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What if You are Partially at Fault for a Car Accident or Injuries?

By Steven G. Lavely |

Car accidents are complex events. The cause of the accident itself and the injuries you suffered may be due to a variety of factors. Maybe you failed to notice that a light was about to turn red, or you forgot to fasten your seatbelt before heading out onto the road. While other drivers in… Read More »

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Why You Need a Professional to Negotiate Your Insurance Claim

By Steven G. Lavely |

When you are involved in a car accident or other type of motor vehicle collision, you depend on your insurer to get compensation for your injuries and losses. These companies rely on insurance adjusters, highly trained professionals assigned to investigate your case. Unfortunately, their job is to make money for the insurance company by… Read More »

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Car Accident Investigations

By Steven G. Lavely |

When you suffer injuries as the result of a car accident, there are numerous factors to consider before your claim can be settled. In addition to determining property damages and who is at fault, the nature of your injuries, the extent of treatment you will need, and any lingering impacts all need to be… Read More »

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Put it Down: Florida’s Campaign to Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents

By Steven G. Lavely |

Florida leads the nation when it comes to distracted driving accidents, and law enforcement officials have gotten aggressive in their efforts to raise awareness of the potential dangers. While most people are familiar with the fact that texting or using cellphones behind the wheel makes car accidents and injuries more likely to occur, there… Read More »

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Play It Safe On New Year’s Eve

By Steven G. Lavely |

Heading out for a night on the town is a New Year’s Eve tradition, and the Bradenton and St. Petersburg areas feature an abundance of different types of events to choose from. While toasting in the New Year is often part of the fun, be sure and make arrangements for how to get home…. Read More »

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Safety Tips for Florida Winter Travelers

By Steven G. Lavely |

While locals make plans to visit family and friends over the holidays throughout the state and in other parts of the country, many people choose Florida as a winter destination. For all of these travelers, it is important to expect an increase in the amount of traffic on the roads, along with changes in… Read More »

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Five Common Types of Parking Lot Accidents

By Steven G. Lavely |

Over the holidays, parking lots around malls and retail establishments become very busy places, filled with shoppers either buying or returning items. With everyone in a hurry and distracted by to do lists, car accidents are more likely to occur. While often dismissed as mere fender benders, parking lot accidents can end up resulting… Read More »

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Five Tips for Negotiating the Maximum Amount in a Car Accident Settlement

By Steven G. Lavely |

When you are involved in a car accident that was caused by the reckless actions of another driver,  you are entitled to compensation. After reporting the accident to law enforcement and getting medical attention for your injuries, your next step is to notify your car insurance provider. If the other driver is at fault,… Read More »

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Holiday Tips to Prevent Car Accidents and Injuries

By Steven G. Lavely |

The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year, filled with shopping, parties, and family get togethers. The streets are filled with drivers, including out of towners visiting loved ones, rushing to get from one destination to the next. With all of the sights and sounds surrounding the season, it is easy… Read More »

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Five Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

By Steven G. Lavely |

Florida’s pleasant year round climate, flat terrain, and abundance of events and attractions make it ideal for motorcycle riding, either alone or as part of a group. Unfortunately, with riders competing with trucks and other motor vehicles on the road, motorcycle accidents happen on a regular basis. With little to protect bikers involved in… Read More »