Scott Goodwin, Author at Goodwin & Scieszka

If you’re ever in a car accident with a commercial truck, one thing you’re bound to quickly find out is that it isn’t like dealing with an ordinary car accident. When you’re in a car accident with another car, you’re typically only dealing with the driver/owner of the other car. But when you’re in an

Facts & Statistics About Dog Bites

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 by

Dog bites are an incredibly common occurrence. 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States, and over 800,000 of them require medical treatment. This breaks down to a person being bitten by a dog every 75 seconds. In 2012, 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery following a dog bite. According to the American Society

The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the most purely joyous occasions in a person’s life. But when a labor doesn’t go as smoothly as expected, the experience can have a profound impact on a new mother, leaving her feeling like anything but the glowing, happy, content person so many people

For many pet owners, their pets are just like members of the family. They love their animal companions very, very dearly and they don’t want to think they would ever hurt anyone. But as much as we love our pets, even the most well behaved pets are still animals and are therefore prone to behaving

How to Avoid a Boating Accident

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 by

Spending a day with your friends and family on your boat is a wonderful way to spend a nice summer afternoon. Boating may be fun, but there are dozens of ways it can go horribly wrong. Ultimately, boating is only as safe as you make it, so before you head back out on the water,

Michigan used to be one of the states to have a universal helmet law requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet while riding. That changed in April 2012 when the law changed to only require motorcyclists under 21 years of age to wear a helmet. If you’re 21 or older and want to ride a

What is Pain and Suffering?

Friday, 28 November 2014 by

If you’ve been in an accident that resulted in an injury, you likely experienced some degree of physical pain. Pain and suffering damages are meant to compensate individuals for the significant anguish they suffer as a result of their injury. Just because pain and suffering aren’t tangible damages in the same way physical injuries are,

Traumatic brain injuries are a very scary type of injury. Depending on the type and severity of an  injury, a person might be able to make a full recovery with proper care, or it could potentially alter a person’s life forever. In the blink of an eye, a person might not be able to live

Winter is almost upon us once again. As we’re having our first bouts of winter weather, it’s time to make sure our homes and vehicles are prepared to handle the cold weather ahead of us. Driving during the winter can be challenging for both the driver and the car. Cars need a little extra care

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about car recalls and defective car parts. In 2014 alone, General Motors has recalled over 29 million vehicles worldwide for a multitude of issues, the most publicized one being a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to 30 deaths. Recently, Takata has