Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Goodwin & Scieszka

In Michigan, a business owner owes a reasonable duty of care to anyone that’s considered an invitee. The duty is best characterized to protect against any unreasonable risk of harm that’s caused by a dangerous condition. Who or what’s an invitee? An invitee is almost anyone that’s invited on the premise. It doesn’t have to

Only a few weeks ago we covered a proposed bill that would require all Michigan drivers to replace their license plates after 10 years. Well, the state has spoken and Rick Snyder signed Public Act 179 of 2013 into law. Traverse City state representative Wayne Schmidt sponsored the bill that goes into effect in the

I-75 reopened this morning after over 130 car crashes took place due to ice over the past couple of days. And while most of the injuries were not serious, it’s alarming to think that this early in the season there could be such chaos on the roadways. Schools in both Saginaw and Midland were forced

If a close family member has been killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you, depending on your relationship with the victim, may have a cause of action against the person that killed your loved one. Let’s break down the statute: 600.2922. Wrongful death Sec. 2922. (1) Whenever the death of a person,

The family was from Shipshewana, Indiana and they were involved a horse and buggy accident that took place in Sturgis, Michigan. Lavon Kepp, age 30, was driving the buggy. Him and the infant suffered only minor injuries as a result of the crash that occurred on Fawn Rd., west of South Centerville Road in Sturgis.

Yes, if you’re on the highway, then you have to signal. It’s the law: And just so you know, highway means all of Michigan’s roadways. That’s how it’s written in the statute. Sec. 648. (1) The driver of a vehicle or bicycle upon a highway, before stopping or turning from a direct line, shall first

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28, 2013. Are you planning on partying hard and drinking off that food coma you’re going to put yourself in? Thanksgiving is a night to be with your family, but it’s also a celebration of America’s past. Thanksgiving Eve being the biggest bar night also means that it’s a night that involves

Yesterday’s storms left thousands of Michigan residents without power. Roads are fully submerged under rainwater. 60 mile per hour winds knocked over trees. In an effort to keep all drivers and road maintenance workers safe, Goodwin & Scieszka asks you to obey all traffic signals, to drive slowly, and to stay calm in slow conditions.

The Michigan Senate approved two new bills last Thursday: 1) would allow car companies to test self-driving cars on public roads, and 2) puts an expiration date on your license plate. Remember, these are not new laws, yet. They are still proposals that must be approved by the governor and Michigan’s House of Representatives. As

Keeping to our wintery themed blogs this week, we want to give you some basic information about snowmobiles in the state of Michigan. First things first, you’re going to need a snowmobile. A snowmobile is defined, according to our legislature, as any motor-driven vehicle designed for travel primarily on snow or ice of a type