Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Scott Goodwin Law

Crying baby laying on back.

If you’ve ever been in the situation of eagerly awaiting the news that a baby has been born, you know that going through labor often takes a long time. There are multiple stages of labor and each stage can easily take several hours. According to the March of Dimes, the first stage of labor can

Statue of the scales of justice.

For certain types of personal injury cases, one concept that might come up is called an “assumption of risk.” Assumption of risk is a defense that parties accused of negligence might use to argue that they cannot not be held legally liable for a person’s injuries.  For example, if you go to a sporting event,

View of a hair stylist's hands as they work on a customer's hair.

Working as a hairstylist can be a very challenging career. Not only do you need to have a lot of strong technical skills and people skills, there are a lot of safety issues in the workplace to consider. There is a very good chance that salon employees will experience at least one work-related injury over

A view of a car's dashboard with a woman's hands on the steering wheel.

When a teenager is old enough to take the first steps toward learning how to drive, it can be a stressful time for everyone involved. Teens may be excited about being able to have more independence, but worry about being able to pass the tests to get their license. For parents, there’s the stress of

Workplace injury claim form on a table next to a calculator.

If you’re injured on the job, making a claim for workers compensation benefits is, most likely, going to be your only option to recover damages like medical bills and lost income. But when you have the workers compensation process in place, do you need to work with a lawyer to handle your claim? In some

A newborn baby laying in a bed.

Blood clots happen to anyone, but there are a wide range of factors that can potentially increase a person’s risk of experiencing them. One of those risk factors is pregnancy or having recently given birth. Blood clots in the lungs are one of the most common causes of pregnancy-related deaths. According to the CDC, women

Side view of a white bathtub with a towel on the edge.

It’s never convenient to realize that your water heater isn’t working as it should. Nobody ever wants to be stuck taking cold showers or not having the hot water they need to wash their dishes or clothes. But when a hot water heater isn’t working as it should, it can be more than an inconvenience.

A row of medical professionals standing with folded arms.

Whether you’re a patient in a hospital, getting a checkup in a clinic, or receiving in-home care, nurses provide critical services. Working as a nurse can be an extremely rewarding career and it’s a job that’s in high demand. But as rewarding as it can be to know you’re making a difference in the lives

View of a person's hands on a car's steering wheel.

Here in the state of Michigan, high winds are a possibility at any time of year. We might get strong winds along with a winter snowstorm, with a strong thunderstorm during the summer, or even on days when there isn’t a storm of any kind. But when people think about weather conditions that can make

A pregnant woman rests her hand on her stomach.

Throughout any pregnancy, it’s critical for the mother’s medical condition to be carefully monitored by her doctor. There are a lot of things that need to be watched to make sure everything is progressing as expected and to detect signs of any potential complications. The sooner potential signs of complications are detected, the sooner they