People often forget that in Michigan it’s illegal to text and drive. Did you know, according to the National Safety Council, that nearly 3 million people are injured in automobile accidents each year? That’s nearly 1 accident every minute. Texting and driving is a substantial cause of these accidents, and Goodwin & Scieszka doesn’t want
Our roads are deteriorating because of our harsh Michigan winters and the lack of resources to overhaul the state’s roads. Did you know that you sometimes can sue the governmental entity that’s responsible for maintaining your roads? Seriously, there’s a statute that confers the right to sue the person/entity that’s responsible for maintaining the roads:
What does it mean to drive recklessly? In Michigan, if you drive with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others, then you could be guilty of a misdemeanor: imprisoned for not more than 93 days, fined $500, or both. If you cause serious bodily injury to another person as a result of
Bases on reports by the Michigan State Police, from 2009-2012, encounters between deer and motor vehicles has dropped substantially: 61,486 to 48,918 based on traffic reports. People are in agreement that the numbers are down, but there’s disagreement as to the cause. Are people driving less? Are there less deer? Are people driving better and
Michiganders, our firm wants to remind all drivers that they should never, ever drink and drive a car, truck, or motorcycle. Did you know that nearly 3 million people are injured in automobile accidents each year? Don’t become another statistic, and keep yourself out of trouble. Michigan’s drinking and driving penalties are tough. Below is
- Published in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Scott Goodwin recently appeared on WMUZ’s Bob Dutko Show. Hear the interview here: WMUZ 103.5FM Interview If you have been injured in any type of accident, contact us immediately by phone or email. You pay nothing until we take your case to trial or settle. With over 30 years of litigation experience representing the “little
- Published in Goodwin & Scieszka
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.
- Published in Dog Bites
At common law, if somebody killed your brother or sister, then any claim against that person was said to die with the victim. Today, that’s not the case. There is a wrongful death statute in Michigan that enables family members to recover when their loved ones are wrongfully killed: Sec. 2922. (1) Whenever the death
- Published in Personal Injury
According to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition, October and November are the most dangerous months for deer accidents. Did you know that in 2011, there were 48,918 reported car-deer crashes in Michigan? According to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition’s Chairman, Richard J. Miller: “Statistics show that most motorist deaths and injuries occur when drivers swerve
Goodwin & Scieszka is a Michigan personal injury law firm that specializes in Michigan car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. In an effort to inform drivers, we would like to draw attention to only some of the government’s efforts to make the roads safer by regulating the trucking industry. Drug and Alcohol Testing Drivers are required
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