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

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

April 10-16, 2011 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

The Office for Victims of Crime has helped lead communities throughout the country since the year 1981 through their annual observances of National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. It is done by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. Victims of Crime include those who are inflicted with pain, … Continued

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Category: General
Published: 04/05/11

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

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Category: General
Published: 02/01/10

Do Accident Victims Have To Give Recorded Statements?

There is no requirement that you have to give the insurance company a statement after your accident. Your insurance company will need to know what happened, but this can wait. Do not give them a statement until at least a few days after your accident or maybe even weeks or months. Related: Is The Insurance … Continued

Accident Report

Category: General
Published: 07/21/09

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

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Category: General
Published: 02/27/09

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

Contract

Category: General
Published: 02/23/09

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

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Category: General
Published: 10/07/08