Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Goodwin & Scieszka

Intersections are an essential part of our roadways, but they can potentially be very dangerous places. According to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, 31% of all fatal Michigan car accidents in 2019 occurred at intersections. Since we can’t just eliminate all intersections, it’s very important for drivers to fully understand the rules of

Stray dog at a shelter eating out of container

Detroit has a laundry list of problems, and adding to that list are the thousands of stray dogs roaming the streets. People without jobs, forced to move out of their homes, who are fighting just to feed themselves were unable to care for their animals, and as a result they had to turn them loose.

Without a doubt, dogs are one of the most popular pets in the United States. If you don’t own a dog yourself, it’s very likely that you know someone who does or live in a neighborhood where you commonly see people out and about walking their dogs. But, unfortunately, so many dogs means that dog

A worker helps an injured coworker with a bandage on their wrist.

We all need a way to earn a living. No matter what type of industry you work in or what type of job you have, work is a big part of our lives. But some types of jobs are more dangerous than others. According to the 2017 Michigan State Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation Report,

Michigan state trooper police car with red lights flashing

Police in Lansing are pulling people over on I-96 looking for seat belt violations, speeding, and ensuring that everyone is moving over. Why move over?

Because it’s the law.

What’s the Move Over Law?

Michigan’s Move Over law is about giving emergency vehicles their right of way. People who fail to pull onto the shoulder or merge into the outside lane can be subject to penalties under the law.

Attorney Scott A. Goodwin

Scott Goodwin is being recognized as one of Michigan’s top personal injury lawyers… again.

What was formerly known as the Michigan Trial Lawyer Association, it is now the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), and it is an organization that promotes fairness through Michigan’s court systems.

Mr. Goodwin is currently serving as the chairman of MAJ’s judicial qualifications.

Wine glass with Do Not sign over it

Nearly 3 million people are injured in an automobile-related accident every year. That amounts to an accident every minute! A staggering amount of those injuries are a result of people driving while intoxicated. According to MADD, almost every hour, someone’s life is taken as a result of a drunk driver.

If you’ve been injured because someone else was driving drunk, then follow the Goodwin & Scieszka 5 steps.

Scott Goodwin & James Scieszka standing side by side.

A Michigan personal injury claim is type of a law known as tort law. What is a tort you might ask? A Michigan tort claim is a civil wrong, other than a breach of contract, which the law has a remedy. A tort is a personal injury claim and a personal injury claim is a tort.

Think of personal injury claims as private causes of actions (i.e. lawsuits) that are enforced by private citizens. The purpose of a Michigan personal injury claim is to put the injured party back in the position they were in before the tort occurred.

So what’s a common Michigan personal injury claim?

Adrian, Michigan Car Accident

Thursday, 01 August 2013 by
Small silver car smashed into yellow poles

A 90-year-old man from Adrian, Michigan was sentenced to probation and will no longer be able to drive after he pinned a woman between two vehicles in a parking lot.

59-year-old Linda Guzman was the woman killed in the accident. Her family didn’t want John Ellis in jail, just off of the road so that this terrible incident would never happen again.

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