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To drive safely, one of the most important things you can have is a clear view of the road. No matter how far you’ll be driving, it’s absolutely essential to see what’s going on around you on all sides. This is something that’s so important, most states have laws prohibiting obstructing vision through windshields and

Insurance coverage can be very confusing to understand, but it’s also something all Michigan drivers need to deal with. Recently, a series of changes to Michigan’s no-fault insurance law started going into effect which made some significant updates to a law that had been in place since the 1970s. So, what do these changes mean

To say that the Coronavirus pandemic has completely disrupted society is a huge understatement. Everybody is experiencing changes in their life to some degree, whether it’s simply by working at home instead of in the office or not being able to attend an event you had been looking forward to. Unfortunately, many people are no

Whether it’s a car accident case, a slip and fall, a dog bite, or medical malpractice, one of the most common questions people have about personal injury lawsuits is this: How long do I have to file my lawsuit? Generally speaking, one of the best things you can do if you’ve been injured is get

Emergency service workers like paramedics, police officers, and firefighters all have very hard jobs to do. But since a large part of their jobs involve spending time on the road and quickly responding to urgent, life-or-death situations, other drivers on the road can make their jobs even riskier. Every year, tens of thousands of car

Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance laws have long been a hot topic amongst lawmakers and after years of ongoing debate, Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently officially signed a bill into law that will overhaul the state’s auto insurance laws. Since 1973, Michigan has had a unique system of no-fault auto insurance that was intended to lower costs

Playgrounds are supposed to be fun places for children to spend time. But even under the best of circumstances, it’s very easy for kids to get injured on a playground by doing simple things like falling down while running around. But when playgrounds aren’t being well maintained and repairs aren’t being made, a fun afternoon

Michigan Trampoline Liability

Monday, 24 March 2014 by

Spring is finally, finally here. Today we are going to talk about the Michigan trampoline statute. I’m not sure anyone even knows about this, but Goodwin & Scieszka would like to talk about the duty imposed on Michigan trampoline users. First, let’s look at the statute: M.C.L.A. 691.1735 691.1735. Duties of trampoliner  Sec. 5. While

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 the landlord-tenant relationship. Who should shovel? This might seem like a silly question, but remembering that America honors the freedom to contract, this is totally relevant in a

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

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