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Younger Drivers Proven More Likely to Fall Victim to Distracted Driving from Phone Use

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 22, 2013 3:44:00 PM

Teens and younger drivers have always been considered higher risks than older, more experienced drivers. However, a new study proves that young drivers are more likely to be involved in an auto accident because of cell phone use.

Distracted driving isn’t limited to just America’s youth, but a new study proves that younger drivers are much more likely to be involved in auto accidents because of their cell phones. For parents, this should be a wakeup call. For young drivers, this study should be the final incentive needed to convince them to put the phones down and ignore them when behind the wheel. What should you know about the study?

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Topics: Car Accidents, Speeding Accidents

Bicycle Accidents On the Rise How To Get Out And Home Safely!

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Sep 29, 2012 11:48:00 PM

 

Yes, bicycle accidents are on the rise! Statistics nationwide (most notably by The US Department of Transportation and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals) suggest that there are 19,000 serious injuries a year, and perhaps as many as 3,000 deaths over a twelve-month-period. What’s even more alarming is the fact that most bicycle accidents are not reported to authorities! That’s right, even when there are serious injuries involved, the matter is often ignored.

Young Adults and Children Are Most at Risk
So, it’s quite likely that there are two or three times more injuries and deaths than the official estimate. Another sad fact remains that many cyclists who are injured or killed are children—and yes, toddlers through teens are at the highest risk of suffering a bicycle injury.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Speeding Accidents

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

The Aftermath of an Auto Accident

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Oct 19, 2011 8:14:00 AM

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car, truck, vehicle accident? Do not be a victim and do not let the insurance agencies take advantage of you. You do not have to face this difficult situation alone.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, TV, Media, Speeding Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Wrongful Death, Truck Accidents, Commercial, Driving and Texting, Drinking and Driving

ATV Safety 101

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Sep 4, 2011 3:37:00 PM

ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) are very popular in Gainesville and throughout Florida. They are fun, exciting, and enjoyable for off-road adventures. It’s no surprise that with this great fun comes great dangers. In fact, according to a study released by ATVSafety.gov, there were 376 reported deaths and 131,900 reported accidents in 2009 in ATV-related incidents. So what is the best way to keep you and your family safe during your off-road excursions? Follow these rules for a safe ride:

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Topics: ATV Safety, Speeding Accidents, Traumatic Brain Injury, Accidents with ATV, Spinal Cord Injury, Serious Accidents & Injuries, ATV Accidents

Study Reveals Women Are Involved in More Accidents Than Men

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jul 19, 2011 12:27:00 PM

A new study developed by the University of Michigan found that car accidents are mostly caused by women. Researchers studied thousands of traffic accidents over a 20-year time span. The results are surprising: female drivers are far more likely to run into a car driven by another woman than a man.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Speeding Accidents, Bus Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury, Serious Accidents & Injuries, 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