Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend: Applications for your Teen Driver

When your teen driver first gets behind the wheel, it can be nerve-wracking. Today’s teens face a number of in-vehicle distractions. When combined with a feeling of over-confidence, the results can be deadly. Kinney, Fernandez & Boire attorney Marcus Fernandez recently sat down with Carley Boyette of Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend to highlight phone apps […]

Marcus Fernandez

Personal Injury, Safety, technology,

February 13, 2018

Could Your Landlord Be Responsible for Your Burn Injury?

National Burn Awareness Week offers an opportunity to take a look at the cause of more than 486,000 people seeking medical treatment last year. Injuries associated with burns can be devastating. The physical and psychological injuries can require a long and difficult course of treatment. If you are a tenant and suffer a burn injury […]

Marcus Fernandez

burn injuries, burn injury, Personal Injury, Premises Liability,

February 2, 2018

How To Handle Your Medical Bills After A Car Accident

Car accidents happen more frequently than most people would like to imagine. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, more than 374,000 accidents occur on the state’s roads each year. Of the total number of accidents, nearly 160,000 of them result in injuries to drivers, passengers or pedestrians, as well as […]

Marcus Fernandez

January 9, 2018

Safe Celebrations: Tips for a Responsible New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve is a when family and friends get together for a celebration. If the celebration is at your home this year, your first priority when planning it must be to ensure the safety of your guests. Whether you are a hosting the year-end festivities for the first time or are a seasoned veteran, […]

Marcus Fernandez

Liability, Personal Injury, Safety,

December 28, 2017

What to do if you slip and fall in a restaurant or store

It is a relatively common occurrence to see someone in a store or a restaurant slip and fall. These accidents usually leave the victim slightly bruised and very embarrassed but otherwise unharmed. According to data compiled by the state of Florida, some fall victims are not as fortunate. The Florida Department of Health reviewed reports […]

Marcus Fernandez

Personal Injury, Slip and Fall,

December 5, 2017

7 Surprising Ways You Could Be Liable for an Accident

Knowing whether you could be held liable for someone’s injuries is usually pretty easy. Driving while distracted and not watching the road are pretty obvious examples of liability. Allowing your dog to roam the neighborhood, even if it has a tendency to bite, is another. There are, however, some situations where you could be liable […]

Marcus Fernandez

Auto Accident, car Accident, dui accident, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall,

November 7, 2017

Teen Driving Apps that Reinforce Safe Habits

Many of us remember the excitement and newfound freedom that came with driving our first car. Maybe that’s why as parents we immediately become fearful when our kids begin to drive. Afterall, it wasn’t that long ago that we, or our peers, might have been driving dangerously when behind the wheel. While not all teens […]

Marcus Fernandez

Auto Accident, automobile accident, car Accident, technology,

October 12, 2017

Should You Trust Your Personal Injury Case To Lawyer Referral Services?

According to the National Safety Council, traffic accidents resulting in people injured or killed have increased nationwide. During the first six months of last year, nearly 1,600 people lost their lives in highway accidents in Florida. If you are the victim of a car accident, slip and fall or are injured as a result of […]

Marcus Fernandez

Auto Accident, automobile accident, car Accident, car crash, Personal Injury,

September 26, 2017

Perspective after Hurricane Irma

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, words like “fortunate” and “lucky” have been used to describe Tampa Bay. We spent days prepping for the storm. We purchased hurricane supplies, boarded our homes and invested in generators. As the hurricane track shifted, almost daily, many of us were left feeling nervous and uncertain.  Some evacuated to […]

Marcus Fernandez

community, corporate giving,

September 14, 2017

Drunk Driving Accidents: What You Need to Know

It’s no secret that alcohol and driving don’t mix. Despite decades of education and significant progress in reducing this crime, drunk driving is still a serious issue. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 5,522 confirmed alcohol-related crashes in 2015 alone. Of those incidents, 1,936 resulted in injury and 460 caused at least […]

Marcus Fernandez

Auto Accident, automobile accident, car Accident, drunk driving accident, dui accident, impaired driver accident, Personal Injury,

August 26, 2017