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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: Car, auto accident, Truck Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

Florida Leads Nation in Pedestrian Deaths

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jul 15, 2011 9:22:00 AM

According to a new report released by Transportation for America, 11.1% of pedestrians and 17.4% of bicyclists were killed in Florida making it one of the deadliest states for walkers and bikers.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Bus Accidents, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Personal Injury Law

Social Media – The Smoking Gun in the Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 21, 2011 11:30:00 AM

Technology has undoubtedly changed the world we live in. If you want to communicate with your friends as to your day or your plans that night, you more often than not use a social networking site as means of getting the word out. However, your social networking of choice could also be your biggest obstruction when you decide to pursue a personal injury claim.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Slip & Fall, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accidents, Burn Injuries, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Speeding Accidents, Traumatic Brain Injury, Medication Errors, Catastrophic Injuries, Wrongful Death, Truck Accidents, Bus Accidents, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Defective Products, Construction Accidents, News, Spinal Cord Injury, Dog Bites, Serious Accidents & Injuries, Personal Injury Law, Premises Liability

7 Things to Do after an Accident

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 20, 2011 8:31:00 AM

When you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, a car accident, or any type of personal injury incident, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed by the chaos and flurry of emotions.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Slip & Fall, Motorcycle Accidents, Burn Injuries, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Speeding Accidents, Truck Accidents, Bus Accidents, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Construction Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury, Dog Bites, Serious Accidents & Injuries, Personal Injury Law

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 8, 2011 8:31:00 AM

We’ve all done it – been at a stoplight or in slow traffic and shot off a quick text or e-mail. It's multitasking at its most dangerous. In today's fast-paced world, it can feel all too convenient to perform secondary tasks while driving.  Whatever it is you’re doing while driving, you’re becoming dangerously distracted by the activity. In fact, in 2009, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Distracted Driving, Catastrophic Injuries, Truck Accidents, Bus Accidents, Serious Accidents & Injuries, Personal Injury Law, Driving and Texting

When to Call a Personal Injury Attorney

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 1, 2011 10:00:00 AM


When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, it can be a scary time for you and your family. There are so many questions, not enough answers, and too little time to decide what to do next. One of the first steps to getting your life back is to know when to call in a personal injury attorney to assist you in your case.

You’ve been told by a doctor that you’re seriously injured. If your injury has ultimately led you to the hospital and a medical professional has deemed your injury serious, then it’s time to call a personal injury lawyer. Just because you may be covered by insurance, does not mean you should trust they have your family’s best interest at heart. If you are losing time from work and you can not get the recovery you deserve, then it is time to bring in a qualified personal injury attorney. An attorney will work with your insurance company and the other parties involved to ensure you have less to worry about as you recover from your traumatic injury.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Slip & Fall, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accidents, Burn Injuries, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Medication Errors, Catastrophic Injuries, Bus Accidents, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Defective Products, Construction Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury, Dog Bites, Serious Accidents & Injuries, Personal Injury Law, Dangerous Drugs