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Injured in a DUI Accident? Here Are 8 Things You Need to Know!

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 2, 2020 5:39:37 PM

You may be one of the many responsible drivers that avoids operating any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, not everyone is, and because you cannot control other drivers’ decisions, there is always the risk that one day you may be involved in a DUI accident. If you find yourself injured in an accident of this type, here are eight things you should know and be ready for. 

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Topics: DUI

What is a Property Damage Claim?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Sep 16, 2020 3:01:00 PM

The complexities of insurance policies could confuse anyone. While some policies cover certain types of damage, other policies will not touch a particular type of damage. Worse, the names of some policies might lead you tobelieve you are covered when, in fact, you are not covered.

This is particularly frustrating when you want reimbursement for car repairs in case of an accident. You may need to involve a personal injury lawyer when you need to collect your due from a property damage claim. An experienced property damage attorney can make all the difference when it comes to receiving fair compensation.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, property damage

Am I Liable if My Child Is Involved in a Car Accident?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Sep 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Learning to drive is a rite of passage for young people. By the same token, worrying while their teens venture out on their own is a rite of passage for every parent. A less joyful, but arguably as memorable, moment in every young driver’s life is their first car accident. Car accidents involving teen drivers can bring up a lot of questions, the most common for parents (after “Are you okay?”) being: Am I liable for this? Read on to learn more about if and when parents are liable for their children's accidents.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

What to Do After a Bicycle Crash

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Aug 28, 2020 11:32:00 AM

Bicycle rides are a terrific way to save money on your daily commute and get some valuable cardio. However, there are also some risks associated with riding bikes, one of the biggest dangers being other drivers’ difficulty seeing bicycle riders. A bicycle crash can happen in the blink of an eye, and can be more life threatening than a vehicular collision due to the rider’s lack of protection. Before you set out, it is important to know what to do after an accident. Understanding what you must do can preserve important evidence and help you protect your rights.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Bicycle Accidents

What to Expect In a Car Accident Deposition and How to Prepare

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Aug 7, 2020 11:25:00 AM

If you have experienced a vehicle accident, whether by your design or by that of the other party involved in the crash, you may find yourself involved in a court case. Once your case is filed in court, you will be required to answer questions under oath for the insurance company’s lawyers.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Personal Injury

5 Ways to Avoid Road Rage

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jul 29, 2020 3:03:00 PM

Traffic jams, daily stresses of life, and inconsiderate drivers are a recipe for disaster as they increase the risk of triggering road rage. Some people may just shrug their shoulders and ignore other drivers who act aggressively or who are downright rude. However, the results of a recent survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that almost eight million U.S. drivers have engaged in road rage incidents, involving purposely ramming or cutting off other drivers. Drivers who drive with an overly aggressive attitude make the roadways dangerous for yourself, the passengers in your car, and other drivers.

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What is Medical Malpractice?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jul 13, 2020 2:41:00 PM

We go to doctors because we trust they will provide us with the best care possible to improve situations that may threaten our lives or our well-being. Even a simple medical mistake can have far-reaching consequences in how we live and what we do to take care of ourselves. Larger procedures can be frightening, but we undergo them because we believe they will ultimately improve our quality of life.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

While dealing with an injury from an accident is always an incredibly challenging time, it can ultimately be a force of change for the better in the long run. The result hinges upon who you choose to represent you.

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Topics: Personal Injury Attorney(s), Personal Injury Law

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Distracted driving has become a real danger on the roads, especially as cell phone use has increased. One glance at a text or one turn to secure an unrestrained pet could have disastrous consequences. Avoid distracted driving, and know your rights if you are involved in an accident with a driver whose attention was not on the road.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

What You Should Do After a Boating Accident

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

May 21, 2020 12:51:00 PM

Once a boating accident has occurred, there are steps you need to take immediately. As with all accidents, the first actions should be to make sure you and anyone with you are safe. Steps to protect your rights come after, but are no less important, especially if you are seeking compensation for the accident.

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Topics: Boating Accidents