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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    • Attorney Mark Brewer Fighting to Keep Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave on the Ballot

      Attorney Mark Brewer presented oral argument to the Michigan Supreme Court opposing legislative gutting of the minimum wage and paid sick leave initiatives adopted by the Legislature last year. In ...

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    • Tips for Staying Safe When Riding Electric Bicycles and Scooters

      In cities, it is common for residents to choose alternative transportation options over using a car. Whether for environmentally conscious reasons, cost effectiveness, or to avoid traffic, opting for ...

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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’s Birth Injury Lawyers Are Prepared to Help You

      Birth injuries are not always immediately recognizable. As parents notice their child’s failure to reach certain developmental milestones in early childhood, suspicions of birth trauma can arise. ...

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    • Labor & Delivery Complications Everyone Should Look For

      During the birthing process, complications can arise. Mothers, fathers, other family members, and medical staff should be aware of any pain or conditions that do not seem normal when a baby is about ...

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    • The Lifelong Cost of Raising a Child with Erb's Palsy

      Raising a child with a serious birth defect can come with several challenges, many of which have a hefty price tag. As a parent, you want to provide your child with the very best care possible, ...

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    • More Accurate Concussion Detection Method is in Testing

      Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) , which are more commonly referred to as concussions, can cause long-term effects to an injury victim’s behavior and cognitive ability if not properly treated. To ...

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    • Summer Safety: Injuries Caused by Foul Balls at Baseball Games

      Summertime signals the heat of baseball season for dedicated sports fans and casual attendees alike. Many baseball spectators bring along a glove in the hopes of catching a foul ball. The excitement ...

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    • Is the NCAA Responsible for Football Traumatic Brain Injuries?

      Football has always been a rough, high-contact sport, but that doesn’t mean the players deserve to suffer brutal, lifelong injuries. Although football has been associated with concussions and ...

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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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    • What to Do if You are Involved in a Single Vehicle Collision

      It’s entirely possible to be the only person who is injured in a car accident . Of course, there are multiple instances of a driver being injured in a collision and another driver walking away ...

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    • Elements of a Car Accident Claim that Can Impact Your Settlement

      When you are injured in a car accident , you may feel confident in your ability to recover compensation. In your opinion, the other person’s fault seems obvious. However, there are multiple layers to ...

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    • What to Do Following a Collision with a Self-Driving Car

      A futuristic world of autonomous vehicles is quickly becoming a reality, as many companies are testing driverless vehicles and businesses like Tesla already have their self-driving models on the road. ...

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    • Choosing the Right Car Accident Lawyer for Your Case

      Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially if you have to take legal action to recover compensation for your damages. Unfortunately, you ...

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    • What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?

      Although the definition of “catastrophic injury” can vary, the term is generally accepted to classify a category of injuries that severely debilitate a victim’s ability to perform as they did ...

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    • The Lifelong Cost of Raising a Child with Erb's Palsy

      Raising a child with a serious birth defect can come with several challenges, many of which have a hefty price tag. As a parent, you want to provide your child with the very best care possible, ...

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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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    • 5 Dangerous Vehicle Defects and Recalls

      Whether you’re commuting to and from work, taking your kids to school, or running errands around town, you probably spend a solid chunk of your day behind the wheel. We rely heavily on our cars to get ...

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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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    • Dog Bite Liability Claim Laws in the State of Michigan

      The majority of people have owned a dog at some point in their life, or spent enough time with a friend or family member’s dog to know this: Dogs can lash out, sometimes seemingly unprovoked. Even if ...

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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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    • Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

      Why You Should Worry About Your Insurer? In the event of an accident, your auto insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurer covers your losses. However, insurance companies are in the business ...

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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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    • Goodman Acker Groundbreaking Spot Thanks Detroit While Changing the Way Personal Injury Firms Advertise

      Goodman Acker, the respected Detroit-area personal injury firm, is celebrating its 25 th anniversary with a special ‘thank you’ ad that pays tribute to the many faces that are helping bring life back ...

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    • Attorney Gerald Acker Named to 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

      Goodman Acker P.C. in Detroit is excited to announce that Attorney Gerald Acker – who is also a founding partner of our law firm – has once again been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America . He is ...

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    • Barry Goodman Named 2019 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney by AIOPIA

      Attorney Barry J. Goodman was recently recognized as a “2019 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction” in Michigan by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). ...

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    • Goodman Acker Groundbreaking Spot Thanks Detroit While Changing the Way Personal Injury Firms Advertise

      Goodman Acker, the respected Detroit-area personal injury firm, is celebrating its 25 th anniversary with a special ‘thank you’ ad that pays tribute to the many faces that are helping bring life back ...

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    • Attorney Tim Sulolli Wins AIOPIA Top 10 Best in MI for Client Satisfaction Award

      Tim Sulloli – an attorney and equity partner of Goodman Acker P.C. in Detroit – has recently accepted the 2019 American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys™ (AIOPIA) 10 Best in Michigan for Client ...

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    • Goodman Acker P.C. Is a Sponsor at the Disability Network Oakland & Macomb County

      On August 9 th , Disability Network Oakland & Macomb held their Community Spirit Gala. Goodman Acker P.C. was proud to be a sponsor of the event! The event was held as a celebration of the hard work ...

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    • Goodman Acker Groundbreaking Spot Thanks Detroit While Changing the Way Personal Injury Firms Advertise

      Goodman Acker, the respected Detroit-area personal injury firm, is celebrating its 25 th anniversary with a special ‘thank you’ ad that pays tribute to the many faces that are helping bring life back ...

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    • Attorney Mark Brewer Fighting to Keep Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave on the Ballot

      Attorney Mark Brewer presented oral argument to the Michigan Supreme Court opposing legislative gutting of the minimum wage and paid sick leave initiatives adopted by the Legislature last year. In ...

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    • Goodman Acker, P.C.: Detroit's Personal Injury Law Firm Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

      This year, Goodman Acker, P.C. is celebrating its 25 th year as a personal injury law firm in the Metro Detroit area. The law firm handles all personal injury accident matters, including car accidents ...

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    • What Is ERISA and How Do I File a Claim?

      Many employer-sponsored short-term and long-term disability insurance plans are governed by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). ERISA regulations are in place to protect ...

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    • How Do I File a No-Fault Insurance Claim?

      There are two classes of liability — and associated insurance plans — in car accident law. “At-fault” car insurance, which is the norm in the majority of states, assigns liability to one party in a ...

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    • 3 Things You Should Never Say To An Insurance Adjuster

      Although your insurance company would have you believe they’re looking out for your best interest, the truth is, they’re a business, and their central interest is in maintaining their bottom line. So, ...

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    • What Is ERISA and How Do I File a Claim?

      Many employer-sponsored short-term and long-term disability insurance plans are governed by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). ERISA regulations are in place to protect ...

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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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    • What is the Medical "Standard of Care" in a Medical Malpractice Case?

      Medical malpractice claims typically arise when a health practitioner violates what is known as the “standard of care”. The standard of care is a legal principle that defines the type and level of ...

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    • Detroit Doctor Misdiagnosed Patients for Financial Benefit

      A doctor based in the Detroit area falsely diagnosed hundreds of patients, with the intent of increasing his salary, bonuses, and billings. Several victims of Dr. Yasser Awaad’s fraudulent medical ...

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    • Goodman Acker P.C. Filing Lawsuit for Broken Femur During C-Section

      Goodman Acker P.C. believes in seeking justice and answers for those parents who have had a baby suffer injuries as a result of medical negligence. We are currently handling a birth injury case ...

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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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    • Do Motorcyclists Qualify for No-Fault Insurance Benefits?

      The Michigan no-fault insurance law helps injured motorists cover the cost of damages in most motor vehicle accidents. However, these laws don’t necessarily extend to all different types of vehicles ...

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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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    • Goodman Acker, P.C. Celebrates 25 Years of Business

      Goodman Acker, P.C. is extremely proud to celebrate our 25 th anniversary in business as a personal injury law firm. We truly appreciate the support of our community and the opportunity to help so ...

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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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    • Why Should I Hire a Lawyer in a State with No-Fault Liability Laws?

      In the context of a car accident, state laws either follow “at-fault” or “no-fault” statutes. These principles determine how the cost of damages are paid in the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision ...

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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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    • Is it Legal to Put Cameras in Nursing Homes?

      When a family decides to move a grandparent or another elderly loved one into a nursing home facility, one of the most common concerns is abuse and neglect. Nursing home abuse and neglect is an ...

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    • Medication and Treatment Errors in Nursing Home Facilities

      It is an unfortunate reality that advanced age is often coupled with medical issues. As people age, it is highly likely that they will develop some kind of health problem. To address the medical ...

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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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    • 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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    • Summer Safety: Injuries Caused by Foul Balls at Baseball Games

      Summertime signals the heat of baseball season for dedicated sports fans and casual attendees alike. Many baseball spectators bring along a glove in the hopes of catching a foul ball. The excitement ...

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    • Goodman Acker P.C. Wins Over $1 Million Settlement for Truck Accident Victim

      Goodman Acker P.C. partner Tim Sulolli and associate attorney Ronita Bahri recovered $1,425,000.00 for our client who was injured in an accident with a semi-truck in Warren, Michigan. Our client is a ...

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    • 4 Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney

      If you think you may have a personal injury claim, you need to make sure the attorney who represents your case is a good match for you. Finding the right attorney is about more than just finding ...

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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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    • Can I Sue Someone for Failing to Provide Adequate Security?

      Premises liability laws protect people who are injured because of another party’s negligent property management. Under these laws, injury victims can sue a home or business owner for the damages that ...

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    • Your Rights if You are Injured While Staying in an Airbnb

      Airbnb is a popular website that allows people to, essentially, convert their homes into hotels. Hosts can list their property on Airbnb, decide on a nightly rate, and begin allowing tourists and ...

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    • Goodman Acker Files Lawsuit For Northville Michigan Trip & Fall Injuries

      Last month we were interviewed by Channel 7 WXYZ’s Andrea Isom for a trip and fall claim we are pursuing on behalf of our client, Pamela Flanigan. Mrs. Flanigan was out on a shopping trip with her ...

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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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    • What You Need to Know to Protect Your Car in Extreme Cold

      The Polar Vortex 2019 is here in Michigan and it is not treading lightly. The arctic chill is triggering cold snaps and persistent frosts not seen in the region since 1994 . If you have to drive in ...

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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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    • Northville, MI Trip & Fall Accident Being Investigated by Goodman Acker Law Firm

      Corporations and property owners in Michigan have a duty to make sure their property is safe and free of hazards... so one would think. Michigan courts have historically held that if what caused you ...

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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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    • What Does “Substantial Gainful Activity” Mean in a Social Security Disability Case?

      The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits program was created for the purpose of supplying people with disabilities — whether temporary or permanent — with a source of income while they ...

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    • Can I Get Disability Insurance If I'm Self-Employed?

      Working for yourself has several advantages, but it can be tricky to ensure your benefits when you don’t have the protection of an employer. As a self-employed individual, you might be concerned about ...

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    • Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

      The Social Security Disability program is designed to help individuals and families who are dealing with the challenges of a serious injury or illness. Unfortunately, applying for Social Security ...

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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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    • [Infographic] Breaking Down Hours of Service Regulations

      Of all the regulations pertaining to the trucking industry, Hours of Service regulations are designed to keep truck drivers and all others on the road free from significant harm. It prevents fatigued ...

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    • What Challenges May I Face In a Truck Accident Claim?

      Any time you need to take legal action against a negligent party for injuries sustained, it can be complicated. Challenges can arise and you may wonder if the results you may receive are even worth ...

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    • How Can a Trucking Company Keep Their Drivers Safe?

      For a trucking company, there are several obligations to which they must adhere in order to their drivers and others on the road safe. These measures must be taken on a regular basis to keep problems ...

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    • 5 Dangerous Vehicle Defects and Recalls

      Whether you’re commuting to and from work, taking your kids to school, or running errands around town, you probably spend a solid chunk of your day behind the wheel. We rely heavily on our cars to get ...

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    • 5 Dangerous Vehicle Defects and Recalls

      Whether you’re commuting to and from work, taking your kids to school, or running errands around town, you probably spend a solid chunk of your day behind the wheel. We rely heavily on our cars to get ...

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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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