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Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples & Nearby Southwest Florida

June 11, 2020
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“How do I determine negligence in an accident?”
Negligence – essentially means failure to exercise reasonable care.

Keep in mind there are many kinds of accidents that happen every day in our local area of Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. They range from the simple tripping action when you are walking to the bizarre, like when a person got stuck on a waterslide, and the next person down slid into him feet first – breaking his ankle.

But how do you determine if someone has been negligent and is responsible for the harm you suffered in an accident?

When it comes to everyday slip and fall accidents or a car crash, for…

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Category: Personal Injury
April 20, 2020

In this podcast, Jim Kelleher, managing partner of the Kelleher Law Firm in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, discusses why you don't need to pay a lawyer the extra fees involved with retaining an attorney for representation after an auto accident. This short and informative podcast will provide you with some guidelines to consider in the event of a car collision, and it gives tips that may save you a good deal…

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March 23, 2020
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Immediately after an auto accident, your mind is racing. Is anyone hurt? Should I seek medical treatment? Should I call the police? What is the damage to the cars? Is the other driver to blame for the accident?

Your emotions are on a high. You need to think clearly as you will need to work with the police, the insurance companies, and possibly seek medical treatment in the moments after an accident.

Always remember to immediately:

1. Call 911…

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March 16, 2020
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Workers' compensation statue of limitations | FloridaThere are laws, known as statutes of limitations, which dictate how soon you must file a workers’ compensation claim after suffering a workplace injury. The statutes of limitations governing workers’ compensation vary by state. In Florida, you must file your claim within two years of your injury or one year after the last date of received benefits.

The deadline for filing your claim is…

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March 09, 2020
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High school football injury lawyerSpring football season is about to start for high schoolers across South Florida. Football is a contact sport, meaning these young athletes are no strangers to injury. However, the biggest risk to players may not be concussions or broken bones, but a highly preventable condition called heatstroke.

Heatstroke is the most serious form of heat injury. It occurs when a person’s body temperature climbs to…

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October 23, 2019
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Personal Injury Attorney Mary Fowler Joins Kelleher Firm in NaplesJames “Jim for Justice” Kelleher and our entire team at Kelleher Law are proud to announce our newest attorney, Mary Fowler. Mary is a driven attorney who sees cases from start to finish to make sure her clients reach the best settlement or verdict possible. Her specialties include auto accidents, premises liability such as slip and fall…

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Category: Personal Injury
September 18, 2019
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Business man suffers slip and fall accident in Naples, Florida Slip and fall accidents are everyday occurrences across America. While some of these incidents cause minor injury, others can lead to severe harm such as trauma to the head, neck, back, or shoulders, broken bones, and internal damage. Your actions immediately following the slip and fall accident will directly impact your potential claim against the property owner. At Kelleher Law, we…

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Category: Slip and Fall
September 12, 2019
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Woman holding flowers touches casket at Naples funeral after wrongful deathLosing a loved one is difficult at any time, whether or not it is expected. When the circumstances behind your loved one's passing were preventable, that grief is compounded. Death is deemed "wrongful" when it's caused by someone else either intentionally or due to negligence. Filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of your deceased…

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Category: Wrongful Death
July 30, 2019
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James Kelleher Selected Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney in Florida Our personal injury attorney, James “Jim for Justice” Kelleher, has been recognized by the American Institute of Legal Counsel’s “Top 10 Attorneys” in Florida. The organization started in 2014 to identify excellence in the legal field and provide clients that information so they can benefit from the rating and recognition. Membership is an exclusive…

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Category: Personal Injury
June 25, 2019
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Fort Myers, Florida home with swimming pool and lanai Whenever you enter someone else’s property, there’s the expectation that the premises are reasonably cared for and safe to visitors. Premises liability is a subset of personal injury claims and is a broad term for injuries occurring on a property (that is not your own) due to negligence. However, just because your injury happens on someone’s property doesn’t mean there was negligence in…

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