In the Name of the Law – Real Stories, Real Cases
Produced by WLAJ 53, Lansing’s local ABC channel, “In the Name of the Law” interviews experts from several Lansing law practices, including Steve Sinas, and discusses everything from laws, settlements, resolutions, hope, conflict, and inspiration. More than just an informational legal segment, “In the Name of the Law” showcases real-life scenarios and gripping cases.
In the Name of the Law Ep.10 - Michigan No-Fault Reform Insurance Buying Options
Steve talks about the auto no-fault reform and its massive impact on your auto insurance buying decisions beginning July of this year - from PIP choice levels and opt-out options, your choices may feel overwhelming and complex. Steve breaks down everything you need to know in order to prepare yourself for the upcoming changes.
In the Name of the Law Ep.9 - Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles
Steve and Tom Sinas discuss collisions involving a commercial vehicle, which are vastly unique from a standard automobile-vs-automobile crash. From the very beginning, an attorney must work up a commercial vehicle case in a completely unique way due to multiple factors, such as regulations, insurance coverages, and more.
In the Name of the Law Ep.8 - Unique Aspects of Personal Injury Cases
No two cases are the same and in this episode of "In the Name of the Law," Sinas Dramis partner, Jim Graves, describes a very unique case he handled involving a Caribbean rental property and one family's holiday vacation tragedy.
In the Name of the Law Ep.7 - Catastrophic Injuries & Michigan No-Fault Law
Steve Sinas is joined by form firm clients, one of whom was formerly catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident and sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries. His mother explains the importance of the auto no-fault insurance in his recovery and the uncertain road ahead.
In the Name of the Law Ep.6 - Life's Not Fair
A Case of Home Displacement
Steve Sinas describes Price v High Pointe Oil Company, a case where a homeowner (Price) had her fuel home barrel removed from her basement. However, High Pointe, Price's oil distributor, negligently dumped 400 gallons of fuel oil into her basement and the home had to be completely demolished - a perfect example of the unfairness of life.
In the Name of the Law Ep.5 Tragedy - Police Misconduct Cases
In this episode, Steve Sinas discusses the civil litigation and misinformation surrounding police misconduct cases. He, along with two guests from Civil Litigation Associates based in downtown Detroit, share two tragic stories involving Michigan police misconduct cases they have co-counseled on together in the past.
In the Name of the Law Ep.4 Hope - Advocating for Burn Survivors
In this episode of "In the Name of the Law," burn survivor attorney, Steve Weston, discusses his work with burn survivors. He details the incredibly complex nature of burn injuries - from physical to psychoemotional - and emphasizes the attorney's role in becoming a member of the survivor's care team to help rekindle hope in their life.
More about burn injuries.
In the Name of the Law Ep.3 Starting Over - Personal Injuries
The legal system is established in a way that helps seriously injured people start over. However, because each situation is unique, the remedies that apply per situation are also unique. For instance, in some instances, a negligent party may cause injury to another person. In these cases, the injured person is then able to pursue a liability claim for their damages.
Read more about Michigan personal injury law.
In the Name of the Law Ep.2 Loss - Michigan Wrongful Death Act
In tragic events involving death, family members or the estate of the deceased person may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. These claims often involve the pain and suffering on behalf of the person who passed away, the pain and suffering of the family, the loss of companionship now that that person is no longer living, and more.
More about wrongful death claims in Michigan.
In the Name of the Law Ep.1 Changing Laws - Auto No-Fault
Steve Sinas discusses the major changes in Michigan's auto no-fault law. While this new legislation was signed into law in the spring of 2019, the most significant portion - which is the ability for people to choose different levels of no-fault coverage and, ultimately, lose their right to whatever is reasonably necessary for their care, recovery, and rehabilitation - goes into effect July 2020.
More on Michigan's new auto no-fault law.