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Martin Hernandez
Bilingual attorney, aggressively representing those injured from an auto accident or criminally accused. Abogado en Tampa representando víctimas de accidentes o arrestado
Bilingual attorney, aggressively representing those injured from an auto accident or criminally accused. Abogado en Tampa representando víctimas de accidentes o arrestado

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Auto Accident - Road Fatality

As the state of Florida population steadily increase its population the number of road fatalities from auto accidents has rapidly increased over the past few years. Florida has a sizable population of age 65+, Motorcyclist, tourist (out of state and out of country), distracted drivers, teen drivers and impaired drivers and all of these factors increase the likelihood of an auto accident fatality. Due to Florida’s great weather there are many pedestrians (joggers and runners) and Bicyclist on the already crowded roads. All of these things lead to a higher number of auto accident deaths.

How many auto accident deaths were in Florida?

According to the Florida Department of Transportation the number of Fatalities in state for 2017 was 1,881. That same year there was also 14,205 accidents with serious injuries in a traffic crash.

According to the Orlando Business Journal “The Sunshine State was ranked near the bottom of the pack as the 46th safest state in the country; only ranking higher than Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi.” The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has Florida ranked as tenth in the nation for fatalities in 2016. DMV Florida states that there where on average 1081 crashes in Florida per day in 2016. Many factors come into play as to why Florida is ranked so highly with traffic fatalities. Crowded or congested roads; lack of urban planning; lack of mass transit; many out-of-town drivers (particularly tourists); amount of driving Floridians do; distracted driving not being enforced; lack of suitable roadways; construction; lack of turn lanes; underfunding of the roadways; lack of law enforcement; and high number of DUI drivers.

In a report entitles Dangerous by Design noted the top twenty cities in the United States of America to walk in. These are the ones listed for the states of Florida and ranking:
1 Cape Coral - Fort Meyers
2 Palm bay - Melbourne - Titusville
3 Orlando - Kissimmee - Sanford
4 Jacksonville
5 Deltona - Daytona Beach - Ormond Beach
6 Lakeland - Winter Haven
7 Tampa - St Petersburg - Clearwater
10 North Port Sarasota - Bradenton
11 Miami - Fort Lauderdale West Palm Beach

According to the national highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a report from the nation center for statistic and Analysis, Bicyclists in Florida are more likely to be killed that cyclist in any other states.

What are some things that you can do to make sure you do not end up on of this statistic.
• Make sure that your car is in proper maintained (good tire and mechanical checkups).
• While driving do not be a distracted driver. Reduce distractions such as texting, surfing the web, playing games.
• Be well rested when driving.
• Do not drink and drive (with Taxis, Uber, Lyft there is no excuse).
• while running/cycling do no ware headphones
• While running go against traffic.
• While cycling obeying all traffic laws.
• While on a motorcycle obeying traffic laws (speed).
• Obey the speed limits and other traffic signs.
• Always where you seat belts.
• Beware of your surroundings and how to react in emergencies.

Just like in any accident you should document the accident with photo; video or even sketch it out. Make sure to document your car, the other cars and the road/intersection. Once you have done this you need to move your cars out of the roadway if possible it’s the law. While wait for the police to arrive. You will need to have the following: Driver’s license, registration card, and insurance. You will need to exchange with the other driver involved in the accident:
1- Name, address and contact information
2. Driver’s License number
3. License plate number and Vehicle involved.
4. Auto Insurance information.

A law enforcement officer will complete a written report if the crash involves a charge of DUI or results in death, injury, or property damage to the extent a vehicle must be towed.

Auto Accident Fatality? Call Tampa Attorney Martin J. Hernandez
Attorney Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC in Tampa provides legal representation for families in auto accident injury and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results from settlements to trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Daniel Fernandez are bilingual as well. Just call us at 813-229-5353 for your free consultation.
The Tampa personal injury lawyers of Fernandez & Hernandez, serve Florida communities including Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland and many other neighborhoods in Tampa Bay area. Contact an Experienced Tampa Auto Accident Attorney from Fernandez & Hernandez Law.
If you have been involved in an Auto Accident in the Tampa Bay area, call Tampa personal injury lawyer Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez for a free consultation now. We recommend also reading his reviews on Google Reviews, Avvo and Yelp.
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This year, I had the honor of being asked to be a Trustee for the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay and I invited some friends that are “movers and shakers” in Tampa Bay to the annual breakfast at the Amalie Arena.

A-Rod, Jennifer Lopez and Lou Pinella where in attendance and A-Rod gave an uplifting speech.

Special thanks to these four gentlemen to meet me for breakfast at 7 o’clock in the morning. Thank you all again.

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Today we celebrate and thank all the veterans who have served this country. It is because of the brave that this land is free.

Be sure to thank a veteran today.

Never forget.


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If you have an injured by drunk or impaired driver, take action now and hire Tampa injury lawyer Martin Hernandez at 813-229-5353.

Do not delay or try to take legal action by yourself. The insurance companies are looking out for their own best interest and they are not looking out for you, the victim of a drunk driver. Being proactive in hiring a qualified lawyer will stop the process of you being further victimized. Call today to speak with a qualified attorney that will pursue justice for you.

When everything is on the line, #GetLawyeredUpNow


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The experienced Tampa criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez aggressively represent clients who have been arrested for White Collar Crimes in the Tampa Bay Area, including Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Pasco County, Hernando County, and throughout the State of Florida and the United States.

The criminal defense lawyers at Fernandez & Hernandez represent clients who have been charged with or are being investigated for White Collar Crimes in the Tampa Bay area. Some of these White Collar Crimes are:

Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Fraud and Scheme to Defraud;
Employee Theft or Embezzlement;
Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft;
Securities Fraud, Telemarketing Fraud, Investment Schemes, Ponzi Schemes;
Bank Fraud, Forgery, Mail Fraud, Money Laundering, Check Kiting Schemes;
Insurance Fraud, Staged Accidents, False Insurance Claims, Arson and Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims;
False Information on Mortgage Documents;
Health Care Fraud, Fraudulent Billing, Medicare and Medicaid Theft or Fraud.
Although these charges are not violent crimes, they are prosecuted very seriously. A White Collar Crime conviction may make it difficult to obtain gainful employment and certain professional licenses.

Call Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney, Daniel J. Fernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813-229-5353 or read more at:

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Florida Law requires children five years and under to be secured correctly in a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device.

Call Tampa Personal Injury #Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez at 813-229-5353 or read more at:
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Every year my wife and I fund a scholarship to two students to attend University of South Florida on a full ride on us.

I am very proud to say that Jason Torres, one of my recent recipient graduates, was just admitted into a nurse practitioner program in California.

He stopped by the office to bring me some gifts and a picture of him us from three years ago.

I feel so fortunate to give him the opportunity to succeed in life and I hope he does well.

Good luck Jason!

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Happy Birthday to Tati and Henry!

Celebrating two of our peeps birthdays this month....even Miss Eileen came to eat with us.

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‪USF Football has TWO kick off returns for touchdowns and it doesn’t even make the Top 10 plays of college football Week 2 | ESPN?

Did we get shunned?

Come on ESPN! Nail biter to the end!‬ Fantastic game
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