Personal Injury Blog
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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.
Common Injuries…Read Full Post
“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…Read Full Post
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…Read Full Post
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…Read Full Post
There 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…Read Full Post
Spring 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…Read Full Post