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Michigan Golf Liability

Monday, 14 April 2014 by

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

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

Michigan Trampoline Injuries

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 by

Have you taken a look at Michigan’s trampoline statute? Whether you have a trampoline in your own house or your kids enjoy using your neighbor’s, you should have a conversation about the duties imposed by this statute. Statutes like these make it much more difficult to sue someone for negligence because there’s a duty imposed

Goodwin & Scieszka has been handling Michigan dog bite cases for over 30 years. Michigan’s dog bite statute imposes strict liability on dog owners. If you were bitten, lawfully in the place that where you were bitten, and didn’t provoke the dog, then you’re likely entitled to compensation. Take a look at the Michigan dog

Did you know that Michigan has a roller blading statute? It puts all skaters on notice of the inherent dangers associated with skating: 445.1725. Roller skating participants; acceptance of inherent obvious and necessary dangers Sec. 5. Each person who participates in roller skating accepts the danger that inheres in that activity insofar as the dangers

Dog Walk Liability

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 by

While is doesn’t feel like it today, it is spring. This is the time of year to stretch your legs from their hibernation and take your dog out for a walk. Goodwin & Scieszka wanted to remind you of Michigan’s dog bite statute:  287.351. Injuries by dogs; liability of owners Sec. 1. (1) If a