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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 personal injury claims varies, depending on certain factors. 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) ...
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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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  • Goodman Acker P.C. Recognized in 24th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America®

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

    Our firm, Goodman Acker P.C., is excited to announce our very own Attorney Acker has been recognized by his peers to be featured in the 24 th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Attorney Acker has been selected for this incredible accomplishment for his work in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Our team of knowledgeable personal injury attorneys is ...
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  • How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Last?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 2-Oct-2017

    Injuries due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else can result in long-term, expensive medical treatment. Pursuing compensation is often the only way to obtain the necessary financial relief for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses related to the injury. While many people just want to focus on getting well, they may wonder how long the process for filing a personal injury ...
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  • Are SSDI Payments Taxable?

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 19-Sep-2017

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI), benefits are never taxable. However, sometimes, Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) payments are taxable. Whether or not you have to pay taxes on your SSDI benefits depends on how much your total income is, and how much income you receive apart from the SSDI payments. Generally, if the SSDI benefits are your only source of income, you will not have to ...
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  • Can Marriage Affect My SSDI Eligibility?

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

    If you are considering marriage, there are several things you need to consider. Marriage, or remarriage, could influence your ability to continue receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits. Depending on the situation, your SSDI eligibility may be terminated. Here’s what you need to know: How Marriage May Affect Your SSDI Eligibility If you are receiving SSDI payments for ...
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  • Attorney Barry Goodman Selected to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel's "Nation's Top One Percent"

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

    Our firm, Goodman Acker P.C., is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Barry Goodman has been selected to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s “Nation’s Top One Percent” award. The organization is devoted to encouraging the highest standards of legal excellence, making it an incredible accomplishment for any legal professional to be awarded with this ...
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  • Are SSDI Recipients Eligible for Medicaid?

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

    While Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) recipients can get Medicare coverage, they are not able to receive Medicaid coverage. Only people with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are eligible for Medicaid. In the state of Michigan, if you receive SSI benefits, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicaid coverage. What Is Medicaid? Medicaid is a federal-state health insurance ...
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  • New Tagline for Goodman Acker's Brand Campaign Proves to Be a Good Decision

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

    Goodman Acker, P.C., one of Michigan’s most respected Plaintiff Firms, wants its community to know what kind of decision they are making when they choose Goodman Acker as their attorney. What kind of decision? A good decision. This week, Goodman Acker, P.C. will begin to flood the TV and social media with its new tagline: “Goodman Acker. Good Decision.” The new tagline adds to ...
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  • Are SSDI Recipients Eligible for Medicare?

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

    If you are receiving SSDI payments, can you still get Medicare benefits? The answer is yes. However, there is a waiting period involved that may hinder your ability to obtain Medicare payments right away. You must wait 2 years (24 months) to receive Medicare after becoming entitled to SSDI benefits. In reality, you may have to wait up to 30 months to start receiving Medicare payments from the ...
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  • Gerald H. Acker Earns AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

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

    Goodman Acker P.C. is pleased to announce that Founder and Managing Partner Gerald H. Acker has earned the AV Preeminent® rating – the highest peer review rating offered by Martindale-Hubbell®. A testament to an attorney’s stature in the legal community and an exemplification of having achieved the highest level of professional ability and ethical conduct, AV Preeminent ratings ...
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  • Traffic Safety Tips for Back-to-School

    Posted By Goodman Acker P.C. || 24-Aug-2017

    When it’s time for our children to go back to school, it comes as no surprise we worry about their health and safety, as they are no longer under our care. What’s even more concerning is the pick-up and drop-off process, as school zones are some of the busiest and most hectic streets in town. With hundreds and sometimes thousands of drivers flocking to one street during a particularly ...
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At Goodman Acker P.C., we are backed by winning results. Not only have we handled thousands of personal injury lawsuits, but more than 99% of them have been settled successfully—resulting in tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

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      AUTO ACCIDENT Wayne County, Michigan

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