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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

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

Tips for Driving During the Holidays

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Nov 26, 2019 9:36:08 AM

With the holiday season often comes road trips to visit family or fun vacations to snowy winter wonderlands! As exciting as holiday trips can be, they also mean much more traffic and increasingly hazardous road conditions.

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Topics: Distracted Driving, Speeding Accidents, Drinking and Driving, auto accident, Gainesville, Tips

Largest Surge in Traffic Fatalities in 50 Years Attributed to Apps

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Nov 18, 2016 12:04:27 PM

The last 40 years have seen a decline in highway fatalities. Unfortunately, 2015 saw the largest annual percentage jump over any year in the last 50, and, thus far, 2016 has been even worse. In the first six months of 2016, highway deaths increased by over 10% from a comparable period in 2015.

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Topics: Distracted Driving, Car, auto accident, smartphone, mobile devices

Who Pays my Lost Wages From an Auto Accident Injury?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 16, 2013 3:38:00 PM

Depending on the type of auto insurance coverage you currently have, you might be eligible for compensation for your lost wages after an auto accident injury occurs. If you are eligible, the ease of which the claims process is handled will be determined by the type of work you do. To help make the process simpler and answer any questions you might have, enlist the help of a Gainesville personal injury lawyer to handle your case. 

Steven A. Bagen Law Firm has offices in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Distracted Driving, Driving and Texting

The Aftermath of an Auto Accident

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Oct 19, 2011 8:14:00 AM

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car, truck, vehicle accident? Do not be a victim and do not let the insurance agencies take advantage of you. You do not have to face this difficult situation alone.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, TV, Media, Speeding Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Wrongful Death, Truck Accidents, Commercial, Driving and Texting, Drinking and Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 8, 2011 8:31:00 AM

We’ve all done it – been at a stoplight or in slow traffic and shot off a quick text or e-mail. It's multitasking at its most dangerous. In today's fast-paced world, it can feel all too convenient to perform secondary tasks while driving.  Whatever it is you’re doing while driving, you’re becoming dangerously distracted by the activity. In fact, in 2009, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Distracted Driving, Catastrophic Injuries, Truck Accidents, Bus Accidents, Serious Accidents & Injuries, Personal Injury Law, Driving and Texting