Last night, a pickup traveling north in the southbound lane struck and killed another driver in a Ford Mustang on US-131 in Plainwell, Michigan – just outside of Kalamazoo County. The driver of the Mustang was identified as Jaryd Ford, who died at the scene of the accident according to police. The pickup’s driver was
Goodwin and Scieszka are as surprised as you; there’s nothing stranger than springtime snow on the ground. Thanks a lot Michigan. It’ll be another major bummer for already torn apart, dilapidated roads. Drive safely out there today. Our personal injury firm wants to help you avoid Michigan car accidents: Concentrate on your driving – a
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Did you see Bubba Watson become the 17th player to win the Masters more than once yesterday? As they say, you can never have enough green jackets. Digging through old cases I found an interesting one about golf. What’s the duty one golfer owes to another golfer? Here was the scenario: two players hit their
If you’ve been attacked and injured by a dog in the Detroit area, then Goodwin & Scieszka is your personal injury firm. Have you taken a look at Michigan’s strict liability dog bite statute? 287.351 Person bitten by dog; liability of owner. Sec. 1. (1) If a dog bites a person, without provocation while the
It’s spring! We finally made it. As more people start being active outside, Goodwin & Scieszka thought it would relevant to discuss a method of shielding yourself from personal injury liability, especially if you have a dangerous activity on your property: Trampolines A tennis court Water skiing Stand up jet skis You should consider having
Do you live in Royal Oak, Michigan? Do you have a dog? Royal Oak has a dog bite ordinance that allows the city’s Animal Control Officer to make a determination that your dog is dangerous and thus must be registered with the city. It’s Royal Oak’s effort to avoid more Michigan dog bites. Take a
Michigan has a statute known as the Playground Equipment Safety Act. The act intends to protect children using playgrounds. As the warmer weather starts rolling in, you should know that you have rights if your child is injured while playing. The Playground Equipment Safety Act imposes liability on the playground’s operator. The person responsible for
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The Michigan Playground Equipment Act protects the assembly and manufacturing of playground equipment. It imposes liability on the builder for negligent assembly. 408.685 Violation of act; penalty; default; disposition of collections. Sec. 5. (1) A person who violates this act in the manufacture of public playground equipment is responsible for a state civil infraction and
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A Michigan medical malpractice claim can occur in different ways: you can be injured during surgery, given the wrong amount of medication, or completely misdiagnosed. Qualified experts must testify as to the standard of care in almost any medical malpractice case. The standard of care is whether a similar doctor of the same specialty would
General Motors installed defective ignition switches in over 2.6 million of its cars. Wondering how much an ignition switch even costs? Just more than half of a dollar: 57 cents. Don’t let the small price of the problem fool you, this is a serious recall; there have already been 13 deaths on account of the
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