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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 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

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

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

What to Do When You Are Partially at Fault in a Car Accident

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 21, 2020 5:31:00 PM

Six million car accidents happen in the United States every year. In 2019, roughly 198,000 crashes happened in Florida alone. That adds up to 542 crashes per day across the state! 

While some accidents have a clear-cut view of who was at fault in the accident, many do not.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Insurance Company

How to Avoid Debris in the Road

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 9, 2020 2:15:00 PM

Hundreds of thousands of crashes happen because of debris in the road, however, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk of a debris-related crash. Take a look at these driving tips for dealing with objects in the road. How you react to these unexpected obstacles can make the difference between a simple swerve and serious injury.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Tips

The Basics of Florida’s Auto Insurance Laws

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 18, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Auto insurance is the best way to protect yourself from potentially drastic financial burdens in the wake of an accident. The laws in the state of Florida mandate all vehicles registered in the state to carry an insurance policy with certain coverages to operate within the state. If you do not have car insurance, you could be subject to fees and the suspension of your vehicle or driving license.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Speeding Accidents, Truck Accidents, Car, Driving and Texting, Insurance Company, Drinking and Driving

8 Things You Need to Do After an Accident

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Oct 15, 2019 12:08:00 PM

Millions of accidents occur every year. No one expects to get into a car accident, so when an accident happens to you, it is all too easy to forget what you should do in the moments and days afterward⁠—especially if you were seriously injured in the accident.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Serious Accidents & Injuries, hit and run, auto accident, Gainesville

Personal Injury Protection: The Florida Requirement

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Aug 6, 2019 9:15:00 AM

If you have been involved in a car accident, you need to know about PIP insurance. PIP, or Personal Injury Protection, is the generic phrase used in Florida to describe the medical and wage coverage available for the policyholder and others to pay medical bills and lost wages after you have had a car accident.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, auto accident