Personal Injury Facts and Stories | Scott Goodwin Law

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

Pier on a beach at sunrise

If you enjoy spending time around water, Michigan is one of the best places in the country to be. Not only do we have access to the Great Lakes, there are many other lakes throughout the lake to enjoy. Whether you like to go out on your boat, spend a day fishing, or just want

Overhead shot of woman paddling a kayak

As we work through the coronavirus pandemic, lots of people have started to adopt new hobbies as a way to have fun while staying socially distant. Since many types of outdoor activities are considered low-risk for being exposed to COVID-19, one activity that has recently grown in popularity is kayaking. Not only is it a

Swimming pool

When it comes to swimming pools, water isn’t the only hazard you need to worry about. Even under the best circumstances, pools can be very dangerous, but many pools have other hazards that increase the chances of injury even further. Some of the most common pool hazards include: Poor Lighting Good lighting is essential for

Personal Injury Law book next to stethoscope, gavel, and pen

Even under normal circumstances, people very commonly have a lot of questions about lawsuits. They aren’t something people deal with every day and it’s very easy to feel intimidated by all the legalities that apply to your particular situation. But when the coronavirus pandemic came to the United States and places were ordered to shut