Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Scott Goodwin Law

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Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of fall. Students return to school, final summer vacations are taken, and the long weekend provides a great opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. Regardless of where you spend your Labor Day, Goodwin & Scieszka asks you to be safe and remember what Labor Day

Car driving through flooded road

Yesterday’s severe thunderstorm knocked down trees, power lines, and caused streetlights to malfunction. Goodwin & Scieszka would like to remind all drivers to use the utmost care during their daily commutes. Give yourself ample time to get to work and be on the lookout for fallen tree branches and other debris in the road. DTE

Your Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers

Friday, 22 August 2014 by
Black and brown dog showing teeth

Have you been injured because of a dog bite or attack? Did you know that you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries? Michigan’s strict liability dog bite law protects those injured who were lawfully in the place where they were bitten, and did not provoke the animal prior to the attack. Take a look at

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Michigan medical malpractice is a blanket statement that refers to a doctor, hospital, or emergency technician’s negligent care of a patient. Medical malpractice comes in many forms, from surgical mistakes to unsanitary hospital conditions that lead to infections. For example, if you go into the hospital to have your left shoulder repaired after a car

Flint Gun Violence

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 by
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Flint police officers were dispatched to an apartment complex around 9 p.m. on Monday after 911 calls reported hearing gun shots. Inside the Atherton East Apartments, a man who was shot died shortly after the officers arrived. No witnesses have yet to come forward, and the investigation remains ongoing. If you have any details about

Interior of old car

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. It’s that time of year again, the Woodward Dream Cruise. If you planned on taking Woodward to get somewhere, think again. It’ll be filled with hotrods, classic cars, and other strange and vintage automobiles. Did you know that Woodward Dream Cruise started as a fundraiser for a soccer field

Grosse Pointe Dog Bite Law

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 by
Black and brown dog barking aggresively with teeth showing

Michigan has a dog bite law that makes an owner strictly liable for the injuries that their dog causes. This law is applicable in all cities, counties, and townships around the state. However, did you know that there are also local ordinances to comply with? Grosse Pointe, for example, has their own dangerous dog statute.

Avoid a Dog Bite

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 by

Goodwin & Scieszka is your Michigan dog bite law firm. If you’ve been following our blog, then you know that we have been heavily writing about Craig Sytsma, a man from Metamora Township, Michigan, who was tragically killed as a result of a two dog attack while on an evening run just two weeks ago.

Did you know that an American has a 1 in 50 chance of being bitten by a dog each year? Did you know that in 2013, 38% of those people killed as a result of a dog bite or attack were living with the dog that killed them? Did you know that dog bites occur

Mom placing band aid on injured child's knee

Do you have young children? Has one of them been injured in a Michigan playground accident? Goodwin & Scieszka is your Southfield, Michigan playground accident law firm. Did you know that Michigan has a playground liability law? It imposes a duty to repair and upkeep playgrounds in Michigan. Take a look at the statute: 408.686