Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Goodwin & Scieszka

A parent adjusts the straps on a car seat while the child smiles.

Car seats play a critical role in helping children stay safe in the event of a car crash. While child deaths in car accidents have significantly declined since the 1970s, automobile accidents remain a leading cause of death among children. In 2021, it was reported that, on average, a child is involved in a crash

A lawyer sits behind a desk with papers and a Lady Justice statue on it.

Accidents of any kind can have a wide range of impacts on a person’s life. In many cases, there may not be any long-term effects at all. A person might be able to get right back up again after a slip and fall with nothing more than a minor bruise or scrape and some mild

A bolt of lightning in the sky above a city.

A person being struck by a bolt of lightning is a rare event, whether it happens while out on the golf course, in your own backyard, or at work. According to the National Weather Service, the odds of a person being struck by lightning in a given year are about 1 in 1,220,000 and over

The Safety Risks of Tailgating

Monday, 26 September 2022 by
Two people stand next to two cars that have been in a crash.

Every driver finds themselves getting frustrated behind the wheel from time to time. Perhaps there’s more traffic on the road than you expected, having to make a sudden detour because of a road construction project, or seeing other drivers not following the rules of the road. Driver frustration is extremely common, but it’s extremely important

Valves in a factory.

Sometimes, safety hazards in the workplace are easy to spot just by looking around the space. For example, a person could walk into a workplace and see sharp cutting tools sitting on a counter, an electrical cord stretched across an aisle, or forklifts moving throughout a warehouse and reasonably expect there to be dangers associated

Sleeping newborn baby.

The good news is that umbilical cord complications are fairly rare. And when they do occur, they very often do not cause any harm to the baby. However, it’s still very important for doctors to take appropriate steps to monitor for potential umbilical cord conditions so that steps can be taken to prevent complications. For

A chalkboard with 'Back to School' written on it.

School is back in session and for many parents, dropping their kids off at school and picking them up is part of their daily routine. Not everybody is able to take a bus to school and walking isn’t always an ideal option, either. Sometimes, the walk would be too far, children would have to cross

Are Dog Muzzles a Good Idea?

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 by
A black dog wears an orange muzzle.

Dog muzzles can be a bit controversial among dog owners and the general public. Many people see a muzzled dog and will automatically assume it’s an aggressive/dangerous animal. Others see muzzles as being a cruel way of controlling the dog’s behavior. But in reality, muzzles can be a very useful tool in certain situations and

A worker wearing an orange hard hat holds his head in his hands.

Employers have a responsibility to provide a work environment that is reasonably safe for their employees to work in. While many types of workplaces can have inherent risks, it’s important that steps be taken to make sure they aren’t unnecessarily dangerous. For example, if a job regularly requires employees to be working on ladders, fall

A concerned looking mother holds her baby.

When injuries occur around the time of birth, it’s important for steps to be taken right away to assess the extent of those injuries and determine what treatment, if any, is needed. But how do you know if your child has been injured?  Some of the immediate signs of birth trauma include limp limbs, tense

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