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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

Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 4, 2019 1:54:02 PM

There are a lot of attorneys out there. How do you find the best one for your accident case? First, asking the right questions can help you ensure you choose an attorney who will best represent you during your journey towards a settlement. 

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Topics: Personal Injury, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Personal Injury Law, personal injury cases for minors

7 Mistakes That Can Affect Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Nov 14, 2019 12:32:00 PM

After an accident, it can be easy to make a mistake: a mistake that could cost you dearly, and may prevent you from receiving the money you deserve. These seven common mistakes may not seem like a big deal, but they can have a profound effect on the outcome of your case. A little attentiveness can go a long way towards reaching a successful settlement or award!

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Topics: Personal Injury Attorney(s), Serious Accidents & Injuries, Personal Injury Law, suing your employer, auto accident, personal injury cases for minors, Tips

9 Documents to Bring to Your First Personal Injury Attorney Meeting

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Sep 10, 2019 12:37:00 PM

 

After an accident, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or even intimidated by meeting with a lawyer. However, your attorney is an ally who only wants to help. Help them help you: Gather the tools they need to take up your fight and give you the best legal representation possible armed with all the facts!

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Topics: Personal Injury, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Personal Injury Law, personal injury cases for minors, Gainesville, Tips

Know Your Rights Under Florida Statutes

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Sep 3, 2019 12:45:00 PM

If you are injured because of another person’s or company’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses caused by your injury under Florida statutes. However, these statutes for personal injury outline specific requirements for filing a personal injury claim in the state. Here is what you should know about Florida’s personal injury statutes if you are considering filing a case.

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Topics: Boating Accidents, Wrongful Death, Truck Accidents, Personal Injury Law, auto accident

Property Damage and Car Repairs

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Oct 10, 2014 2:50:03 PM

Sometimes, a car accident victim first feels the need to contact an attorney due to frustration in dealing with their property damage claim. Typically, clients call us with a lot of questions and frustration regarding their property damage claim. Handling the property damage claim and damage to the vehicle represents the first time that many accident victims have an opportunity to speak with the insurance adjusters. Disputes arise over the amount of the repairs; whether the body shop plans to use new parts vs. used parts; whether the car should be totaled; whether the car can be replaced with a brand new car; the amount of the property damage check if the vehicle must be totaled; the payment to the bank or other lien holders, etc.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, property damage

How Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Holds Up In A Personal Injury Case

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 3, 2014 1:36:00 PM

While the Florida “Stand Your Ground Law” has been in effect since 2005 there are still many questions about how far that law goes. A recent court finding challenges the application of the Florida stand your ground law to a civil action.

What Does This Mean?

The Florida Stand Your Ground Law is built on presumptions. Presumed force of violence against you in the commission of a crime is necessary to justify deadly force. Under older statutes, it was necessary to make every attempt to retreat or avoid deadly force. New laws allow for justified deadly force when your person or property is at risk during the commission of a violent crime.

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Topics: Personal Injury Law

The Fort Hood Shooting: Premises Liability

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Apr 14, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Another tragedy played out at Fort Hood recently when another mentally ill person killed and wounded several victims in a shooting at Fort Hood.

Obviously, the overwhelming majority of these crimes cannot be prevented, because the perpetrators are using illegal weapons, have a long history of severe mental illness, etc. But, what about those mass shootings that are preventable or foreseeable? Can a business owner or premises owner be held liable for crimes committed on the premises? 
The answer is yes!  Under certain circumstances, a business owner or premises owner can be found liable for criminal activities, deaths, assaults, and damages. 
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Topics: News, Personal Injury Law, Premises Liability

Should I Give the Insurance Company a Recorded Statement?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 31, 2013 10:30:00 AM

After being involved in a car accident, you have a lot running through your mind. You barely make it home from the emergency room or from a visit to your doctor and you have insurance representatives calling you or coming to your home, asking for a recorded statement. Even though the individual might seem polite, he or she keeps pressuring you for a statement. Now, you face the decision of what you should do. Many worry about losing their insurance or forfeiting their claim if they aren’t cooperative.

So, what should you do in this situation?

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Topics: Personal Injury Law, Insurance Company, Compensation

What Should I do Immediately After an Auto Accident has Occurred?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 17, 2013 3:47:00 PM

Many different methods exist for avoiding auto accidents, but that doesn’t always mean it is going to happen. If you have been in a car accident, it is imperative that you take the proper steps to ensure that you receive the proper care and treatment for your accident. When an accident happens, it can be difficult for the majority of people to think clearly, which is why you need the assistance of an accident law firm Gainesville. Trying to figure out what questions need to be answered and what you should be doing first can be overwhelming, to say the least. 

By following the checklist outlined below, you can rest assured you won’t be taken advantage of for your claim. Make sure to keep a copy of the list with you at all times to ensure that you are always prepared. Thanks to an accident law firm Gainesville, such as Steven A. Bagen Law Firm,  you will always have someone to turn to when you need them the most. Steven A. Bagen and Associates has offices in Gainesville and Ocala, serving all of Central and North Florida.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Law, Insurance Company