Can I Get Surveillance Footage of My Truck Accident?
Semi-truck crashes can cause severe injuries. As a result, accident victims often need compensation from the at-fault truck drivers and trucking companies. To get compensation for your losses, you will need to prove the liability...Read More
Company Vehicle Accidents: Who Is Responsible?
If you get into an accident with a company or commercial vehicle, you want to know who will compensate you for your accident-related losses. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, the driver’s company, employer,...Read More
Holiday Pedestrian Accidents: What You Need to Know
If you are walking anywhere near traffic, there is a risk of a driver hitting you, often resulting in severe injuries or even death. This risk often increases during the winter holidays. If you were...Read More
Car Accident Statistics: Tampa
Car accidents happen everywhere. But unfortunately in the congested Tampa Bay area, they occur more frequently than in other areas in the state. These crashes often happen because of a person or entity’s negligent actions....Read More
Hurricane Emergency Fund: What to Remember After a Hurricane in FL
Florida residents are all too familiar with the destruction that hurricanes can bring. All too often, the property damage resulting from hurricanes creates a financial and emotional burden for home and business owners. Even if...Read More
Can I Still Recover Damages If I Was Not Wearing a Seatbelt at The Time of The Car Accident?
Yes. You can still recover damages you sustained in a car crash even if you were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the car accident. But you will need legal guidance from...Read More
Do I Need Bike Lights to Cycle at Night in Florida?
Not being visible while riding in the dark is a common concern for bicyclists. Some even wear reflective clothing when riding, even if it’s not legally required. But what if you get hit at night...Read More
5 Steps to Take After a Car Accident
Being hit by a car is frightening. It may be difficult to process the experience while it’s happening and right after it happened, but you must prepare for the worst because there are five vital...Read More
The Driver Who Caused My Accident Was Uninsured: Will I Still Be Compensated?
If you have been injured by another driver’s negligence, it puts you in a difficult enough position. But if the at-fault driver has no insurance, the matter is that much more serious. Florida law requires...Read More
Steps to Take Immediately after a Motorcycle Accident in Florida
While motorcycles are a draw for many, they leave motorcyclists especially vulnerable to the dangers of the road. Because you have nothing but your helmet to protect you from the impact of a motorcycle accident,...Read More
Wasn't in The Crosswalk Do I Still Have a Case?
Yes, you can have a personal injury case if a vehicle hit you while you weren’t in a crosswalk. But the success of your case hinges on the specific circumstances of the accident. A crosswalk...Read More
Tampa Back to School Supply Drive Hosted by Hancock Injury Attorneys and Elevate Health
Students in Tampa are Heading Back to School August 10th marks the official first day of school for students in Hillsborough County. For many students, that means reuniting with friends, sporting new outfits, and picking...Read More
Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
In the first six months of 2022 alone, there have been 4,576 motorcycle crashes in Florida, resulting in 3,961 injuries and 289 deaths. Motorcycle crashes are usually more devastating than crashes involving passenger vehicles. Motorcycles...Read More
Can I Still Recover Damages if I Had No Helmet?
Florida law doesn’t require all motorcyclists to wear protective headgear or helmets. So, you can still recover damages from the other driver if you get into a motorcycle accident that you did not cause while...Read More
Do Different Laws Apply to Truck Accidents?
Yes. Aside from following the same laws as other motorists, truck drivers must likewise follow state and federal laws that govern their activities. Additionally, industry rules control the operations of truckers and trucking companies. A...Read More
4 Things to Get You in the 4th of July Spirit
Independence Day in Tampa Bay If you’re looking for events this weekend to celebrate the red, white, and blue, we got you! Check out these local events happening this weekend in Tampa Bay: Starkey Market...Read More
What is the Graves Amendment?
Have you ever wondered how Uber or Amazon can be responsible if one of their drivers causes a crash, but Hertz and Alamo are not liable if someone driving one of their rental cars causes...Read More
June is Pride Month! Here’s How to Celebrate in Tampa Bay
What is Pride Month? According to The Library of Congress, Pride Month is celebrated during the month of June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising, a major historical event for the Gay Liberation Movement in 1969....Read More
Why You Shouldn’t Give a Recorded Statement to Insurance Companies After an Accident
Don’t Lose Money to Insurance Company Tactics Here’s the truth: insurance adjusters are not your friends. They are highly trained individuals whose job it is to reduce the amount of money the insurance company pays...Read More
What To Do If You’re Suffering Recurring Headaches After A Bicycle Accident
Not many people realize that bicycle accidents can be incredibly serious, especially if a car was involved in the accident. It’s within the realm of reason that cyclists suffer from minor to major injuries, including...Read More
Can An Injured Passenger In An Uber Claim Damages In A Pedestrian Accident?
Accidents involving Uber passengers vs. pedestrians can lead to injuries that can seriously impact the lives of those involved. If you have recently been involved in an Uber vs. pedestrian accident and have sustained injuries,...Read More
St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from #TeamHancock! This year, we partnered with Lane Family Wellness to host a special St. Patrick’s Day themed event for the Carrollwood Area Business Association (CABA). Check out our recap video,...Read More
Who Covers Medical Expenses in a Pedestrian Accident?
Walking around Florida should not be dangerous or fatal, but it sometimes is.9,450 pedestrian crashes occurred in the Sunshine State in 2021. These crashes resulted in 7,285 pedestrian injuries and 817 deaths. If you suffered...Read More
Where Will I Get The Best Use of My PIP in Florida?
Essentially, you will get the best use of your PIP in Florida when you get into a motor vehicle accident. Because PIP coverage is no-fault auto insurance coverage, you can still use your PIP benefits...Read More
What Can You Recover After a Motorcycle Accident?
What Am I Entitled to Recover After My Tampa Motorcycle Accident? No matter how careful you are when riding your motorcycle, you cannot control how other motorists navigate the roads. Unfortunately, a lot of motorists...Read More
Florida Top of List for Deadliest Pedestrian State
Florida Consistently Tops The List of The Deadliest States for Pedestrians According to the FLHSMV’s Crash Dashboard, there were 9,450 pedestrian crashes in 2021 that resulted in 7,285 injuries and 817 deaths. Additionally, based on...Read More
Our Involvement With The Community Food Pantry
Hancock Injury Attorneys is proud to have worked with the Community Food Pantry (CFP) in North Tampa these past five years, having first partnered with the organization in 2017. Keep reading to learn more about...Read More
Will My Florida Auto Insurance Pay for My Emergency Room Bill?
Surprised my a high emergency room bill after your car accident? Many people who get hurt in a motor vehicle crash in Florida often head to the emergency room to get medical care for their...Read More
Can I Carry an Open Container at Gasparilla?
Tampa Bay’s Iconic Gasparilla Parade Returns in 2022 Arghh you ready for the biggest event of the year?! Gasparilla is a one-of-a-kind event that only happens once per year. Except for 2021, thanks to COVID-19....Read More
How To Seek Compensation for Your Truck Accident in Tampa
Traumatic injuries caused by truck accidents can impact the physical, financial, and emotional lives of the victims. Injured victims will most likely be incapable of going back to work. Moreover, they may be facing mounting...Read More
How Your Age Affects the Value of Your Car Accident Claim
Determining the value of your car accident claim is one of the most asked questions of our clients. And unfortunately, it’s one of the most difficult questions to answer. We hire medical specialist experts, life...Read More
How Safe is Tesla Autopilot?
Founded in 2003, Tesla, and Elon Musk, its infamous CEO, have challenged the auto industry and created a novel standard for electric motor vehicles. Tesla has since attracted lots of devoted customers and fans worldwide....Read More
How Will My Family Be Taken Care of in The Event of a Catastrophic Truck Accident?
Catastrophic injuries caused by devastating truck accidents can negatively impact the physical, financial, and emotional lives of the victims and their families. Injured victims will most likely be incapable of going back to work while...Read More
Acoustic Trauma: Tampa Hearing Loss Attorneys
By Grace Hancock If someone else’s negligent behavior results in you having acoustic trauma, then you may be entitled to compensation. Here, we take a look at acoustic trauma: what it is, common signs and...Read More
Holiday Travel: Stay Safe on the Road
The holidays are among us! Thanksgiving has just passed and many people are still recovering from their Thanksgiving feast. When you have a belly full of turkey, holiday travel is the last thing on your...Read More
Florida Punitive Damages Law Explained
By Grace Hancock If someone’s wrongdoing causes you injury, then standard compensation may not be enough to keep them from hurting others. That’s why Florida has punitive damages law; to discourage wrongdoers from further hurting...Read More
Right-of-Way Issues in Pedestrian Crosswalk Accidents
Crosswalks were made as safe walking spaces for pedestrians crossing the street. Yet, pedestrian crosswalks accidents still occur. This is even despite there being strict traffic laws and increased enforcement efforts throughout Florida. Thus, pedestrians...Read More
Can You Get Security Footage of Your Motor Vehicle Accident?
If you are considering filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit following a motor vehicle accident, then gathering proof of the other driver’s negligence is crucial. Yes, accident and police reports, accident scene pictures,...Read More
Who Is Liable for Concert Venue Injuries?
In light of the recent Astroworld Tragedy, we’re taking a look at issues of premises liability and negligent security in relation to concert venues. In this article, we first cover unsafe conditions at a venue...Read More
Does Your Injury Settlement Affect Your VA Benefits?
By Grace Hancock November 11th is Veterans’ Day where we honor veterans who served our country. In observance of Veterans’ Day, we are sharing useful information to benefit veterans and their survivors. If you are...Read More
How Do I Check the Status of My Workers’ Comp Claim?
By Grace Hancock If you suffered an injury or became sick due to unsafe or unsanitary work conditions, then you would be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Your dependents would be eligible for the same...Read More
TMJ Injury After an Accident: What You Should Know
By Grace Hancock Has an accident left you with an aching jaw, neck, or face? Even the slightest damage to the joints in your jaw can cause you a world of pain. When someone else’s...Read More
The Dangers of Trick or Treating: Halloween 2021 Safety Tips
Halloween is right around the corner and people are excited to celebrate in person after last year’s socially distanced celebration. As the excitement to pick out costumes and carve pumpkins builds, it’s important to keep...Read More
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. An important part of this month of awareness is promoting mammograms or breast cancer screenings. Nearly cancer screenings were missed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, this year is more...Read More
Facial and Dental Trauma After An Accident
By Grace Hancock Facial and dental traumatic injuries can be life-altering. These types of injuries almost always call for extensive medical care, which can leave you with expensive, mounting medical bills. Also, your injuries could...Read More
Know What To Do After a Crush Injury
By Grace Hancock A crush injury (CI) is a traumatic type of injury. They may also be referred to as a caught-in-between injury. A CI will become classified as a catastrophic injury if it results...Read More
Burn Injury Types, Causes, and How We Can Help
By Grace Hancock A severe burn is a common type of catastrophic injury. This type of injury may require surgery or long-term medical care and can result in lost wages and secondary illnesses. If someone...Read More
4 Things to Remember in a Hit and Run
By Grace Hancock No one ever expects to be the victim of a hit and run. Because of this, many people are at a loss as to what to do moving forward when they do...Read More
Symptoms of Concussion and Head Trauma
A blow to the head can result in one of the most catastrophic injuries a person can sustain. Depending on the severity of the injury, head trauma can cause a person to lose their ability...Read More
PAWSome News for Veterans!
All About the PAWS Act Thanks to a bill recently signed into law, struggling American veterans now have the ability to get a furry helper. The Puppies Assisting Wounded Service members (PAWS) Act is a...Read More
Life After Amputation: Seeking Compensation
By Grace Hancock The US withdrawal from Afghanistan reminds us of the sacrifices made by service members in the line of duty. Throughout history, many brave Americans have suffered catastrophic injuries while fighting wars abroad....Read More
What To Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident
By Grace Hancock Uber and Lyft are among the most recognizable rideshare services that have grown in popularity in the past decade. The government designates these services as Transportation Network Companies (TNCs). The saying “get...Read More
2021 Tampa Police Memorial Run
Hancock Injury Attorneys was proud to be a sponsor at the 27th Annual Tampa Police Memorial Run. Each year, this event commemorates the police officers in our community who have died in the line of...Read More
3 Key Things to Teach Your Teen Driver
By Grace Hancock As a parent or legal guardian, nothing is more nerve-wracking than a teen driver who is eager to get on the road. Learning to drive is one step closer to adulthood and...Read More
Back to School Driving Tips for Parents
By Grace Hancock Most everyone, including young students, has been stuck inside their houses for the past 15+ months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, now that there are vaccinations available, things are slowly turning...Read More
Can I Cancel My Car Insurance Anytime?
By Grace Hancock Can you cancel your car insurance at any time? The short answer is yes, but it depends on your insurance policy. A better question would be, should you? In this article, we...Read More
ATV Accident Personal Injury Claim
By Grace Hancock Let’s set the scene: it’s the weekend and you’ve rented ATVs with three of your best friends. You’re riding in a nearby wooded area. You’re having the time of your life riding...Read More
Is the Peloton Tread Safe to Use?
By Grace Hancock UPDATE (September 1, 2021): Peloton has re-released their Tread with three new safety features: a more secure touch screen, a safety key, and a tread lock. The touch screen is now less...Read More
Fourth of July Weekend In Florida Travel Tips
By Grace Hancock Who doesn’t love celebrating the 4th of July? Watching firework shows, grilling hotdogs and burgers, donning red, white, and blue, celebrating with your loved ones- these are just some of the best...Read More
Car Crashes Likely to Increase This Summer
By Grace Hancock Are car crashes more likely to happen in summer? The statistics point to yes. Injury Facts reports that February was the month with the fewest motor-vehicle deaths and that August was the...Read More
What to Expect from your Attorney during your Personal Injury Case
By: Grace Hancock You’ve taken on a big advertising law firm to represent you in your personal injury claim. It’s been months and you still haven’t spoken directly with the attorney handling your case. You...Read More
The Leading Causes of Truck Accidents In Tampa, Florida
Trucks play an essential role in our economy; they get us where we need to go. Larger trucks like delivery vehicles and tanker trucks transport essential goods; such as fresh produce, gasoline, and life-saving medicine....Read More
Teens and Distracted Driving: What You Need to Know
As many of us know, distracted driving is extremely dangerous. Car accidents involving distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives in 2019 alone, a 10% increase from 2018 according to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute( CHOP...Read More
Why a Tampa Car Accident Attorney Might Decline a Case
By: Grace Hancock After a car crash, it’s difficult to imagine that an attorney would turn you down in your time of need. The truth is, law firms reject car accident cases all the time....Read More
Process for Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
By: Grace Hancock When an accident leaves you injured, seeking legal representation for your personal injury claim can seem like an impossible task, especially when you’re also dealing with mounting medical bills. We know that...Read More
Hancock Injury Attorneys are LGBTQ+ Friendly Attorneys
At Hancock Injury Attorneys, we want to make sure everyone knows that we are attorneys for all. We ARE LGBTQ+ friendly car accident attorneys. No matter what race, religion, or sexual identity/preference, we treat all...Read More
How to Safely Navigate a Roundabout
By Grace Hancock Roundabouts are common in Europe and other areas of the world, but they’ve just started catching on in the United States in recent years. If you’re unfamiliar with how to navigate a...Read More
Tesla’s Autopilot Feature: Is it Safe?
By Grace Hancock People are again questioning the safety of Tesla’s autopilot feature after yet another deadly collision. An article published by CNNBusiness detailed a recent fatal crash of a Tesla Model S that occurred...Read More
Back Injury After Car Accident: What to Know
By Grace Hancock After a car crash, you may assume that your neck or back pain will go away with time. You may even walk away from a car accident feeling no pain at all,...Read More
How to Easily Avoid Distracted Driving
By Grace Hancock The National Safety Council (the NSC) reports that every day, distracted driving crashes kill seven people. These tragic statistics highlight the importance of spreading information about the dangers of distracted driving. You...Read More
Attorney Mike Hancock Named Top Lawyer 2021 By Tampa Magazine in Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation for Plaintiffs
The Top Lawyer list is a well-recognized, peer-reviewed award. The team at Hancock Injury Attorneys is thrilled to announce that Attorney Mike Hancock has been named Top Lawyer 2021 by TAMPA Magazine. Mike has been...Read More
Huge Changes May Be Coming to Florida Auto Insurance Laws
By: Gabrielle Massari Update: Gov. Ron Desantis has vetoed Senate Bill 54. Thus, legislators have to go back to the drawing board if they want to repeal PIP. Read more here. Florida’s auto insurance laws...Read More
Issues with Florida’s Texting While Driving Law
By: Grace Hancock In 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new law making texting while driving a primary traffic offense in the Sunshine State in an effort to crack down on driver distraction. Democratic...Read More
5 Questions to Ask when Looking for a Lawyer
By: Grace Hancock Advertisements for attorneys are everywhere. They are posted on the billboards and bus stops we pass in our cars and are playing on our televisions during commercial breaks. If you find yourself...Read More
Wrong-Way Car Crashes Continue To Affect the Tampa Bay Area
By: Grace Hancock If you’re a resident in the Tampa Bay area, then you know that wrong-way crashes continue to plague our community. Wrong-way crashes happen when a driver accidentally steers their vehicle into the...Read More
Why am I Having Neck Pain After my Accident?
By: Grace Hancock You may walk away from an accident pain-free, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll remain that way. The day after an accident, you may wake up feeling a surge of pain in...Read More
Numbness & Tingling After Car Accident May Be Nerve Damage
By: Grace Hancock Everyone has their feet fall asleep every now and then. Experiencing feelings of numbness and tingling after a car accident may seem insignificant to you. But, if you are experiencing numbness and...Read More
Injured by Livestock: Here’s What You Need To Know
By: Grace Hancock Imagine a situation where you’re driving down one of Florida’s many roadways and you crash into a runaway cow from a nearby farm. As “straight out of a cartoon” as this situation...Read More
What You Need To Know: Drugged Driving Car Accidents
By: Grace Hancock Alcohol is not the only way for someone to be under the influence. A person driving under the influence of illicit substances, prescription medication, or over-the-counter medication can be as dangerous as...Read More
How to Prevent Road Rage on Florida Roads
Anyone can feel rage when driving. It is likely that every car owner has an incident they can think of when they were behind the wheel and perhaps yelled at a car that cut them...Read More
Comparative Fault: How it Affects Your Case
Florida is a pure comparative fault state, which many also call “comparative fault” or “comparative negligence”. This means that the percentage of responsibility assigned to each driver in a personal injury case determines how much...Read More
Tampa kicks off Vision Zero Program
By: Grace Hancock Back in 2019, Mayor Jane Castor announced the City of Tampa would make a commitment to implement a program called “Vision Zero” at the National Safe Routes to Schools Conference. A task force...Read More
5 COVID-19 Workplace Safety Tips
By Grace Hancock COVID-19 is still at the top of everyone’s minds even after nearly two years. For many Americans, reminders like “wear a mask,” and “practice social distancing” might as well be white noise....Read More
Brain Fog After an Accident: What it Means
Oftentimes, we have clients who say they walked away from their accident feeling uninjured, only to have symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, back and shoulder pain, and vertigo, occur days, weeks, or even months...Read More
Surge in risky driving behaviors during COVID-19 pandemic causing more car accidents and fatalities
By: Grace Hancock You may have heard that the rate of car accidents has gone up in 2020. Or, you may be a frequent driver who has witnessed more risky behaviors on the road in...Read More
Staying Safe on Tampa Roads During Super Bowl 55
The city of Tampa has welcomed visitors with open arms this week as we gear up for Super Bowl 55 on Sunday. It will be a Super Bowl like no other not only as it...Read More
What You Need to Know About Florida’s PIP Law
Changes passed by the Florida Legislature in January 2013 to the Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law are far more favorable to auto insurance companies than to consumers injured in car accidents. Commonly known as Florida’s...Read More
5 Arguments an Insurance Adjuster Will Use to Limit Your Car Accident Claim
When dealing with a personal injury claim, the insurance adjuster is your biggest opponent. If you’re seeking compensation after a car accident, you’ll most likely be dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Insurance companies...Read More
The True Cost of Brain Injuries After an Accident
You can’t put a cost on the physical issues and emotional distress a person experiences following a brain injury. Yet, there is a cost for the recovery, treatments, and more that are required after someone...Read More
A Minor Car Accident May Cause Serious Injury
“Is everybody okay?” is the first question most people ask after hearing about a recent car accident. But, even if you walk away from an accident pain-free, that does not necessarily mean you will remain...Read More
3 Tips to Have a Safe New Year’s Eve 2021
New Year’s Eve is supposed to be a night of fun to ring in the new year with friends and family. We want you to have an amazing time. But, we also want you to...Read More
Tampa Bay New Year’s Eve 2021: Safety and What’s Next After a Car Accident
A new decade is FINALLY days away! While many might be celebrating at home this year, with enhanced safety precautions and even virtual events there are many ways you can ring in the new year...Read More
3 Reasons to NEVER Hire a Big Advertising Lawyer
Imagine, you are having what you think is a normal day. Then, someone else’s negligence makes that normal day turn into one that may change your life forever. You are injured and may have lost...Read More
Myths About Hiring a Tampa Personal Injury Attorney
Hiring the right attorney is critical to the success of your personal injury case. Legal processes can be difficult to understand. But, with the right lawyer on your side, you could successfully navigate your case....Read More
Attorney Mike Hancock Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©
Tampa, FL — Personal injury lawyer Mike Hancock of Hancock Injury Attorneys has been selected to be included in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for the practice area, Personal Injury Litigation...Read More
The Value of an Accident Reconstruction
Many accident victims never want to live through the details of their ordeal ever again. This is understandable, as serious accidents are painful and emotionally exhausting. But, there are instances when the details of accidents...Read More
Florida Statue of Limitations: How Long Do I Have to File My Claim?
You hope to never be in a situation when you have to hire a personal injury attorney. Yet, in the unfortunate event, you do, then you likely have questions about what happens next. If you...Read More
Injured in a Bar Fight, Can You Sue?
In Florida, tourists and locals flock to bars and nightclubs when the sun goes down. The nightlife in Florida is exceptionally popular, which makes a large majority of these public venues overcrowded. While most bar...Read More
What is “Bad Faith” in Personal Injury Cases?
During a personal injury case, you might hear your attorney reference the term “bad faith”. Understanding what that exactly means is important and should be explained to you. “Bad faith” occurs in a personal injury...Read More
Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
Social media has changed the practice of personal injury law since I started over 30 years ago. There was a time when we cautioned our clients about the insurance investigators possibly doing video surveillance on...Read More
Seeking Medical Treatment Within 14 Days after a Car Accident During COVID-19
After a car accident in Florida, one of the most important things to know is that you have 14 days to get medical care to be eligible to receive your PIP benefits. During the current...Read More
Can I Still Ride My Bike During Tampa’s Safer at Home Order?
Cities across the country have issued stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In Tampa, we have a “Safer at Home Order”. The order asks people to not go out unless they...Read More
Settling a Personal Injury Claim for a Minor
From dance class to soccer practice, it’s no wonder that kids are in the car quite often. In the unfortunate case, our client is minor, then there are some important things to consider. Considerations When...Read More
5 Things to do After a Slip and Fall Injury Accident
Wet floors, torn carpeting, poor lighting, and areas with uneven surfaces are just some of the dangerous conditions that cause slip and fall accidents. A slip and fall injury accident or a trip and fall...Read More
How Our Law Firm is Handling COVID-19
We know you have seen a number of posts such as this one in regards to how companies are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, but we do feel like it is important to make sure...Read More
Can You Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Tampa After a Manslaughter Charge?
Florida law allows a person to bring a civil wrongful death lawsuit at the same time that a court is prosecuting a defendant for manslaughter. That’s because: the wrongful death case is a civil case...Read More
Injuries while Not Wearing a Seatbelt in Tampa Car Accidents
Florida law requires everyone to wear their seatbelt when driving or riding in a passenger vehicle. There are many studies that show seatbelt saves lives. As such, not wearing one puts the person at risk...Read More
Personal Injury Claims Involving Drugged Driving in Tampa
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, a combination of alcohol, marijuana or any other drugs can impair a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle because they diminish coordination, judgment, and reaction time....Read More
Injuries at Tampa Amusement Parks
Tampa is home to a variety of amusement parks, such as Busch Gardens, Sea World, and Adventure Island. Every year, millions of people entrust their safety to the personnel who work at these amusement parks....Read More
Free Car Insurance Evaluation at Taste of Carrollwood in Tampa!
Here is the typical story: A potential client calls us and says they were injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence. We meet with them, get all of their information and open...Read More
Guide to Gasparilla 2020: Part Two
Yo Ho, me hearties! Ready for the Gasparilla parade this weekend? Read part one of our Gasparilla Guide to get the details! In this part, we will tell you everything you need to know about...Read More
Guide to Gasparilla 2020: Part One
Gasparilla 2020 is underway in Tampa Bay! Saturday, January 25 will be the invasion and the day parade. We want to give you all the facts about the parade, so you can plan ahead and...Read More
What is Gap Insurance & Why do you Need it?
So the first question to answer is, what is “Gap Insurance”? Gap insurance, or gap protection, covers the difference between what you owe on your car and how much the car is worth. Do I...Read More
Amazon Delivery Truck Accidents Rising
According to a recent report by ProPublica and a story by the New York Times, Amazon’s delivery contractors have been involved in more than 60 known crashes and make up at least 10 known deaths...Read More
Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit for a Car Accident in Florida?
Yes, you can file a personal injury lawsuit for a car accident in Florida. Moreover, it’s in your best interest to do so, as Florida is one of a minority of no-fault insurance states in...Read More
Can you Sue a Boat Driver for Personal Injury in Florida?
We all know that most drivers have auto insurance, which Florida law requires. But what about your boat? If you get into a boat accident, does your auto policy cover that? If you’re the one...Read More
Rear-End Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers
As per the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted drivers are those who participate in any activity that diverts them from driving safely. Some of those activities include talking on a cell phone, texting...Read More
Tractor-Trailer Rear-End Accidents in Tampa, FL
Rear-end tractor-trailer crashes in Florida occur in one of two ways. The 80,000-pound truck and trailer rear-ends the vehicle ahead of it. Or, the vehicle behind the tractor-trailer crashes into it. In either scenario, injuries...Read More
Are Electric Scooters Allowed on Streets in Tampa?
House Bill 453 was passed on June 18, 2019. HB453 allows people to drive scooters on streets and bike paths in the State of Florida. But, the bill leaves the decisions up to local governments....Read More
What is Florida’s Texting While Driving Law?
On May 17, 2019, Florida Governor DeSantis signed off on House Bill 107 which is known as the Wireless Communications While Driving Act. It is now an amendment to Florida Statute 316.305(3)(a). Texting while driving...Read More
Does Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Mean I’m Filing a Lawsuit?
A personal injury can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. Not only are you out of work, but you now have unexpected medical bills to pay. Battling with insurance companies or other responsible parties can...Read More
Preparing for Hurricane Season in Florida
Hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30. In the past two years, Florida had to endure both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael. This hurricane season is expected to have an...Read More
Electric Scooter Injuries Are Rising
According to a recent study by Rutgers University, accidents involving electric scooters have tripled over the past 10 years. In 2018 there were over 6,957 accidents reported, with 66% of those injured not wearing helmets....Read More
Motorcycle Accident Insurance Claims in Florida
In Florida, motorcycle owners can’t buy personal injury protection, also known as PIP or no-fault insurance. This means that you are not entitled to first-party benefits after a crash, such as medical and wage loss...Read More
Florida Bicycle Laws: Top 10 Reasons to be a Defensive Cyclist
With over 140 bicycle accidents in Hillsborough County so far this year, and being an amateur cyclist myself, I believe in taking personal responsibility for my own safety by being a defensive cyclist. Just as...Read More
Who is Liable in a Lane-Change Car Accident
Establishing fault is usually the first thing that people want to do after getting into a car crash. But usually, the fault is harder to establish than one might think. You may ask “was a...Read More
The Importance of Wearing a Helmet When Cycling
Bicycling is a popular form of transportation and exercise that promotes a healthy body and environment. With cycling groups forming around the country and children participating in “Ride to School” programs, it is more important...Read More
What Does a Contingent Fee Agreement Mean?
We frequently have callers ask the question of what does contingent fee agreement mean? This means that you don’t pay money to your attorney up front. Payment to your attorney depends on, or_is contingent upon,_...Read More
Front Seat Vs. Back Seat: Which is Safer in a Head-On Car Crash
In a head-on car crash, it’s common to assume that the safest place to be is in the back seat. But, a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that rear passengers...Read More
The 5 C’s of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
While finding a personal injury lawyer might never be a problem, finding the right personal injury lawyer could be a bit of a process. Not all lawyers offer the same services for the same prices...Read More
10 Steps to take if you have been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
We want you to take action immediately if you find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident. Just like any auto accident, you have the burden of proving your injuries. You must be proactive. Having all...Read More
Bicycle Accidents: Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney
Florida cyclists know how important helmets are for biking safety. However, there is much more to staying safe on a bicycle than just wearing a helmet. There are many precautions cyclists can take to avoid...Read More
Why you need Uninsured Motorist Auto Insurance Coverage in Florida
The Importance of Uninsured Motorist Coverage According to the Insurance Information Institute, In 2015 Florida had the MOST DRIVERS in the country on the road without auto insurance, at a whopping 26%. That means that if you are...Read More
Car Accident Question: Diminished Value
Diminished value is the loss in a vehicle’s value as a result of having been damaged in a car accident.Diminished value claims allow vehicle owners to recover the difference between a car’s pre-accident value and...Read More
Planning for the Unpredictable: Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM) in Florida
Florida Uninsured Motorist Coverage Having uninsured motorist coverage and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (abbreviated as UM or UM/UIM) is the number one advice we give to each of our clients. One out of every four drivers...Read More
10 WORST Toys for Christmas 2017
Last year we shared the list of most dangerous toys of 2016 from “World Against Toys Causing Harm” (W.A.T.C.H), a non-profit organization that’s mission is to educate the public about dangerous children’s products. The toys...Read More
Snowbird Season: Stay Safe Driving
During this time of the year, it is inevitable that the Florida roads become even more jam-packed than normal. Why? Snowbirds of course. Along with their arrival, they bring road conditions that can lead to...Read More
Can I Change Lawyers In The Middle Of A Car Accident Lawsuit?
This is a question we often get from curious callers to our office and we want to clear up some confusion. First, know that you’re the boss. If at any time you’re not happy with...Read More
New Technology Could Help Prevent Motorcycle Accidents
A new study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that over 8,000 two-vehicle crashes involving motorcycles could be prevented each year by equipping passenger vehicles with front crash prevention. Front crash...Read More
Tampa’s Traffic Problem
If you haven’t noticed Tampa traffic can get pretty bad. Delays to and from St. Pete into Tampa and to and from Wesley Chapel and Tampa are daily occurrences. It is expected that the congestion...Read More
What you Need to Know: Water Slide Injury
Living in Florida, It’s almost impossible to NOT come across a water slide over the summer. Whether it is at a friend’s house, a water park, a public pool play area or even just a...Read More
Bicycle Safety Tips: How to Avoid a Bike Accident
Florida cyclists know how important helmets are for biking safety. However, there is much more to staying safe on a bicycle than just wearing a helmet. There are many precautions cyclists can take to avoid...Read More
Traumatic Brain Injury on Airplane
Imagine boarding a flight completely fine and leaving with a traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately this sad scenario happened to passenger Charles Johnson on an American Airlines flight. A fully stocked, 300 lbs, beverage cart broke...Read More
Boating Accidents & Wrongful Death
During the summer, you can see boats out all over the bay. In Florida, they are widely used in all types of conditions. All this to say, it’s not crazy to think that a boat...Read More
Starbucks Coffee Personal Injury Lawsuit
Woman gets $100,000 Settlement from Starbucks Coffee Personal Injury Lawsuit A Florida woman from Duval County (Jacksonville) Florida was recently awarded $100,000 dollars for her injuries. She was burned by a cup of Starbucks Coffee....Read More
The Importance of Your Car’s Bumper
The purpose of having a bumper on your car is very specific. Many people think that its purpose is to prevent or lessen injury severity in a crash. In fact, many consider bumpers to not...Read More
Tampa Police’s Hotshots For Charity Event
Something that we feel strongly about here at Hancock Injury Attorneys is giving back to the community we live and work in. One of the things we do is support the Tampa Police Department in...Read More
Low-Speed Crashes Causing High Impact Problems
Low-Speed Crashes Cause Surprisingly High Number of Injuries It’s a common misconception that for a car crash to cause serious injury or even fatalities, the crash must have been at a high speed. In reality,...Read More
How to Earn Money When Out of Work Due to Injury
When you go through a personal injury accident one of the biggest fears you might have is work. For some of our clients, their injuries are to the point where they can’t go to work...Read More
Changes May Be Coming Soon to Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa
Known as the street with the longest continuous sidewalk in the world, with views of the beautiful bay, Bayshore Boulevard may have some changes coming. The city of Tampa wants traffic to slow down to...Read More
Holiday Travel, Injury Case Paperwork & More – News of The Week
Christmas Travel Might Break Records The holiday season is supposed to be magical and exciting and we want it to be, however, unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Traveling around the holidays is always busy....Read More
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Injury Lawsuit
The news of the huge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall isn’t new. However the repercussions from that recall are starting to show. This includes a few personal injury lawsuits and a class action lawsuit citing...Read More
What Does A “State Of Emergency” in Florida Actually Mean?
Updated: 07.06.21 Governor Ron DeSantis Declares “State Of Emergency” in Florida Whether it is for a hurricane, tropical storm, structural disaster or other natural disasters, Governor Ron DeSantis can declare a “State Of Emergency”. In...Read More
Does Your Car Insurance in Florida Cover Flood Damage?
Hurricane Hermine which just swept through Tampa Bay caused major flooding throughout the city and surrounding areas. Most people only think about having flood insurance for their houses, but do you know if your car...Read More
Car Underwater: Do you know how to Escape?
Living in Florida, we are surrounded by water. Many people drive over bridges every day and generally aren’t concerned about going over. But think, what if someone hits you, or your car becomes causality in...Read More
What are Florida’s School Bus Laws?
All public schools in Hillsborough County are officially back in session on August 10. That not only means more traffic on all roads, but also that school buses will be shuttling kids to and from...Read More
Bit By A Dog In Florida
This is a question we recently got, related to a dog bite injury case. What damages can I recover after being injured by a dog bite, and who is responsible for paying for these damages?...Read More
Florida Amusement Park Accidents & Injuries
Living in Florida means that you are pretty much always in a 3-hour or less vicinity of an amusement park. Here in Tampa we have Busch Gardens and Adventure Island as our major amusement attractions....Read More
Boating Safety Knowledge Needs Desperate Attention
There is a SEVERE Lack in Boating SafetyKnowledge When you type “Boating Accident” into Google search, countless stories come up, that unfortunately happened all in the past month. From this search it is simple to...Read More
Personal Injury News Roundup – May 20, 2016
Welcome to Hancock Injury Attorneys’ weekly collection of news stories related to car safety news and personal injury news. This week we have five stories covering local, national and international news that we think are...Read More
Personal Injury News Roundup
Welcome to Hancock Injury Attorneys’ weekly collection of news stories related to car safety and personal injury news. This week we have five relevant stories from around the web that we think are worth it...Read More
Just Adulting Legal Survival Guide
As a parent to two new adults – my daughters are now 18 and 20, I want them to be educated about the responsibilities that come with all the fun of being an adult. Thanks...Read More
Can I Sue for a No-Contact Car Accident?
Not all motor vehicle accidents involve two vehicles physically hitting one another. Even so, the law can still hold one driver liable for another’s injuries. If the other vehicle is at fault for your injuries...Read More
Hoverboard Injuries: What You Need to Know
Hoverboards are the latest tech gadget to hit the market, becoming one of the most popular items purchased for Christmas in 2015. While they look as though they are something straight out of a futuristic...Read More
What Compensation Can You Collect for Whiplash Injuries?
Whiplash is not an actual diagnosis, but instead a term used for a collection of symptoms and injuries that a person may sustain in a motor vehicle accident. Typically, whiplash refers to soft tissue injuries...Read More
Types of Evidence Used in a Car Accident Case
Immediately following a car accident, it is best if you start gathering evidence in order to establish the validity of your claim. The more documentation you have in support of your claim, the more likely...Read More
If I Slip and Fall in a Store, Can I Sue?
Slip and fall injuries fall under premise liability law. If you slip, fall, trip or are injured on someone else’s property, there is a chance you may have a viable lawsuit and be eligible for...Read More
Why Motorcycle Maintenance is so Important
While many people think there isn’t much to maintaining a motorcycle on a day-to-day basis, don’t let that keep you from a proper safety check before each ride. Here are some basic tips to follow...Read More
10 Tips For Approaching An Unfamiliar Dog
With so many dog lovers around, the odds of people and dogs occupying the same sidewalk or park bench at the same time have risen. For the most part, that’s a good thing. Being outside...Read More
The Long-Term Effects of Vicious Dog Attacks
Most people understand the short-term effects of a vicious dog attack, but very few consider the long-term effects. These can last weeks, months, or even the rest of the victim’s life. Dog bites, whether they...Read More
Crosswalk Accidents: Who Had the Right of Way?
Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country. In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranked Florida as the second highest with 476 pedestrian deaths. If you or a...Read More
Hip Injury Pain After an Accident: What it Could Mean
After a car accident, your body might have suffered trauma, even if you do not see any immediate injuries. However, the shock of the impact can cause residual effects to your body, including injury to...Read More
Leading Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida
In Florida and across the nation, the property owner has a responsibility to make sure that their facility is safe for guests. Every state has different leading causes for various accidents, including slip and fall...Read More
What Does Florida No Fault Insurance Mean?
No fault insurance means that your car insurance will pay some or all of your medical bills and lost earnings if you get into a car accident, regardless of who was at fault for the...Read More
Proving Fault in a Side Impact Collision
Side impact collisions, also known as t-bone accidents, can occur in a number of different traffic situations. Side-impact collisions typically occur when one driver fails to yield at an intersection and collides with the fender...Read More
Owners of shopping malls, hotels, motels and other commercial properties have a responsibility for the safety of their guests, including safety from criminal activities such as robberies, rapes and other assaults. If you are injured...Read More
Avoiding Intersection Accidents
A key to a car is like a key to freedom; nothing quite compares to being able to go wherever you want whenever you want. However, if your responsibility as a driver is not implemented...Read More
Is Your Auto Accident Case under Surveillance?
Is your auto accident case under surveillance by others? Video and photo surveillance of an injured person is frequently employed by insurance companies. They do this to rebut claims of injuries in auto accidents and...Read More
What if My Son Had an Accident With My Car?
Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine, the owner of a motor vehicle who gives permission to another to drive their vehicle is legally responsible for any injuries or damages caused by the negligence of the permissive...Read More
7 Things Insurance Companies will NOT tell You About an Auto Accident
Auto accidentsare never pleasant, especially when there is extensive damage. You’re put into the position where you need to be proactive in dealing with all parties involved — the other driver, the attending officer, your...Read More
Florida Seat Belt Law for Teen and Tweens
As a personal injury attorney,I see the worst of what can happen to children and teenagers when not wearing seat belts during car accidents. So as a dad, it is a running joke with my...Read More