Yes, it is absolutely against the law to drive without a properly working horn in Michigan: Sec. 706. (a) A motor vehicle, including a motorcycle or moped, when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of
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For the eighth year in a row, Scott A. Goodwin has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer; appropriate recognition for his outstanding work in the legal community. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition
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In Washtenaw County, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of seven minor prisoners (all of whom were unnamed because of their ages). The allegations were that of sexual abuse claims and physical assaults. The suit was filed in the Washtenaw County Trial Court and it named numerous officials as defendants: Governor Rick Snyder and the
Practicing personal injury law is much different than corporate or criminal law. There is a real sense of compassion and community that must go along with a personal injury practice. Every day you are in contact with someone who is facing physical and financial stress due to the negligence of another person or entity. You
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What is the standard of care that a Michigan business owner must provide their customers? A customer is known as an invitee, which is a term of art that means the person in control of the premise has invited the patron on their property to potentially purchase something. I say potentially purchase because it doesn’t
Winter is here, there’s snow on the ground and the temperature isn’t climbing past freezing. Goodwin & Scieszka wants to remind you to be safe while driving this winter season. Some basic windshield reminders: Are your windshield wipers working properly? Did you know that it is against the law to drive your car if you
Check out the photo of Saginaw’s new TowPLow. This tandem style snowplow provides increased production, less fuel, and capital investment costs. According to TowPLow, their mission “is about improving snow removal services to maintain traffic speeds and volume, while reducing labor and fuel in the 21st century.” How will this affect you and your commute?
We must first answer the question: what is negligence in Michigan? In order to prove a negligence claim, a plaintiff must prove that there was 1) a duty, that the person that had a duty then 2) breached that duty, and that that breach was 3) the proximate cause of the injury; the last requirement
The short of it is yes, as a Michigan business you owe the highest duty of care to your customers. Invitees, i.e. paying customers, need to be protected from unreasonable harms. What are examples of unreasonable harms that could lead to a slip and fall type of injury? • Broken sidewalks • Wet floors •
Before you can rev your engine, what certifications do you need to ride a snowmobile in Michigan? First, you’re going to need a certificate of registration, which the Michigan statute lays out very clearly: A snowmobile may not be operated unless the owner first obtains a certificate of registration and a registration decal. The certificate
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