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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 »

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Common Types of Bike Accidents and How to Avoid Them

By Steven G. Lavely |

Riding a bike is an excellent form of physical fitness, and it can also be a cost effective way to get around town. Unfortunately, there is little to protect bicycle riders against collisions with other motorists, and injuries sustained in these accidents tend to be severe. To protect yourself, whether you ride for fun… Read More »

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Keep Your Children Safe on Halloween and Every Day

By Steven G. Lavely |

Halloween is a fun time of the year for children, with the opportunity to dress up and indulge in all of their favorite sweet treats. For parents, it is important to realize the potential dangers that lurk over the holiday and to take the steps necessary to keep young trick or treaters safe. Pedestrian… Read More »

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Car Accidents Caused by Driving under the Influence of Medications

By Steven G. Lavely |

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or any intoxicating substance is illegal under Florida law. While DUI checkpoints and public awareness campaigns targeting alcohol use have proven successful in reducing car accidents and injuries, drug use among drivers often goes unnoticed. Police have little more than their own observations to detect drivers who… Read More »

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Rash of Hit and Run Accidents Jeopardize Pedestrians In Bradenton

By Steven G. Lavely |

Pedestrian accidents and injuries are an unfortunately common occurrence throughout Florida, but a recent rash of incidents involving hit and runs in Bradenton is raising alarm. Over the month of September 2017, hit and run accidents claimed the lives of two people, one of whom was a four-year-old boy, while leaving a third critically… Read More »

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Stress, Alcohol Use, and Car Accidents Post-Hurricane Irma

By Steven G. Lavely |

With so much of Bradenton and the surrounding areas still without power and struggling to clean up debris post-Hurricane Irma, stress levels are naturally running high. Unfortunately in these types of conditions, people are apt to turn towards alcohol as a means of ‘calming the nerves’, making car accidents and injuries more likely to… Read More »

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Contributory Fault in Florida Car Accidents

By Steven G. Lavely |

Car accidents tend to be complex events. There are generally numerous factors involved that may have contributed to the accident itself or to the severity of your injuries. In the aftermath, it is crucial to watch what you say and do, particularly when dealing with law enforcement and the insurance company. Admitting any liability… Read More »

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Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

By Steven G. Lavely |

The large amount of goods imported and exported throughout Florida and our proximity to major highways and interstates means that drivers can expect to share the road with large tractor trailers and 18 wheelers. While truck accidents are not as common as automobile crashes and collisions, when they do occur the damages are often… Read More »

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Post Hurricane Irma Safety Tips

By Steven G. Lavely |

As residents of Bradenton and areas throughout Florida begin the long process of clean up post Hurricane Irma, safety continues to be a top priority. Amidst flooding, structural damages, continued power outages, and debris strewn roads, it is important to keep your guard up against accidents and personal injuries that can occur. At the… Read More »

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Safety Officials Use Social Media To Call Attention To Distracted Driving

By Steven G. Lavely |

Distracted driving has long been identified as a problem on U.S. roads, and is one of the leading causes of car accidents and injuries. While the majority of states, including Florida, have cracked down on using cellphones and other handheld devices behind the wheel, many people continue to engage in texting, email, taking photos,… Read More »