Category: Accident Injuries

Whiplash Injury Compensation in Kentucky

Kentucky motorists, please listen to this. If you have been in a car accident, you may remember feeling pain on your neck after the incident. During car accidents, some of the most common injuries that passengers are likely to suffer from involve the neck or back. Neck injury is caused by a sudden movement of … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 04/08/22

Back Pain From A Rear End Collision in Kentucky

Victims of Kentucky rear end collisions may experience back pain, neck pain or whiplash despite using seat belts and head rests. You may be wondering, what is whiplash? Typically, whiplash is a term for pain and stiffness in the neck and back area. It may also indicate a more severe injury such as a herniated … Continued

Published: 01/18/22

Takata, Honda: Two Lawsuits Over Airbag Recall

In response to the latest airbag recall, Takata and Honda are facing two more lawsuits. These lawsuits are being filed for injuries that may have been caused by the defective airbags. The lawsuits resulted from two accidents in Florida. However, a Honda spokesman declined to give comments on these lawsuits because they are pending. However, … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 10/27/14

One Person Injured In Shelbyville Road Accident

Beware of icy roads. On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at least one person was injured after a car hit a guardrail on Shelbyville Road in eastern Jefferson County. According to MetroSafe, the road was very icy at the time of the accident. The accident occurred before 9:00 a.m. near Long Run Road. In relation to … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 02/21/14

Kansas City Royals Mascot “Hot Dog Injury” Lawsuit

Mascots play an important role in any sporting event. They have to perform and prepare the crowd to get loud. They are supposed to be outgoing and fan friendly. However, this was not the case with the Kansas City Royals mascot. The hot dog injury In September 2010, a Kansas man named John Coomer filed the … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 11/05/13

Faking Injuries in Car Accidents

One of the most common issues in a personal injury claim is when the plaintiff fakes an injury to collect compensation. Faking an injury is wrong and unethical. If you file a personal injury claim for “pain, suffering, and disability” originating from a car accident and it’s not true, there could be some serious consequences. … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 10/23/13

Signs Of Mental Injuries Following A Car Accident

Over 6 million road accidents take place in United States annually. If you’ve been in one, then you know it can be very emotional. You may even be shocked that the accident had even happened. “Shock” is a medical term that refers to tissues and organs in the body that receive an insufficient flow of … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 10/09/13

Tips for Finding a Doctor After a Kentucky Car Accident

If you’ve been involved in an accident here in Kentucky, the first thing you need to do is call the police. You will then exchange information with the other party and the police. Once that is done, you will want to make sure you weren’t injured. This is very important. If you think you weren’t … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 09/10/13

Father And Son Injured In A Moped Accident In Louisville

A father and his son were injured while riding a moped following an accident in the 5600 block of Southside Drive. Involved in the accident was the moped, a Jeep and a JCPS bus. According to JCPS, the car hit the moped causing it be pushed under the JCPS bus. The bus, which was transporting … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 09/04/13

Kentucky Football Player Goes Back to His Campus

Kentucky football player Ashely Lowery is finally back on campus as of June 14, 2013. Lowery, 20, was hospitalized in May 2013 after a car accident. He has now returned and rejoined his teammates on the University of Kentucky campus. Lowery’s condition According to UK offensive coordinator, Neal Brown, Lowery has lost some weight. Though … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 06/19/13

What To Do If You Are Pregnant And You Get In A Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a terrifying, especially if you are pregnant. You need to secure not only yourself but also your baby. An accident brings a number of risks to pregnant women. These risks include: stress, emotional pain, miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects and high-risk pregnancy. A woman’s pregnancy becomes high-risk … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 05/31/13

Top Ten Kentucky Car Accident Injuries

No one wants to get hurt. It is not fair that you have to suffer from an injury that was from an accident that wasn’t your fault. All you wanted to do was drive your car to work, but in the blink of an eye, an accident happened. Your car was damaged and is not … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 03/06/13

Snowmobile Accident Causes Traumatic Brain Injury

Michael Holcomb, 46, was injured after being thrown from a snowmobile on Saturday, February 2, 2013. An Indiana Conservation Officer claimed Holcomb was driving Westbound near a county road when he hit a snow embankment going 30 miles per hour. Holcomb was then thrown from the snowmobile and sustained a traumatic brain injury. He was … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 02/06/13

Facial Injuries in Car Accidents

When we hear about facial injuries as a result of a car accident, most think about cosmetic injuries. For example, deep cuts that require stitches. Unfortunately, deep cuts and stitches tend to leave scars. It may take cosmetic surgery for the injury to be less noticeable, but some people think that isn’t necessary. Often, injuries … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 01/04/13

Myelopathy from a Car Accident?

First off, what is myelopathy? Myelopathy is when you gradually lose nerve function due to spinal damage or aging. It’s one of the most common forms of neck injury in the U.S. for people over 55-years-old. In fact, 10% of people who have stenosis develop myelopathy. While myelopathy is painful, it’s not as serious as … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 02/16/11

Can Stenosis Be Caused By A Car Accident?

First off, what is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is the narrowing or tightening of the spinal canal. The spinal canal is a long tunnel running through the center of the spine, which contains the spinal cord and the nerve roots. When this canal is narrowed, the spinal cord and the nerve roots may be compressed. … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 02/14/11

Are Disc Protrusions Caused By Car Accidents?

Are you suffering from pain in your back or neck after a car accident? If this is the case, then you should see your doctor right away! They will help you figure out what is causing your pain. After running a few tests, your doctor may say that you have a disc protrusion. This type … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 02/10/11

Bone Fracture Types

When you are injured in an accident, you may have a broken bone. Doctors use many terms to describe these breaks and fractures. What do these terms really mean? First, we’ll start with the basics. Bones and fractures Many already know this, but what is a bone and fracture? Bones are rigid organs that form … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 02/08/11

What is Spondylolysis?

What is Spondylolysis? Spondylolysis is a defect in the connection between vertebrae or the bones that make up the spinal column. The defect can lead to small stress fractures and weaken the bones that slip out of place. Many people with spondylolysis do not feel any symptoms and don’t even know that they have this … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 01/28/11

Is Tim Tebow Concussion Similar To An Automobile Accident?

What does Tim Tebow have in common with victims of rear end automobile accidents? After Saturday, September 26, 2009, the answer is concussion and whiplash. If you are a football fan, you have seen the tragic and scary footage of the tackle and injury to Florida Gator quarterback, Tim Tebow. Tebow was sacked by Kentucky … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 09/30/09

Whiplash Injuries Are Difficult To Prove

One of the most common car accident cases that The Schafer Law Office handles is whiplash injuries. Whiplash injuries are also referred to as soft tissue injuries or a sprain/strain. These are the most difficult cases to prove in a Kentucky court. Kentucky accident victims suffering from these injuries are hurt, in pain and the … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 04/29/09