Author : Frank Fernandez

car Accident

How Much Can a Passenger in a Car Accident Get?

Frank Fernandez
Passengers involved in motor vehicle accidents have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries. Exactly how much a passenger can get depends on the circumstances of their crash as well as various other factors. In every case, the skill and experience of an injured passenger’s car accident attorney will play a significant role in the passenger’s final compensation total. Why Choose the Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys? Here are some of the top reasons...
Medical Malpractice

​Strokes Caused by Medical Negligence

Frank Fernandez
Nearly 800,000 people have strokes each year. In some cases, medical professionals fail to provide the requisite standard of care, and patients and their families suffer. Many times, this failure is preventable and worthy of sanction. Fortunately, victims of medical negligence can potentially recover valuable compensation with the aid of a medical negligence attorney. Stroke Treatment and Negligence In stroke cases, negligence often manifests as a failure to diagnose a stroke as it is occurring....
Car Accidents

Reasons Why Car Accidents Happen

Frank Fernandez
More than 20 million people suffer injuries in auto accidents every year. Whenever there is a car accident, people want to know why it happened. There is research analyzing all kinds of factors related to crashes. The statistics are overwhelming, and it is important to remember that they are more than numbers. They represent devastating personal and economic loss. Even though there have been many technological advances designed to improve vehicle safety, far too many...
Auto Accidents

Sideswipe Collisions—More Dangerous Than You Might Think

Frank Fernandez
People are often surprised by the many types of car accidents that can occur. To many, a car accident is any collision between automobiles, but the truth is that the type of accident you are involved in can have far-reaching implications on your life. Sideswipe accidents are quite common on the road and can result in minor to fatal injuries of victims based on how and why the accident occurs. If you are a victim...
Trucking Accidents

Head-On Truck Collisions

Frank Fernandez
A head-on truck collision combines two of the most deadly—and frightening—types of vehicle accidents. Semi-trucks, a fixture of Florida highways, are incredibly dangerous vehicles. Colliding straight into one may leave drivers and passengers seriously injured, permanently scarred, unable to walk, or even dead. If you or a loved one was in one of these accidents, you know firsthand how life-changing the aftermath is. They can be fatal or leave the driver or other victims permanently...
Slip and Fall

Who Bears Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident?

Frank Fernandez
If you experience a slip and fall injury, you may need financial assistance for your medical expenses and lost wages. A slip and fall injury attorney can help determine who is liable for your fall. Slip and fall accidents can be disastrous. One minute you are walking along, engaged in everyday activities, and the next, you are on the ground, suffering from a serious injury. Elderly individuals are more susceptible to a hip fracture due...
Car Accidents Personal Injury

​Why Do I Need to Hire a Hit-and-Run Accident Attorney?

Frank Fernandez
Sustaining injuries and property damage in an automobile accident is hard enough, but when other parties flee the scene, it worsens things. After all, how will you get insurance compensation for the damage? How will you prove the accident wasn’t your fault? What will happen to your property? Will you be responsible for medical bills incurred because of the wreck? These questions may weigh on anyone’s mind after a hit-and-run accident. While hit-and-runs are never...
Car Accidents

​What Do Car Accident Lawyers Do?

Frank Fernandez
If you’ve recently been in an automobile collision, you may wonder if hiring a car accident attorney is necessary. You’ve likely seen advertisements for legal assistance in personal injury cases, particularly those involving car accidents. Before you seek legal help, it’s helpful to understand what car accident attorneys do and how they can assist you. Schedule A Free Consultation What Is a Car Accident Attorney? Car accident attorneys work within the field of personal injury...
Bicycle Accidents Personal Injury

​Can You Sue Someone for Hitting You on a Bike?

Frank Fernandez
Riding your bike through the historic streets of St. Petersburg, along the beach in Miami, or visiting popular theme parks in Orlando is a great way to soak up the Florida sunshine. With nice year-round weather, cycling can help you to relax on the weekend, beat traffic on your morning commute, or reduce your carbon footprint while getting around. Unfortunately, riding your bike isn’t as safe as a car or a truck. If another vehicle...
Auto Accidents

What Do I Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident?

Frank Fernandez
Car accidents are stressful and traumatic events. However, when the other driver leaves the accident scene without stopping or trying to exchange information, it can make your experience much more frustrating. Hit-and-run accidents have recently significantly increased in Florida. Hit-and-run accidents can result in severe injuries and even death. If you’re the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it’s helpful to know what to do in the moments and days following your collision. There’s never an...