As summer winds down, and the fall months start rolling in, Goodwin and Scieszka wants to take the time to remind our followers of the importance of driving safely, but more importantly, driving safely around semi trucks, garbage trucks, and larger utility vehicles. Remember, these vehicles have limited site due to their larger sizes. They
Let’s start with Michigan’s dog bite statute, it reads as follows: 287.351 Person bitten by dog; liability of owner. Sec. 1. (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 of the dog, the owner of the
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Scott Goodwin is a Michigan Super Lawyer, and was chosen out of over 40,000 other competent Michigan attorneys for his outstanding work in the personal injury field. What’s a Super Lawyer, you’re probably wondering? The Super Lawyer process involves local attorneys’ independent nominations, Super Lawyer’s own evaluations of the nominees, and 3rd party research to
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Goodwin & Scieszka asks you to follow these recommendations in an effort to reduce the very incidents that we often defend. Having litigated Michigan automobile accidents for over 30 years, we have seen that time and time again most drivers fail to use safety measures that will significantly reduce their likelihood of being in fatal
First and foremost, if you want to drive an automobile in Michigan, then you need insurance. You can’t even get your license plate without it. It is a misdemeanor to drive without no-fault insurance. Michigan is a “no-fault state,” which means that if you’re involved in a car accident, regardless of who is at fault,
Logging work. Did you know that Michigan’s densely wooded region is home to one of the world’s most dangerous jobs? Workers have to climb huge trees, use complex cutting techniques with theirs saws, and work outside in unpredictable conditions. Sanitation engineers. Garbage collectors deal in trash, which can be filled with flammable chemicals, sharp objects,
- Published in Personal Injury
The days of 55 mph speed limits seem to be long behind us. Over the past twenty years, a gradual but steady push to raise speed limits throughout the nation’s highways has taken place. Even the old standard of 65 mph is steadily being replaced with 70 or even 75 mph limits outside of urban
- Published in Motor Vehicle Accidents
A 54-year-old Sterling Heights woman was trying to defend her tiny Cairn Terrier against a Boxer Labrador when she was bitten. She received multiple wounds and lost her finger as a result of the accident. While it hasn’t been released what finger was lost, or whether or not it will be reapplied to the woman’s
In our last blog post, we covered the tragic accident that took the lives of 3 generations of family members. The family was leaving a Tigers game; they were on the Lodge, and were injured as a result of a rollover accident after a reckless driver tried speeding past their car. So, in an effort
Brian Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Keeland Johns, who are all related, and a fourth unidentified passenger were involved in a tragic car accident that left Brian, Daniel, and Keeland dead. They had come to Detroit to watch the Tigers play, and after leaving early Monday morning, at approximately 1 am, a speeding Chevrolet Monte Carlo hit
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