Blog Posts - Personal injury
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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