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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As Road Deaths Rise, New Laws Stay Stagnant

Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 In December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released preliminary data showing that road deaths rose nationwide by 7.1% in 2012, which was the largest year-to-year jump since 1975. However, in Kentucky, deaths were actually down 2%. According to the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, a decade of … Continued


Category: Press Releases
Published: 01/24/13

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

Bullying: Stopping It Before It Starts

By definition, bullying is the use superior strength or influence to intimidate someone, typically to force him or her to do what one wants. Bullying is becoming worse and worse each year, especially in schools. Bullying is all about the power or the imbalance of power. It is a form of youth violence where one … Continued

Category: General
Published: 09/18/12

Buddies Not Bullies

Mike Schafer of The Schafer Law Office has decided to help put an end to bullying in our schools by creating the Buddies Not Bullies Award. This award will recognize a student each week that has had the courage to stand by another who has been bullied or has by their consistent actions has created … Continued

Category: General
Published: 08/21/12

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

Deadly Trend On The Roads For Kentucky Motorcyclists

The Kentucky State Police statistics have revealed that the number of motorcycle accidents in Jefferson Country has increased by 51% in 2012. In the first five months of 2012, there were already 23 people who had died in motorcycle accidents in Kentucky. Statistics Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents involved either speeding or not wearing a helmet … Continued


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

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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