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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 »

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Protecting Your Rights To Compensation After A Car Accident

By Steven G. Lavely |

Car accidents occur suddenly and usually with no little to advance warning. Even in a minor collision, you are likely to be somewhat in shock. Unfortunately, this can cause you to make statements or take actions that are not in your best interests. To protect your rights to compensation in a car accident claim,… Read More »

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Pedestrian Injuries Leading Cause Of Injury Among Children and Teens

By Steven G. Lavely |

Accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians are an unfortunately common occurrence in Florida. Children are among those most frequently involved in these accidents, and as the school year starts up, it is important for parents to be aware of the risks. Pedestrian accidents are one of the leading causes of serious, potentially life threatening… Read More »

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Holding Bar Owners and Social Hosts Liable For Florida Drunk Driving Accidents

By Steven G. Lavely |

Safety officials in Florida have gone to great lengths to help prevent drunk driving. While public service campaigns raise awareness of the potential dangers and strict police enforcement helps to apprehend drunk drivers on the road, drunk driving accidents continue to be a common occurrence. When these types of car accidents do happen, the… Read More »

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Program Targets Florida Pedestrian and Bicycling Accidents In Our Area

By Steven G. Lavely |

While walking and riding a bike provide an excellent way to get where you need to go and to stay fit, there are definite dangers associated with both activities. Pedestrians and bicyclists are among the most vulnerable road users in our area, and when accidents and injuries do occur, they tend to be severe… Read More »

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Lack of Sleep A Common Culprit Behind Car Accidents and Injuries

By Steven G. Lavely |

Many people have demanding work or class schedules and family obligations that can cause them to fall behind on sleep. While being tired may not prevent you from completing tasks or engaging in hobbies and activities that you enjoy, it could put your health and safety at risk. Driving while excessively tired or fatigued… Read More »

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What If I am Partially Responsible for A Car Accident In Florida?

By Steven G. Lavely |

We all have had those moments when driving where we glance away from the road for a minute, find ourselves going several miles per hour over the speed limit, or fail to see another driver coming our way when turning into traffic. If you are fortunate enough to avoid getting into a car accident,… Read More »

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Steer Clear Of Aggressive Drivers To Prevent Car Accidents and Injuries

By Steven G. Lavely |

Most of us have had the unfortunate experience of coming across an angry, aggressive driver on the road. Whether in response to traffic conditions or as the result of your actions as a driver, their actions can put you and your passengers at risk. Aggressive driving is one of the leading causes of car… Read More »

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Car Accident Risks Increase During ‘100 Deadliest Days of Summer’

By Steven G. Lavely |

Summer is the time of year when people are more likely to be on the move, either traveling to other vacation destinations or simply enjoying all the local offerings available in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. With children being out of school, it is also a time when more teen drivers are on the road,… Read More »