Announcing Lawyer of the Year and Best Lawyers 2020 Recognition

With a mission to be the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide, Best Lawyers recently recognized seven Sinas Dramis Law Firm attorneys in its 2020 Best Lawyers in America list, as well as named Michigan personal injury attorney, Bryan Waldman, Lawyer of the Year.

 

Bryan Waldman – 2020 Lawyer of the Year

Bryan Waldman is the President at Sinas Dramis Law Firm. He is not only an exceptional personal injury attorney with an accomplished history handling complicated Continue Reading →

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Business Vehicle Insurance – Steps to Take to Ensure Correct Coverage

Authored by Michigan personal injury attorney, Kevin Komar

You might be a carpenter, electrician, or mason. You have worked your fingers to the bone day-after-day, year-after-year to become your own boss and build a successful business. You’ve put in nights and weekends to create the foundation upon which your business now stands. For those efforts, we applaud you. But you also need to make sure your business won’t unravel in the blink of an eye. We’re talking about business vehicle ...

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Joel Finnell and Steve Sinas Receive Distinguished Brief Award

Each year, Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law Review acknowledges prestigious legal writing filed with the Supreme Court of Michigan by awarding its Distinguished Brief Award. We are pleased to announce Michigan appellate attorney, Joel Finnell, and co-author, Stephen Sinas, are the winners of this year’s Distinguished Brief Award. Finnell and Sinas were recognized on Wednesday, July 25th at the 34th Annual Distinguished Brief Award Banquet at the Country Club of Lansing with keynote speaker, Michigan Supreme Court Justice ...

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Car Accident PTSD – Symptoms, Treatment, Resources

Michigan personal injury attorney, Steve Weston, has dedicated his more than thirty-year career to advocating for and working with victims of catastrophic injuries and trauma. He is an attorney who takes his practice further than the courtroom. He actively engages in his client’s recovery and care post-accident. As part of this unique care team, he understands the life-changing emotional toll that often accompanies such injuries. Because of this, he has done extensive research on the connection between injuries and ...

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Recreational Marijuana Is Legal, Driving While High Isn’t

Authored by Michigan personal injury attorney, Brian McKenna.

While Michigan voters opted to legalize many aspects of marijuana consumption in a November 2018 ballot initiative, driving while high remains illegal. Means of prohibition enforcement, however, remains murky.

Michigan law adheres to a strict “zero-tolerance” policy for drivers who have any amount of the drugs listed on Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act in their system. These substances include marijuana and its active ingredient, THC. However, in People v Koon, ...

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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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Food Poisoning From a Restaurant – What Are My Legal Rights?

Authored by Michigan personal injury attorney, Lauren Kissell 

Contracting food poisoning from a restaurant is more common than some may think. Up to 48 million people sustain foodborne illness in the United States each year. For reference, take the recent case of Chipotle. Last year, Chipotle made headlines for causing hundreds of people to get sick when the establishment served contaminated food. The restaurant chain caused such bad food poisoning that Chipotle provided extra food training to employees around ...

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Are Trampoline Parks Safe? Everything Parents Should Know

In recent years, the popularity of trampoline parks has grown significantly. Less than a decade ago, there were only three trampoline parks across the United States. Today, that number has increased to over 800. The rise in popularity of trampoline parks and attractions can be cause for concern for many parents. Are trampoline parks safe? With such a rapid expansion of trampoline park attendance, it is not surprising that injuries at these establishments have increased dramatically among children as well.

Trampoline ...

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Distracted Driving Michigan – Where We’re At, Where We’re (Hopefully) Going

“Get your face out of your app!” reads Michigan State Police’s new slogan aimed at reducing Michigan distracted driving. And the State Police should know. After all, their own statistics reveal that drivers using some kind of electronic device behind the wheel caused 5,237 accidents in 2017, 23 of which were fatal and 1,514 results in injuries. Obviously, distracted driving is an epidemic and causes far too many serious and fatal accidents on Michigan’s roads, but the real question ...

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Auto No-Fault Intentional Injuries Exclusion – You Don’t Have to Prove Innocence

To understand the intentional injuries exclusion, you must first familiarize yourself with the basics of Michigan’s auto no‑fault law. While oftentimes shrouded in mystery, Michigan’s no-fault law, at its core, provides every resident injured in auto-related accidents certain financial and medical insurance benefits with very limited exception. Intentional injuries are one of the exceptions insurance providers attempt to exempt injured parties from obtaining benefits. These benefits pay for accident-related medical care and certain financial losses resulting from a collision. No-fault ...

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