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Many Michiganders will be hitting the slopes over the holiday season. Goodwin & Scieszka thought this presented a good opportunity to inform you about a particularly interesting Michigan statute. Did you know Michigan has a statute covering skiing? Read on: 408.342. Ski areas; conduct of skiers; acceptance of risks Sec. 22. (1) While in a

A slip and fall claim generally falls under a broader category of tort law known as negligence. In order to prove negligence, there must be 1) a duty owed, 2) a breach of that duty, 3) and damages that are proximately caused by the breach of the established duty. The plaintiff has the burden to

Last weekend’s ice storm will have many people in Southwest Michigan without power until Christmas. The ice storm brought down power lines and trees, making for harsh road conditions. Sidewalks were also filled with snow and ice. Did you know the Michigan legislature has enabled counties to adopt statutes requiring property owners to remove snow

Detroit’s M1 rail project is taking off. The line will be 3.3 miles: from New Center to Downtown Detroit. Expect construction at the following intersections in the coming months: 1. Southbound Woodward at Congress 2. Northbound Woodward South of Campus Martius Park 3. Northbound Woodward at Cadillac Square 4. Southbound Woodward at Michigan Avenue 5.

Consider this a very cursory, simplified lesson about the difference between civil and criminal lawsuits. Civil Lawsuits: This is the area of law that our Southfield, Michigan personal injury law firm specializes in. A civil lawsuit is a private lawsuit between private parties. Someone has been injured, and it is up to that injured person

Have you been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent, intentional or willful conduct in Michigan? If so, Goodwin & Scieszka is here for you. We’ve been providing nationally recognized legal advice for over 30 years: • Slip and falls • Dog bites • Car, motorcycle, bicycle, snowmobile crashes • Pedestrian collisions • Defective

For the eighth year in a row, Scott A. Goodwin has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer; appropriate recognition for his outstanding work in the legal community. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition

Practicing personal injury law is much different than corporate or criminal law. There is a real sense of compassion and community that must go along with a personal injury practice. Every day you are in contact with someone who is facing physical and financial stress due to the negligence of another person or entity. You

What is the standard of care that a Michigan business owner must provide their customers? A customer is known as an invitee, which is a term of art that means the person in control of the premise has invited the patron on their property to potentially purchase something. I say potentially purchase because it doesn’t

Winter is here, there’s snow on the ground and the temperature isn’t climbing past freezing. Goodwin & Scieszka wants to remind you to be safe while driving this winter season. Some basic windshield reminders: Are your windshield wipers working properly? Did you know that it is against the law to drive your car if you

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