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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

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

Steven A. Bagen a Certified Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jul 12, 2018 2:00:24 PM

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Topics: Community

I was Denied the First Disability Hearing, is there a Possibility for a Second Hearing?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 2, 2013 11:10:00 PM

In these economically-challenging times, finding your capacity to work and fend for your family taken away by a disability can be one of life’s most cruel blows. The disability itself presents a considerable challenge in terms of the hardship and pain it brings to you and your family, not to mention the sometimes extreme difficulty you might experience trying to adjust to the new situation. It’s only natural that you will want to approach a state agency for compensation to help you rebuild your life. However, your experiences trying to pursue justice may prove to be Kafkaesque with red tape and hurdles to overcome. Although you may think that your disability case is cut-and-dry and you are optimistic that your disability hearing will be positive, the administrative law judge presiding over your disability hearing might take a different view of things. You may be denied which will add to your consternation and adding to your conundrum and troubles.

Despite this, you can take heart in knowing that more than 50% of first-time disability hearings are turned away by the courts. However, the good news is that the chances of your case being successful rise dramatically if you appeal. With no appeal, you will not be considered for compensation.

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Topics: Community, Events

Auto Accidents on the Rise in Gainesville

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 11, 2012 5:23:00 AM

Gainesville has recently received negative publicity following a devastating pile up on I-75 that resulted in the death of ten people, as well as the hospitalization of eighteen. This isolated incident is just one example of the increased rate of auto accidents in the area, and residents are desperately searching for answers as to why this is occurring.

Foggy conditions make for bad drivers
One common hindrance in the Gainesville area is the low visibility during morning driving. Early morning fog is prevalent in this area, and it can significantly affect a driver's ability to see what lies ahead. In the case of the recent pile up, a mixture of smoke and fog prevented unsuspecting drivers from seeing the danger that was right ahead of them.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Community, Motorcycle Accidents, Serious Accidents & Injuries

Getting Your Children to School Safely

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 16, 2012 8:43:00 AM

There is something that all parents can agree on – being a child in today’s world is vastly different than when you were growing up. Bullying in schools is on the rise and it’s taking on different forms thanks to smart phones and online messaging applications. Parents breathe a deep sigh of relief seeing their child get off the bus at the end of the day with no tears, bruises, or torn clothes. It’s a sad, sad world where every corner in school could be one that your child is backed into.

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, close to half of all children will experience school bullying at some point while they are at primary or secondary school. At least ten percent of children are bullied regularly.

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Topics: Community, News

Father Arrested with Children in Car after Drunk Driving Hit and Run

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Nov 7, 2011 9:29:00 AM

A Jacksonville man was charged with drunk driving and a hit and run accident. Oscar Adolfo Gomez was driving with his children, ages 5, 6 and 9. Police said that they stopped Gomez because he was weaving all over the road around 9 p.m. on Friday. When police questioned him after being pulled over,they noticed the strong alcohol odor and slurred speech. They also matched his car to the same one that was involved in a hit and run accident earlier that evening.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Community

Florida Crime Down the First Half of 2011

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Oct 21, 2011 6:33:00 PM

Top Florida officials announce that crime in the state is down during the first six months of 2011 as compared to the first half of 2010.

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Topics: Community, News

Man sentenced 60 years for attempted murder, robbery

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Aug 31, 2011 12:09:00 PM

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to 60 years in state prison for attempted murder and robbery.

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Topics: Community

Motorcyclist hospitalized, arrested after high-speed chase

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Aug 24, 2011 12:04:00 PM

A motorcyclist is accused of leading a high-speed chase through three counties at speeds up to 130 mph. A high-speed chase that resulted in the man and his female passenger in the hospital before his arrest.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Community, Catastrophic Injuries