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The Dangers of Home Trampolines

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 by
Two kids jumping on enclosed trampoline

It’s completely understandable for parents to want to encourage their children to be active and healthy. Since many kids love to bounce around on trampolines, it makes sense that many parents would consider purchasing a trampoline for their backyard thinking it would be a way to make being active fun. As fun as trampolines can

Young children playing on monkey rings on playground

Playgrounds are meant to be very happy places for children. They give kids a chance to run around, play, and have fun. But they’re also an environment where injuries are very likely to happen. When kids are running around and climbing on equipment, accidents are likely to happen. So if a child is injured on

Businessman slipping on wet floor and losing briefcase and cell phone next to caution sign

Slip and fall accidents are incredibly common and are a type of accident that can easily happen to anyone. Since slip and falls are so common, sometimes people try to dismiss them as minor incidents, but for many people, they’re nothing to take lightly. Slip and fall accidents are the top cause of emergency room

What is Pain and Suffering?

Friday, 28 November 2014 by
Man sitting on bench looking depressed

If you’ve been in an accident that resulted in an injury, you likely experienced some degree of physical pain. Pain and suffering damages are meant to compensate individuals for the significant anguish they suffer as a result of their injury. Just because pain and suffering aren’t tangible damages in the same way physical injuries are,

Doctor's finger pointing to brain MRI images

Traumatic brain injuries are a very scary type of injury. Depending on the type and severity of an  injury, a person might be able to make a full recovery with proper care, or it could potentially alter a person’s life forever. In the blink of an eye, a person might not be able to live

American flag waving in the wind

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of fall. Students return to school, final summer vacations are taken, and the long weekend provides a great opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. Regardless of where you spend your Labor Day, Goodwin & Scieszka asks you to be safe and remember what Labor Day

Interior of old car

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. It’s that time of year again, the Woodward Dream Cruise. If you planned on taking Woodward to get somewhere, think again. It’ll be filled with hotrods, classic cars, and other strange and vintage automobiles. Did you know that Woodward Dream Cruise started as a fundraiser for a soccer field

Mom placing band aid on injured child's knee

Do you have young children? Has one of them been injured in a Michigan playground accident? Goodwin & Scieszka is your Southfield, Michigan playground accident law firm. Did you know that Michigan has a playground liability law? It imposes a duty to repair and upkeep playgrounds in Michigan. Take a look at the statute: 408.686

Biker riding bike on rough terrain

Seeing as how it’s finally summer, and more and more Michiganders are hitting the roads on their road bikes, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, and beach cruisers, Goodwin & Scieszka thought it would be pertinent to write about bike laws in Michigan. Did you know that bikes are entitled to ride in the road (with the

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Firework display in dark sky

Because of a the recent law change, Michiganders can now buy more highly charged fireworks to blast off around the 4th of July. However, it’s important to remember that fireworks are extremely dangerous and should only be handled with the utmost care. Last year, a Hazel Park resident lost his leg from the kneecap down

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