Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Scott Goodwin Law

Burger and fries on a wood platter.

It can be surprisingly easy to get injured in a fast food restaurant. While employees can be at risk for things like cuts and burn injuries, falls are something that can affect both employees and customers. With so many people coming in and out of the restaurant throughout the day, snow and rain can get

Electric bike on a sidewalk.

get around, or just for fun. But for many people, riding an e-bike instead of a traditional bike can be an even better option. For example, e-bikes are often easier to use for those who have physical limitations that make traditional bikes difficult to use. E-bikes can also make it possible to get around faster

A mother in a hospital gown kisses her baby's head.

If someone falls down, is bitten by a dog, or has been in a car accident, they will likely have some kind of physical marks on their body because of it, such as a scar, a cut, or a bruising. However, injuries caused by birth trauma can be different. While some cases of birth injuries

Deployed airbags in a car dashboard.

Airbags have been a standard safety feature on new cars since the late 1990s and have been a common feature in cars for an even longer amount of time. According to the NHTSA, frontal airbags saved 50,457 lives between 1987 and 2017. However, for as long as airbags have been around, there have been concerns

Flames from an explosion seen against a blue sky.

In some situations, a material can become combustible when it exists in the form of very fine particles that are suspended in the air under certain conditions. This is known as combustible dust and it’s a very common safety hazard in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, furniture manufacturing, food processing, metalworking, textile manufacturing,

Backyard deck with sofa and picnic table.

During the spring and summer, spending time on your deck can be a wonderful way to enjoy the warmer weather. Whether you’re using your deck to visit with friends and neighbors or to simply relax with a book, people don’t generally think of their decks as an unsafe place to be. However, as is the

Sleeping baby.

It’s not at all uncommon for babies to be born on days that aren’t their anticipated due date. Sometimes, they’re born a bit earlier and other times, they’re born a little bit later. But in some cases, it can be advisable for labor to be induced if pregnancy extends into the 41st or 42nd week

Garbage truck on a street with trash cans next to the road.

There’s no doubt that garbage collection is an essential service in society. However, those who work in garbage collection can face a lot of safety hazards on the job. It’s a very difficult and demanding job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, refuse and recyclable material collectors were among the top ten civilian

Car keys laying on an insurance claim form.

Michigan law requires all drivers to have auto insurance, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all drivers have insurance with the same levels of coverage. When people are in the process of choosing their auto insurance policy, not only can they choose from different levels of coverage for personal injury protection (PIP) and bodily injury and

Gavel on a table next to books.

Being injured in an accident of any kind can impact a person’s life in many different ways. Not only do they have their initial medical expenses to deal with, they might need long-term care and rehabilitation. They could also need to take time off from work during recovery, need to hire somebody to help them