Sinas Dramis gives away helmets to helps avoid biking brain injuries


Kids in the Grand Rapids area have been the recipients of Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s generosity for four years now, as the firm and partners gave away bike helmets on June 10.

A long-time tradition of the firm in Lansing, and also recently started up in Traverse City (both held in May this year), the Grand Rapids helmet give-away took place in the morning at Garfield Park.

Volunteers at “Lids for Kids,” co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Association (BIA) of Michigan, also adjust the helmets for the good fit necessary to avoiding injury. This year, there were 376 helmets given away and fitted.

In addition, several children won brand-new bikes and other prizes donated by local businesses and organizations, and the Grand Rapids Police and Fire Departments showed off their vehicles to the excited kids.

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss also stopped by to chat with families and help promote bicycle safety.

FOX 17 once again helped emcee the event. Hope Network and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital participated as well.

Sinas Dramis is a personal injury firm,  which also focuses on auto no-fault, family law or bicycle law matter at its three locations, which now have about 16 attorneys.

Founder George Sinas started the bike helmet giveaway because the firm has a commitment to preventing injuries wherever possible.

 “We understand the importance of putting safety first,” their website says. “Unfortunately, we have seen cases where kids have sustained catastrophic brain injuries because they were not wearing a bike helmet, or were wearing a helmet that did not fit properly. We have also seen instances where children’s lives were saved because they wore a properly fitted helmet. In fact, research shows that a majority of bicycle-related brain injuries could be prevented by simply wearing a properly fitted helmet.”

Thomas G. Sinas, who is also a Grand Rapids Bar Association Trustee and on the BIA Michigan board, leads the Sinas Dramis Grand Rapids office and speaheards the local Lids for Kids.