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  • What are the Statute of Limitations for Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 17-Aug-2017

    In the state of Michigan, there are legal timelines in place that require victims and families to file civil lawsuits within a certain period of time following an injury or incident. These time deadlines are known as the statute of limitations, and they apply to a range of cases involving injuries and accidents resulting from negligence or wrongful conduct. Because there are many different forms ...
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  • How to Report Nursing Home Abuse in Michigan

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 14-Aug-2017

    Nursing home abuse and neglect is unfortunately far more common than most would believe. While families who discover that their loved one is a victim can face difficult and emotionally turbulent times, they should feel reassurance in knowing that there are procedures in place for reporting abuse or neglect in Michigan nursing facilities. Additionally, there are laws that protect the rights of ...
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  • How Much Compensation Can You Claim in a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 8-Aug-2017

    Preventable birth injures resulting from the negligence of doctors, nurses, or other health care providers can have devastating and, in some cases, life-altering consequences. In addition to profound and emotional losses, many victims and families can find themselves facing exorbitant costs related to the medical care and future needs their child will require as they age. Because birth injuries ...
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  • Car Accidents: Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 4-Aug-2017

    Handing over the keys to a newly licensed driver can be a nerve-wracking experience – and for good reason. Statistics show that car accidents are a leading cause of preventable injuries among young Americans. While this may be due in part to teens and young adults being more inclined to take risks, a great deal of it has to do with inexperience behind the wheel. As such, parents and novice ...
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  • Are Car Accident Settlements Public Record?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 28-Jul-2017

    If you have been involved in a car accident, a question that may be running through your mind is whether or not car accident settlements are public record. The answer, generally speaking, is no. In rare exceptions, a judge may unseal or open a confidential settlement, but the confidentiality of a settlement is normally agreed upon by both parties. Three facts about public records and car accident ...
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  • What Is Whiplash & How Long Does It Last?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 14-Jul-2017

    If you have been injured in a car accident, there is a good chance you may have a slight, or even severe, case of whiplash. While the name is common, many people don’t know what whiplash actually is and how long it lasts. Our Detroit car accident attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. provide information to help accident victims and others understand what it means to suffer from whiplash. What ...
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  • What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Crash?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 12-Jul-2017

    With all the confusion and trauma of a car accident, it is important to prepare beforehand and know what questions to ask so you can work with your doctor throughout the process. Asking the right questions can provide you with the information you need to understand your situation, as well as documentation to deal with insurance companies. So what should you ask your doctor after a car crash? Here ...
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  • What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 3-Jul-2017

    If you have ever been in a car crash, you know the confusion and chaos that can ensue. Knowing what steps to take after an accident can help you be calm, prepared, and safe. Our Detroit car accident lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. care about every client and encourage everyone to stay informed about what to do after an accident. Three steps to take after an accident are: Stay safe. If you are ...
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  • What Can You Sue For After a Car Accident?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 16-Jun-2017

    In an ideal world, people who were 0% responsible for a car accident would receive 100% of their damages through compensation given either in a settlement or through a jury verdict. However, this is not the case for many car accident lawsuits, as some damages can only be claimed in some circumstances but not in others. Liable parties can also only be expected to pay certain damages based on each ...
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  • Delta Airlines Sex Assault Lawsuit Filed By Goodman Acker, P.C.

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 15-Jun-2017

    Goodman Acker P.C. filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines and its’ affiliate ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., on behalf of a Garden City woman. Costigan was sexually assaulted by a man while in flight from Myrtle Beach to Detroit on July 27, 2016, Delta Airlines Flight 5203. A man sitting in first class was seen exposing himself and masturbating by airline personnel 40 minutes into the two-hour ...
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  • How are Car Accident Settlements Paid?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 12-Jun-2017

    One of the most common types of personal injury claims filed in America are those originating from car accidents. Traffic collisions have become so frequent, you are more likely to know someone who has been in an accident, or have been in one yourself, than not. With all of these car accident claims being filed, how are the courtrooms not clogged with cases? The truth is the vast majority of car ...
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  • What to Do When a Car Accident Isn't Your Fault

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 9-Jun-2017

    A car accident that you did not cause is still a car accident that will be a problem for you. Plenty of issues and complications are sure to arise, but you can try to mitigate them by knowing what to do ahead of time. Otherwise, you might find yourself simply guessing and making mistakes after being in a collision. Here is a quick list of the most important things to do after being in a car ...
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  • Semi-Truck Accident Victim Speaks Out About Drowsy Driving | Goodman Acker Appears on WXYZ Channel 7 News

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 8-Jun-2017

    On Thursday, June 1 st WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit News interviewed Ian Seaman, a 21-year old college student who was run over by a semi-truck on the shoulder of Northbound I-75 Expressway. Seaman was a pedestrian lawfully standing on the shoulder of the expressway near 9 Mile Road Exit in Hazel Park when a semi-truck ran off the expressway, struck a concrete wall and turned into Seaman. As a result, ...
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  • How the Personal Injury Claim Process Works

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 5-Jun-2017

    Everyone who files a personal injury claim wants to know how long it will be until the process ends and they receive their fair compensation. Some cases are going to settle in only a few weeks but others could take upwards of two years due to complications and a massive total of damages. However, regardless of the full duration of a claim’s timeline, or the type of accident that calls for a ...
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  • Goodman Acker Represents Woman in Madison Heights Auto Accident

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 28-May-2017

    Personal injury cases can occur from a variety of accidents, but the most common are auto accidents. At Goodman Acker, we strive to make it our goal to defend those whom have been injured in an auto accident by no fault of their own. We recently represented a Madison Heights resident in a personal injury case in which she was severely injured--thanks to our tenacity and passion to fight for ...
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