Personal Injury Facts and Stories | Scott Goodwin Law

Produce in a grocery store.

For millions of people, delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Instacart are a regular part of their lives. Not only do these services make it convenient to get groceries and food from local restaurants delivered, they give people a chance to earn extra cash by making these deliveries. But while working for these types

Carved pumpkin with a candle in it and a foggy background.

Halloween can be a very fun day for people of all ages to enjoy. However, people often forget just how dangerous of a holiday it can be. It’s scary how many different types of safety hazards exist, particularly for children. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, on average, a child’s chances of being hit by a

Yellow sign showing a stick figure falling.

We’ve all fallen down at some point in our lives. Perhaps it was because of a patch of ice, some spilled water on the floor, or a step you didn’t see. Or maybe you tripped on a long power cord or the edge of a rug. And very often, after those falls, people are able

Yellow wet floor sign set on a floor.

When somebody falls, they likely don’t think twice about whether they call it a slip or a trip. After all, both words indicate that somebody fell down. But while the words “slip” and “trip” are often used interchangeably, there actually is a difference between the two. And if you’ve been injured in a fall, those

Statue of lady justice holding scales.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to understand the damages you can recover. The main type of damages is compensatory damages, which includes things like medical bills, lost income, and some non-financial losses like pain and suffering. But in some extreme situations, you might be eligible for punitive damages.  Punitive damages are

A man in pain after falling on some ice.

Accidents involving cars aren’t the only way people can potentially get injured in a parking lot or  parking garage. These areas are often full of other types of hazards that people might not even initially think of.  For example, there are often lots of slip and trip hazards to watch out for in parking lots.

Statue of the scales of justice.

For certain types of personal injury cases, one concept that might come up is called an “assumption of risk.” Assumption of risk is a defense that parties accused of negligence might use to argue that they cannot not be held legally liable for a person’s injuries.  For example, if you go to a sporting event,

Statue of lady liberty with scales of justice.

If you’re in a situation where you need to think about filing a personal injury lawsuit, one concept that’s going to be very important to your case is called a statute of limitations. This is true whether you were injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, in a case of medical malpractice, or

What is Premises Liability?

Tuesday, 03 January 2023 by
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If you’ve been injured in an accident, one concept that might apply to your case is premises liability. Premises liability is a legal concept that applies to certain types of accidents where the owner/tenant of a property was negligent in showing reasonable care and maintenance of their property. When property owners and tenants fail to

A doctor and a nurse look at a file.

In any type of personal injury case, medical records are a critical type of evidence. This is true whether a case involves medical malpractice, a work-related injury, injuries caused by a slip-and-fall, birth trauma, or a car accident. It’s not at all uncommon for a party accused of causing an injury to try and deny