Is Florida Traffic Really as Bad as They Say?

Yes. Believe it or not, Florida drivers are the worst.

…and that is according to other Florida drivers! Florida drivers routinely drive (and remain) in the left lane (instead of using the left lane for active passing only), speed, drive impaired, text, cut you off, flip you “the bird” and then text while cutting and flipping you off. Set aside the occasional blue hair that puts on her turn signal and leaves it on for 30 miles or the person who speeds up to cut you off, just to slow down. Ummm…just get in behind me.

I’m not telling you anything you don’t know. Orlando Sentinel recently ran a Facebook poll to ask readers what they dislike about Florida drivers and quickly got more than 400 responses. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Beth Alden, executive director for Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization, said those numbers correlate with other data she’s seen on travel time reliability.

The Florida Department of Transportation evaluates how much longer it takes drivers to go somewhere during peak hours and heavy congestion than is expected for that corridor, a measurement it calls “travel time reliability.” The state has a reliability goal of 75 percent for its interstates, and Tampa falls short of that goal at 71 percent, Alden said.

“We are in a downward trend in terms of reliability,” she said. “It means we have to budget more time to get where we have to go, particularly if it’s a hard deadline, like picking up your child from day care.”

While congestion can be a sign of a growing economy, it also comes with a cost — both in time and dollars — to a city and its drivers.

Who hates Florida drivers? Other Florida drivers.

Top complaints include people who don’t use their turn signals, people who aren’t paying attention when the light turns green, those who run hazard lights in the rain, honk their horns too often and chronic tailgaters.

Traffic jams are so bad that I frequently play a game in my mind when I get in a traffic jam: Is it a bad accident or is everybody just looking at nothing? More often than not, it’s nothing.

So how much time do Tampa drivers lose per year because of traffic? A recent report states that Tampa drivers lost 87 hours because of traffic last year. How much does traffic cost the average commuter? About $1,200 per year!

Tampa Attorney Martin J. Hernandez

Attorney Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC in Tampa provides legal representation for families in auto accident injury and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results from settlements to trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Daniel Fernandez are bilingual as well. Just call us at 813-229-5353 for your free consultation.

The Tampa personal injury lawyers of Fernandez & Hernandez, serve Florida communities including Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland and many other neighborhoods in Tampa Bay area. Contact an Experienced Tampa Auto Accident Attorney from Fernandez & Hernandez Law.

If you have been involved in an Auto Accident in the Tampa Bay area, call Tampa personal injury lawyer Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez for a free consultation now. We recommend also reading his reviews on Google Reviews, Avvo and Yelp.

Call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813-229-5353

PIP Coverage

PIP Coverage

– by Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez

Personal Injury Protection (PIP), or “No-Fault” car insurance, is mandated by the state of Florida. PIP pays up to $10,000 for injuries you sustain in an accident regardless of who was at-fault.

What Does PIP Cover?

Florida PIP covers medical costs, lost wages and death benefits, and will generally cover the injuries of anyone in your household. PIP may cover the following:

  • Medical Services and Medication
  • Surgical Services and Hospital Expenses
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Ambulatory Services

PIP will cover 80% of your medical costs. If your injury is not an emergency you will only be entitled to $2,500 worth of benefits. If you are injured in an accident, and are disabled, PIP will pay for 60% of your lost wages, subject to a $10,000 limit. If the policyholder is killed in the accident, PIP will pay for their funeral and burial expenses in addition to medical costs.

Who Should I Contact If I am In A Motor Vehicle Crash?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash contact an attorney as soon as possible. Navigating PIP and determining sustained injuries in a motor vehicle crash is usually complex. Damages are often complicated. Treatment of sustained injuries may be costly, painful and may take months, or even years. Insurance coverage, especially PIP and Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM), is very important. An experienced motor vehicle crash attorney can aggressively investigate and seek the financial compensation you are entitled to for pain and suffering and for medical treatment and care. An experienced motor vehicle crash lawyer will thoroughly analyze your case and explain the insurance provisions and the options you have for pursuing fair compensation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle crash due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation. An experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer will determine the insurance coverage available and assist you in settling the matter or in filing a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation.

Why Fernandez & Hernandez?

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez can investigate and determine liability. The attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez will determine what compensatory damages and expenses are fair for your medical treatment, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. If the party responsible for your injuries is found to be especially negligent and careless, punitive damages may be awarded.

Attorney Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez provides legal representation for victims and families in motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results for settlements and trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. We recommend also reading our reviews on Google Reviews, Avvo and Yelp. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Daniel Fernandez are bilingual as well.

The Tampa personal injury lawyers at Fernandez & Hernandez serve Florida communities including Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland and many other neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area.

No matter how serious or minimal your injuries, we will fight hard for compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Attorney Martin J. Hernandez can help guide you through the process. At Fernandez & Hernandez we know how to help you and your family following any kind of accident, and we have the resources to do it. When you call Fernandez & Hernandez we will answer all of your questions quickly.

Our personal injury lawyers can help in all phases of injury and wrongful death cases. We handle personal injury claims from initial investigation through trial and appellate proceedings. At Fernandez & Hernandez, we will go to trial, if necessary, and fight on your behalf, and we have the results to prove it.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in the Tampa Bay area call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813-229-5353

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Cobertura De Motorista Sin Seguro:

Cobertura De Motorista Sin Seguro:

Por El Abogado De Lesiones Personales De Tampa, Martin J. Hernández

La cobertura de motorista no asegurado (UM) es opcional en el estado de Florida. Puede comprar la cobertura de motorista sin seguro en su propia póliza de seguro de automóvil. El conductor sin seguro lo cubre a usted y a los familiares que viven con usted, y a las personas que ocupan su automóvil. El automovilista sin seguro le paga por las lesiones causadas por un accidente automovilístico en el que el conductor culpable no tiene seguro o tiene un seguro insuficiente.

¿Por Qué Es Importante La Cobertura De Motorista Sin Seguro En Florida?

 Aproximadamente el 30% de los conductores de la Florida no tienen seguro de automóvil, y un conductor se considera “asegurado” con límites tan bajos como $ 10,000 por persona / $ 20,000 por accidente por lesiones corporales. A menudo, eso no cubrirá un viaje a la sala de emergencias. Aproximadamente el 50% de las pólizas de seguro de auto de Florida tienen límites de $ 25,000 por persona o menos. Si resulta herido o herido en un accidente automovilístico por un conductor sin seguro o con un seguro insuficiente, es posible que deba pagar sus lesiones de su bolsillo. Es por esto que es importante tener cobertura de motorista sin seguro en la Florida.

¿Qué Paga La Cobertura De Motorista Sin Seguro?

La cobertura de conductor no asegurado paga por facturas médicas, pérdida del futuro disfrute de la vida, pérdida de salario y discapacidad, atención de enfermería a largo plazo, dispositivos médicos como sillas de ruedas, dolor y sufrimiento, muerte, servicios de reemplazo por cosas que ya no puede hacer. Como el trabajo de jardinería y la limpieza. Además, la cobertura para conductores sin seguro puede pagar el costo de volver a adaptar su casa para acomodar las discapacidades causadas por el accidente automovilístico.

¿Con Quién Debo Comunicarme Si Tengo Un Accidente Automovilístico?

Si ha sido lesionado en un accidente automovilístico, comuníquese con un abogado lo antes posible. Determinar la responsabilidad en un accidente automovilístico suele ser complejo. Los daños son a menudo complicados. El tratamiento de las lesiones sostenidas puede ser costoso, doloroso y puede llevar meses o incluso años. La cobertura de seguro, especialmente la cobertura de motorista sin seguro, es muy importante. Un abogado con experiencia en accidentes automovilísticos puede investigar y buscar agresivamente la compensación financiera a la que tiene derecho por el dolor y el sufrimiento y por el tratamiento y la atención médica. Un abogado con experiencia en accidentes automovilísticos analizará exhaustivamente su caso y explicará las disposiciones del seguro y las opciones que tiene para obtener una compensación justa.

Si usted o un ser querido ha sido lesionado en un accidente automovilístico debido a la negligencia de otro, tiene derecho a una indemnización. Un abogado con experiencia en accidentes automovilísticos determinará la cobertura de seguro disponible y lo ayudará a resolver el asunto o a presentar una demanda por lesiones personales que solicite una indemnización.

¿Por Qué Fernández Y Hernández?

Los abogados con experiencia en lesiones personales en Fernandez & Hernandez pueden investigar y determinar la responsabilidad. Los abogados de Fernández y Hernández determinarán qué daños y gastos compensatorios son justos para su tratamiento médico, pérdida de ingresos, daños a la propiedad, dolor y sufrimiento, y angustia mental. Si se determina que la parte responsable de sus lesiones es especialmente negligente y descuidada, se pueden otorgar daños punitivos.

El abogado Martin J. Hernández de Fernández y Hernández proporciona representación legal para víctimas y familias en casos de accidentes automovilísticos y casos de muerte por negligencia. Nuestros abogados de lesiones personales en Tampa agradecen la oportunidad de entrevistarnos con usted y sus seres queridos. Lo invitamos a revisar nuestros resultados recientes para acuerdos y veredictos de prueba. Nuestras calificaciones y antecedentes también están disponibles para usted. Recomendamos también leer nuestros comentarios en Google Reviews, Avvo y Yelp. Nuestros abogados de Tampa, Martin Hernández y Daniel Fernández también son bilingües.

Los abogados de lesiones personales de Tampa en Fernández y Hernández sirven a las comunidades de Florida, incluyendo Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, San Petersburgo, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland y muchos otros vecindarios en el área de Tampa Bay.

No importa cuán graves o mínimas sean sus lesiones, lucharemos arduamente por la compensación de sus facturas médicas, el dolor y el sufrimiento y la pérdida de salarios. El abogado Martin J. Hernandez puede ayudarlo a guiarlo en el proceso. En Fernandez & Hernandez sabemos cómo ayudarlo a usted y a su familia después de cualquier tipo de accidente, y tenemos los recursos para hacerlo. Cuando llame a Fernández y Hernández, responderemos a todas sus preguntas rápidamente.

Nuestros abogados de lesiones personales pueden ayudarlo en todas las fases de lesiones y casos de muerte por negligencia. Manejamos las reclamaciones por lesiones personales desde la investigación inicial hasta el juicio y los procedimientos de apelación. En Fernández y Hernández, iremos a juicio, si es necesario, y lucharemos en su nombre, y tenemos los resultados para demostrarlo.

Si ha estado involucrado en un accidente automovilístico en el área de Tampa Bay, llame al abogado de lesiones personales de Tampa, Martin J. Hernandez de Fernandez & Hernandez al 813-229-5353

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Uninsured Motorist Coverage

– by Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez

Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) is optional in the State of Florida. You can purchase Uninsured Motorist Coverage on your own auto insurance policy. Uninsured Motorist covers you and the relatives who live with you, and people who occupy your car. Uninsured Motorist pays you for injuries caused by an auto accident where the at-fault driver is uninsured or under-insured.

Why Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage Important in Florida?

Approximately 30% of Florida drivers have no auto insurance, and a driver is considered “insured” with limits as low as $10,000 per person/$20,000 per accident for bodily injury. Often, that will not cover a trip to the Emergency Room. Approximately 50% of Florida auto insurance policies have limits of $25,000 per person or lower. If you are hurt or injured in a car accident by an uninsured or under-insured drivers, you may have to pay for your injuries out of pocket. This is why it is important to have Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Florida.

What Does Uninsured Motorist Coverage Pay For?

Uninsured Motorist Coverage pays for things like medical bills, loss of the future enjoyment of life, lost wages and disability, long term nursing care, medical devices like wheelchairs, pain and  suffering, death, replacement services for things you are no longer able to do such as yard work and cleaning.  Also, Uninsured Motorist Coverage may pay for the cost to retro-fit your house to accommodate disabilities caused by the auto accident.

Who Should I Contact If I am In A Motor Vehicle Crash?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash contact a attorney as soon as possible. Determining liability in a motor vehicle crash is usually complex. Damages are often complicated. Treatment of sustained injuries may be costly, painful and may take months, or even years. Insurance coverage, especially Uninsured Motorist Coverage, is very important. An experienced motor vehicle crash attorney can aggressively investigate and seek the financial compensation you are entitled to for pain and suffering and for medical treatment and care. An experienced motor vehicle crash lawyer will thoroughly analyze your case and explain the insurance provisions and the options you have for pursuing fair compensation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle crash due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation. An experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer will determine the insurance coverage available and assist you in settling the matter or in filing a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation.

Why Fernandez & Hernandez?

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez can investigate and determine liability. The attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez will determine what compensatory damages and expenses are fair for your medical treatment, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. If the party responsible for your injuries is found to be especially negligent and careless, punitive damages may be awarded.

Attorney Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez provides legal representation for victims and families in motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results for settlements and trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. We recommend also reading our reviews on Google Reviews, Avvo and Yelp. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Daniel Fernandez are bilingual as well.

No matter how serious or minimal your injuries, we will fight hard for compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Attorney Martin J. Hernandez can help guide you through the process. At Fernandez & Hernandez we know how to help you and your family following any kind of accident, and we have the resources to do it. When you call Fernandez & Hernandez we will answer all of your questions quickly.

Our personal injury lawyers can help in all phases of injury and wrongful death cases. We handle personal injury claims from initial investigation through trial and appellate proceedings. At Fernandez & Hernandez, we will go to trial, if necessary, and fight on your behalf, and we have the results to prove it.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in the Tampa Bay area call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813-229-5353.

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Choques frontales:

Choques frontales:

por el abogado de lesiones personales de Tampa, Martin J. Hernández

Tampa Bay es una de las peores áreas de choques de manera incorrecta. Hillsborough, Pinellas y Pasco están en la lista de los 10 principales accidentes de conducción más equivocados en Florida. El Departamento de Seguridad y Vehículos Motorizados informó que la mayoría de los choques de manera equivocada causan que los vehículos sean golpeados de frente. El ochenta y uno por ciento de todos los accidentes fatales son colisiones frontales.

¿Ha estado usted o un ser querido en una colisión frontal?

Las colisiones de frente a menudo resultan en lesiones devastadoras y generalmente son causadas por negligencia. Las colisiones de frente a menudo son causadas por:

  • Conducir bajo la influencia del alcohol o drogas.
  • Mensajes de texto mientras se conduce o se conduce distraído
  • Conducción temeraria o descuidada

Si se lesionó en una colisión frontal, comuníquese con un abogado lo antes posible. Determinar la responsabilidad en una colisión frontal es generalmente fácil. Los daños son a menudo complicados. El tratamiento de las lesiones sostenidas puede ser costoso, doloroso y puede llevar meses o incluso años. Un abogado con experiencia en Head-On Collision puede investigar agresivamente y buscar la compensación financiera que merece por su dolor y sufrimiento y por el tratamiento y la atención médica. Un experimentado abogado de Head-On Collision analizará a fondo su caso y le explicará las opciones que tiene para obtener una compensación justa.

Si usted o un ser querido ha sido lesionado en un choque frontal debido a la negligencia de otro en la carretera, tiene derecho a una indemnización. Un abogado experimentado en colisiones de Head-On puede ayudarlo a resolver el asunto o presentar una demanda por lesiones personales que solicite una indemnización.

¿Por qué Fernández y Hernández?

Los abogados con experiencia en lesiones personales en Fernandez & Hernandez pueden investigar y determinar la responsabilidad. Los abogados de Fernández y Hernández determinarán qué daños y gastos compensatorios son justos para su tratamiento médico, pérdida de ingresos, daños a la propiedad, dolor y sufrimiento y angustia mental. Si se determina que la parte responsable de sus lesiones es especialmente negligente y descuidada, como suele suceder en los accidentes frontales, se pueden otorgar daños punitivos.

El abogado Martin J. Hernández, de Fernández y Hernández, proporciona representación legal para las víctimas y las familias en los casos de Accidentes directos y casos de muerte por negligencia. Nuestros abogados especializados en lesiones personales de Tampa Head-On agradecen la oportunidad de entrevistarnos con usted y sus seres queridos. Lo invitamos a revisar nuestros resultados recientes para acuerdos y veredictos de prueba. Nuestras calificaciones y antecedentes también están disponibles para usted. Recomendamos también leer nuestros comentarios en Google Reviews, Avvo y Yelp. Nuestros abogados de Tampa, Martin Hernández y Daniel Fernández también son bilingües.

Los abogados de lesiones personales de Tampa en Fernández y Hernández sirven a las comunidades de Florida, incluyendo Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, San Petersburgo, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland y muchos otros vecindarios en el área de Tampa Bay.

No importa cuán graves o mínimas sean sus lesiones, lucharemos arduamente para compensar sus gastos médicos, el dolor y el sufrimiento y la pérdida de salarios. El abogado de accidentes de cabeza Martin J. Hernández puede ayudarlo a guiarlo a través del proceso. En Fernandez & Hernandez sabemos qué hacer para ayudarlo a usted y a su familia después de cualquier tipo de accidente, y tenemos los recursos para hacerlo. Cuando llame a Fernández y Hernández, responderemos a todas sus preguntas rápidamente.

Nuestros abogados de lesiones personales ayudan a los clientes en todas las fases de lesiones y demandas de muerte por negligencia desde la investigación inicial hasta el juicio y apelan los procedimientos si es necesario. En Fernández y Hernández, iremos a juicio, si es necesario, y lucharemos en su nombre, y tenemos los resultados para demostrarlo.

Si ha estado involucrado en un accidente frontal en el área de Tampa Bay, llame al abogado de lesiones personales de Tampa, Martin J. Hernandez de Fernandez & Hernandez al 813-229-5353

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Head-On Collisions

Head-On Collisions

– by Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez

Tampa Bay is one of the worst areas for wrong-way crashes. Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco make the top 10 list of most wrong-way driving crashes in Florida. The Department of Safety and Motor Vehicles reported the majority of wrong-way crashes result in vehicles being hit head-on. Eighty-one percent of all wrong-way fatalities are head-on collisions.

Have You or a Loved One Been in a Head-on Collision?

Head-on collisions often result in devastating injuries and are usually caused by negligence.

Head-on collisions are often caused by:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Texting while driving or distracted driving
  • Reckless or careless driving

If you have been injured in a head-on collision, contact a attorney as soon as possible. Determining liability in a head-on collision is usually easy. Damages are often complicated. Treatment of sustained injuries may be costly, painful and may take months, or even years. An experienced Head-On Collision attorney can aggressively investigate and seek the financial compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering and for medical treatment and care. An experienced Head-On Collision lawyer will thoroughly analyze your case and explain the options you have for pursuing fair compensation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a Head-On collision due to the negligence of another on the roadway, you are entitled to compensation. An experienced Head-On collision lawyer can assist you settling the matter or in filing a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation.

Why Fernandez & Hernandez?

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez can investigate and determine liability. The attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez will determine what compensatory damages and expenses are fair for your medical treatment, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. If the party responsible for your injuries is found to be especially negligent and careless, which is often the case in Head-On Accidents, punitive damages may be awarded.

Attorney Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez provides legal representation for victims and families in Head-On Accidents and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa Head-On personal injury attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results for settlements and trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. We recommend also reading our reviews on Google Reviews, Avvo and Yelp. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Daniel Fernandez are bilingual as well.

No matter how serious or minimal your injuries are, we will fight hard for compensation of your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Head-On Accident attorney Martin J. Hernandez can help guide you through the process. At Fernandez & Hernandez we know what to do to help you and your family following any kind of accident, and we have the resources to do it. When you call Fernandez & Hernandez we will answer all of your questions quickly.

Our personal injury lawyers help clients in all phases of injury and wrongful death claims from initial investigation through trial and appellate proceedings if necessary. At Fernandez & Hernandez, we will go to trial, if necessary, and fight on your behalf, and we have the results to prove it.

If you have been involved in a Head-On Accident in the Tampa Bay area call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813-229-5353 or read more at: GetLawyeredUpNow.com

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