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Have you been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent, intentional or willful conduct in Michigan? If so, Goodwin & Scieszka is here for you. We’ve been providing nationally recognized legal advice for over 30 years: • Slip and falls • Dog bites • Car, motorcycle, bicycle, snowmobile crashes • Pedestrian collisions • Defective

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

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 •

In Michigan, a business owner owes a reasonable duty of care to anyone that’s considered an invitee. The duty is best characterized to protect against any unreasonable risk of harm that’s caused by a dangerous condition. Who or what’s an invitee? An invitee is almost anyone that’s invited on the premise. It doesn’t have to

The family was from Shipshewana, Indiana and they were involved a horse and buggy accident that took place in Sturgis, Michigan. Lavon Kepp, age 30, was driving the buggy. Him and the infant suffered only minor injuries as a result of the crash that occurred on Fawn Rd., west of South Centerville Road in Sturgis.

Yes, if you’re on the highway, then you have to signal. It’s the law: And just so you know, highway means all of Michigan’s roadways. That’s how it’s written in the statute. Sec. 648. (1) The driver of a vehicle or bicycle upon a highway, before stopping or turning from a direct line, shall first

Yesterday’s storms left thousands of Michigan residents without power. Roads are fully submerged under rainwater. 60 mile per hour winds knocked over trees. In an effort to keep all drivers and road maintenance workers safe, Goodwin & Scieszka asks you to obey all traffic signals, to drive slowly, and to stay calm in slow conditions.

Keeping to our wintery themed blogs this week, we want to give you some basic information about snowmobiles in the state of Michigan. First things first, you’re going to need a snowmobile. A snowmobile is defined, according to our legislature, as any motor-driven vehicle designed for travel primarily on snow or ice of a type

People, it seems obvious but this definitely negligent and against the law. As the title says, a woman in Green Oak Township let her 9 year-old drive her 2002 Mercury Sable. The woman was taken to jail and charges are pending. What’s the legal driving age in Michigan? 16 years old. According to the secretary

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