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Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples & Nearby Southwest Florida
Pain and suffering is an ambiguous term. Most people have heard of this area of damages in personal injury claims, but what does pain and suffering actually entail? There are two primary forms: Physical pain and suffering and mental pain and suffering. These aspects of an injury have to be translated into monetary value in a personal injury case, which can be quite tricky and require an experienced personal injury…Read Full Post
Slip and fall accidents on a boat in Florida are often less complicated than those that occur on land. Maritime law applies in this situation, but the intricacies involved are complicated. Our boat accident attorney in Fort Myers explains more in the video below.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident while on a boat, please contact The Kelleher Firm in Fort Myers or…Read Full Post
The aftermath of a car accident is often overwhelming and you may forget some steps that are otherwise obvious such as speaking with the police and telling the officer what happened. Tell him or her if you’re injured, and if you don’t notice any injuries right away, be aware that they may show up a day or so after the car accident. Learn more about what to do after a car accident in Florida from our accident attorney in the video below.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine people are killed each day in car accidents involving distracted drivers, and more than 1,000 suffer personal injuries. Distracted driving includes any activity that takes your attention away from the road. Learn how you can stay safe on the road and avoid being the cause of your own or someone else’s pain and suffering.
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Whether you’re rooting for the New England Patriots or the Los Angeles Rams, you likely have big plans for this coming Sunday. Friends and families across the country will gather in front of their big screens, while others will head to a local bar or restaurant to root on their team. Thousands more will be enjoying the Super Bowl in person at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alcohol and Super Bowl Sunday seem to go…Read Full Post
The Kelleher Firm is excited to share that our founding attorney, James Kelleher, has been selected to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Our “Jim for Justice” is an excellent addition to the ABOTA Foundation as he’s worked for more than 30 years to help victims of personal injury claims such as auto accidents and workers’ compensation.
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Car accidents and truck accidents can both involve catastrophic injuries and death, but truck accidents tend to cause devastating injuries more often. These collisions are investigated differently as there are federal regulations in place to ensure the truck driver is operating the truck properly and safely and that the truck itself meets all the criteria to be on the road. Our auto accident lawyer has handled many car accident and truck accident cases and explains the differences in the video below.
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Up against the commercial trucking industry, truck accident victims often face a much more difficult legal process than car accident victims. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, it’s important to understand the complexities you may encounter when seeking compensation for your suffering.
Trucks Carry High Insurance Policies
Commercial trucks are driven by hired drivers carrying expensive cargo, meaning the risk — and therefore the insurance policy — is greater. With coverage far more than what you have on your own vehicle, the trucking company and its insurer will go to great lengths to avoid paying you what’s owed.…Read Full Post
Many factors go into determining who is at fault in a car accident. Documenting evidence is a key factor, and signs of an accident such as a piece of the bumper that fell off, disappear from the scene quickly. The sooner you call our auto accident attorney in Ft Myers and Naples, the stronger your personal injury claim. Learn more in the video below.
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Fort Myers and Naples are beautiful areas that attract tourists year-round. We also have a higher number of motorcyclists on our roads and highways, which many see as a great way to take in the Florida landscape. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents occur more often as a result. In 2016, Florida had the highest number of motorcycle fatalities in the United States. These crashes often result in death or…Read Full Post