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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


How To Protect Loved Ones Who Are Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes are places where loved ones can receive the level of care they need to live out their lives in comfort and safety. While the vast majority of Florida facilities live up to the standards you want for your parents, grandparents or other family members, when nursing home abuse occurs, you need to know […]

Marcus Fernandez

Abuse, Elderly Care, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Senior,

April 12, 2017


Personal Injury Myths That Can Impact The Compensation You Deserve

Being hurt in a personal injury accident – be it automobile, slip and fall, work-related or otherwise – isn’t just a huge physical ordeal; it’s a financial one as well. Most of us don’t have the luxury of being able to take time off work to recover, especially if we have medical bills. Even with […]

Marcus Fernandez

March 28, 2017


Know What To Do If You Are a Passenger Injured in an Uber Accident

There is little doubt that Uber revolutionized transportation when it introduced its ridesharing application in 2010. According to the company, riders completed 62 million trips with the car service in just one month during 2016. The service’s lower cost and convenience of using an app on a mobile device to bring a vehicle to your […]

Marcus Fernandez

Auto Accident, car Accident, Personal Injury, Safety,

March 14, 2017


Motorcycle Safety Tips To Make Sure You Are Road Ready

Taking your motorcycle out for a spin is a fun way to spend the day on the road. Motorcycles can be enjoyable, but risky too. As a motorcyclist, you have your own set of responsibilities and procedures to keep you safe on the road. There are several motorcycle safety tips you can apply to not […]

Marcus Fernandez

bike accidents, Motorcycle, Safety,

February 21, 2017


3 Reasons You Need A Lawyer After A Slip And Fall

Slip and fall accidents are sometimes your own fault when you aren’t being careful, but they might also be due to someone else’s negligence. According to the Center for Disease Control, 20% of falls cause a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. […]

Marcus Fernandez

February 7, 2017


Holiday Travel Safety: What to Know Before You Hit the Road

During the holiday season, you’ll typically want to enjoy spending time with family members, sharing meals with friends, and traveling to see loved ones. Whether you plan to travel down the road or across the country, it’s important to make sure you plan for a safe journey. While planning ahead for holiday travel isn’t always fun, […]

Marcus Fernandez

Auto Accident, automobile accident, Safety,

December 21, 2016