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Night Driving Risks

By Steven G. Lavely |

Earlier sunsets are one sure sign of fall in Brandenton. The impact is even more dramatic after we ‘fall back’ an hour from daylight savings time. This leaves many people having to drive home from work or run errands in the dark, a major problem for some drivers. Even if your night vision is… Read More »

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Winter Tourism and Traffic: How Out of Towners Increase Bradenton Car Accident Risks

By Steven G. Lavely |

Tourism brings a flood of families to our area during the summer months, but winter in Bradenton is popular too. People travel to the area on vacation, to visit with loved ones over the holidays, or to beat the frigid temperatures up north for the season. While out of towners add to the local… Read More »

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National Teen Driver Safety Week Raises Awareness of Car Accident Risks

By Steven G. Lavely |

The day your teen gets their driver’s license is a happy one for most parents. It means the end to driving them to and from activities or having to chauffeur them at events. Unfortunately, it also gives already overloaded parents additional cause for concern. While teen drivers may be enthusiastic, their lack of experience… Read More »

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Post Traumatic Stress Common After Car Accidents

By Steven G. Lavely |

Car accidents are sudden, often violent events that can leave victims suffering potentially life threatening injuries. In the aftermath, it is not uncommon for victims to struggle with memories of the crash or collision and to experience feelings of reliving the event. Unfortunately, many fail to talk about their symptoms and may doubt themselves… Read More »

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Distracted Parents: Putting Child Safety First

By Steven G. Lavely |

Parents today have numerous demands on their time. Between work, social life, and other family obligations, it is easy for parents to get distracted and not provide the level of attention children deserve. This can impact your child’s behaviors and has tragic consequences behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a leading cause of car… Read More »

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Reckless Behaviors of Other Motorists Leading Cause of Motorcycle Accident

By Steven G. Lavely |

With little to protect them against collisions with other motorists, motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users. Unfortunately, the actions of other drivers are one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents. This can often be attributed to reckless behaviors on the part of motorists and the fact that many drivers lack knowledge… Read More »

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How Aggressive of a Driver Are You?

By Steven G. Lavely |

Dealing with traffic and the actions of other drivers is one of those things that can cause otherwise rational people to lose their tempers. Unfortunately, doing so increases your risks of being involved in a car accident in Bradenton. It also increases the likelihood of causing serious injuries to yourself, your passengers, and others… Read More »

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Minor Traffic Infractions Can Result in Major Car Accident Injuries

By Steven G. Lavely |

Reckless driving behaviors, such as being under the influence and speeding, can lead to traffic tickets resulting in heavy fines, driving suspensions, and other penalties. They are also a major contributing cause of car accidents in Bradenton, resulting in serious injuries. As a recent crash shows, even seemingly minor traffic infractions can endanger the… Read More »

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Halloween Safety Tips to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

By Steven G. Lavely |

Fall is a favorite time of year for many people. Halloween is the first of many holidays to celebrate and one that both children as well as their parents look forward to. Whether you are planning to attend adult parties or taking little ones out to harvest themed events and trick or treating, it… Read More »

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Manatee County Man Turns Himself for Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Accident

By Steven G. Lavely |

Car accidents involving pedestrians can end up resulting in serious and potentially life threatening injuries. When pedestrian accidents do occur, it is often the driver who is ultimately to blame. Unfortunately, to avoid responsibility for the crash and liability for the injuries suffered, drivers may end up attempting to leave the scene. A break… Read More »