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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

Steven A. Bagen & Associates Firm Recognized by Top Legal Organizations

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Aug 10, 2017 10:17:51 AM

Steven A. Bagen has been been representing personal injury and accident victims since 1982. Recently our firm has been recognized by some of America’s most distinguished legal organizations, including:

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Topics: Personal Injury Attorney(s), News

5 Reasons Why You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 18, 2014 1:44:00 PM

When you've been in an accident, or found yourself in a situation where another individual has caused harm, the matter can seem clear cut. Another person caused your injuries or injured someone you care for, and the law should support your claims. Unfortunately, pursuing a claim for these injuries often isn't so simple.

A personal injury attorney is your most powerful ally in these cases. These professionals have the training and experience needed to navigate the sometimes obscure legal procedures surrounding personal injury cases. If you've considered representing yourself in a proceeding, take a look at these ways a personal injury attorney can help you. It may surprise you how much work goes into preparing a successful case!

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Topics: Personal Injury Attorney(s)

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Florida

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 10, 2014 9:12:00 AM

Without a doubt, one of the hardest cases a lawyer will ever tackle is a medical malpractice lawsuit. Whether representing a defendant or a plaintiff, the job of representing a malpractice case is one best left to experienced lawyers. The reason medical malpractice situations are difficult to represent is because there are many laws and guidelines to follow, making some malpractice cases nearly irrelevant in court.

To prove a death or injury was sustained as the result of negligence on the behalf of an attending physician, surgeon, pharmacist, or any other medical staff takes years of experience and resources. Due to the massive number of malpractice lawsuits over the years, strict laws have been passed and are heavily enforced. These laws serve to help those in the medical profession have a fair shot of defending their innocence. Unfortunately, these laws mean that many people that have suffered from a legitimate injury or death as a result of medical malpractice are often left uncompensated.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Attorney(s)

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for your Personal Injury Claim

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 8, 2014 9:03:00 AM

Have you experienced a personal injury due to another party? If you have, then you should immediately contact a personal injury defense attorney in Gainesville. Depending on the extent of your injury, you could be facing some seriously costly medical and doctor bills. These are expenses that the offending party should pay for. Not to mention the fact that you should also be compensated for the pain and suffering resulting from the injury as well as any punitive damages owed to you due to the negligence of the offending party. If you have been injured, you should never try to take the offending party to court or deal with the insurance company on your own. There are a number of reasons why you’ll be able receive better compensation if you are working side by side with a personal injury defense attorney in Gainesville or Ocala. The following are just a few of the reasons why you should take advantage of the services of a local attorney.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Personal Injury Attorney(s)

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 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

How do I Enforce my FLSA Rights?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Aug 12, 2013 2:37:00 AM

There are many specifications associated with the United States Department of Labor Wages and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). All of the different regulations are designed to protect workers from their employers and faulty treatment. From minimum wage to workers compensation, there are several different aspects of the FLSA that workers, such as yourself, need to know about. This way, if your employer does not hold up their end of the deal, you know how to go about enforcing your FLSA rights and what steps you need to take.

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Topics: Personal Injury, FLSA Rights, Personal Injury Attorney(s)

Can Your Social Media Posts be Used in a Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 17, 2013 2:23:00 PM

Many people forget that what is put out on social media sites is public. These posts can be used in any type of court case, so being aware of what you put out there is vital.

Social media has transformed the world. Facebook, Twitter, G+, YouTube and many other sites make it simple and easy for us to communicate with family and friends, and to form new connections with other people as well. However, it can be easy to forget that once something is posted on these sites, it’s out there forever. There’s no real way to take it back. What’s more, they can also be used against you in a court of law, in your personal injury case.

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

Auto Accidents on the Rise in Gainesville

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

May 24, 2012 5:06:00 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 18. 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.

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, Motorcycle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Speeding Accidents, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Personal Injury Law