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Goodwin & Scieszka finds it important to remind all drivers that all of Michigan’s neighborhood streets need safe driving protection. As I walked outside of my house today, I saw a car barreling down my street at well over 25 mph, which is the posted speed limit in all residential neighborhoods in Michigan. So what

In light of this last week’s tragic news stories involving gun related injuries, we would like to write about gun safety and ways to avoid gun accidents in Michigan, especially to protect the future of this great country, our children. Safely securing your firearms significantly reduces the likelihood of your children finding them. Keep guns

Logging work. Did you know that Michigan’s densely wooded region is home to one of the world’s most dangerous jobs? Workers have to climb huge trees, use complex cutting techniques with theirs saws, and work outside in unpredictable conditions. Sanitation engineers. Garbage collectors deal in trash, which can be filled with flammable chemicals, sharp objects,

Look ma, no hands! Seriously, no hands… Four jurisdictions are drafting potential legislation to enable driverless cars to, well, drive around; and Michigan could be one of them. Welcome to the future… Governor Rick Snyder is even backing the idea, and there are hopes that a bill will be passed by the end of the

Michigan is one of 11 states that received an F on its last report card for its failing and inadequate nursing homes; this is according to a study by the organization known as Nursing Home Report Cards. Most people don’t know that nursing home abuse and personal injuries are an ongoing problem in the profession.

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?

This is the 2nd year that consumers have been able to buy aerial fireworks in Michigan. Michiganders used to have to drive to the Ohio border to purchase “the good stuff.”

Before the ban on aerial fireworks was lifted, disappointed patrons would stop at Michigan’s firework stands and think:

You’re gonna stand there, ownin’ a fireworks stand, and tell me you don’t have no whistlin’ bungholes, no spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, hoosker don’ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin’ kitty chaser?

Michigan has to balance its financial interest in selling more fireworks against the liability of having more dangerous ones.

While firework sales dramatically increased as a result of Michigan’s new law, so did the amount of injuries.

Two bicyclists were struck and killed by cars in two separate accidents in the Northern Lower Peninsula: an unidentified 29-year-old woman from Traverse City and Daniel Adams from Oden. Here is the official news story.

Michigan residents are looking for the SUV that hit Mr. Adams, dragging his body for almost two blocks, and then fleeing the scene.

It’s difficult to read about these types of accidents, and our condolences go out to everyone affected by them.

As more cars and bikes hit the open roads this season, it’s important to remember a few tips to keep our bikers safe.

Dog Bites

Monday, 24 June 2013 by

Did you know that you have the right to sue someone if their dog bites you? That’s right, if someone’s pet beast attacks you and you are injured, you can sue them for money. Millions of dollars have been won off these lawsuits, and it is more serious than you may think. If a dog is not trained properly, it could inflict serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Pitbulls are a perfect example of a dangerous animal. The breed was reported to have been responsible for 15 of the 16 fatal dog attacks last year. In the past seven years, pitbulls were responsible for 151 deaths. If you have been seriously injured by a dog attack, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer because you deserve compensation.

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