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Michigan Dog Bite Attorneys

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 by
Black and tan dog aggressively crouching and growling

Have you been injured because of someone else’s dog? If you have, Michigan has tough dog bite laws that entitle you to compensation for your injuries, and Goodwin & Scieszka are your dog bite attorneys. It doesn’t matter if that owner says that their dog has never bitten anyone else before, Michigan imposes strict liability

Smashed motorcycle after an accident with gas leaking out

Relocate People The last thing you want to do in the event of an accident is create a more hazardous situation. Move people to the side of the road or a nearby parking lot. If someone is lying on the ground and nonresponsive, then try and direct traffic around that person until the police or

Emergency 9-1-1 sticker on the side of police car

A 120 mph July 3rd police pursuit ended in a fatal car a crash. Davonte Deshaun Grover had smoked crack just before he led police officers on the high speed chase that ultimately killed Tiphanie Fayette Mayfield. The 3 minute chase began on Fulton Street and Eldridge Avenue before it ended near the Hurley Medical

Another horrific Michigan car accident occurred off of I-96 by Coopersville. This is probably the 3rd accident Goodwin & Scieszka has reported on this week. As a result of Heather Luke, 31, driving the wrong way down the expressway, another driver lost his life. While it’s still unknown why she was driving in the wrong

Motorcycle crashed into guardrail on side of the road

Yesterday afternoon, in Battle Creek, Michigan, a motorcycle and a van were involved in a severe accident. The man driving the motorcycle was airlifted to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. His injuries are severe. The crash is still under investigation. It has yet to be released whether or not the motorcycle driver was wearing his

Tan dog barking aggressively

Michigan’s dog bite statute imposes strict liability on all dog owners whose animal has bitten another person. It doesn’t matter if your dog has bitten before, what matters is that a person is injured and you, as the dog’s owner, are responsible. Have you ever looked at the Michigan dog bite law? 287.351 Person bitten

Biker riding bike on rough terrain

Seeing as how it’s finally summer, and more and more Michiganders are hitting the roads on their road bikes, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, and beach cruisers, Goodwin & Scieszka thought it would be pertinent to write about bike laws in Michigan. Did you know that bikes are entitled to ride in the road (with the

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Cowboy falling off of horse in old western town

In Grattan Township, Michigan, Michael John Dean, 36, admitted to a June 3rd crash where he struck a person riding a horse with his car and then fled the scene. Witnesses attested to a black Jeep Cherokee that hit the horse; the same car that Dean owned. However, upon questioning, Dean said that the damage

Sad dog looking through wires in cage

A couple weeks ago, a woman was attacked by 2 roaming pit bulls in Holland Township, Michigan. What’s worse is that the woman was attacked in her own backyard. The victim has been identified as 61 year-old Rhonda Schroeder. Apparently, the two pit bulls initiated their attack because of another small family friend’s dog that

Firework display in dark sky

Because of a the recent law change, Michiganders can now buy more highly charged fireworks to blast off around the 4th of July. However, it’s important to remember that fireworks are extremely dangerous and should only be handled with the utmost care. Last year, a Hazel Park resident lost his leg from the kneecap down