Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Scott Goodwin Law

Yellow wet floor sign set on a floor.

When somebody falls, they likely don’t think twice about whether they call it a slip or a trip. After all, both words indicate that somebody fell down. But while the words “slip” and “trip” are often used interchangeably, there actually is a difference between the two. And if you’ve been injured in a fall, those

Newborn baby in a bed.

Amniotic fluid plays a very important role in a baby’s health and development during pregnancy, helping the baby grow and move while also protecting it from being injured before birth. If levels of amniotic fluid aren’t where they should be, it can potentially cause complications. Oligohydramnios is a condition where amniotic fluid levels are too

Woman rubs her sore neck.

When you hear the word “ergonomic,” the first thing you might think of is an office chair or desk. But ergonomics are an issue that impacts people in a wide range of industries, not just office workers. It’s also important to understand that ergonomics are more than a matter of simply being comfortable or uncomfortable.

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If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to understand the damages you can recover. The main type of damages is compensatory damages, which includes things like medical bills, lost income, and some non-financial losses like pain and suffering. But in some extreme situations, you might be eligible for punitive damages.  Punitive damages are

A man in pain after falling on some ice.

Accidents involving cars aren’t the only way people can potentially get injured in a parking lot or  parking garage. These areas are often full of other types of hazards that people might not even initially think of.  For example, there are often lots of slip and trip hazards to watch out for in parking lots.

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For people who are dealing with issues such as back pain, muscle spasms, sciatica, one option they might consider trying is inversion therapy. Inversion therapy is a type of spinal traction where a person spends an amount of time either inverted at an angle or fully upside down. The concept behind this practice is that

Cars in a parking lot.

At times, parking lots and garages can be difficult for even the most experienced drivers to navigate. They can often be very busy, with people walking around, drivers who aren’t paying attention, or are driving too fast. There may also be people trying to back out of spaces who can’t see around a neighboring vehicle

Product Defects in Power Tools

Wednesday, 09 August 2023 by
Table saw in use.

In some cases, there are types of products that, even when manufactured exactly as they should be, are inherently going to involve some safety risks if not used correctly. Knives are a good example of this since they need to have sharp blades in order to be functional. Power tools also fall into this category

What is NICU Malpractice?

Wednesday, 02 August 2023 by
A sleeping baby with a tube in its nose.

There are many different reasons a newborn might need to spend time in a NICU after delivery. Very often, it’s because the baby was born prematurely, but it can also be because of medical conditions like jaundice, respiratory distress syndrome, infections, and hypoglycemia. The NICU is supposed to be a place where a baby with

A row of orange construction barrels on a road.

One of the most reliable things about living in the state of Michigan is that, between the spring and fall seasons, you can count on there being lots of active road construction projects throughout the state. Having to deal with construction projects is never convenient, but the repairs are necessary. It’s also necessary for drivers