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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

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

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

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

Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters and Drivers

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Oct 29, 2019 9:55:00 AM

It’s the spookiest time of the year! Many people call Halloween their favorite holiday; with fun decorations and creepy ambiance, grinning jack o’ lanterns, and plenty of sweet treats (candy and pumpkin spice anyone?) it’s no wonder! Certainly, it is an exciting time for kids, when they can dress up in fun costumes and collect treats from generous neighbors.

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Topics: Community, drivers, Tips

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

What to Do If Your Child Is Injured at Daycare

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Sep 18, 2019 10:50:00 AM

It can be difficult for working parents to leave their children at daycare. Finding a facility you trust takes time, effort, and a big leap of faith when you say goodbye at the door. Yet for many, daycare is the best or only option for childcare while parents are away from home.

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Topics: Community, 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

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