According to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition, October and November are the most dangerous months for deer accidents. Did you know that in 2011, there were 48,918 reported car-deer crashes in Michigan? According to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition’s Chairman, Richard J. Miller: “Statistics show that most motorist deaths and injuries occur when drivers swerve
Goodwin & Scieszka is a Michigan personal injury law firm that specializes in Michigan car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. In an effort to inform drivers, we would like to draw attention to only some of the government’s efforts to make the roads safer by regulating the trucking industry. Drug and Alcohol Testing Drivers are required
Medical malpractice is an area of the law that concerns healthcare. Medical malpractice happens when a doctor or healthcare provider is negligent in handling your medical care or the care of a loved one. It is a serious situation that can have acute consequences for the victims and their families. Nearly 200,000 people are killed
- Published in Medical Malpractice
What is a birth defect first and foremost? A birth defect can affect any part of a baby’s body: limbs, heart, brain, etc. and can range from mild to severe. And while not all birth defects can be prevented, there are steps that a woman can take to reduce the likelihood of having a child
- Published in Personal Injury
Legal Steps to Take When a Surgery Goes Wrong: A Michigan Personal Injury Attorney’s Medical Malpractice Perspective
What should I do if I’ve been injured or my procedure was improperly performed? Follow the Goodwin and Scieszka 5 steps to maximize your chances of recovering: Move Quickly. Many malpractice statutes have a short statute of limitations, which means that if you don’t initiate your lawsuit within a certain period of time, then your
I’ve been in a car accident, but what do I do? Follow the Goodwin and Scieszka 5 steps: Call 911. It’s a crime not to call the police. Police officers will issue the necessary tickets, and paramedics will tend to any and all injuries. It’s essential to mitigate injuries as much as possible. Even if
Ionia, Michigan Road Rage Leads to a Deadly Shootout and Both Drivers Killed: Why You Should Avoid Road Rage on Michigan’s Roads
There was an article I read that struck a chord with me, and I felt like I should blog about the dangers of road rage. Last month, two men in Ionia, Michigan were driving down M-66 when a driver began to tailgate Jim Pullman. The driver got so close to Jim’s car that he was
How to Get the Most out of Your Detroit or Metro Detroit Car Accident Recovery: Why You Should Wear a Seatbelt
Do you have to wear a seatbelt in Michigan? Yes. Why? Because it’s the law: click it or ticket. 257.710e. Safety belt usage; exclusions; enforcement; evidence of negligence; violations Failure to wear a safety belt in violation of this section may be considered evidence of negligence and may reduce the recovery for damages arising out
Goodwin & Scieszka finds it important to remind all drivers that all of Michigan’s neighborhood streets need safe driving protection. As I walked outside of my house today, I saw a car barreling down my street at well over 25 mph, which is the posted speed limit in all residential neighborhoods in Michigan. So what
In Waverly Township, 3 people were sent to the hospital after a van made a left turn into a driveway and a couple on a motorcycle were unable to stop. Unfortunately, the couple collided with the van. The couple from Paw Paw was not wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Them and the
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