Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Scott Goodwin Law

Beakers and flasks on a table in a science lab.

Student safety is a key issue for parents, teachers, and school administrators to worry about these days. But one safety issue that shouldn’t be overlooked is defective/faulty equipment students use during the day. This could include the playground equipment kids use at recess, sports equipment used in gym class, or lab equipment used in science

People in reflective vests working on repairing a roof.

Falls are an extremely common cause of injuries and deaths on the job. Every year, fall-related violations are among OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited safety violations. In the 2022 fiscal year, OSHA listed fall protection as their most frequently cited violation, followed by ladder-related violations as their third most frequent citation and fall protection

White truck loaded onto a tow truck.

If you’re a driver, it’s very likely that your car will need to be towed at some point in time. Car breakdowns happen to all of us, and when they do happen, your car might need to be towed to a mechanic. A tow truck might also be able to help if your car ends

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Personal injury lawsuits can be made against a wide range of parties. Often, they’re filed against a specific person, but they also often involve businesses and other organizations. In some cases, they might even involve the government, whether it’s at the state, local, or federal level. For instance, this might happen if a child is

A mother's hand holds a sleeping baby's hand.

Even with how far we’ve come in making pregnancy and delivery safer for both the mother and the baby, it’s still possible for things to go wrong. Sometimes, there are complications that come up that doctors could not have prevented. But the sad reality is that every year, many babies experience birth injuries that could

Truck excessively loaded with wood logs.

Car accidents can potentially be caused by many different things. Often, they’re a result of human error and negligent actions like impaired driving, but they can also be caused by things like driving too fast for the conditions or a mechanical problem with the car. But they can also be caused by debris in the

A pregnant woman resting her hand on her stomach.

Bicornuate uterus is a congenital condition which causes women to have a uterus shaped like a heart instead of a pear, with the uterus divided into two compartments. It’s not a very common condition, occurring in approximately 1 out of 200 women. Since bicornuate uterus is a congenital condition, it’s not something that could have

People sitting on a bus.

Bus crashes aren’t the only way people can get injured on public transportation. There’s also a high risk of passenger falls because buses and streetcars are often full of slip and trip hazards. Given how many people use public transportation on a given day, it’s very easy for snow and rain to get tracked on

Close-up of a car's tires on a snowy road.

If you’re looking for a new car, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different features that are available now. High-tech features like backup cameras, lane departure warnings, and blind spot detection are all now common safety features on new cars and some cars even have technology to maneuver into parking spaces by themselves.

When it comes to personal injury cases, one thing that can be very important to understand is the concept of a “duty of care.” This can come up in a wide range of personal injury cases, including slip and falls, dog attacks, workplace accidents, defective product injuries, medical malpractice, and motor vehicle accidents. So, what