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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


Boating Safety: Tips for staying safe on the water

To many, nothing is better than spending a day on Florida’s beautiful waterways, or the Gulf of Mexico, on a clear summer day. With water activities at the center of many Floridian lifestyles, boating safety is something that all enthusiasts should understand. While not all boating accidents are preventable, individuals who take proper precautions while boating […]

Marcus Fernandez

boat accident, boating accident, Personal Injury,

August 16, 2017


The Rise of Trampoline Accidents and How to Stay Safe

Trampolines have been a common sight in backyards throughout Florida for decades. The risk of suffering a trampoline accident injury has been a concern for as long as the devices have been a part of the American landscape. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, emergency room visits for trampoline injuries have jumped to […]

Marcus Fernandez

injuries to children, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, sports injuries,

August 2, 2017


Honoring Tampa Bay Students of Fortitude

For more than 20 years, Manny and Aggie Fernandez of Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, P.A. have quietly given back to local students with the Villa Madonna School’s Student of Merit Award. The award was designed to recognize an eighth-grade student that exhibits a solid work ethic, perseverance and positive outlook. The award recipient can then […]

Marcus Fernandez

Philanthropy,

May 26, 2017


The Top Five Auto Accident Causes

Despite substantial progress in raising awareness about traffic safety, auto accidents are a harsh reality throughout Tampa Bay. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), 2.35 million Americans are injured in car accidents every year, with an additional 37,000 killed. The yearly monetary impact of these occurrences is also staggering, at a cost […]

Marcus Fernandez

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

May 9, 2017