Category: General

Colossus – The Myth Explained

Michael A. Schafer The Schafer Law Office 1218 S 3rd St Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 584-9511 [email protected] Somewhere around 98 percent of all car accident cases eventually settle. That is what our clients want. They want to receive their money right now. That is what we want for the most part if the settlement offer … Continued

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Published: 10/28/21

The Seven Deadly Sins of Distracted Driving

The Seven Deadly Sins of Distracted Driving The most common cause of auto accidents around the world is driver inattention. In fact, it is estimated that around 400,000 people are injured every year in distracted driving incidents. There are so many things happening that surround us and can distract us at any given moment. It … Continued

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Published: 04/27/18

Kentucky Leaders Urge Drivers to Pay Attention

Kentucky Leaders Urge Drivers to Pay Attention The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Leaders in the state of Kentucky are pleading with drivers to put away their phones and focus on the road. Along with recognizing National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Kentucky is launching its statewide campaign called “One Text or … Continued

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Published: 04/18/18

Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?

Are Self-Driving Cars Safe? Many people saw the story in Arizona a few weeks ago about a self-driving car fatally striking a pedestrian while they were crossing the street outside of a crosswalk. Even though the car had a driver, who was employed by the ride-sharing service Uber, he was unable to stop before hitting … Continued

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Published: 04/06/18

Rural Kentucky Bike Accident Involves 14-Year-Old Boy

Driver Inattention May Have Caused Rural Kentucky Bike Accident A 14-year-old boy from Rockholds, Kentucky had to be airlifted to a Tennessee hospital on March 2 after he was hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle. According to police reports, the driver, Latosha Cureton was driving on a suspended license that had been suspended … Continued

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Published: 03/08/18

The Jury Is The Conscience Of The Community

The Jury Is The Conscience Of The Community By: Michael A. Schafer             There is no trial lawyer that hears the term Reptile and thinks iguana anymore.  We know it is a technique for trying cases developed by the phenomenal trial attorney, Don Keenan, and brilliant jury consultant, David Ball.  Unfortunately, there are a lot … Continued

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Published: 02/07/18

Diminished Value

Diminished Value When a person is involved in a motor vehicle wreck in Kentucky due to the negligence of another driver, there are a number of potential harms and losses for which that person could make a claim for recovery, depending on the particular facts surrounding the wreck.  The obvious potential claims to those who … Continued

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Published: 01/19/18

How to Protect Your Car Against Cold Weather

How to Protect Your Car Against Cold Weather The winter months have arrived, and with it, comes the bitter cold. Extreme cold temperatures can make a lot of aspects of life more difficult. One of the issues that cold weather can create is problems with your vehicle. Let’s face it, in today’s world a car … Continued

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Published: 01/03/18

Kentucky Tort Reform

Kentucky Tort Reform Tort reform is a hot button topic in the state of Kentucky because it could drastically change the compensation that a plaintiff is able to receive in an injury settlement. Many other states have capped the amount of money that is able to be given to someone who has suffered an injury … Continued

Category: General
Published: 11/09/17

Curbing Reckless Drivers: School Bus & School Zone Laws

Curbing Reckless Drivers: School Bus & School Zone Laws Nearly every morning on my way to work I pass a school bus stop where children are picked up to be taken to school. I shake my head every time a motorist driving the opposite direction of the bus attempts to pass while the bus’s stop … Continued

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Published: 09/21/17