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November 10, 2021
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53.4 million people will travel for Thanksgiving this year according to AAA’s forecast. This marks a 13% increase over 2020 and finds travel for the holiday within 5% of pre-pandemic levels – when traffic was increasing year over year.

According to AAA, 48.3 million people will travel by car to their Thanksgiving destination, marking the highest number of motor vehicle travelers since 2018. Another 4.2 million will travel by air, while 1.02 million will use a train, bus,…

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Category: Auto Accidents
October 14, 2021
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National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17th – 23rd, marking a great time for parents to have an honest conversation with their teen drivers about staying safe on the road.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens, led by things including alcohol use, inconsistent seatbelt use, risky driving, and distraction. If you have a teen driver, take…

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Category: Auto Accidents
September 14, 2021
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Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that is available to nearly all workers in the state of Florida. With very few exceptions, under workers’ compensation, you are entitled to benefits following any on-the-job injury or illness, regardless of the role you may have played in an accident. It is strange then, that close to 10% of workers’ compensation claims are denied – leaving these workers without the money they need for proper medical treatment and basic living costs while they recover.

Can You Appeal a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?

You can appeal a workers’ compensation denial for up to…

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August 23, 2021
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Summertime Driving Tips

As Labor Day approaches, many people will be making the most of what’s remaining of summer vacation, heading to the beach or visiting nearby attractions to squeeze as much fun as possible out of these final days of summer. As traffic increases, it is important to remember your role in creating it – and to take steps in reducing the risk you pose to yourself and others while you are a part of it.

Rule #1: Avoid Distraction

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July 14, 2021
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Beginning with Memorial Day and ending with Labor Day, the summertime months see more fatal drunk driving accidents than any other time of the year. In fact, from Late May through Early September, fatal auto accidents involving drunk or intoxicated drivers nearly doubles.

Throughout the year, around 35% of all fatal auto accidents are caused by alcohol-impaired drivers. On the Fourth of July alone, that number rises to 47% - and while the Fourth is considered the deadliest day for drunk driving accidents during the summer months, both Labor Day and Memorial Day see a substantial increase as well.

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June 14, 2021
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National Safety Month

It’s National Safety Month, a month dedicated to educating workers on workplace dangers. During National Safety Month, the National Safety Council supplies employers with resources, educational materials, and other types of support to encourage more conversations around workplace safety and to help ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

This month, take…

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May 11, 2021
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Workers' Comp vs. Personal Injury

Workers’ compensation is designed to provide injured workers with the financial support they will need to make the best recovery possible. In the state of Florida, most businesses with four or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and to follow all of the regulations set in place by the Department of Financial Services for its administration.

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April 13, 2021
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Distracted driving injures and kills thousands of people every year. The National Safety Council reports that an average of 700 vehicle accidents occur every day as a result of distraction. Tragically, each of these is completely avoidable.

There are three types of distraction that can occur while driving. These are:

  • Thinking about anything besides driving
  • Looking at anything besides the road
  • Touching anything besides those things needed to operate the vehicle

Even one of these types of distraction increases the risk of an accident. Most forms of…

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Category: Auto Accidents
March 10, 2021
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Motorcycle Helmet Use in Florida

Motorcyclists in the state of Florida are not required to wear a helmet so long as:

  1. They are over the age of 21 and
  2. They carry at least $10,000 of Medical Payment Insurance

Similarly, passengers of motorcycles are not required to wear a helmet so long as they are over the age of 21.

Why Wear a Motorcycle Helmet?

Helmets save lives. This isn’t a slogan. It’s not a selling point for C-DOT-approved helmets…

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February 03, 2021
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Compensation After a Truck Accident

There are several types of compensation you can pursue after a truck accident. Whether you need money to pay for medical treatment or damage to your property, you deserve compensation.

At Kelleher Law, we can help you determine the full extent of your damages. If you sustained injuries in a truck accident, call one of our experienced truck accident attorneys today at…

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