Muskegon Personal Injury Resources

Common Construction Accidents and Legal Countermeasures

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 15 workers die on the job in the United States every day. Construction workers make up about 20% of all workplace fatalities. Some potential threats may be obvious; however, others need more...

How a Car Accident Lawsuit Works

If you're unfamiliar with how car accident lawsuits work in Michigan, here are the main things you need to know: Your dispute is with your insurance provider, not the other driver. Financial compensation is based on Michigan Law. You can receive compensation even if...

5 Ways a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

There are many reasons you should protect yourself by hiring a personal injury attorney. They can help you get the justice and compensation that you deserve for your injuries, especially if it is a result of someone else's negligence or carelessness. Here are five...

Personal Injury: Words You Should Know

Glossary of Civil Legal Terms action: lawsuit.admissible evidence: Evidence that can legally and properly be used in court.affirmative defense: When a defendant or person responding to a civil case has a reason that would make them not at fault. The defendant has to...

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have been seriously injured or I have lost a loved one due to another’s carelessness. I don’t have enough money to hire an attorney. What can I do? A: In injury and wrongful death cases you NEVER pay a fee unless we collect money for you or your family. Q: Does...

What to do After a Parking Lot Accident

Has your vehicle been damaged in a parking lot?  You’re not alone. Twenty percent of all auto accidents occur in parking lots, but not all of them are mere “hit and runs.” The worst accidents occur while you are in or around your vehicle and someone’s careless actions...

West Michigan Car Accident Statistics (2020)

If you are looking for West Michigan Car Accident statistics, look no further than the 2020 Year End Traffic Crash Statistics. A 222 page treasure trove released by the Michigan State Police. See the PDF here. If you were injured or lost a love one because of another...

Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Muskegon, Michigan

Have you been in an automotive accident with a large truck or another type of commercial vehicle?  In 202 there were 126 accidents in Muskegon County involving commercial trucks or busses. Out of those 126 accidents, there were 22 injuries and 1 fatality. According to...

VIDEO: Injury Attorney Local to Muskegon, MI

When it comes to caring personal attention, local makes a difference! David Shafer is a local Personal Injury Attorney located in Muskegon, Michigan. Call David Schafer to request a free consultation today!

INFOGRAPHIC: Michigan Car Accidents

There's an old saying that “driving is a privilege, not a right,” because operating a vehicle involves a certain level of responsibility and focus. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are over 38,000 car accident deaths per year in...

Slip and Fall Attorney in Muskegon, MI

Slip and Fall Attorney in Muskegon, Michigan Some people can walk off the pain of tripping as if nothing's happened, while others suffer more severe injuries. Slipping and tripping may not immediately seem dangerous, but these accidents can cause fractures, especially...

Personal Injury Attorney Michigan

Personal Injury Attorney Michigan Life has its risks, whether we're apparent of them or not, one of which is the risk of injury. According to the Insurance Information Institute the odds of dying from an injury in 2018 were 1 in 1,334. The national safety council...

Newaygo Personal Injury Attorney

According to the City of Newaygo's official site, the origins of the name Newaygo is uncertain, but there are various legends that offer clues as to how it came to be. One of the legends is that Newaygo was derived from a Native American warrior, also called a brave,...

Oceana Personal Injury Attorney

Oceana county, a beautiful rural locale in Michigan state. Oceana is home to over 26,000 residents, all going about their day, some commuting to work, other visiting friends with pets, and some visiting a doctor. Unfortunately, life can have setbacks and any one of...

The Role, Rise, and Advantages of an Injury Lawyer

Have you been hurt in an accident that was no fault of your own and require injury legal services? Navigating the realm of law is a difficult feat for those without knowledge of the field. Personal injury lawyers are extremely beneficial for defending your case and...

Common Types of Car Accidents

Whether it’s a serious collision or minor fender-bender, car accidents and their consequences are frightening. In 2019, 314,377 crashes and 5,629 suspected injuries occurred here in Michigan alone. There was an average of 6 million accidents in the entirety of the...

Motorcycle Safety: Are Motorcycles Dangerous?

Motorcycle Safety Motorcycles vs Cars: With rugged nicknames, like chopper and hog, it’s easy to see how motorcycles are far more dangerous than their larger and heavier counterparts: cars. When it comes to vehicle safety,...

Does Your Dog Bite?

Does Your Dog Bite? Each year, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. Most are family pets, and, many times, family members are present during the attack. From 2005-2019, it was determined that family dogs inflicted 54% of all fatal attacks. Children 0-2 made up 25%...

Muskegon Car Accident Results in Wrongful Death

A car accident in Muskegon, MI involving a US Postal Service van resulted in wrongful death on July 23rd, 2020. The Postal Van was northbound on Holton Rd. and stopped to make a left turn on Pillon Rd. An SUV rear-ended the...

Changes to Michigan Personal Injury Protection

Today is THE day: any auto insurance policies that are renewed today and into the future will have a dizzying array of changes due to no-fault reform. We are reviewing auto insurance policies for our clients and anybody else who wants us to review their policies. All...

2019 West Michigan Auto Accident settles for 2.7 Million

A West Michigan auto accident was settled in 2019 for 2.7 million dollars by personal injury attorney David P. Shafer. Mr. Shafer is a long-standing personal injury attorney in Muskegon, MI, and previously secured the largest auto accident injury verdict in Muskegon...