The United States Department of Transportation defines a “truck accident” as any accident involving a vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds. More than half of a million people are injured in trucking accidents every year.
Have you been hit by a truck in Michigan? If so, who do you sue?
Children are particularly vulnerable to dog bites and attacks because of their small stature. Dogs that aren’t dangerous often injure children when they jump on them to play. Kids bitten by dogs often suffer from severe emotional trauma from the injury, and it can even affect the remainder of their lives.
So what can you do to avoid an animal related injury with a young child?
Police in Lansing are pulling people over on I-96 looking for seat belt violations, speeding, and ensuring that everyone is moving over. Why move over?
Because it’s the law.
What’s the Move Over Law?
Michigan’s Move Over law is about giving emergency vehicles their right of way. People who fail to pull onto the shoulder or merge into the outside lane can be subject to penalties under the law.
- Published in Tips
Scott Goodwin is being recognized as one of Michigan’s top personal injury lawyers… again.
What was formerly known as the Michigan Trial Lawyer Association, it is now the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), and it is an organization that promotes fairness through Michigan’s court systems.
Mr. Goodwin is currently serving as the chairman of MAJ’s judicial qualifications.
- Published in Goodwin & Scieszka
Nearly 3 million people are injured in an automobile-related accident every year. That amounts to an accident every minute! A staggering amount of those injuries are a result of people driving while intoxicated. According to MADD, almost every hour, someone’s life is taken as a result of a drunk driver.
If you’ve been injured because someone else was driving drunk, then follow the Goodwin & Scieszka 5 steps.
A Michigan personal injury claim is type of a law known as tort law. What is a tort you might ask? A Michigan tort claim is a civil wrong, other than a breach of contract, which the law has a remedy. A tort is a personal injury claim and a personal injury claim is a tort.
Think of personal injury claims as private causes of actions (i.e. lawsuits) that are enforced by private citizens. The purpose of a Michigan personal injury claim is to put the injured party back in the position they were in before the tort occurred.
So what’s a common Michigan personal injury claim?
A 90-year-old man from Adrian, Michigan was sentenced to probation and will no longer be able to drive after he pinned a woman between two vehicles in a parking lot.
59-year-old Linda Guzman was the woman killed in the accident. Her family didn’t want John Ellis in jail, just off of the road so that this terrible incident would never happen again.
Julie Miller from Marion County Oregon successfully sued Equifax, but only after years of trying to get Equifax to correct the incorrect information that was listed on her credit report.
What was incorrectly listed, you’re probably wondering? Julie’s social security number for one, and there were false collection accounts. Equifax demanded that Julie take up the issues with her creditors, and after years of arguing that the disputes never existed, she sued in federal court.
$18.6 million was award to Julie Miller! And while the company is likely going to appeal the ruling, it’s a wake-up call to an industry where 1 in 20 Americans have errors listed on their credit reports.
- Published in Tips
Our firm specializes in Michigan dog bite claims. Specifically, we represent individuals injured by dogs in Detroit, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Southfield, Flint, and the surrounding areas.
If a dog bites you in Michigan, then we want to help you recover for your pain and suffering.
Have you ever taken a look at the Michigan dog bite statute?
On May 22nd, Caron, a Canadian and single mother of four, was playing tug-of-war with her Shih Tzu, Buster. During the game, Buster accidently bit Caron. One of Caron’s other Shih Tzus began to lick the wound. Not thinking anything of it, she went on with her day.
However, a few days following the event, Caron went to hospital feeling sick. She was put into a doctor-induced coma that lasted a month and a half. Her body had a severe reaction to the bacteria in the dog bite.
- Published in Dog Bites
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