Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Scott Goodwin Law

Have you ever taken a look at Michigan’s dog bite statute? It provides an avenue of recovery if you’ve been injured in a severe Michigan dog bite accident. (1) If a dog bites a person, without provocation while the person is on public property, or lawfully on private property, including the property of the owner

Semi-truck roll over accident

The accident that changed the industry only 5 months ago: In Springfield, Missouri, a man left for his usual truck route early in the morning, driving 11 straight hours. Unfortunately, in Miami, Oklahoma, disaster struck. A fatal truck accident that caused over 10 deaths. However, the 76 year old driver walked away unscathed. The cause

Hand inside of dog's mouth

We are Goodwin & Scieszka, and we’re you Michigan dog bite lawyers. Our firm has been practicing law in Michigan for almost 30 years. We pride ourselves on our compassion and our commitment to the practice of law. We know accidents and injuries disrupt lives. That’s why our attorneys use everything in our power to

Old, rusted ferry boat sinking in water

A Michigan man’s sailboat capsized on Sunday a half mile off the coast of Lake Michigan. The incident occurred by the Muskegon Water Filtration Plant. The 23-foot Macgregor sailboat washed up on shore around 6:15 pm. The sailor was thrown from the boat and found wading in the water. He was rescued and taken to

Car accident with two small cars and a train

Yesterday, in Meridian Township, Michigan, two different vehicles were involved in similar, yet separate car-train accidents. The accidents occurred 5 hours apart from each other at the Okemos Road crossing just north of Grand River Ave. Both drivers disobeyed logic and the traffic signal to drive around closing train barricades. Both drivers then got stuck

Sunken boat being retrieved from the water

Michigan is home to more inland lakes than any other state in the union. Boating is a Michigander pastime; and Goodwin & Scieszka is your boat injury law firm. In an effort to reduce the very injuries that we often defend, we thought we’d give you some tips to avoid a potential boating injury. Today’s

Michigan Car Crash in Hartford

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 by

Police are still investigating a severe car crash in Hartford, Michigan. The crash occurred at 5 a.m. Saturday morning. 22 year-old Carlos Meza Jr. was found dead at the scene after his Dodge Avenger apparently lost control and crashed into a tree. The car caught on fire, and it’s still not certain whether or not

In West Bloomfield, if your dog bites another person, then you’re strictly liable for that person’s injuries. Check out the West Bloomfield, Michigan dog bite statute: Sec. 7-23. Violations and Penalties In addition to the sanctions against a dangerous dog specified above, violations of the provisions of this article are designated as a municipal civil

Shattered piggy bank

Detroit’s own General Motors recalled over 7 million cars this year domestically. It’s no longer just ignition switches causing the problems, check out these other recalls: 2,440,524 car for defective tail-lamp malfunctions 111,889 previous generation Chevrolet Corvettes for loss of low-beam head lamps 140,067 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2014 because of their hydraulic brake booster malfunctions

Michigan Boating Injury Lawyer

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 by
Old, rusted ferry boat sinking in water

WHEREAS, surrounded by the Great Lakes, Michigan’s beaches and waters attract millions of citizens and visitors each year for activities including swimming, fishing, water – skiing and boating; maintaining the safety of all people on Michigan waters is of utmost importance; and, WHEREAS, boating accidents can occur on smooth or turbulent waters, and it does not matter