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Mark Hickey
Support Dedicated Teachers of Tampa Bay August in Florida means the end of another hot summer and “back to school” for students and their families. For many Tampa Bay teachers, the start of the school year means that it is time, once again, to reach into their own pockets for the money needed to equip their classrooms. You may be surprised to learn that each year public school teachers spend, on average, $400 of their
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The Fernandez Firm Sponsors Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association’s Legislative Update

Mark Hickey
Today attorneys Frank Fernandez and Jennifer Fernandez sponsored the 2013 Legislative Update presented by the Florida Justice Association in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyer Association.  The annual event outlined various Florida House and Senate Bills proposed by the insurance industry and specifically designed to attack consumer rights laws.  Among the issues of concern was Senate Bill 7030 which would allow insurance industry attorneys to consult in private with an injured patient’s treating medical
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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