDS]) were first widely introduced to the U.S. market in 2007. Since then, the popularity of e-cigarettes has grown dramatically—and continues to expand at an incredible pace. As of 2015, an estimated 2,750,000 people use e-cigarettes in the United States. Furthermore, sales of e-cigarette devices and accessories exceed $2.8 billion dollars.However, with such widespread use, the dangers of electronic cigarettes are also hitting the mainstream.

Various medical associations, ...

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Work Loss Benefits – Michigan’s No-Fault Benefits for Lost Wages Following a Car Accident

Following a severe auto accident, victims are oftentimes too injured to return to work. In these instances, the injured person may be entitled to Work Loss Benefits from their own auto insurance provider. This is a benefit unique to Michigan’s no-fault system. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law to further explain reimbursement for lost wages following a crash.

No-Fault Benefits at a Glance

We focus a lot on the medical component of no-fault ...

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Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Accident – What Every Motorcyclists in Michigan Should Know

Everyone knows Michigan is a no-fault auto insurance state. Under the No-Fault Act, priorities are established that determine which insurer is responsible for paying the injured person’s benefits. But, interestingly enough, motorcyclists occupy a strange place with regard to no-fault priorities in Michigan, especially when it comes to motorcycle hit-and-run accidents.

Motorcycles aren’t considered motor vehicles in Michigan. Therefore, they aren’t required to carry no-fault coverage. Yet motorcyclists may still collect no-fault benefits if they’re injured in an accident involving a ...

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5 Things to Know if You Are Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident

The dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Yet sadly, drunk driving accident rates remain far too high in the United States.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 people are killed in drunk driving accidents per day nationwide. And in Michigan, nearly 1/4 of all fatal accidents involve a driver who is over the legal blood-alcohol limit. While these numbers are actually down for past years, drunk driving remains one of the leading causes ...

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Can Electric Scooters Ride in Bike Lanes?

The answer is yes, and no, it all depends on where you live.

While a lot of us probably assume that the best place for riding an electric scooter is in a bike lane solely based on their similar speeds, the truth isn’t so straightforward. In fact, a number of Michigan municipalities have issued citations or tickets to people for doing just that. This reaction by law enforcement comes as a surprise, as this seems like the safest place for them. ...

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Sinas Dramis Attorneys Obtain Significant Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Settlement

Grand Rapids car accident attorney, Thomas Sinas, and Lansing auto accident lawyer, Steve Sinas, dedicated a large portion of 2018 assisting one Michigan family with their complex wrongful death settlement and multiple personal injury claims. We are pleased to announce a major result of $7,775,000 on behalf of our clients.

Despite best intentions, sometimes tragedy simply can’t be avoided. This is the case for one particular Michigan family who has spent the last several years navigating ...

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Sinas Dramis Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce several of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2018 Michigan Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating system intended to aid in the hiring and retaining of an attorney using a patented, multi-phase selection process. Twelve peer-recognition and professional achievement indicators select the attorneys recognized by these lists annually.

Super Lawyers recognizes only the top five percent of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas per ...

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Five Sinas Dramis Attorneys Featured in 25th Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Sinas Dramis Law Firm is proud to announce that five of our personal injury attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. This is a highly regarded distinction in the legal profession and to the public, and we wish to congratulate these individuals for this esteemed accomplishment. The attorneys recognized include:

 

Best Lawyers in America, 25th Edition

For more than thirty years, Best Lawyers in America has honored attorneys ...

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George Sinas Receives Esteemed Earl J. Cline & Sherwin Schreier Award for Excellence

Recently, at its annual dinner and reception honoring past chairpersons, the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan honored George Sinas with the prestigious Cline & Schreier Award for Excellence. In an announcement earlier last month, the Negligence Law Section stated,

“George has epitomized excellence in automotive related litigation for decades. He is being honored for his work on behalf of his clients and the profession… George has played a substantial role in ...

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Stats Show Inexperience Leading Contributor in a US 127 Accident in Lansing

School’s out and summer is in full swing. People are hitting the road on vacations and road trips. And a glance at last year’s crash report reveals one thing – teen drivers contribute largely to the increased risk of a US 127 accident, one of Lansing’s most dangerous roads.

Injured? Call for a free consultation today.

What We Know – Teen Involvement

Michigan drivers have entered what is known as the ...

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