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  • Nursing Home Negligence Is a Type of Abuse

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

    Placing your elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility isn’t a decision that’s taken lightly. Finding the right long-term care facility requires thorough online research, friendly phone calls and in-person meetings. Unfortunately, not every facility will provide the minimum standard of care you might assume. Sadly, gross negligence is quite prevalent in nursing ...
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  • The 10 Most Dangerous Toys of 2017

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 7-Dec-2017

    The biggest risks of children’s toys are choking and suffocation. This holiday season, make sure you do the proper research before you gift a child a toy, even if it’s one they’ve been wanting. Some of the most popular toys on the market are some of the most dangerous. While some of the toys listed below have previously been recalled, some are still out there, available for ...
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  • Seeking Compensation for Emotional Trauma: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 30-Nov-2017

    After you’re injured at the fault of another’s negligence or recklessness, you want to get compensation. You’re going to get expensive medical bills in the mail for medications, surgery, riding in an ambulance, and other treatments. On top of that, you might be out of work and without a steady income. A personal injury claim will give you the chance to recover compensation for ...
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  • Barry Goodman continues his tradition of clowning around at America's Thanksgiving Parade

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 30-Nov-2017

    Barry Goodman, Attorney and Partner of the Southfield personal injury law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C, continued his tradition of giving back to the city of Detroit at America’s Thanksgiving Parade. For the fourth consecutive year, Goodman dressed up as a clown and walked down Woodward Avenue as part of the Distinguished Clown Corps. Over the years, Attorney Barry Goodman knew of other men ...
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  • Why You Should Never Give a Recorded Statement Without an Attorney After a Car Accident

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 22-Nov-2017

    After getting in an accident, an insurance company adjuster will want to get a recorded statement from you about how the accident happened. While it may seem natural to cooperate, there are many risks involved. As a general rule, you should never give an oral or recorded statement to ANYONE without the advice of a lawyer. Insurance companies do what is in their best interest. For this reason, they ...
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  • School Zone Accidents & Your Rights

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

    Everyone knows how hectic school zones can be. You’ve got parents in a rush to drop off their children and then head to work. Then you’ve got the kids that live close enough to walk, running across the street to get into school on time. The commotion can be stressful on a driver, but it’s crucial that they are extra cautious around school zones. As a parent, the last thing you ...
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  • Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Whaley Children's Center in Flint

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 13-Nov-2017

    Goodman Acker P.C. has filed a lawsuit against Whaley Children’s Center and an employee of the facility on behalf of our client who was sexually assaulted on their grounds. Whaley Children’s Center is a Flint state-licensed home for abused, neglected, and at-risk children. On July 6 th, 2015, our client, a 7-year old resident at the facility, was sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old ...
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  • Tips for Avoiding Slip & Falls This Winter

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

    In Michigan, the magic of winter brings downhill skiing and snowboarding, dog sledding, ice fishing and other fun snow activities, but not everything is gold. During the winter, slip and fall accidents increase due to the ice and snow that create slippery surfaces on the sidewalks, porches, and driveways. If you live in an area with heavy snowfall, you need to be prepared for potential accidents. ...
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  • Attorney Jerry Acker Recognized for Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by AV Preeminent

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 1-Nov-2017

    Our firm, Goodman Acker P.C., is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Jerry Acker has been recognized for the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by AV Preeminent. The strict vetting process in selecting an attorney worthy of the highest of ratings is quite strenuous, and only the best of the best are celebrated on such a national level. We at Goodman Acker ...
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  • Why Wearing a Helmet Can Save Your Life

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 25-Oct-2017

    Bicycles, when ridden correctly, are an absolutely safe, healthy, and eco-friendly form of transportation. However, in case of accident, they can leave the rider completely devastated with injuries, as they are far less protective than a regular vehicle. This is why it is so absolutely vital for a bicyclist to wear a helmet at all times. Even if you are one of the most careful cyclists on the ...
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  • What Are Surgical Never Events?

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

    Doctors and surgeons owe a duty of care to patients. This involves providing safe, effective, and accurate medical procedures to result in an improved quality of life and wellbeing. However, surgeons sometimes breach that duty of care by acting recklessly or negligently, resulting in serious and sometimes even fatal harm. Surgical never events is a term coined by Ken Kizer of the National Quality ...
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  • Goodman Acker, P.C. Named in 2017 Cool Places to Work in Michigan by Crain's Detroit Business

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 13-Oct-2017

    Our firm, Goodman Acker, P.C., is thrilled to announce we have been chosen as one of the 2017 Cool Places to Work in the Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business and Best Companies Group. This is our 2 nd year being honored on this platform, and we are honored to be recognized for being a positive work environment. The Top 100 companies in Michigan which truly go above and beyond to show their ...
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  • Halloween Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents & Injuries

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

    Halloween is a fun time of year. Decorations go up, haunted houses advertise spooky thrills, and thousands of trick-or-treaters around the country go out in search of a sugar rush. However, with all the extra activities and people visiting your property, safety hazards can result in serious injuries. If you as the homeowner are aware of a hazard on your property that might not be obvious to ...
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  • How Much Is My Case Worth?

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

    The value of a personal injury claim varies. If you are pursuing compensation, it is important to keep copies of medical bills, lost wages, and other economic damages to use when calculating the amount you may receive for your claim. In general, there are 2 types of damages you may be awarded in a personal injury case: Economic damages (also called special damages) Noneconomic damages (also called ...
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  • Top 5 Mistakes People Make After a Truck Accident

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 6-Oct-2017

    Being involved in a commercial truck accident is a scary and stressful experience. Many people are not prepared, and make decisions that put their ability to seek compensation in jeopardy. After an accident, there are several common mistakes you should avoid. Our firm has guided numerous clients to successful financial solutions for injuries sustained in truck accidents. We can discuss your ...
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