Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Scott Goodwin Law

A woman on the phone next to the open hood of a car.

It’s only a matter of time before a car needs to go in for some repair work. But, unfortunately, those trips to the mechanic don’t always happen at a convenient time. We don’t always get a chance to plan ahead for a day to bring the car into the shop. Nobody ever wants to find

Tree trimmer in a tree cutting a branch.

Many types of yard care projects are safe and easy for homeowners to do by themselves. However, tree trimming is one that is very often best left to professionals.  While tree trimming is important for many different reasons, from general tree health and aesthetics to preventing safety hazards, there are many risks involved with the

A mother buckles her baby into a car seat.

For the first several years of a child’s life, they’re going to spend a lot of time in car seats and booster seats. Finding the right seats for their child is a challenge many parents need to deal with, to say nothing of making sure that seat is installed properly in their vehicles. While car

A car's headlights seen driving on a foggy night.

As of October 2022, daylight saving time is something that millions of people in the United States need to deal with twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. While the United States Senate voted on (and passed) the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, which would end the twice-a-year time change

A doctor and a nurse look at a file.

In any type of personal injury case, medical records are a critical type of evidence. This is true whether a case involves medical malpractice, a work-related injury, injuries caused by a slip-and-fall, birth trauma, or a car accident. It’s not at all uncommon for a party accused of causing an injury to try and deny

Colorful leaves on the ground next to a tree.

Fall has officially arrived. The weather has cooled off, the kids are back in school, and football season is in full swing. And, of course, lots of leaves have been turning colors and fall off of trees. As beautiful as those leaves can be, there’s no denying that falling leaves can have some downsides. Raking

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