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Michigan Cell Phone Law 2021: What You Need To Know

Like many other states, Michigan is cracking down on cell phone use while driving to make the roads safer from distracted drivers. You need to know about Michigan’s updated cell phone laws, the risks of distracted driving, and how Goodman Aker can help in the event of an auto accident caused by texting and driving. […]

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How Soon After a Car Accident Should You Get a Lawyer?

You’ll never have a moment to prepare for a car accident. You’ll just be in the middle of the aftermath trying to be calm. That’s why you should know what to do long before an accident happens. At Goodman Acker, our lawyers have over 150 years of combined experience protecting all types of clients. The steps (or […]

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What Happens if You Get in a Car Accident While Pregnant?

Driving or riding in a vehicle may seem like an everyday task, but it can be risky for pregnant women. If you’re unfortunate and find yourself in an automobile accident while pregnant, there are several unique concerns to consider. In addition to the emotional trauma, there’s the possibility of injuries or complications. The team at […]

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What Happens If I Hit a Pedestrian Jaywalking?

If you’ve been involved in an accident as a driver who hit a pedestrian, it’s essential that you know your rights and that the pedestrian is not absolved of fault simply because you were driving. While pedestrians usually have the right-of-way, there certainly are times where they can be at fault when it comes to […]

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Will Health Insurance Cover Medical Bills From a Car Accident?

The world of insurance can be confusing, and if you’re injured in a car accident, the last thing you want to worry about is who will pay for all your medical bills. Don’t fret too much, because your health insurance provider will pay your medical bills if you have health insurance. Most states also require […]

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What Is Ambulance Chasing and Why Is It Illegal?

People commonly research purchases and business transactions carefully, but if they are injured in an accident, they may be susceptible to unscrupulous tactics of “ambulance chasing” and end up with subpar legal representation. Called “case runners,” ambulance chasers use aggressive tactics to get personal information about accident victims and steer them toward the highest paying […]

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Why is Texting and Driving Dangerous? (With Statistics)

Texting and driving is dangerous because it is one of the major causes of motor accidents on the road. Driving requires your full concentration and attention. It’s a visual task. The term, ‘distracted driving’ describes driving in an unsafe manner while performing an activity that draws your attention from the road. Normal driving is already […]

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What Happens if You Leave the Scene of a Car Accident?

Leaving the scene of an accident can carry severe penalties, especially if anyone is injured in the incident. Severe injuries can change misdemeanor charges into felony charges. When it comes to dealing with such situations, consulting with the team at Goodman Acker would be to your benefit. Learn more about charges, penalties, insurance implications, and other key […]

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Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims

Insurance companies are supposed to protect your finances in the event of an accident or injury, but they don’t always support your best interests the way they should. Insurance providers are keen to minimize payouts and protect their own bottom line. It’s often a struggle to get the settlement you deserve. As an individual, you […]

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