Category Archives:Injured in a Tampa Car or Auto Accident

Why Should I Hire a Tampa Drunk Driver Accident Attorney?

Why should I hire a Tampa Drunk Driver Accident Attorney?

Drunk driver accidents in Tampa can happen at any time and require special attention from an attorney.  Insurance adjusters complicate the process of recovering compensation for injured victims and try to minimize the recovery.  It is important for injured victims, or loved ones acting on their behalf, to retain an attorney who has experience handling drunk driver accident claims.

Every year, drunk driving causes more than 16,000 accidents in Florida. About 11,000 people are injured and nearly 1,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents every year in the state. At Fernandez & Hernandez, we aggressively pursue claims against drunk drivers responsible for serious injuries and death. In addition to pursuing negligence claims, Florida law gives drunk driving victims the right to sue for punitive damages. It is a way to punish a drunk driver for willful, wanton, and reckless conduct. If you have been involved in a drunk driver accident, you may have legal recourse.

Why Should I Contact a Tampa Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer?

Insurance companies are not in the business of paying claims at full value unless they are made to pay full value. It may be difficult for injured victims to recover from a drink driver accident, especially if they are pursuing their claim without the guidance of an attorney.

If you were injured in a drunk driver crash, an attorney can explain your options for pursuing compensation for medical bills and other losses. If you contact a Tampa drunk driver accident lawyer immediately after the accident, he or she can begin to collect information and evidence to support your claim for compensation.

Why Fernandez & Hernandez?

At Fernandez & Hernandez, the drunk driver accident attorneys are familiar with laws governing drunk driving crashes – which differ significantly from those pertaining to ordinary accidents – and have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies. We have access to the top experts, including accident reconstructionists and medical experts. By working with these individuals, our attorneys have established a successful track record of results in recovering compensation for injured individuals.

Insurance Negotiations

After a drunk driver accident, your attorney may contact the negligent party’s insurance company to negotiate a settlement for costs incurred as a result of the accident. He or she will leverage information collected to recover compensation for your expenses. If negotiations with insurance companies are unsuccessful or unsatisfactory, you may be able to pursue legal action against the negligent party with the help of your attorney.

Negligence

Drunk driver accident lawsuits fall under the category of personal injury, which in turn is based on the theory of negligence. Your attorney will have to prove that the other driver in the accident was at fault because he or she failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. In order to do so, your attorney will conduct an investigation to learn more about the incident, including whether the other driver was driving under the influence.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driver accident, you may have recourse to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney can help the family of the deceased prove the negligence of the other driver was the cause of the victim’s death.

What Compensation Can Be Recovered?

In negotiations or litigation against an insurance company or negligent party, the attorneys in our office may be able to help you recover compensation for the following:

Past and Future Medical Expenses: Victims may receive compensation for emergency visits, hospital care, surgery etc. if the injuries were directly related to the accident.

Lost Wages: Drunk driver accident victims can claim compensation for wages they could have earned if the accident did not take place. Victims can recover compensation for the period of time they had to be away from work to recover.

Pain and Suffering: Drunk driver accident victims can claim compensation for pain and suffering after the accident. To determine whether the victim requires compensation, factors such as the nature of the injury, along with the duration and extent of pain, will be considered.

Mental Anguish: Victims and families may also be provided compensation for the emotional pain they had to face after the incident. Emotional suffering includes feelings of fright, embarrassment, nervousness, worry, and grief.

Loss of Consortium: The surviving spouse may be awarded compensation for the loss of services, assistance, aid, society, and companionship of his or her loved one in the case of a wrongful death caused by a drunk driver. Surviving parents may be awarded compensation for the loss of love, affection, and companionship of their minor children as a result of their wrongful death. Likewise, minor children may be awarded compensation for the loss of services, assistance, aid, society, and companionship of their parents as a result of their wrongful death.

Punitive Damages: In addition to pursuing negligence claims, Florida law gives drunk driving victims the right to sue for punitive damages. It is a way to punish a drunk driver for willful, wanton, and reckless conduct.

If you were injured, or lost a loved one, in a drunk driver accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out more about drunk driver accident lawsuits, fill out our free case review form today.

Tampa Drunk Driver 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.

Call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813 229-5353 or read more at www.InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

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Street Racing Injury Lawyer – Tampa, Florida

Street Racing Injury Lawyer – Tampa, Florida

By: Martin J. Hernandez, Esq. (Your Injury Attorney)

Riding motorcycles for sport has been popular for more than 120 years.  Since then motorcycles have become faster, stronger, more popular and more dangerous. Although motorcycle racing has found its way into sports, street racing is still illegal in Florida.

Motorcycle street racing can be defined as two or more motorcycles racing each on a public street or highway. When these two motorcyclists make the decision to race, they are recklessly putting themselves and their fellow motorists in danger.  Under Florida law, street racing is considered a misdemeanor and carries sanctions as tough or tougher than a DUI.  Any injuries or death will upgrade this to a felony.

Street racing, however, is extremely dangerous whether in a car, truck or motorcycle.  Numerous people are injured a year and many others die.  Read below for a full reading of Florida Statute 316.191.

Driving a car or riding a motorcycle is already dangerous, combined with high-speeds and minimal protection the circumstances could be deadly and dangerous for other vehicles in the area. In Florida, there were more than 4,200 motorcycle accidents reported in 2011. Additionally the Florida Department of Transportation reports that 27%  of the collisions in 2011 were related to speeding.

Additionally the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration notes that in 2010, of drivers involved in fatal motorcycle collisions, 24% had previous speeding convictions on their record.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident or car accident caused by reckless driver or a driver that has been racing, a contact a Tampa Injury attorney., the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form to your right for a 100% FREE case evaluation – your information will remain completely confidential.

Street Racing Laws in Florida

There are a number of motorcycle and racing laws in Florida, including Florida Statute § 316.191 breaks down unlawful racing on streets and highways.

According to the statute:

  • No person may operate a motor vehicle on a street or highway illegally in a pre-arranged speed condition.
  • It is unlawful for a person to operate motor vehicle on a street or highway in a speed competition.
  • It is unlawful for a person to allow another individual to unlawfully operate their motor vehicle in a pre-arranged speed competition, or to place a wager on the outcome of said competition.

Failing to comply with the Florida street racing laws can result in being charged with a misdemeanor, as well as having the vehicle impounded and auctioned. The owner of the vehicle also risks having their license suspended or revoked and being charged hundreds of dollars in fees.

Motorcycle Street Racing Injuries

There are many dangers involved in motorcycle street racing. The speed at which these vehicles are traveling, the crowds, and other vehicles are all hazards to other motorists. If a race is not pre-arranged, street racers and motorcyclists could be putting many motorists in danger due to their need to race.

Some common injuries caused by street racing accidents include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Road Rash
  • Biker’s Arm
  • Lacerations
  • Dislocations
  • Head Trauma

Many times the motorcyclists will be seriously injured, however, pedestrians and other motorists can be injured or killed during a collision as a motorcycle can spin out from under the driver. The velocity at which these bikes are travelling can also impact how intensely they will collide with another vehicle.

Racing on the Highways in Florida

The 2018 Florida Statutes

(1) As used in this section, the term:

(a) “Conviction” means a determination of guilt that is the result of a plea or trial, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld.

(b) “Drag race” means the operation of two or more motor vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to outdistance each other, or the operation of one or more motor vehicles over a common selected course, from the same point to the same point, for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of such motor vehicle or motor vehicles within a certain distance or time limit.

(c) “Race” means the use of one or more motor vehicles in competition, arising from a challenge to demonstrate superiority of a motor vehicle or driver and the acceptance or competitive response to that challenge, either through a prior arrangement or in immediate response, in which the competitor attempts to outgain or outdistance another motor vehicle, to prevent another motor vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another motor vehicle or motor vehicles, or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long-distance driving routes. A race may be prearranged or may occur through a competitive response to conduct on the part of one or more drivers which, under the totality of the circumstances, can reasonably be interpreted as a challenge to race.

(d) “Spectator” means any person who is knowingly present at and views a drag race, when such presence is the result of an affirmative choice to attend or participate in the race. For purposes of determining whether or not an individual is a spectator, finders of fact shall consider the relationship between the racer and the individual, evidence of gambling or betting on the outcome of the race, and any other factor that would tend to show knowing attendance or participation.

(2) A person may not:

(a) Drive any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, or exhibition of speed or acceleration or for the purpose of making a speed record on any highway, roadway, or parking lot;

(b) In any manner participate in, coordinate, facilitate, or collect moneys at any location for any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition;

(c) Knowingly ride as a passenger in any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition; or

(d) Purposefully cause the movement of traffic to slow or stop for any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition.

(3)(a) Any person who violates subsection (2) commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Any person who violates subsection (2) shall pay a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000, and the department shall revoke the driver license of a person so convicted for 1 year. A hearing may be requested pursuant to s. 322.271.

(b) Any person who commits a second violation of subsection (2) within 5 years after the date of a prior violation that resulted in a conviction for a violation of subsection (2) commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, and shall pay a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $3,000. The department shall also revoke the driver license of that person for 2 years. A hearing may be requested pursuant to s. 322.271.

(c) Any person who commits a third or subsequent violation of subsection (2) within 5 years after the date of a prior violation that resulted in a conviction for a violation of subsection (2) commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, and shall pay a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $5,000. The department shall also revoke the driver license of that person for 4 years. A hearing may be requested pursuant to s. 322.271.

(d) In any case charging a violation of subsection (2), the court shall be provided a copy of the driving record of the person charged and may obtain any records from any other source to determine if one or more prior convictions of the person for a violation of subsection (2) have occurred within 5 years prior to the charged offense.

(4)(a) A person may not be a spectator at any drag race prohibited under subsection (2).

(b) A person who violates paragraph (a) commits a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in chapter 318.

(5) Whenever a law enforcement officer determines that a person was engaged in a drag race or race, as described in subsection (1), the officer may immediately arrest and take such person into custody. The court may enter an order of impoundment or immobilization as a condition of incarceration or probation. Within 7 business days after the date the court issues the order of impoundment or immobilization, the clerk of the court must send notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the registered owner of the motor vehicle, if the registered owner is a person other than the defendant, and to each person of record claiming a lien against the motor vehicle.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the impounding agency shall release a motor vehicle under the conditions provided in s. 316.193(6)(e), (f), (g), and (h), if the owner or agent presents a valid driver license at the time of pickup of the motor vehicle.

(b) All costs and fees for the impoundment or immobilization, including the cost of notification, must be paid by the owner of the motor vehicle or, if the motor vehicle is leased or rented, by the person leasing or renting the motor vehicle, unless the impoundment or immobilization order is dismissed. All provisions of s. 713.78 shall apply.

(c) Any motor vehicle used in violation of subsection (2) may be impounded for a period of 30 business days if a law enforcement officer has arrested and taken a person into custody pursuant to this subsection and the person being arrested is the registered owner or coowner of the motor vehicle. If the arresting officer finds that the criteria of this paragraph are met, the officer may immediately impound the motor vehicle. The law enforcement officer shall notify the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles of any impoundment for violation of this subsection in accordance with procedures established by the department. Paragraphs (a) and (b) shall be applicable to such impoundment.

(6) Any motor vehicle used in violation of subsection (2) by any person within 5 years after the date of a prior conviction of that person for a violation under subsection (2) may be seized and forfeited as provided by the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. This subsection shall only be applicable if the owner of the motor vehicle is the person charged with violating subsection (2).

(7) This section does not apply to licensed or duly authorized racetracks, drag strips, or other designated areas set aside by proper authorities for such purposes.

 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 or read more at: www.InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

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What are the most common types of injuries in a rear-end collision?

What are the most common types of injuries in a rear-end collision?

By: Your Tampa Auto Accident Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez, Esq.

There are many types of injuries people suffer in a car accident, particularly in rear-end collision.  Rear-end accidents often take victims by surprise, throwing them backwards and then forwards.  This happens suddenly as they idle at a stop light or coming to a stop in traffic. While many rear-end accidents allow the victims to walk away with no injuries at all, there are several common injuries that can be very serious and sometimes manifest (develop) overtime.

These are the five most common injuries sustained in a rear-end car accident.

Soft Tissue

One of the most common auto accident injuries, flexion/extension injuries occur to the soft issue of the spine, caused by extreme jolting of the body. This type of injury takes fairly heavy trauma, as many people endure roller coasters and sudden fall without problem. The body is able to handle normal movements and even movements slightly outside the extreme, but when a car unexpectedly rams into your car, even at low speeds, the sudden snapping of your head forward and back can place unusual pressure on your spine, causing damage.

Symptoms of these injuries include pain between the shoulder blades or neck, headaches, dizziness, and even vision impairment. Because of the adrenaline rushing through your body immediately following your accident, you may not experience symptoms right away. In fact, some victims do not realize they have this injury for days (or even weeks) following an accident. Because these injuries can cause very painful symptoms, experts recommend seeking medical help as soon as symptoms begin.  Don’t forget about Florida’s 14-day rule.

Herniation

Herniation occurs when the outer fiber surrounding a disk becomes torn, usually due to trauma. A patient can experience a herniated disk in the cervical or thoracic region, but spinal disk herniations usually occur in the lumbar region. In serious cases, a patient may experience severe back pain, numbness, tingling, and, in some cases, paralysis.

Brain Injury

This is a less common type of rear-end auto accident injury, with neck and back injuries far more common. Brain injuries most often happen in front-end and side collisions, where more direct impact usually occurs. If a passenger or driver in the impacted car is not wearing a seatbelt, there is a higher risk of brain injury, especially if the head hits something. While traumatic brain injury may not be as common as spinal injuries in rear-end collision, they can be extremely severe when they do occur, with victims risking permanent damage and even death.

Broken Bones

Many people think a broken leg or arm is nothing severe. Simply set it in a cast and heal within a specified period of time. However, bone breakages can be extremely severe, especially in the case of rear-end auto accidents. Broken bones can lead to complications such as injuries to organs and incorrectly fused bones, leading to lifelong limb deformity. Even in the case where a bone heals correctly, the patient may continue to experience decreased functionality in that particular limb, sometimes permanently.

Concussion

With any head trauma, medical personnel will watch for symptoms of a concussion. As with the aforementioned brain injury, a concussion is most often at risk in a rear-end collision if the accident victim’s head struck something, like the dashboard or windshield. A concussion occurs when a person’s brain strikes his or her skull, causing an injury. Concussions are like other auto accident injuries in that they don’t necessarily reveal themselves at the scene of the crash. In fact, physicians will often recommend family members watch head trauma victims for at least the twenty-four hours following an accident.

Symptoms include headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, inability to concentrate, and sensitivity to sounds and light. At first suspicion of a concussion, a patient should seek medical treatment immediately, as serious complications could follow.

According to data from the National Traffic Safety Bureau (NTSB), in 2012 alone, there were “more than 1.7 million rear-end crashes… resulting in more than 1,700 fatalities and 500,000 injured people.”

This makes rear-end collisions one of the most common types of auto accidents in the country, and a leading cause of accidental injuries. These injuries cost Americans millions of dollars in medical fees, rehabilitation, and lost wages every year.

If you’ve been in a rear-end auto accident, consider that symptoms can lead to permanent damage if left unchecked. It’s vital to watch for symptoms of head injury or back injury and seek medical attention if you suspect serious damage has occurred.

If you do not have a doctor to evaluate and treat you for your injuries from your car accident (rear-end collision), ask us today for a list of doctors near you (home or work).

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 or read more at: www.InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

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What is Florida "No Fault" or "PIP" Insurance?

What is Florida “No Fault” or “PIP” Insurance?

By your Tampa Auto Accident Attorney – Martin Hernandez

When it comes to auto insurance, Florida is a “No-Fault” insurance state.  This is an often misunderstood topic and what other people tell you it is, like most legal concepts, is usually wrong.

Florida PIP Laws - Know the law and Florida PIPDrivers who are injured in a car accident in Florida and sometimes wonder why they are filing a “No-Fault” Claim under their own insurance policy when they are not at-fault.  Those drivers incorrectly believe that because the other party is at-fault they should be paying all of the injured party’s medical bills.  However, that is not the case.  Why?  Let’s change the facts around.  What if both parties are blaming each other for the accident?  For example, they both say that they had the green light.  Yet, the injured party went to the hospital and incurred $5,000 in hospital bills (cheap for a Tampa hospital after a car accident).  What if they missed two weeks of work ($2,000 in lost wages)?  That means that the injured party is in the hole $7,000 for an accident that may not be their fault.  The hospital is going to ask for payment from you because you are the patient and you are responsible for payment.

Hence, Florida No-Fault.  You pay yours.  I’ll pay mine.  We’ll figure out later on who is responsible.

Now, under Florida law, every motorist is required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.  A driver’s PIP coverage, as this type of insurance is most often known, is to cover medical bills and lost wages the driver may suffer in an accident, no matter who caused the accident. When a crash occurs, each person involved in the crash turns to his or her own insurance company to pay the costs of medical care and other losses.

Car Accidents under Florida’s No Fault Insurance Scheme What many drivers do not realize is that, under Florida’s no fault statute, their PIP coverage by law only covers 80% of the medical bills which they may incur in an accident as well as only 60% of lost wages or income they may suffer in a car accident.  For example on how this works, assume you have a $10,000 PIP policy with a $1,000 deductible, the absolute minimum required under Florida law.  You are hit by another driver in an accident in which the other driver is clearly at fault.  Assume you go to the emergency room and your medical bills are $5,000 plus you are out of work for two weeks and lose out on $2,000 in income.  Your car insurance will pay $4,000 to the hospital (leaving you a $1,000 co-pay) and pay you $1,200 of your lost wages.  This way your bills are getting paid and you are not being sent to collections for the entire hospital bill.

But I shouldn’t pay the rest! Shouldn’t they pay for everything else?

Yes, they should and that’s how we can help.  There are exceptions to Florida’s “No- Fault” law that permit a motorist to directly sue another motorist who caused the accident.  The first exception to Florida’s no fault statute is if a person suffers a permanent injury as a result of the accident, Florida  statute (627.737(2)) defines a permanent injury as: (i) significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function; (ii) permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement; (iii) significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement; or (iv) death.  Accordingly, if a driver suffers a “permanent injury” as defined above, then he is not subject to the “No-Fault” limitation against the at fault driver and may be able to bring a claim not only for medical bills and lost wages but also to recover for pain and suffering and other “intangible” damages suffered as a result of the accident. Another exception would be if the injuries suffered  are not permanent, but the medical bills (or lost wages) total more than the $10,000 in PIP coverage.  In that instance, a claim can be brought to recover the medical bills (or lost wages) not covered by the PIP insurance.

Obviously, even though Florida is a “No-Fault” state, the application of the law is limited since it only applies to those accidents in which the medical bills and/or lost wages or lost income do not exceed $10,000 and where someone has not suffered a permanent injury.

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: InjuryLawyersOfTampa.com

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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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