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Trucking Accidents

Types of Truck Accidents

Frank Fernandez
Trucks are the backbone of America. They bring a lot of what you need to survive to stores in your city. They are essential to society’s survival. However, with so many trucks on the roads, there are bound to be accidents. Because of the size and weight of these trucks, accidents are often catastrophic or fatal, especially if the truck driver or the trucking company engages in negligent behavior. Big Trucks that Can Cause Catastrophic...
Premises Liability

Tampa Premises Liability FAQs

Frank Fernandez
Dealing with the aftermath of a premises liability claim can leave you with a lot of questions. Do you know what to expect when you need to file a premises liability claim after an accident? What support can an attorney offer along the way? Take a look at the FAQ below, or contact Frank and Jennifer Fernandez now to learn more about how we can help. 1. What responsibility do Tampa premises owners have to...
Trucking Accidents

Head-On Truck Collisions

Frank Fernandez
They’re two of the most deadly collisions: a head-on crash and an accident involving a semi-truck. When these two accidents combine, however, a far greater risk of catastrophic injury and death results. If you lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a head-on accident with a commercial truck, an experienced truck accident attorney can seek compensation for the extraordinary financial and psychological impacts of the experience. The Dangers of Truck Accidents More than 4,000...
Auto Accidents

How Long Should You Be Sore After a Car Accident?

Frank Fernandez
Following an automobile crash, you might face devastating repercussions, including significant injuries, excruciating pain, and ongoing medical care you may rely on for the rest of your life. As post-accident soreness lingers, most people begin to worry. You may find yourself wondering whether you have suffered normal soreness or if you sustained more severe injuries than you initially thought, especially if that soreness does not seem to fade as more time passes. Yet, regardless of...
Trucking Accidents

Truck Driver Fatigue Leads to Dangerous Accidents

Frank Fernandez
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates approximately 100,000 traffic accidents occur each year because of fatigued drivers, leading to tens of thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. A portion of these injuries and deaths occur because of truck driver fatigue. Fatigue refers to a condition resulting from physical or mental exertion that impairs a person’s performance and productivity. Truckers are especially prone to fatigue. In fact, a large study performed by the...
Auto Accidents

How Long After a Car Accident Can You File an Injury Claim in Florida?

Frank Fernandez
All states have laws, referred to as statutes of limitations, which govern the length of time a plaintiff has to bring a lawsuit against another party that causes them harm. Under Florida law, most car accident victims have four years from their date of injury to file an injury claim. Family members who have lost a loved one in a Florida car accident and want to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver or...
Slip and Fall

Who Bears Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident?

Frank Fernandez
Slip and fall accidents often cause devastation for their victims. One minute, the victim chose to walk normally across a seemingly safe area of ground. The next minute, the victim may have a broken hip, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, or broken bones. Those injuries may leave the victim with substantial medical expenses and, in many cases, long-term changes to their ability to take care of themselves, go to work, or engage in the...
Auto Accidents

Road Rage Leads to Serious Traffic Accidents

Frank Fernandez
We have all witnessed road rage at some point during our lives, and many of us have displayed road rage at some point, even if mild. Some forms of road rage fall under the umbrella of rude behavior and do not lead to dangerous accidents, injuries, or fatalities. However, road rage can and does go too far. Aggressive and careless drivers who are impatient and rude make choices behind the wheel that put others on...
Auto Accidents

How Much Is a Car Accident Claim Worth?

Frank Fernandez
More than 6.7 million car accidents take place on U.S. roadways each year, and nearly two million of those accidents result in injuries. Private insurance carriers pay roughly half of the cost of car accidents with injuries through the liability policies of their insureds. How much is a claim after a car accident worth? The answer to that question is that it depends on many factors, as discussed below. If you were injured in a...
Auto Accidents

All About Florida Drunk Driving Accidents

Frank Fernandez
Drivers learn about the dangers of drunk driving early in their lives. Yet, many still choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Fortunately, drunk driving accidents have decreased over the last several decades. However, drunk driving accidents still occur far too often. The long-term impact of drunk driving accident injuries includes emotional trauma and financial stress on top of the physical pain of injury and healing. For some, a drunk driving accident translates...