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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

Digging around looking for April Fools’ Day material I found this criminal case; it’s a textbook example of what not to do on a day like today: April 7, 1970, [the] defendant entered the grocery store where she worked. He produced a toy handgun and stated, ‘This is a hold-up’. [The cashier] gave him the folding

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We’ve had cold mornings the past couple of days with the temperature staying well below freezing. Isn’t it supposed to be spring yet? According to, warming temperatures are concerning as isolated freezing rain will hit already cold roadways: Don’t cancel any plans. Just be alert and drive a little slower this morning when you

Glass shattering as baseball breaks through

March 31, 2014 is opening day for the Detroit Tigers! Since many Michiganders will be hitting their own fields to play baseball, we wanted to talk about the assumption of risk doctrine as a defense to certain civil law claims. First, let’s define the assumption of the risk doctrine: Participants in sporting activities are assumed