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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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

Treating Scars After An Accident

After an accident, there are many issues and questions that surface with the victims. If you have been injured in an accident, you know all of the questions that continually go through your mind. Once you have been treated and are recovering, you may be faced with the issue of permanent scarring. Now the question … Continued

Mental Injuries

Category: Medical
Published: 02/05/09

Inaccurate MRIs May Cause Further Damage

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive way to take internal pictures of the body. Unlike X-Rays and Computed Tomographic (CT) scans, which use radiation, the MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves. The MRI scanner contains a magnet. The magnetic field produced by an MRI is about 10 thousand times greater than the earth’s. … Continued

Head injuries

Category: Medical
Published: 10/22/08

Study Showed Seven Ways To Enhance Jury Trial Process

In a study conducted by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, seven concepts were tested to see if they enhanced the jury trial process. The project tests began in October 2005 and ran through April 2008. They studied 50 civil jury trials and reviewed the survey results. The surveys were submitted by 434 jurors, 86 lawyers … Continued


Category: General
Published: 10/07/08

New Warning Systems To Help Prevent Auto Accidents

There are several new systems that are coming on the market that will help prevent accidents while driving. The technology is very advanced and not available for every make and model of car, but it will soon become an industry standard. This new phase of technology has been created to help prevent accidents. Many of … Continued

Car Collision

Category: Car Accidents
Published: 10/06/08

Medicare Fraud May Make Medicare Reductions More Difficult

Medicare apparently has over $92 million in fraudulent bills since 2000. The billing was done under the name of doctors who had been dead for as long as five years according to reports of investigators. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was advised of the problem approximately six years ago. It looks like the problem has not … Continued


Category: Medical
Published: 07/10/08

Plasma Disc Decompression

Plasma Disc Decompression is described as a new option for people who have suffered a back injury, usually a bulging or herniated disc, in a car accident. If an accident victim has not responded to conservative care in the past, back surgery was the only option. These surgeries include spinal fusions. The results cannot be guaranteed, and the … Continued

Back Injuries

Category: Medical
Published: 07/04/08