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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

8 Motorcycle Safety Tips to Keep You On the Road

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

May 7, 2020 12:25:00 PM

While cruising on your bike offers a sense of freedom like no other, it also comes with responsibility. Riding a motorcycle leaves you more vulnerable to road hazards, and, because motorcycles are smaller, drivers in larger vehicles may not see them. These seven motorcycle safety tips can help ensure every ride ends with a safe arrival home!

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Topics: motorcycle, Motorcycle Accidents, Motorcycle Safety

Rideshare Car Accidents: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Steven Bagen

Apr 16, 2020 12:48:00 PM

As ridesharing explodes in popularity, you may wonder, “Am I covered by insurance if I am taking an Uber or Lyft?”

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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Motorcyclists and Other Drivers

Posted by Steven Bagen

Apr 8, 2020 12:43:00 PM

Motorcycles can be an exhilarating way to get from place to place! They offer unobstructed views and a visceral sense of freedom as you roar down the road. Motorcycles can also pose a challenge for other drivers. The inherent risks of motorcycle riding have been exacerbated by the number of inexperienced riders. Car drivers also have a well-known lack of knowledge about how to safely share the road with their two-wheeled counterparts. Read on for some important tips on motorcycle safety.

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2020 Florida Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws and Safety Tips

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 26, 2020 12:36:00 PM

It is a tragic fact that road accidents represent the leading cause of preventable injuries and deaths of children in our country. The numbers behind this preventability are sobering: When correctly used, a car seat or booster seat can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71%. One simple, yet essential piece of equipment can prolong the lives of children who have just begun to explore the world around us.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Car

The 411 on Gap Insurance

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 18, 2020 12:59:00 PM

While Florida is known for its warm weather and beaches (and Florida Man), it’s less known for things just as significant: frequent rain and severe weather, and its high rate of motor vehicle accidents.

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Hit-and-Run Accidents on the Rise in Florida

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 2, 2020 12:35:00 PM

Last year, a hit-and-run accident in Micanopy took teenager Hannah Brown’s life far too early. Her family remembers her as a joyful young woman, always laughing and joking around. Sadly, because the suspect fled the scene of the accident, it took more than a week for police to find and arrest the driver responsible, a man named Brandon Holt.

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Safety Tips for Driving in a College Town

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Feb 26, 2020 8:30:00 AM

College can be the most exciting time of your life! Unfortunately, driving in a college town can be quite the opposite. With so many opportunities to be distracted - scooters, pedestrians, running late to class - and with so many less experienced drivers on the roads, driving in any college town has the potential to be dangerous.

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Topics: Gainesville, Tips