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Scooters, Accidents, and Insurance: What You Need to Know

Posted by Steven Bagen

Jul 15, 2019 3:43:59 PM

A motor scooter or moped can offer an affordable alternative to a car, especially around college towns. These smaller vehicles are less expensive than larger, more traditional vehicles, and are often friendlier to the environment. Yet they come with their own challenges regarding insurance matters.

Taking time to learn the laws regarding insurance and personal injury claims is vital if you choose to ride a motor scooter. Should an accident happen, a strong understanding of your rights to insurance claims and compensation will help you to receive all the compensation you are entitled to.

 

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Topics: Personal Injury, Insurance Company, Compensation

Insurance Fraud in Florida

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 24, 2014 9:56:00 AM

When most people think of insurance fraud, they think of unscrupulous people scamming companies by filing fraudulent claims. But there is another side of insurance fraud, one that directly affects innocent people like you. These types of schemes and scams drive up your insurance rates and worse: create unsafe conditions that can leave you hurt, maimed or even dead. When searching for an attorney for personal injury cases, Gainesville residents should make sure that they speak with a lawyer who is well-versed in all types of insurance fraud so that you will receive every penny you are entitled to. Steven A. Bagen Law Firm is a personal injury law firm with offices in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida.

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Topics: Insurance Company, insurance fraud

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

How Soon Should I Bring my Personal Injury Claim?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 27, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Being injured due to the negligence or intentional conduct of another person or by a place of business is a frustrating situation. Most victims find that being injured is also a confusing time. This is a time when a lot of questions will arise, such as “How soon should I bring my claim?” and “Do I really have grounds for a winning case?”

These are very good and commonly asked questions that Gainesville personal injury lawyer Steven A. Bagen  is both experienced with and happy to answer. Steven A. Bagen Law Firm has offices in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida. Knowing the answer to these commonly asked questions is crucial to developing your case. The answer to these questions are most often presented to personal injury victims in an encouraging manner to first and foremost seek medical help for their injuries. Next, contacting a Gainesville personal injury lawyer will determine if an injury victim has a case.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Serious Accidents & Injuries, Insurance Company

How Auto Insurance Companies Investigate Claims for Auto Accidents

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 26, 2013 8:30:00 AM

In order to protect your rights and receive proper compensation for your property loss or injuries if you are involved in an automobile accident, it is important to understand how insurance companies investigate accident claims. If you do not follow the correct procedures or if you attempt to file fraudulent claims, you could have the amount of your compensation drastically reduced, or even worse, find yourself on the wrong side of the law. This is where the services of a Gainesville personal injury lawyer are helpful with explaining your rights, what to expect during the claim investigation process, how to deal with the insurance company, and negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf.

Steven A. Bagen Law Firm is a personal injury law firm with offices in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Insurance Company

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

What to Expect During a Personal Injury Case.

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 13, 2013 3:25:00 PM

If you are suffering from injuries that you sustained during a car accident, most states allow you to file a personal injury case to be reimbursed for your suffering and pain. A personal injury claim has to be filed before the statute of limitations for your particular state expires. By talking with an accident law firm in Gainesville or Ocala, you can guarantee that everything is filed properly and on time.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Personal Injury Law, Insurance Company

Tips for Documenting Auto Accident Damage

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 5, 2013 8:00:00 AM

After an accident, tensions can run high. Drivers may be hurt or emotionally shaken, which makes decision-making difficult. With auto accidents on the rise in Gainesville, being prepared can help minimize the unwise choices unintentionally made following a car accident. Immediately following an accident, follow these tips for proper documentation to ensure a speedy and fair insurance claim process. You will also want to contact a personal injury law firm in Gainesville. Steven A. Bagen Law Firm is a personal injury firm with offices in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida.

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

What is “uninsured motorist’s Coverage”?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Sep 24, 2013 5:55:00 AM

The last thing a driver wants to do is get involved in an accident, but things can get particularly distressful if the other driver is both at-fault and without adequate insurance coverage or any at all. Such incidents occur every day in Florida and often require the victim to call an auto accident attorney in Gainesville. Drivers within the state are surprisingly still not required to carry any Bodily Injury Liability Coverage, and one must only have minimum Personal Injury Protection and Property Damage Liability coverage to legally drive an automobile in Florida.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Insurance Company

What to Know before Negotiating with an Insurance Company

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jul 16, 2013 10:36:00 PM

In the unfortunate circumstance that you suffer from some mishap like a vehicle accident, property damage or personal injury from some unforeseeable cause or even if you are a victim of medical malpractice, you have the right to claim compensation from any insurance company where you hold the relevant policy. As soon as you submit your demand letter outlining the details of your claim, it is time to begin the long and arduous process of negotiation with insurance companies. Here are a few pointers on what to expect and how to best prepare with the issues you might face.

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Topics: Truck Accidents, Insurance Company