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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

Moving is dangerous, but it’s something we all have to do. Today, we’re going to talk about the ways to avoid a Michigan moving injury. Box weight – ensure that all boxes are evenly distributed for easier carrying. 50 lbs. is a good rule of thumb. You should always remember to securely seal your cargo

Plane crashed into a field

On April 19, 2 men, 63 and 49 years old, were killed in a plane crash in Shiawassee County. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Nearby residents saw the plane’s landing gear come down, which was followed by a loud impact. While little is still known about the cause of

Female doctor looking stressed and holding face in hand

A Michigan medical malpractice claim can occur in different ways: you can be injured during surgery, given the wrong amount of medication, or completely misdiagnosed. Qualified experts must testify as to the standard of care in almost any medical malpractice case. The standard of care is whether a similar doctor of the same specialty would