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A Story About Our Client Morgan and Morgan’s Mother

A Story About Our Client Morgan and Morgan’s Mother |

– by Tampa Injury Attorney Martin Hernandez

I have known our client Morgan since Morgan was 14 years old.  She is now 29 years old.  Before that we represented Morgan’s mother for multiple legal issues over 10 years.  Both have been excellent referral sources.  Both have referred dozens of clients to our firm.  Sometimes even driving them to our office so that we can represent their friends.  For whatever the legal needs, we were there to help.  Morgan and Morgan’s mother have referred: Auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, tractor trailer accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents.

Why? Because they knew experience and results matter.

I am honored to know Morgan and Morgan’s mother.  There is no greater compliment a client can give to us than a referral and these two have referred over countless clients.

I am always proud to represent the hard-working people who just need a lawyer to help them in their time of need.  I believe that an attorney should be advocate for his client and still be approachable.

Oddly, I have heard people say that they do not have access to the legal system. This would be wrong. I receive great pleasure and satisfaction to stand up and fight for these same people each and every day.  I prefer taking a straightforward approach to representing his clients by providing each client a balance between determination and toughness in dealing with insurance companies with the understanding and compassion for the client’s unfortunate situation.  An informed client makes better decisions and is more often satisfied. Client satisfaction is always the ultimate goal.

Need a Lawyer? Call 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

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Drunk Driving and Interlock Device - Should DUI Charges be Dropped?

Guardian Interlock DeviceTallahassee is considering a law that would allow DUI charges to be dropped in exchange for using a interlock device in their cars for 6 months.

The Simmons Interlock Amendment is similar to SB 918 and would incentivize ignition interlock use for first-time drunk drivers who did not cause an injury. First-time offenders who successfully complete their time on an ignition interlock, along with DUI schools and other existing court ordered conditions, could have their criminal record sealed. However, a subsequent DUI offense would count as a second offense. Lawmakers have until May 5th to enact this legislation.

Interlocks are currently required for repeat offenders and first-time offenders with a BAC of 0.15 or greater (Florida law presumes a driver is impaired if the BAC is over a 0.08). Over the past 10 years, ignition interlocks have prevented 68,236 attempts to drive drunk in Florida.

If you have been injured by a drunk or drugged driver in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee or Clearwater, call a Injury Lawyer who knows how to prosecute a drunk driver.  Call Tampa Injury Attorney Martin Hernandez at 813-229-5353 or<>

Tampa Bay Times - Best of Tampa Bay 2017 for Personal Injury Law and Criminal Defense Law

We were featured in today’s Tampa Bay Times – Tampa Tribune section, in the Best of Tampa Bay 2017.  We are honored and humbled by the honor.


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Attorneys Danny Fernandez and Martin Hernandez of FERNANDEZ & HERNANDEZ, LLC have solid experience, resources and success in personal injury, auto accidents and criminal defense law. They have more than 45 years of combined experience and have a special interest in helping to resolve legal problems so that their clients can get the justice they deserve.  The lawyers at Fernandez and Hernandez are one of three groups of attorneys or firms to be listed in Profile Series of the “Best of Tampa Bay 2017”. 

Fernandez & Hernandez’s personal injury law services encompass auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, business negligence, slip & falls, animal bites and improper security. They are devoted to providing sound & practical legal guidance for clients who have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of someone else. When faced with any criminal charge, it’s always important to have an experienced law firm on your side. Daniel & Martin have the necessary experience to obtain the best resolution for your case.

Fernandez and Hernandez gets a Tampa man and woman a verdict for $10.881 MILLION for injuries sustained by a drunk driver.

On September 25, 2015, a motorcyclist and his passenger on Gandy Blvd in Pinellas County, were struck by a driver that failed to observe the motorcyclist approaching.  The Tampa woman received a verdict of $10.6 Million for the injuries she sustained after an impaired driver struck the motorcycle she was a passenger on and ejected her off of the motorcycle.  Although she was wearing a motorcycle helmet, she suffered life altering brain, neck, back, eye socket, and jaw injuries.  Formerly a dancer and nursing student, she was forced to stop nursing school and move into her father’s home for a life time of living assistance.

A verdict in the amount of $281,103 was entered in favor the motorcycle driver.  The male driver of the motorcycle suffered a fractured ankle which will require surgery in the future.

The Defendant driver admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages before driving and was arrested for DUI.  However, because of insufficient evidence obtained to prosecute the case, the Office of the State Attorney for Pinellas County dropped the charges against the driver of the at-fault vehicle.

Tampa Attorney Martin Hernandez of the Law Firm of Fernandez and Hernandez, LLC sued the at-fault driver and stated that “impaired drivers who injure others on the roadways need to be held responsible for the carnage and injuries they cause to their victims.”  Furthermore, because this judgment stemmed from an event that was alcohol related, this judgment is not dischargeable in bankruptcy and the Defendant’s driver’s license will be suspended for 20 years or until the judgment is satisfied.  Tampa Attorney Martin Hernandez can be reached at 813-229-5353 or found on the web at:

A Tampa Pedestrian was Struck While Crossing the Street by a Car - Video

A Tampa pedestrian was struck while crossing the street by a car. Who’s at fault?  You will see that the car was definitely speeding and that the pedestrian was not using a crosswalk.  Both are culpable.

If you are a pedestrian that was struck by a car and injured, call Tampa Injury Attorney Martin J. Hernandez at 813-229-5353 or click to read more on our website.

A Client Said I Was the Best Attorney and That Made My Day...

A Client Said I Was the Best Attorney…

tampa-attorney-advocateThe other day, our client told me that I was the “Best Attorney” in Tampa.  She even wrote a review to that effect.  I was very flattered and humbled.  She asked me if I was going to get bigger.  I said no.  I did not want to be the biggest law firm.  Just the best lawyer she knew.  To all of my clients who have referred me clients this year, I say thank you for making this our best year and for making next year even better.