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Personal Injury

How a Lawyer Can Help You after a Tractor-Trailer Accident

Frank Fernandez
Weighing up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded and featuring significant blind spots on all four sides, commercial motor vehicles—also known as tractor-trailers or semi-trucks—prove far more difficult to maneuver than other vehicles. Operating one safely requires skills that drivers of smaller vehicles don’t need. For this reason, the trucking industry operates under heavy regulations. However, despite the regulations, truck drivers and trucking companies often bend the rules, either by driving without the proper qualifications...
Personal Injury

How a Lawyer Can Help You After a Tractor-Trailer Accident

Frank Fernandez
As one of the top exporters in the nation, Florida accounts for 3.9 percent of the overall goods exported from the United States. Many of these goods travel to other countries through one of the state’s ports, but many more ship to other states. As these locally grown or manufactured goods leave our state, items that our residents and visitors need are shipped in. Most products shipped in the U.S. use commercial motor vehicles, also...
car Accident

For How Much Should I Settle My Car Accident?

Frank Fernandez
Each year in Hillsborough County, nearly 2,000 people suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Florida generally requires those who sustain serious injuries in car accidents to first seek compensation through their own insurance policy. However, if the expenses of the injury exceed the limits of that policy or if the injuries meet the state’s serious injury threshold, these individuals qualify to seek compensation through the personal injury claims process. Generally, when people hear about personal...
Car Accidents

The Dangers and Legal Implications of Car Driver Fatigue

Frank Fernandez
A survey conducted in the U.S. has revealed that 37 percent of drivers on the road on any given day have gotten fewer than the minimum seven hours of sleep needed for optimal function. While drivers commonly experience tiredness on the roadway, particularly during major life changes—such as a new baby at home or moving to a new location. However, for some individuals, fatigue becomes such a problem that it creates deficits in the skills...
Car Accidents

Car Accident Scenarios: Who Bears Liability

Frank Fernandez
After a car accident, most involved parties concern themselves with determining who bears liability. This constitutes an important determination, as the liable party must compensate those who suffered injuries or damage to their property in the accident. Below, we discuss some common accident scenarios, along with a determination of liability for each case. We should note that this does not constitute a complete consideration of all the factors that could come into play. If you...
Car Accidents

Three-Car Accident: Who Pays?

Frank Fernandez
In a car accident, the person who causes the accident bears a legal responsibility to compensate others who have experienced injuries or property damage. This seems like a simple concept; however, many factors determine liability, and some cases involve more complexities and obstacles than others. One type of accident that can prove particularly complicated involves more than two vehicles. If you are in a three-car accident, a car accident attorney can thoroughly investigate your case...
Trucking Accidents

The Unique Hazards Presented by Tow Trucks

Frank Fernandez
Cities with larger populations often experience traffic congestion. With traffic congestion comes the inevitable issues of accidents and broken down vehicles, along with the appearance of tow trucks on the roadside as they clear disabled vehicles so that traffic can begin flowing again. Unfortunately, the tow trucks themselves present unique hazards that can create additional accidents and risk of injury or death not only for the tow truck driver but for other roadway users as...
Car Accidents

Distracted Driving Costs Lives and Money

Frank Fernandez
Distracted driving constitutes a major source of death and injury in the U.S., with more than 3,000 people killed in accidents caused by distracted drivers each year and many thousands more suffering injuries that can alter the course of their lives. The dilemma of distracted driving on Florida’s roadways had posed such a concern that lawmakers passed a bill that allows the police to pull someone over and issue a citation if they witness the...
Car Accidents

What Happens When Someone Dies in a Car Accident?

Frank Fernandez
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., resulting in more than 38,000 fatalities each year. The victims of these accidents include the occupants of passenger cars or buses, motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians. After a fatal accident, much focus goes into determining fault—whose careless or reckless actions caused the collision. If someone you love has died in a car accident, let Frank and Jennifer Fernandez and the legal...
Car Accidents

Rear-End Collision Injuries

Frank Fernandez
There is a common misconception that rear-end collisions are minor accidents, resulting in minor injuries. That may be true in a few lucky instances, but it is not always true. These crashes happen in an instant. In addition to property damage, rear-end crashes can severely injure those involved. Also, the nature and extent of the injuries are not always immediately apparent. In some cases, it is evident that the injured person needs immediate medical treatment....