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Biker dressed in black leather while riding motorcycle through city

Michigan used to be one of the states to have a universal helmet law requiring all motorcyclists to wear a helmet while riding. That changed in April 2012 when the law changed to only require motorcyclists under 21 years of age to wear a helmet. If you’re 21 or older and want to ride a

Car wheel driving through snowy road

Winter is almost upon us once again. As we’re having our first bouts of winter weather, it’s time to make sure our homes and vehicles are prepared to handle the cold weather ahead of us. Driving during the winter can be challenging for both the driver and the car. Cars need a little extra care

Man with head in hands in front of smashed car from accident

After being in a car accident, one of the first things people are concerned with is getting medical attention for any physical injuries they received in the accident. Getting your physical injuries taken care of should, indeed, be your top priority, people all too often overlook taking care of the psychological trauma that can come

Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 by
Man slipping on wet floor next to caution sign

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that lead to injuries. Falls are responsible for sending more than eight million people to the emergency room every year. They’re an accident that truly can happen to anyone, anywhere. They can easily happen at home, at work, at a friend’s home,

Man riding motorcycle on highway with mountains behind him

If you’re a motorcycle owner, you know how great it can be to hop on your bike and go for a ride. You’re probably also no stranger to people thinking you’re doing the most dangerous thing in the world by riding a motorcycle. While riding a motorcycle can be fun, the statistics show that it

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

Sunken boat being retrieved from the water

Michigan is home to more inland lakes than any other state in the union. Boating is a Michigander pastime; and Goodwin & Scieszka is your boat injury law firm. In an effort to reduce the very injuries that we often defend, we thought we’d give you some tips to avoid a potential boating injury. Today’s

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

Gas Explosion in Genesee County

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 by
Fireball explosion into the air

A building that houses ambulances in Genesee County exploded after it filled with gas. The explosion occurred at the MMR building at the corner of Saginaw and Wisner around 10 am this morning. Consumer Energy immediately responded to the scene and fortunately there were no injuries. What causes gas leaks? Faulty gas appliances Poor pipework

Sand snowman on the beach

Goodwin and Scieszka are as surprised as you; there’s nothing stranger than springtime snow on the ground. Thanks a lot Michigan. It’ll be another major bummer for already torn apart, dilapidated roads. Drive safely out there today. Our personal injury firm wants to help you avoid Michigan car accidents: Concentrate on your driving – a