Detroit Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting For The Injured
    • Can I Switch Attorneys During My Personal Injury Case?

      Do I have the right to change lawyers in the middle of my case? You have the right to change lawyers at any time. Although an attorney may assert a lien on the work they’ve performed so far, your new ...

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    • How Can I Recover Damages for a Michigan Bike Accident?

      The Rights of a Bicyclist in Michigan Most Michigan bike accidents are with other motor vehicles. This is because car and truck drivers are often unwilling to share the road with bicyclists, and may ...

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    • $134K Verdict for Bicyclist Injured While in a Group Ride in Detroit

      Detroit Bicyclist Falls into Unmarked Trench A Wayne County jury awarded $134,000 to our client who was injured while riding her bike due to negligence by a construction contractor. The defense ...

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    • Goodman Acker Wins $1M Settlement for Bicyclist Hit by Truck in Macomb County

      Associate Attorney Ronita Bahri Wins $1M Settlement for Injured Teen in Macomb County Goodman Acker associate attorney Ronita Bahri has recently secured a sizable settlement of $1 million for a minor ...

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    • Identifying Birth Injury Cases

      How to Spot the Signs of a Birth Injury From lifetime medical treatments to ongoing physical therapy, you will likely need significant resources to care for your child in the wake of a birth injury. ...

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    • How Can Medical Malpractice Cause a Birth Injury?

      The birth of your child should be an exciting, joyous occasion, but if you were a victim of medical malpractice, you might have had a very different sort of experience. Medical malpractice occurs when ...

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    • Understanding Fetal Distress & Birth Injuries

      When it comes to the birth of your baby, you want everything to go as smoothly as possible. Sometimes a responsive nurse, a safe birthing facility, and a knowledgeable doctor are all you need to have ...

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    • Lasting Damage Caused By Brain Injures: What You Need To Know

      The brain is one of the most complex organs of the body, so it should come as no surprise to learn that brain injuries could cause life-altering damage. Brain injuries vary in severity and can include ...

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    • Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

      Traumatic brain injuries aren’t just common, they can also lead to devastating, if not deadly, problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 30% of all ...

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    • Understanding Brain Injuries & Car Accidents

      Car accidents can be extremely damaging and can result in serious injuries to the driver, passengers, and any pedestrians or bicyclists involved. Some common injuries include spinal injuries, broken ...

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    • What You Need To Know About Bus Accidents

      Although bus accidents don’t occur as often as car crashes, they can be extremely damaging when they do. Buses do not come equipped with the same safety measures as other passenger vehicles, which ...

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    • Conducting an Auto Accident Investigation

      Here are a few of our tips for starting your accident investigation: Before you leave the scene, speak to everyone and gather names. It may go without saying, but getting the correct names and contact ...

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    • Whiplash Injuries & Car Accidents

      Whiplash Injuries & Car Accidents Whiplash is a general term used to encompass a variety of painful neck injuries caused by a strong jerk in the head or neck. When the head is thrown back and forth in ...

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    • Jury Awards $80K to Detroit Woman Injured by Uninsured Motorist

      Detroit Woman Hurt by Uninsured Driver Wins $80,000 Claim Against Allstate On April 28, 2016, a Detroit woman was driving at the intersection of the Moross/Eastbound turnaround. She was hit by another ...

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    • What is the Lifetime Cost to Raise a Child with Cerebral Palsy?

      All parents have to make financial plans for their children, but nobody wants to have to consider what it might cost to care for a child with a serious illness or disability. Cerebral palsy, an ...

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    • AAJ: FDA Warning To Glaxo Highlights Dangers Of Preemption

      April 15, 2008 (Washington, DC) — As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a serious warning to GlaxoSmithKline after discovering the drugmaker did not ...

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    • Pursue Compensation for a Birth Injury

      Birth injuries occur during labor or delivery, and are often caused by the negligence or carelessness of doctors, nurses, or hospital staff. If your child has suffered a birth injury, you could face ...

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    • Bicycle Safety - What You Need to Know

      Bicyclists have the right-of-way on any road, but unfortunately, bicycle accidents happen all too often. In fact, nearly 1,800 bicycle accidents were reported in Michigan in 2016 alone. Bicyclists are ...

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    • Goodman Acker P.C. Attorney Secures Trial Victory for Victim Injured in Detroit Bicycle Accident

      Goodman Acker P.C. is pleased to announce that Associate Attorney Amanda B. Warner was recently successful in securing a trial victory on behalf of a client who suffered multiple injuries in a Detroit ...

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    • Dog Bite Injuries & Provocation

      Even the most docile animals can be unpredictable. Dogs who are triggered to attack may seem like otherwise kind animals, however, the right type of provocation, whether intentional or not, can lead ...

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    • Dog Chase Injuries: Can You File A Claim?

      Yes - You Can File For Compensation Of Your Injuries! Each dog attack story is different and the injuries that can result can also vary drastically. For example, one of our most recent cases took ...

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    • Insurance Claims and Payouts for Dog-Related Injuries Reach Record High

      This week is officially National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which provides an opportunity to reflect on a number of statistics involving dog bites, dog attacks, and the rights of injured victims. ...

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    • How To Avoid a Dog Bite Injury This Summer

      Whether you’re an animal person or not, chances are you’ll cross paths with at least a few dogs this summer. Between picnics at the park, strolls through the neighborhood, or backyard barbeques, ...

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    • Avoid Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season

      Avoid Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season Drunk driving happens throughout year, but during the holiday season this dangerous habit increases exponentially, putting millions of responsible drivers, and ...

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    • Jury Awards $80K to Detroit Woman Injured by Uninsured Motorist

      Detroit Woman Hurt by Uninsured Driver Wins $80,000 Claim Against Allstate On April 28, 2016, a Detroit woman was driving at the intersection of the Moross/Eastbound turnaround. She was hit by another ...

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    • Car Accident Victim Wins $400k For Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injuries

      Farmers Insurance Denied PIP Benefits for Man Harmed in Single-Vehicle Car Crash In December 2015, a Flint-area man fell asleep at the wheel, causing him to veer off the road, strike a cable barrier ...

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    • Attorney Gerald Acker Speaks About No-Fault Litigation in MI at MAJ Seminar

      Our attorney, Gerald Acker, recently spoke at the Michigan Association for Justice’s 15th Annual No-Fault Institute. The event was held on October 4 th and 5 th in Novi, Michigan. Attorney Acker’s ...

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    • Car Accident Victim Wins $400k For Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injuries

      Farmers Insurance Denied PIP Benefits for Man Harmed in Single-Vehicle Car Crash In December 2015, a Flint-area man fell asleep at the wheel, causing him to veer off the road, strike a cable barrier ...

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    • Attorney Gerald Acker Speaks About No-Fault Litigation in MI at MAJ Seminar

      Our attorney, Gerald Acker, recently spoke at the Michigan Association for Justice’s 15th Annual No-Fault Institute. The event was held on October 4 th and 5 th in Novi, Michigan. Attorney Acker’s ...

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    • Goodman Acker Supports ALS of Michigan at the 3rd Annual Swing for the Cure Outing

      This Year’s Swing for a Cure Jean Peri Memorial ALS Golf Outing Was a Success Trial attorney and Partner at Goodman Acker, P.C. Brad Peri has established a memorial golf outing, honoring his mother ...

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    • What Happens if Your Personal Injury Lawyer Gets into Legal Trouble or is Charged with a Crime

      Switching Attorneys in the Middle of Your Case If your legal representative is accused of, tried for, or convicted of a crime, your case could be in serious jeopardy, and you always retain the right ...

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    • Attorney Gerald Acker Speaks About No-Fault Litigation in MI at MAJ Seminar

      Our attorney, Gerald Acker, recently spoke at the Michigan Association for Justice’s 15th Annual No-Fault Institute. The event was held on October 4 th and 5 th in Novi, Michigan. Attorney Acker’s ...

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    • Attorney Jordan Acker Named July's 2018 Michigan Association for Justice Pacesetter

      The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) is an esteemed organization that focuses on bettering legal communities throughout the state, for the mutual benefit of attorneys and clients alike. ...

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    • How Does Michigan's No-Fault Car Insurance Affect My Accident?

      How Does Michigan’s No-Fault Car Insurance Affect My Accident? Figuring out what to do after an accident can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you aren’t entirely sure how to handle your ...

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    • What Should I Do If My Long-Term Disability Claim Was Denied?

      What Should I Do If My Long-Term Disability Claim Was Denied? Dealing with disability insurance issues can be extremely difficult, especially if you are already dealing with a serious illness or ...

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    • Are SSDI Recipients Eligible for Medicaid?

      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 ...

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    • How Can Medical Malpractice Cause a Birth Injury?

      The birth of your child should be an exciting, joyous occasion, but if you were a victim of medical malpractice, you might have had a very different sort of experience. Medical malpractice occurs when ...

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    • 5 Common Hospital Mistakes

      When you visit the hospital, you expect proper care and treatment, not major medical mistakes that could cost you your life. Unfortunately, hospital mistakes happen on a regular basis and can result ...

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    • Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

      When you go to the doctor’s office or hospital for medical treatment, the last thing you expect is for the doctors or nurses to make a mistake while caring for you. Just like anyone else, healthcare ...

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    • Are SSDI Recipients Eligible for Medicare?

      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 ...

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    • Dark Lights Are Now 4-Way Stops According to New Michigan Law

      Lawmakers in Michigan recently passed a bill that will affect drivers when they are approaching an intersection that doesn't have power. Under this new bill, traffic signals that have lost power ...

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    • Determining Fault in Motorcycle Accidents

      Why Are Motorcycles Treated Differently Than Cars? The state of Michigan does not consider motorcycles to be motor vehicles. This means two things: one, that a motorcyclist involved in a crash is very ...

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    • What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

      Motorcycles can be exhilarating, but they can also be extremely dangerous under the right circumstances. Motorcycle accidents take the lives of nearly 5,000 people in the United States each year, and ...

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    • Driving Tips That Will Keep You Safe This Winter

      Now that cold weather and snow storms are sweeping across the country, you should ask yourself: Am I prepared to drive in chilly, winter conditions? During the winter, you should only drive when it is ...

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    • What Happens if Your Personal Injury Lawyer Gets into Legal Trouble or is Charged with a Crime

      Switching Attorneys in the Middle of Your Case If your legal representative is accused of, tried for, or convicted of a crime, your case could be in serious jeopardy, and you always retain the right ...

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    • Driving Tips That Will Keep You Safe This Winter

      Now that cold weather and snow storms are sweeping across the country, you should ask yourself: Am I prepared to drive in chilly, winter conditions? During the winter, you should only drive when it is ...

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    • Attorney Brewer & Progress Michigan File FOIA Lawsuit Against Michigan AG Bill Schuette

      Attorney Mark Brewer of Goodman Acker, P.C. is counsel in a lawsuit recently filed against Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The lawsuit resulted after Schuette refused a request under the ...

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    • Goodman Acker P.C. Represents Detroit Woman in Rear-End Accident Case

      Goodman Acker P.C. and our team of Detroit personal injury attorneys have recently filed an injury claim for our client, who was hurt severely in a rear-end car accident last year while traveling on ...

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    • Proposed Michigan Law May Disqualify Renters from PIP Benefits Following a Collision

      According to a recently published article, a proposed rental car law pending in the Michigan Senate may disqualify a person who rents a car from receiving No Fault Personal Injury Protection benefits ...

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    • Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits in Michigan

      Michigan has unique and sometimes complex vehicle insurance laws which place certain restrictions on personal injury lawsuits. Michigan has a no-fault state, which means that no matter who is at fault ...

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    • How Common is Nursing Home Abuse?

      According to a study conducted by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, elderly patients suffer abuse in 1 in every 3 nursing homes. There are millions of ...

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    • Nursing Home Negligence Is a Type of Abuse

      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, ...

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

      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 ...

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    • October Is the Most Dangerous Month for Pedestrian Accidents

      Across the nation, people are preparing colorful costumes and decorating their homes for the spookiest holiday of the year. Unfortunately, the scariest elements of this holiday season have nothing to ...

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    • Pedestrian Car Accidents: How Are They Caused?

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5,000 individuals die in traffic-related pedestrian accidents each year, several of which are caused by car ...

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    • School Zone Accidents & Your Rights

      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 ...

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    • What Happens if Your Personal Injury Lawyer Gets into Legal Trouble or is Charged with a Crime

      Switching Attorneys in the Middle of Your Case If your legal representative is accused of, tried for, or convicted of a crime, your case could be in serious jeopardy, and you always retain the right ...

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    • The Penalties of Driving Without Insurance

      Driving without insurance has always been costly for drivers—particularly when an accident occurs. However, if you’re involved in a car collision in Michigan and you’re uninsured, you might be facing ...

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    • Women Injured in Dearborn Car Accident Turns to Goodman Acker for Legal Help

      The Dearborn car accident attorneys of Goodman Acker P.C. have been called upon by a 61-year old woman and her daughter, who were hurt in a bad auto accident caused by another party. Our client was ...

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    • Federal 'Sunshine' Bill Would Bring Secret Court Documents To Light

      The Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2007 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in March, meaning that 14 years after the first version of the bill was introduced, the light is finally dawning on ...

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    • Arbitration Fairness Act Protects Americans

      June 2, 2008 (Washington, DC) - The ruling overturning a jury’s verdict against Merck & Co., the makers of withdrawn painkiller Vioxx, shows how harmful federal preemption is to victims who are harmed ...

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    • Do You Have a Slip and Fall Case?

      People trip and slip every day with few consequences, but when those incidents are caused by another person’s error or negligence, you may have a personal injury case on your hands. Slip and fall ...

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    • How To Avoid a Dog Bite Injury This Summer

      Whether you’re an animal person or not, chances are you’ll cross paths with at least a few dogs this summer. Between picnics at the park, strolls through the neighborhood, or backyard barbeques, ...

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    • Everything You Need To Know About Premises Liability Cases

      If you were injured on another person’s property, the property owner or manager might be liable for the resulting damages. Property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe space, and any failure ...

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    • Did You Receive a Defective Gift?

      Each holiday season, we share the joy of gift giving with our friends, colleagues and loved ones. Sadly, there is a chance that one of the gifts you receive—whether it’s sports equipment, electronics, ...

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    • The 10 Most Hazardous Toys of 2016

      According to research, every three minutes, a young child is treated in a United States emergency room for a toy-related injury. Additional research proves that since January 2015, roughly 19 ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Amusement Park Accidents & Liability

      While not common, accidents and injuries do happen at amusement parks. Two of the most common types of amusement park accident claims are negligence ( premises liability ) and product liability . ...

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    • The Dangers of Rideshare Companies & Car Accidents

      Rideshare companies have become increasingly popular across the U.S. for both their affordability and convenience. However, more and more people are realizing that these handy ride services aren’t ...

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    • 5 Halloween Safety Tips

      Halloween is the best night of the year for costume, candy, and horror enthusiasts. Children and adults of all ages spend weeks preparing their movie marathons, spooky parties, and trick-or-treating ...

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    • Dark Lights Are Now 4-Way Stops According to New Michigan Law

      Lawmakers in Michigan recently passed a bill that will affect drivers when they are approaching an intersection that doesn't have power. Under this new bill, traffic signals that have lost power ...

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    • 7 Bicycle Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

      Bicyclist Safety Tips Being a cyclist can be dangerous. With potential dangers like careless drivers, weather hazards, poorly maintained roads, and other threats, it is important that all bicyclists ...

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    • Do You Have a Slip and Fall Case?

      People trip and slip every day with few consequences, but when those incidents are caused by another person’s error or negligence, you may have a personal injury case on your hands. Slip and fall ...

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    • Are SSDI Payments Taxable?

      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 ...

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    • Can Marriage Affect My SSDI Eligibility?

      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) ...

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    • Are SSDI Recipients Eligible for Medicaid?

      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 ...

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    • What Are Surgical Never Events?

      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 ...

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    • $2 Million Settlement for Victim of Truck Accident

      Our Michigan truck accident lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. recently obtained a $2,000,000 settlement on behalf of our client, a college student who was run over by a semi-truck. The accident occurred ...

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    • How Could E-Logs Prevent Truck Accidents?

      When semi-trucks are involved in traffic accidents, the results are often devastating, to say the least. Due to their enormous size and weight, usually 80,000 pounds, these vehicles can cause serious ...

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    • Proving Truck Accident Liability

      Following any type of motor vehicle accident, it’s important that you take immediate action to determine who could be liable. Any car accident can be damaging, but those involving 18-wheelers and ...

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    • Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Michigan?

      When you lose a loved one because of the negligence or carelessness of another person, you may wish to seek justice and compensation on their behalf. To do so, one would usually pursue a wrongful ...

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    • Wrongful Death Lawsuits: The Basics

      If your loved one’s death was caused by another, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim . Wrongful death lawsuits are reserved for the family members of individuals whose death was caused ...

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    • Kalamazoo Bike Accident Leaves 5 Dead, 4 Hurt

      Five bicyclists are dead and another four are seriously injured after a pickup truck plowed into a group of riders yesterday on North Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo. The suspected drunk driver, a ...

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