Personal Injury Facts and Stories | Scott Goodwin Law

X-rays showing a brain.

When people are injured in car accidents, it doesn’t necessarily mean they get out of their car bleeding from cuts, with visible bruises, or with other types of obvious injuries like broken bones. Not only are many types of common car accident injuries invisible, they can take time to become evident. In the time immediately

A car turns into a crosswalk while a pedestrian is trying to cross the street.

Debate around the safety of SUVs has been going on for a long time. For a while, the discussion focused on their tendency to roll over when making sharp turns because of their higher center of gravity. While many newer SUVs are equipped with technology to help prevent rollover accidents, SUVs have also faced criticism

Personal injury law book with gavel on top

When you’re dealing with a personal injury lawsuit of any kind, the key question is going to be whether or not the defendant was responsible for a person’s injuries through an act of negligence. In some cases, the answer to this question is clearer than it is in others. Negligence is an extremely important part

Woman with an injured leg after falling in the snow.

No matter what type of accident you’re injured in, there will be certain laws and legal concepts that apply to your case. For example, in many cases, there will very likely be a statute of limitations which restricts the amount of time you have to sue after an accident. But in certain types of cases,

Woman sitting on a bed looking sad.

When you’ve been injured in an accident, not all of your damages are necessarily visible. Certain types of injuries might leave marks that are visible for anyone to see, like a wound from a dog bite or bruising caused by a serious fall. Other injuries can be seen with the help of diagnostic tools like

What is a Toxic Tort?

Monday, 21 December 2020 by
Danger Asbestos written on yellow tape

Injuries can occur in many different ways. While many injuries are caused by a direct action, like falling on a wet floor, being bitten by a dog, a doctor’s mistake, or a car accident, some types of injuries and illnesses are caused by being exposed to something dangerous. Exposure to things like mold, asbestos, lead,

Teens in car holding bottles of beer.

For many people, when they look back at the time they spent in high school, they might have fond memories of sneaking in some alcohol. Often, when teenagers get a hold of alcohol, they get it from a parent or another adult who simply doesn’t think underaged drinking is a big deal, because they want

Book with Personal Injury Law printed on cover next to a gavel.

If you’ve been injured in any kind of accident, whether it’s a car accident, a slip and fall, or a workplace accident, there’s one word that’s going to come up a lot: negligence. So what exactly is negligence? Negligence refers to a failure to exercise a reasonable amount of care toward others. For example, in

What is an Attractive Nuisance?

Monday, 28 September 2020 by
Swimming pool in a backyard.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, home entertainment became a big priority for a lot of people. Even as lockdowns eased and people had the ability to get out of the house more often, lots of people still felt safer at home and wanted to bring the fun to them, especially if they had

Blind person walking with cane.

In personal injury law, one concept that frequently comes up is the idea of hazards being “open and obvious.” If someone is injured on property owned/maintained by someone else, the person responsible for maintaining the property might try to argue that they shouldn’t be legally liable for the injury because the hazard was so obvious