Michigan Personal Injury Law Blog | Goodwin & Scieszka

A defective product is a form of strict liability. What is strict liability? Strict liability is when you don’t need to prove fault to prove that harm occurred and recover for your injury. There are the 3 main types of product liability claims: 1) Manufacturing defects: This is where a single product departs from its

As a land or business owner, you owe a duty to people that enter your property. Your liability to those people depends on their classification. So, what are your different duties? • The unknown trespasser: a trespassing plaintiff is an unforeseeable occurrence, and therefore you owe them no duty of protection. Why? Because to sue

Have you been injured? Goodwin & Scieszka is here for you. Our personal injury attorneys have been standing up for Michigan residents for over 30 years, and we’ll do the same for you. We handle any and all personal injury claims, including: • Res Ipsa Loquitor is the inference of negligence from an obvious bad

A semi-truck carrying hydrogen sulfide crashed into a guardrail and flew off the road Thursday in Davidson Township. Local businesses have been evacuated and motorists are being asked to use alternative routes. According to officials, the road closure could last up to 12 hours. Locals have been ordered to stay indoors to avoid exposure to

Do you remember it? Arguably the most newsworthy personal injury that occurred in Metro Detroit in 2013 was a giant home gas explosion in Royal Oak. Daniel Malczynski, 58, and his dog were killed by the accident, which occurred in February in his Cooper Street home. The victim was an employee at the General Motors

Happy New Year! With 2014 underway, we thought it would be fun to start the year by addressing a very unusual statute: M.C.L.A. 445.1723 Roller skating center operators; duties. This statute governs roller skating rinks and the duty they owe to the public: Sec. 3. Each roller skating center operator shall do the following: (a)

Slip and fall: Michigan property owners owe a duty of care to the people they invite on their property. This means the property must be reasonably safe for someone to move about. It doesn’t mean you have to fix any and all problems, but you do need to make sure you adequately warn someone of

Michigan Man Dies on Christmas

Friday, 27 December 2013 by

This is truly an unfortunate and tragic event. This Christmas, Russell Nevitt, 31, of Saginaw was pulled from an SUV that was partially submerged in a frozen river. He was pronounced dead at a Saginaw hospital. The person driving the car was 29-year-old Phillip McGowan. He lost control of his 1999 SUV around 5 p.m.

Many Michiganders will be hitting the slopes over the holiday season. Goodwin & Scieszka thought this presented a good opportunity to inform you about a particularly interesting Michigan statute. Did you know Michigan has a statute covering skiing? Read on: 408.342. Ski areas; conduct of skiers; acceptance of risks Sec. 22. (1) While in a

A slip and fall claim generally falls under a broader category of tort law known as negligence. In order to prove negligence, there must be 1) a duty owed, 2) a breach of that duty, 3) and damages that are proximately caused by the breach of the established duty. The plaintiff has the burden to

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