What’s In The News?

Everyday there are auto accidents and news related to personal injury. Here are some of the most important news and press releases from The Schafer Law Office that will help you stay informed, be aware and keep you safe while on the road.

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Christopher A. Rogers Joins The Schafer Law Office Team

Christopher A. Rogers, Attorney at Law, Joins The Schafer Law Office Team Louisville, Kentucky – September 21, 2015 The Schafer Law Office, a personal injury law firm, would like to welcome their newest attorney, Christopher A. Rogers. Rogers joined the team on September 15, 2015. He has been licensed and practicing law for almost four … Continued

Category: Press Releases
Published: 09/21/15

The Schafer Law Office Pet Day And Animal Attack Tips

The Schafer Law Office Pet Day and Animal Attack Tips Louisville, KY (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 On Saturday, August 16, 2014, The Schafer Law Office had a booth at Pet Day in the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, Kentucky. There was a good turnout, and Kentucky Accident Attorney Mike Schafer answered questions about animal … Continued

Dog and Butterfly

Category: Press Releases
Published: 08/18/14

The Schafer Law Office: Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 17, 2014) Mike Schafer has won an award for being one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky! This award was given to Mike by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA). Their primary goal is to discover and recognize the top 10 personal injury attorneys in each state … Continued

Category: Press Releases
Published: 02/17/14

The Kentucky Bar Association – Continuing Legal Education

Louisville, KY (February 17, 2014) Mike Schafer has won an award for Continuing Legal Education! This award was given to Mike by the Kentucky Bar Association. The Kentucky Bar Association provides opportunities to stay on top of new laws and help members meet their annual requirements. This makes the sixth consecutive year that Mike has … Continued

Personal Injury Attorney

Category: Press Releases
Published: 02/17/14

Motorists Urged To Observe Summer Road Safety Tips

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Kentucky Accident Attorney Mike Schafer says that with the coming of summer, motorists are urged to take the utmost care and caution while on the road. This year, Kentuckians are expected to experience a normal summer. However, according to the weather forecast of meteorologist Chris Bailey, summer could be … Continued

Road Safety

Category: Press Releases
Published: 07/01/13

When To File A Lawsuit Over A Fatal Accident

Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Kentucky Accident Attorney Mike Schafer explained that if a pregnant woman was killed in a vehicle accident, the party at-fault is obliged to pay damages for the wrongful death not only of the pregnant woman but also of her unborn child. On May 6, 2013, a 27-week pregnant woman … Continued

Traffic Deaths

Category: Press Releases
Published: 06/12/13

The Schafer Law Office Nominated For 2013 Inc.credible Award

Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 The Schafer Law Office, a law firm handling Kentucky personal injury cases, has been nominated for Greater Louisville Inc.’s 13th Annual Inc.credible Awards, presented by Strothman and Company PSC. Inc.credible Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding small businesses that drive job growth and wealth creation in Greater Louisville. The 2013 … Continued

Category: Press Releases
Published: 06/01/13

On-The-Job Cell Phone Policies Prevent Road Accidents

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Cell phones have been a powerful tool for communication, but Kentucky Auto Accident Attorney Mike Schafer voiced support on companies implementing on-the-job cell phone policies. “Cell phone distracted driving has become an ongoing national epidemic,” Schafer said. “The growing epidemic of cell phone use while driving takes more American … Continued

Category: Press Releases
Published: 04/09/13

Recall Knowledge Can Prevent Child Fall And Injury

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Kentucky personal injury attorney, Mike Schafer said children’s safety in Kentucky is a top priority. He urges consumers and parents to immediately stop using the recently recalled activity walkers of Toys “R” Us. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toys “R” Us recalled about 9,000 units of … Continued

Product Recall

Category: Press Releases
Published: 03/26/13

How To Disprove A Police Report For An Auto Accident

Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Accidents in Kentucky happen every day and there are several steps one is supposed to take if involved in an accident. One of the first things to do after being involved in a car accident is to call the police. A police officer can secure safety, provide emergency medical … Continued

Car Collision

Category: Press Releases
Published: 03/14/13

Are Steroid Shots Causing Meningitis?

Many people have been getting steroid shots in their back to relieve pain in the past few years. The treatment helps a variety of things including: sciatica, spinal stenosis and pain relief. Sciatica is pain from a slipped or ruptured disc that often goes down the legs. Spinal stenosis is an age-related narrowing of the … Continued


Category: Medical
Published: 10/09/12

The Most Dangerous Roads In Louisville, Kentucky

In 2011, there were 30,000 crashes on Jefferson County roads. That’s 83 crashes a day! The good news is that Louisville’s roads are becoming less deadly. In fact, crash fatalities dropped by 17% from 2010 to 2011 and statistics have shown that seat belt usage has gone up. The number of pedestrian deaths has also … Continued

Category: Accidents
Published: 07/16/12

Recall Issued To Prevent Child Choking Accidents

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Toy “R” Us Inc. of Wayne, New Jersey, announced a voluntary recall of Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Center kits due to a choking hazard. The toy retailer has recalled 24,000 units of the Imaginarium 5-sided Activity Center because the small wooden knobs attaching the xylophone keys. This … Continued

Category: child accidents
Published: 06/04/12

Preventing Dog Bites In Kentucky

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is intended to raise awareness about the nearly 5 million dog bites that occur every year. It’s also to help prevent these incidents from happening again. American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), along with support from the United States Postal Service (USPS), physicians, the insurance industry and Victoria Stillwell from Animal … Continued

Published: 05/23/12

Only 21 of 98 Vehicles Pass Child Safety Seats Test

Only 21 of 98 vehicles met the requirements for easy LATCH system use. Seven of the latest vehicles failed entirely in a new series of test, according from the report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. It’s been a decade since federal regulators first mandated the … Continued

Safe Driving

Category: child accidents
Published: 04/17/12

Kentucky Accident Attorney Wins Top Accident Award

Louisville Magazine is a general-interest and lifestyle magazine for the residents of Louisville. In December 2011, the magazine mailed peer surveys to over 3,000 members of the Louisville Bar Association asking, “If you or a member of your family were in need of legal services, which among Louisville area attorneys would you choose to provide … Continued

Category: General
Published: 03/21/12

Tilden Curl: 2010 Goodyear North America Highway Hero

Tilden Curl was picked as the winner from four professional truck drivers’ finalists for the 28th annual Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award. Curl accepted the Highway Hero award and a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond, a plaque and a specially designed ring that was featured March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. … Continued

Semi-Truck Accidents

Category: Truck Accidents
Published: 04/02/11

2010 American Lawyer Academy Viral Video Contest

Press Release $25,000 Scholarships for Viral Videos The Schafer Law Office and American Lawyer Academy Promote Safe Driving FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2010 – The Schafer Law Office, a Louisville, Kentucky personal injury law firm, is pleased to announce that it is the Central Regional Sponsor of the 2010-2011 American Lawyer Academy (ALA) Viral … Continued


Category: Press Releases
Published: 09/13/10

How Do Most Kentucky Accident Attorneys Get Paid?

There are three common ways an attorney can get paid when they represent an accident victim’s case. One method is a contingency fee. This is when the attorney is paid a certain percentage of what is collected when the case is settled. Another method is a flat fee. This is an agreed upon amount between … Continued


Category: General
Published: 02/01/10

New Auto Designs May Help Reduce Pedestrian Injuries

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), January 1 and October 31 are the two most deadly days of the year for pedestrians. Autumn is the season for the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities. The three hour time period between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. is the highest rate of any other three … Continued

Safe Driving

Category: Accidents
Published: 08/26/09

Proposed PIP Bill Restricts Treatment For Accident Victims

House Bill 381 has been introduced recently in the Kentucky legislature by Rep. Jim Gooch. This is a bill that, if passed, would alter the way no-fault or PIP medical payments are handled in Kentucky auto accidents. The bill is proposing several changes to the No-Fault Statute. These include: The statute now presumes medical bills … Continued


Category: General
Published: 02/27/09

Can An Auto Accidents Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

In a book published by the American Psychological Association called “After the Crash: Assessment and Treatment of Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors,” it reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The book also reports that over three million people are injured physically, psychologically or both. Related: Brain Injuries in … Continued

Category: Car Accidents
Published: 02/26/09

Uninsured Drivers Are Predicted To Rise By 2010

A Pennsylvania group, supported by the insurance industry, is predicting that the number of uninsured motorists will increase by 2010. In a study released by the Insurance Research Council, the fall in the economy and the unemployment rate increasing has begun to effect then number of uninsured drivers on the road. This could lead to … Continued


Category: General
Published: 02/23/09

What You Can Do To Prevent A Hydroplaning Accident

Hydroplaning, also known as aquaplaning, happens when a layer of water builds between the tires of a vehicle and the surface of the road. When this build up occurs, the vehicle will lose traction and prevent the vehicle from responding to control inputs. Control inputs are steering, braking and accelerating. The loss of this control … Continued

Road Safety

Category: Car Accidents
Published: 02/12/09

Are Elderly Drivers As Dangerous As We Think They Are?

There have been several reports looking into the issue of senior citizens behind the wheel. The common conception is that they are unsafe but recent findings are showing that is not necessarily the case. In a report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it showed that even though the number of drivers over … Continued

Auto Accident Tips

Category: Accidents
Published: 02/11/09