Kunkel Law Firm - January 2019

JANUARY 2019 KunkelCase Files 800-467-5272 • www.KunkelLawFirm.com • GKunkel@KunkelLawFirm.com

FROM THE DESK OF

Gregory Kunkel, Esq.

As I write this month’s column, we are quickly

approaching the end of 2018 and anticipating the joys and challenges that the new year will bring. On a personal note, 2019 will mark my 31st year as a practicing attorney, and the sixth year since Kunkel Law Firm was established. I have been honored to represent clients throughout western Pennsylvania in workers’ compensation and social security disability cases this past year, and look forward to continuing to provide quality legal representation to injured and disabled workers in 2019. It is incredibly gratifying to help individuals, who have been struck down by injury or illness, obtain the benefits they are entitled to receive under the law. Most of all, I would like to thank our clients for the confidence with which they continue to anchor to our firm. I am especially honored and

Learning to drive is a rite of passage for teenagers, but it’s also a frightening time for parents. The child you’ve raised and loved since the moment they were born is about to get behind the wheel of a machine that contributes to 33 percent of all teenage deaths, according to DoSomething.org. You have every right to be terrified, and just like your parents did when you were growing up, you will have to let your child go. However, there are ways to help keep your teen — and the people around them — safe. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, distracted driving is the No. 1 cause of serious accidents among teens, and their age group is already more likely to speed and to ride without their seat belts fastened. Your child may be a responsible teenager, but don’t assume they will have the willpower to ignore their phone. Here are a few ways you can educate your child about safe driving and ignoring distractions. ROADWOES Help Your Teen Create Safe Driving Habits Have you ever caught yourself making a sandwich the same way your dad did or saying the exact same things to your children your mom used to say to you? That’s because we all inevitably pick up on our parents’ tendencies and traits, and your driving habits will likely be repeated by your kids. To lead by example, put your phone in your purse or center console. If you use your phone for GPS, install a phone stand in a safe location on your dashboard and turn your phone on airplane mode once you set your destination. Your phone’s GPS will work MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

grateful for the trust so many of you have given in referring family and friends in their time of need. I wish all of our clients and friends a happy and prosperous 2019.

-Gregory

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