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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…Read Full Post
Motorcyclists in the state of Florida are not required to wear a helmet so long as:
- They are over the age of 21 and
- 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…Read Full Post
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…Read Full Post
Truck accidents often result in serious injury. When you are injured in a truck accident, it is important that you know who can be held liable in order to seek fair and full compensation. However, unlike car accidents, liability in truck accidents may involve several parties who aren’t even on the scene, further complicating the issue.
Depending on the cause of your truck accident, there may be several…Read Full Post
There are 14.6 million licensed drivers in the state of Florida, making ours the state with the third-highest percentage of legal drivers. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department reports that there are around 650 auto accidents in our state every day, accounting for approximately 200,000 car accidents yearly. Many of these result in serious injury. Approximately 3,000 every year result in…Read Full Post
According to the National Institutes of Health, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States.
Disproportionately affecting children and older adults, falls account for nearly half of all TBI-related emergency department visits and a full 52% of all TBI-related hospital admissions every year.
Some of the most common causes of…Read Full Post
Neck injury is a common consequence of accidents. Motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and any other type of accident in which impact to the head, neck, or back is possible can result in damage, but identifying a neck injury can be very difficult if you’re not certain what to look for.
General stiffness is a key indicator of a neck injury.…Read Full Post
Boats float on water. Water is wet. Wet things are slippery. Common sense dictates caution when walking on a boat due to the high probability of slippery conditions. However, slip and fall accidents can impact even the most cautious among us, often resulting in serious, sometimes permanent, injury.
Do you have an obligation to practice caution while on a boat? Of course.…Read Full Post
When you are injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to significantly more compensation than insurance offers. The best way to find out is through a one-on-one consultation at the Fort Myers or Naples office of Kelleher Law. Call 239-351-2142 to schedule a free case review today.
Liable Parties in a Truck Accident…Read Full Post
Slip and fall accidents are common in retail establishments, on sidewalks, around pools, and in other situations where wet or slippery conditions may exist. When these accidents happen on someone else’s property – property that should have been maintained and kept safe – you may be entitled to seek compensation. The severity of your injury should dictate which direction seeking compensation takes.