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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

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

Losing a Loved One to Wrongful Death

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jul 26, 2019 9:05:00 AM

The death of a loved one leaves a hole in our lives we can never fill. The pain of a tragic loss is more than enough to bear during the process of grieving, and can make shouldering other responsibilities, like memorial details, overwhelming. Obtaining legal advice, in addition to support, during this time is critical to navigating the difficult road ahead. 

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Topics: Wrongful Death, auto accident

Help After a Fatal Car Accident

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Aug 28, 2018 11:27:01 AM

A car accident can upset your life, and an accident involving a fatality is especially tragic.

Fatal Crash Totals

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Topics: Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, auto accident

Monday Morning Crash Leaves UF Student Critically Injured

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 21, 2017 11:50:14 AM

A traffic accident occurring Monday morning has left a motorcyclist in critical condition. 

The accident occurred in front of UF Health Shands around 11:45 am. According to officials at the Gainesville Police Department (GPD), the crash involved one motorcycle and one car.

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Topics: Motorcycle Accidents, auto accident

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

University of Florida Student Struck by Truck, Killed Friday Morning

Posted by Steven Bagen

Oct 28, 2016 4:15:00 PM

This morning was an unfortunate reminder of Florida’s status as the leader in the nation for bicycle deaths per capita.

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Topics: Pedestrian Accidents, Truck Accidents, Car, auto accident

Gainesville Man Sentenced to 20 Years for DUI and Daughter’s Death

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 18, 2016 3:16:24 PM

DUI’s are never pleasant to experience, but that holds even more true when fatalities are involved. The impacts of a DUI can be very far-reaching and Jeffrey Lee Ertle, 41, learned that the hard way.

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Topics: Car Accidents, News, Drinking and Driving, auto accident, DUI

Gainesville Auto Accident Leaves Five Injured

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 16, 2016 2:03:01 PM

Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted how much of a privilege driving is; other times it’s easy to take for granted how dangerous it can be. A recent automotive accident right in the heart of Gainesville left several hospitalizedincluding one who was ejected from her vehicleproving that even under safe conditions and in safe vehicles, disaster can strike at any time.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Serious Accidents & Injuries, Car, auto accident, Gainesville