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It’s not always easy to find a good lawyer. There are so many different types of lawyers out there and even once you get down into looking at lawyers who specialize in a certain area, you might have so many options to choose from that it’s hard to find one you can really trust. Super

Lady Justice holding up the Scales of Justice in hand

When you’re a lawyer, there are many different areas of law you can choose to practice in. At The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka, we focus on personal injury law, while other lawyers might focus on things like business law, maritime law, probate law, real estate law, family law, or bankruptcy law, just to

What is a Super Lawyer?

Monday, 20 July 2015 by
Gold Scales of Justice sitting on top of a black, hardcover book with a gavel resting on a block

When you’re trying to find the right lawyer to handle your case, you might take a look at their website and see a list of several different titles, credentials, and distinctions. One special distinction you might see is that of “Super Lawyer.” Scott Goodwin is proud to have been named a “Super Lawyer” many times over

Scott Goodwin answering questions on legal panel

Scott Goodwin (pictured), the new president of the Michigan Association for Justice, at Law Day 2014. In case you haven’t heard, our own Scott Goodwin began his one-year term as the president of the Michigan Association for Justice on July 1, 2014. Now he’s making headlines, one of which was on, where he was

It’s a silly question, but what’s a truck accident? The US Department of Transportation defines a truck accident as a vehicle weighing greater than 10,000 pounds colliding with a passenger car, pedestrian or another truck. Did you know that roughly half a million truck accidents occur every year in the United States? Seriously! There are estimates that the

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It’s spring! We finally made it. As more people start being active outside, Goodwin & Scieszka thought it would relevant to discuss a method of shielding yourself from personal injury liability, especially if you have a dangerous activity on your property: Trampolines A tennis court Water skiing Stand up jet skis You should consider having

Goodwin & Scieszka has been handling Michigan dog bite cases for over 30 years. Michigan’s dog bite statute imposes strict liability on dog owners. If you were bitten, lawfully in the place that where you were bitten, and didn’t provoke the dog, then you’re likely entitled to compensation. Take a look at the Michigan dog

Well, considering Michigan just got slammed with yet another snowstorm that I had the pleasure of shoveling, I figured it would be entirely relevant to talk about Michigan’s landlord-tenant laws. More specifically, how landlord-tenant law applies to snow removal. Who should shovel? This might seem like a silly question, but remembering that America honors the freedom

Landlord Tenant Tort Liability

Thursday, 06 February 2014 by

When someone owns a property, they have a responsibility to make sure it’s reasonably safe for others to use, and that includes landlords. If a visitor, guest, or tenant gets hurt because of unsafe conditions that were caused by negligence, a concept called premises liability comes into play and it can be used to hold

Suing Michigan: What to Know

Monday, 03 February 2014 by

When you’ve been injured in an accident of any kind, filing a lawsuit is supposed to help bring justice by holding people accountable and giving the victim the compensation they need for recovery. But holding people accountable isn’t always easy. Often, the system is stacked against the little guy when certain types of entities are