ARTICLE FROM YOUR TAMPA INJURY ATTORNEY: INJURED IN A TAMPA CAR OR AUTO ACCIDENT?

ARTICLE FROM YOUR TAMPA INJURY ATTORNEY:
INJURED IN A TAMPA CAR OR AUTO ACCIDENT?

I don’t think I am hurt…but I don’t feel the same.

Have you been injured in a car accident?

After A Car Accident: You may be injured and not know it. Ask yourself this: are you the same today physically as you were the day before the accident? Do you feel pain or just out of whack?

Injuries such as whiplash or “soft tissue” may not show any symptoms for hours, days, or even weeks later but the majority of medical professionals agree that the first 72 hours after an auto accident are the most critical and the time period during which treatment can be the most effective.

Believe it or not, the majority of auto accident injuries occur at speeds of 6 – 12 mph. This results in your car not showing much damage but your body might!

Often, a soft-tissue injury such as whiplash is permanent. Scar tissue can form in your muscles leaving them less flexible and prone to re-injury if you don’t receive proper treatment. If you are injured, your injuries typically will not heal on their own.

After an accident, get prompt medical attention. If you don’t get medical attention within the first 14-days, your benefits could be denied or limited, and your level of pain will likely increase. In most cases, treatment can cost you nothing out of pocket, even if the accident was your fault.

Don’t wait. Get help immediately.

If you do not have a doctor that can treat you after your car accident, we can recommend a doctor near your work or home or elsewhere that will work with you and get you feeling better.

Call Tampa Injury Attorney Martin Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez to discuss your Tampa Car Accident legal matters. Call your Tampa Injury Attorney at 813-229-5353 or read more: InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

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IS FLORIDA NO FAULT GOING AWAY?  IS PIP DEAD?

IS FLORIDA NO FAULT GOING AWAY?  IS PIP DEAD?

By your Tampa Auto Accident Attorney – Martin Hernandez

Florida No Fault / PIP - Know your laws.There is a movement in the Florida Legislature to repeal the state’s no-fault car insurance system after 47 years in place.

Florida is only one of 6 states that is still on the No-Fault system and, according to many, it is riddled with fraud and overbilling by doctors.  The No-Fault or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) system cover injuries from car accidents, regardless of who is at-fault, up to $10,000.  However, this number has not changed since 1971 and let’s face it, in 1971, you could buy a house for $10,000 and today, it is not even a down payment.  Several attempts to fix the PIP system have yielded nothing except increased premiums and a silly 14-day rule that only increased the number of claims for emergency care.  Yet, premiums have risen 25% from 2015 to 2017.

Other states repealed their No-Fault system and their premiums have gone down.  For example, Colorado dropped their No-Fault system and their premiums went down by 35%.  Florida drivers pay among the highest premiums in the nation for some of the lowest required coverage amounts.

Florida Legislature is now proposing going to an “at-fault” system and making bodily injury coverage mandatory which would make the “at-fault” driver’s insurance primary over the claims.

Read more about the proposed Florida Legislatures bills

If you have been injured in a Tampa Car Accident and need a Tampa Injury Attorney, Get Lawyered Up Now and call Tampa Injury Attorney Martin Hernandez of Fernandez and Hernandez, LLC for a free consultation at 813-229-5353 or read more at: www.InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

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DRUNK DRIVING DEATHS ARE UP IN FLORIDA

DRUNK DRIVING DEATHS ARE UP 1.7% IN US AND UP 6.7% IN FLORIDA

DUI Fatalities 2015 verses 2016

We are sad to see that alcohol impaired driving fatalities (Drunk driving deaths) increased in the US by 1.7% from 2015 to 2016.  Florida is even worse! According to NHTSA, DUI related fatalities are up 6.7% in Florida.  Considering there are such easy and cheap alternatives to driving drunk (like Uber and Lyft), there is no excuse for an increase like this.

Although I am a Tampa Injury Attorney, I am also a father, a citizen and a driver.  Drunk driving deaths are near and dear to me.  That is why our firm proudly supports MADD and will continue supporting MADD until there are no more victims.  Read the full NHTSA report at: https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812456

If you have been injured by a drunk driver or a lost a loved one from an impaired driver, call Tampa Injury Attorney Martin Hernandez at 813-229-5353 or read more at: www.InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

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Honesty is Not Only Morally Right, it is Highly Efficient

Honesty is Not Only Morally Right, it is Highly Efficient

Honesty with your attorney.Be sure to tell your lawyer everything because it is easier to pursue the truth and it makes the case more credible. Don’t exaggerate either. Just say it as it is.

Injured in a car accident? Call a Tampa Injury Attorney at Fernandez and Hernandez at 813-229-5353 or InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

La honestidad no sólo es moralmente correcta, es muy eficiente.
Asegúrate de contarle todo a tu abogado porque es más fácil perseguir la verdad y hace que el caso sea más creíble. No exageres tampoco. Sólo dilo como es.
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Tampa Car Accident Legal Help

Tampa Car Accident Legal Help

Tampa Car Accident Legal HelpCar accidents are a big pain. Both literally and figuratively.  Everything about it.  From being injured or to you losing the use of your car.  Getting around Tampa Bay without a car is truly a pain.

One of the furthest things from your mind might be shopping for a lawyer, but an attorney can help you recover money for your damaged or destroyed property, your medical expenses, and maybe even your attorney’s legal fees. The sooner you speak with a legal professional, the more likely you are to protect your rights and get the help you need.

We can help.

Hire us and consider it done.

Information on hiring a Tampa car accident attorney, including reasons why you need a lawyer, what to look for in an attorney, when and how to find an accident lawyer, and the right questions to ask can all be found at InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

Get Lawyered Up Now with Tampa Car Accident Attorney Martin Hernandez of Fernandez and Hernandez by calling: 813-229-5353 or InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

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Tampa Car Accident Legal Help

Tampa Car Accident Legal Help

Car accidents are a big pain. Both literally and figuratively. Everything about it. From being injured or to you losing the use of your car. Getting around Tampa Bay without a car is truly a pain.

One of the furthest things from your mind might be shopping for a lawyer, but an attorney can help you recover money for your damaged or destroyed property, your medical expenses, and maybe even your attorney’s legal fees. The sooner you speak with a legal professional, the more likely you are to protect your rights and get the help you need.

We can help.

Hire us and consider it done.

Information on hiring a Tampa car accident attorney, including reasons why you need a lawyer, what to look for in an attorney, when and how to find an accident lawyer, and the right questions to ask can all be found at InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

Get Lawyered Up Now with Tampa Car Accident Attorney Martin Hernandez of Fernandez and Hernandez by calling: 813-229-5353 or InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com
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