Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Scott Goodwin Law

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

View of an empty chair in a dentist office.

Medical malpractice can take many different forms. In some cases, a patient is affected by a mistake made during surgery. Or an incorrect diagnosis could mean a patient doesn’t get the care they need in time or they’re given the wrong treatment. But if someone seeks dental care and a dentist makes a mistake that

A man using his cell phone while driving a car.

Traffic fatalities are a major problem in Michigan. Even when people were driving less because of the pandemic, the number of fatal traffic accidents in the state was alarmingly high – and it’s remained high ever since. Bridge Michigan reports that the number of fatal accidents in the Metro Detroit area in 2022 was 25%

Front end of a car that has been damaged in a car accident.

Car accidents are always extremely frustrating to deal with, but they become even more upsetting when the other driver leaves the scene of the accident without even stopping. The callous disregard people can have for the safety of others is truly shocking. But what can you do if your car is hit by a hit-and-run

APGAR Scores & Birth Trauma

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 by
A woman's hand holds the hand of a sleeping baby wearing a hospital bracelet.

After a baby is born, one of the first things that will happen is that its Apgar scores will be checked. Typically, this is done one minute and five minutes after birth, but in some cases, may also be done ten minutes after birth. Basically, these tests are done to look for signs that the

Gavel on a piece of paper that has

When someone gets injured by a defective product, it can feel very overwhelming to figure out where to begin. How do you hold someone accountable when you’re not dealing with a specific person? Defective product injury cases can be very complex and there are multiple parties who could be liable. Liability for defective products can

Workplace accidents can easily happen at any time of year. However, there is some data that shows fatal workplace accidents tend to occur more frequently during the summer months. In 2022, Safety & Health Magazine reported that August is the month with the highest rate of fatal workplace injuries, followed by July, May, and June.

A driver's hand on a car's steering wheel.

Driving can very often be a stressful and difficult situation. People might have to deal with slow traffic and get anxious about running late. People might be upset about something else going on in their lives. A distracted driver might not stop like they’re supposed to. And even if you’re not the one driving aggressively

A mother wearing a hospital gown holds and looks at her baby.

For an unborn baby, the umbilical cord is an essential connection to the oxygen and nutrients it needs to grow and thrive. If that knot becomes too tight and restrictive, it can potentially pose a serious risk to the baby. A true knot is a type of umbilical cord knot that occurs when the cord

Views of an open dishwasher with the trays pulled out.

For many people, their dishwasher is an essential kitchen appliance. Not only are they very convenient to have around, they’re probably also not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of potentially dangerous things you have in your kitchen. But if a dishwasher is defective, it can be much more than an

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