Author : Mark Hickey

Auto Accidents

3 Ways to Prevent Drunk Driving

Mark Hickey
Don’t drink and drive; it’s a simple mantra, but one so many people have trouble following. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that in 2012, 10,322 people died and more than 345,000 people were injured as a result of collisions caused by drunk driving. If you’ve vowed never to drink and drive, it’s a start, but there’s more you can do to prevent drunk driving among friends and family members. Follow this simple checklist whenever alcohol is around....
Firm News

Florida’s New Auto Insurance PIP Laws Take Effect

Mark Hickey
Effective January 1, 2013, those injured in a Florida car accident have only14 daysfrom the date of the car crash to seek medical care or risk forfeiting the right to receive thousands of dollars in accident-related medical care.  Failure to obtain medical treatment within this very limited timeframe will completely bar a Florida car accident victim’s right to receive payment of any insurance benefits due under their automobile insurance policy, regardless of fault. In addition, under...

$158,000 Final Judgment Tampa Car Accident

Mark Hickey
Tampa car accident lawyers Frank Fernandez and Jennifer Fernandez obtained a $158,000 Final Judgment following a jury Verdict for a 32-year-old woman who sustained neck injuries in a rear-end car accident in Tampa, Florida.  At trial, the Defendant denied she was liable claiming that she had suffered a seizure and blacked out just prior to the car crash. The Defendant failed to prove her case and in the end, her insurer Allstate Insurance Company was...
Personal Injury Results

$136,000 Jury Verdict Against Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Mark Hickey
Tampa car accident lawyers Frank Fernandez and Jennifer Fernandez obtained a $136,000 jury Verdict on behalf of Albert Ceballos, a 52-year-old Mexican immigrant who suffered low back injuries as a result of two separate car accidents, the first involving a Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy and the second involving an underinsured driver.  At the time of the first collision, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. the Plaintiff was a pedestrian who had stopped to render emergency medical...