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Distractions Other than Cell Phones that Increase Car Accident Risks

By Steven G. Lavely |

Most of us are aware of the dangers associated with driving while distracted. It is a well known fact that taking your eyes off the road and your hands off the wheel for even a few seconds can significantly increase your car accident risks. However, what many people fail to realize is that there… Read More »

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Fatal Side Swipe Car Accident Leaves Lingering Questions

By Steven G. Lavely |

The sudden movements of other drivers can easily put you at risk. Often, this takes the form of swerving. You have two basic options in this scenario. One is to honk your horn and hope the driver realizes what they are doing before crashing into you. The other is to swerve in response, which… Read More »

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Back to School Safety Tips

By Steven G. Lavely |

In addition to making sure students have new clothes and school supplies, now is a good time to review some basic safety tips. With parents in a hurry and children crowding around, car accidents can easily happen when picking up or dropping off your child. If they take the best, you want to make… Read More »

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Six Key Pieces of Evidence in Your Car Accident Case

By Steven G. Lavely |

Crashes and collisions are often complex events. When even a minor car accident occurs, it can leave you suffering serious and potentially debilitating personal injuries. Unfortunately, statements you make to car insurance representatives and testimony from other drivers involved can create doubt as to the actual circumstances surrounding your crash, making it harder for… Read More »

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Five Common Behaviors that Put Teen Drivers at Risk

By Steven G. Lavely |

For parents, the day their teenager gets their license can be filled with conflicting emotions. On the one hand, it allows them greater freedom and eliminates the need for you to act as a chauffeur, driving them to and from school or other activities. At the same time, driving is a major responsibility and… Read More »

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Troopers Target Bradenton to Raise Awareness of Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

By Steven G. Lavely |

On a recent weekend in Bradenton, troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) visited the area to raise awareness among residents regarding the risks of bicycle and pedestrian accidents. These accidents end up causing serious, disabling, and potentially life threatening injuries to hundreds of residents of our area each year, and are often due… Read More »

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Six Ways to Protect Yourself in a Car Accident Claim

By Steven G. Lavely |

Car accidents in Bradenton can happen to even the safest and most experienced of drivers. When they do, even an otherwise minor collision can end up leaving you with serious injuries, a mountain of medical debts, and the potential for lingering impairments. In our years of representing clients, we have seen firsthand how the… Read More »

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Mechanical Failure and Car Accidents: Steps to Protect Yourself on Road Trips

By Steven G. Lavely |

Dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding and distracted driving are a major cause of car accidents, which is important to keep in mind when planning summer road trips. Weather and traffic conditions can also increase your risks, which is why you should always have a backup plan. In addition to avoiding situations on the… Read More »

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Four Common Car Accident Injuries that You Need to Take Seriously

By Steven G. Lavely |

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. You could be in a parking lot, in your neighborhood, or in traffic on your way home from work or school when a sudden crash leaves you suffering potentially serious damages. Even if you think your injuries or the accident itself was minor, it… Read More »

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Safety Tips for Preventing Car Accident Injuries Among Children

By Steven G. Lavely |

With children out of school, parents are likely to be chauffeuring young ones back and forth between activities. Whether you are driving somewhere local or heading out on a more extended trip, it is important to take the necessary precautions to protect your children against car accidents and injuries. Small bodies are vulnerable in… Read More »