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What’s Distracting Teen Drivers?

In March 2015, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a comprehensive research study into the causes of teen crashes. The research results indicate distracted driving is much more serious than …

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Stay Away From Social Media

After an incident, whether it be a car crash, work-place injury, or product failure, the injured person may be tempted to tell the world, via social media, what has happened …

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Common Myths About Personal Injury Lawyers

If you’ve been involved in an accident, hiring a lawyer could be needed in order to recover damages. Many people are hesitant to contact a personal injury lawyer because they believe …

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Child Car Seat Safety

My wife and I had our first child in June 2014. Personally, I worried about making sure Ella’s room was finished before she arrived. I assembled the crib, glider, and …

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The Dangers of Frozen Waters

January is typically the coldest month of the year in Indiana. Normal January minimum temperatures range from 15 and 21 degrees north to south. A recent local news story reminded us …

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Driving on Black Ice

There’s no denying it: Winter is here. Your daily commute is going to become more difficult and lengthy. It’s time to properly prepare for winter driving. Battling snow and ice …

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Drowsy Driving Is More Serious Than You Think

It’s almost time for the annual rite of passage: stuffing ourselves with turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Soon after, a food coma will ensue and we’ll find ourselves conked …

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Are You Ready for the Holidays?

The holidays are all about celebrating the season and spending time with family and friends. Whether you’re hanging decorations, carving pumpkins, baking turkeys and pies, or hosting a holiday party, …

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Mesothelioma Still Being Diagnosed Decades After Asbestos Exposure

Symptoms of mesothelioma can take 20 to 50 years after initial exposure to asbestos before the disease shows obvious signs and an oncologist can make a definitive diagnosis. Claims and …

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Dead Red Law Passes in Indiana

Motorcycles, mopeds, and bicycle oftentimes aren’t heavy enough to trigger traffic signals. When the traffic signal isn’t triggered, it leaves the rider with the choice of either disregarding the signal …

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Runaway Bounce Houses

Earlier this year, a bounce house became airborne with children inside. One child fell from about fifteen feet, landing on the road and breaking several bones. The other child fell …

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Items to Avoid at Garage Sales

Warm weather and the desire to clear out clutter mean it’s garage sale season! Everyone enjoys a good bargain, but there are some things you should never consider purchasing at …

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Learn from My Mistake and Avoid Grilling Accidents

Memorial Day is over, and summer is almost here. To me, summer means beautiful weather, barbecues and baseball. Now that barbecue season is officially in full swing, I want to …

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Faulty GM Ignition Switch Blamed for Twelve Deaths

Faulty ignition switches are being blamed for at least 12 deaths in cars manufactured by General Motors (GM). On February 13, General Motors recalled 1.6 million cars due to faulty …

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The Hidden Danger of Gas Fireplaces

Toddlers are extremely adventurous. Blink your eyes and they’re out of your sight. By the time you leave them alone for a second to take dinner out of the oven, …

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Space Heaters and Winter Fires

Indianapolis has experienced the 3rd snowiest January on record with a total of 23.3″. Season to date, we’ve seen 32.2″ of snow. It’s not only the snow that’s causing havoc, …

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Candid Interview with WKW Attorney Jon Noyes

Jon Noyes earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University—Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2013. Prior to moving to Indianapolis, Jon graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, …

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Just in Time for Winter: Gas Leaks and Safety Tips

Winter is here, which means cold weather, and the need to heat your house. Natural Gas and Propane are two widely used sources of fuel for furnaces. It’s good to …

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Make Sure Your Backyard Pool is Safe for Winter

Summer is officially over. As we move into fall, we start thinking about the upcoming holidays and preparing for the long winter months. For some of us, that means closing …

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Harvest Season is Here: Watch Out for Farm Equipment on Roadways

Harvest season is here, which means farm equipment on Indiana roads. This time of year it’s fairly common to come upon slow mowing tractors and combines. As a motorist, keep …

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Driving Through the Gap: Protecting Yourself from Insurance Disputes in Golf Cart Accidents

Small towns all across America have seen an influx in golf carts on the roadways. With a top speed of 15 miles per hour, you don’t typically think of them …

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How the Legal Process Works for Victims of Asiana Flight 214

When a tragic aviation disaster such as Asiana Flight 214 occurs everyone wants to know what caused the crash and who is responsible. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) immediately …

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Yard Work & Injuries: “It Will Never Happen to Me”

Summer is finally here and by now we’ve mowed the lawn, trimmed the hedges and considered starting an outdoor project. I would like to take this opportunity to share an …

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Candid Interview with Attorney Bruce Kehoe

Bruce Kehoe began his professional career as a registered physical therapist. This experience helped form a unique perspective on how law relates to the practice of medicine and the lives …

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Candid Interview with Attorney Bill Winingham

Bill Winingham has helped persons harmed by others during his entire 30-year-legal career.  Whether assisting crime victims as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and state court prosecutor or representing those seriously …

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Candid Interview with Attorney Chris Stevenson

Chris is a graduate of Purdue University’s flight program and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Chris began his professional career flying as a commercial pilot.  As …

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Eating Behind the Wheel

What do you think is more dangerous: driving while intoxicated or eating behind the wheel?  The correct answer may surprise you. According to a study by scientists at the University of Leeds …

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Binary Exploding Targets

Search YouTube for “Tannerite” and over 12,000 video results will appear, with most videos showing exploding trailers, cars, pianos, refrigerators, mailboxes, etc.  Tannerite claims that its intended use is only to provide …

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Do You Own a Dog? What Happens When it Bites?

Dogs are often referred to as a man’s best friend.  Most dogs are waiting at the door to greet you, often wagging their tails and jumping up and down in …

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Do You Remember Your First Car?

Do you remember your first car or the car your parents owned when you were a child?  When I was a child, my parents’ car had a metal dashboard, no …

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Bruce Kehoe to be Celebrity Bartender

Bruce Kehoe has been tapped to become a celebrity bartender at RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE on THURSDAY, AUGUST 23rd.   Will you join us? A portion of the bar sales generated will be donated …

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Happy 4th of July!!!

With the Fourth of July approaching, a colleague at WKW recalled a time when as a teenager his younger brother lit a sparkling showers firework and it didn’t go off.  …

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Ready for Summer Boating Season?

Summer is almost here and Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner.  Within the next few weeks, you’ll notice an increase of boats on Indiana Lakes, rivers and reservoirs. …

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Bicycle Accident Information & Statistics

Spring has officially sprung and we’ve experienced record heat for this time of year.  Not only does that mean flowers have bloomed, but more bicyclists have gotten an early start …

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Courtesy Wave

Have you ever been stopped in traffic and motioned another vehicle onto the roadway?  What would happen if that vehicle was involved in an accident?  Would you be held liable …

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New Auto Accident Mobile Application

In 2009, there were more than 5.5 million car accidents in the United States.  Do you or your kids know what to do after an accident? Recently, we released our …

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Where to Report Dangerous Intersections

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization recently released a list of what it considers the most dangerous intersections in Indianapolis. Here is a list of the Top 10: Binford Boulevard and …

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Hosting a Personal or Corporate Holiday Party?

It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us once again.  For some party hosts that means popping the top on a bottle of bubbly or spicing up the eggnog. …

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Waiver Agreements: Do you know what you’re signing?

The term waiver/release agreement is often used as though the mere mention of such removes all responsibility for injury or disability. In reality, how waiver agreements are written and applied …

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WKW welcomes Kelly M. Scanlan to the firm

Wilson Kehoe Winingham is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly M. Scanlan to the firm.  After graduating from Indiana University School of Nursing-Indianapolis in 1997, Kelly began her professional …

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Teenage Bullying

Recent suicides of teenagers who were bullied have brought light to a growing epidemic in our country.  Within the last few weeks, Jamey Rodemeyer, 14-years-old, took his own life after …

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Understanding Indiana Compensation Caps for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

The recent tragedy at the Indiana State Fair has sparked interest in many persons as to the limits on compensation for personal injury or wrongful death cases in Indiana.  There …

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You were just involved in an car accident. Now what?

1. Stop immediately! Indiana law states that if you are driving a vehicle involved in an accident you must stop at the scene of the accident. 2. Assist the injured & protect the …

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What YOU Should Know About the New Texting Ban

On July 1st of 2010, Governor Mitch Daniels signed legislation (HEA 1129) that prohibits the use of any telecommunications device to type, transmit, or read text messages or email while operating …

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