As summer winds down, and the fall months start rolling in, Goodwin and Scieszka wants to take the time to remind our followers of the importance of driving safely, but more importantly, driving safely around semi trucks, garbage trucks, and larger utility vehicles. Remember, these vehicles have limited site due to their larger sizes. They
Goodwin & Scieszka asks you to follow these recommendations in an effort to reduce the very incidents that we often defend. Having litigated Michigan automobile accidents for over 30 years, we have seen that time and time again most drivers fail to use safety measures that will significantly reduce their likelihood of being in fatal
First and foremost, if you want to drive an automobile in Michigan, then you need insurance. You can’t even get your license plate without it. It is a misdemeanor to drive without no-fault insurance. Michigan is a “no-fault state,” which means that if you’re involved in a car accident, regardless of who is at fault,
The days of 55 mph speed limits seem to be long behind us. Over the past twenty years, a gradual but steady push to raise speed limits throughout the nation’s highways has taken place. Even the old standard of 65 mph is steadily being replaced with 70 or even 75 mph limits outside of urban
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In our last blog post, we covered the tragic accident that took the lives of 3 generations of family members. The family was leaving a Tigers game; they were on the Lodge, and were injured as a result of a rollover accident after a reckless driver tried speeding past their car. So, in an effort
Brian Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Keeland Johns, who are all related, and a fourth unidentified passenger were involved in a tragic car accident that left Brian, Daniel, and Keeland dead. They had come to Detroit to watch the Tigers play, and after leaving early Monday morning, at approximately 1 am, a speeding Chevrolet Monte Carlo hit
Look ma, no hands! Seriously, no hands… Four jurisdictions are drafting potential legislation to enable driverless cars to, well, drive around; and Michigan could be one of them. Welcome to the future… Governor Rick Snyder is even backing the idea, and there are hopes that a bill will be passed by the end of the
The United States Department of Transportation defines a “truck accident” as any accident involving a vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds. More than half of a million people are injured in trucking accidents every year.
Have you been hit by a truck in Michigan? If so, who do you sue?
Nearly 3 million people are injured in an automobile-related accident every year. That amounts to an accident every minute! A staggering amount of those injuries are a result of people driving while intoxicated. According to MADD, almost every hour, someone’s life is taken as a result of a drunk driver.
If you’ve been injured because someone else was driving drunk, then follow the Goodwin & Scieszka 5 steps.
A 90-year-old man from Adrian, Michigan was sentenced to probation and will no longer be able to drive after he pinned a woman between two vehicles in a parking lot.
59-year-old Linda Guzman was the woman killed in the accident. Her family didn’t want John Ellis in jail, just off of the road so that this terrible incident would never happen again.
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