Tampa got its first look at driverless electric shuttles that are coming to downtown. The demonstrations were part of the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit that took place in Tampa this past week. Will you be riding in one of these on your daily commute?
Recently the Washington Post published an article that takes personal injury law, and puts it under a microscope. It takes a look at a handful of cases and takes into account researched statistics to discuss how the legal system uses race and gender to determine how much compensation victims or their families should receive when they are injured or killed. Read more about the surprising findings here.
The former New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs player was shot to death after engaging in an argument with another motorist at an intersection. The incident happened at about 2:34 PM in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans.
With the recent victory of Amendment 2 in Florida, comes the legalization of medical marijuana for patients with certain debilitating illness. Exactly how this new law will be implemented is still in the works, but is set to take effect in January.
Medical marijuana will be available with a prescription to over 450,000 estimated people suffering with debilitating illness. But what these thousands of people need to be aware of is that driving under the influence of medical marijuana, even if they are using it per the medicine’s rules is still illegal. Read more on medical marijuana and driving laws here.
This article takes the boring but important task of relying christmas safety tips and turns them into fun holiday analogies that actually make you want to double-check your safety. For example, “If your Christmas plans entail loading up the customary “little donkey”, then do take a look at HSE’s advice on vehicle safety. Donkeys might not be the standard mode of transportation these days – but that’s no excuse for skimping on safety!” Read the article here.
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Mike Hancock, and his staff are the best. They were extremely thorough and patient in explaining the status and developments of my case and always very quick to respond. Being involved in a car accident is stressful, but Mike Hancock and his team did everything in their power to ensure the process was smooth and comfortable as possible. Every step of the way, I was kept informed of the progress of my case, and promises were maintained. Thank you guys!
I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Mike Hancock, and his staff. From the moment you walk into the office, they go above and beyond to ensure you're taken care of, and make the process as comfortable as possible. For anyone out there looking for a team who will guide you through a stressful situation with dignity and compassion, and who will provide you with a quick, and positive resolution, Hancock Injury Attorneys is your team!!
After being injured in an auto accident, I had no idea what the next step was. No idea what to expect.Mike Hancock made a personal visit to my home to consult with me. From then on, he and his staff were nothing but kind, understanding, courteous, and professional throughout the entire process.I hope you never need the services of an injury attorney. However, life happens - and if the need arises I cannot recommend Mike Hancock enough. He was knowledgeable and thorough. In the end, hiring Mr. Hancock was a very sound decision that I do not regret.I highly recommend him. His paralegal team is amazing. Whitney and Kelly: I owe you my deepest thanks for taking a serious and scary situation and helping me through it.
Thoroughly satisfied with my experience. Hancock Injury attorneys are professional and fight for their clients! My other half was previously injured and hired a well known, large firm for her case. She wasn't treated well and received a fraction of the settlement that I did. Cannot recommend this firm enough!
I was very impressed talking to attorney Mike Hancock this week about an injury I suffered in an accident. He listened to everything I said and took his time to fully explain my options. What struck me the most was his integrity, professionalism and honesty that was evident throughout our conversation. Those are traits that are very important to me. I recommend him highly to anyone in need of an attorney.
Mike and his wife Claire treated me like family. That office was nice and professional. I was given a realistic expectation on how everything would go and it all turned out true to his word. My case was handled in a timely manner. I would and have recommended them to my friends and relatives.
I had a car accident caused by other person. Because of that, I got injuries on my chest, neck, and shoulder. I contacted him because I did not have health insurance, and was not sure if the auto insurance was going to help me with all the expenses of the treatments that I needed at the time. After talking with him, I realized that I was not one more client, but I was somebody important for them. Mike, Claire, and Kelly were excellent, when I had questions they told me what was the next step to be taken or what was recommended to do. They help me and my wife to cope with all the stress that the insurance company was causing. They were great support during the legal process. What I can say is that he is honest, he is trustworthy and he knows well how to put pressure to the insurance company, and not in the clients. I am glad I contacted him after the car accident. One more thing I can say is that I highly recommend him because he is very professional, he has integrity doing his job, and he treat his clients as if they were members of his family. There are not words to express how grateful I am that he helped me
Attorney Mike Hancock is outstanding, friendly and well experienced professional. I was a victim of drunk driver accident and injured. He handled my case, went extra mile with a complicated situation and achieved successfully. He and all the team worked hard to get me the maximum settlement what i deserve. He even cutoff his contingency fee in order to get me more settlement amount. Attorney Claire is hard working, trustworthy and caring. The paralegals updated me the status of my case routinely by email and phone call and responded me promptly for any questions i asked, made me sure they are the best team. All the team worked hard for my case and treated me like a family. I Was grateful and confident to have Hancock Injury Attorney. Thank you so much you all for your hard work, passion and dedication!! If i need injury attorney in the future, it definitely be Hancock and if any family members, friends and anyone who needs injury attorney I would highly recommend to your firm!!
Everyone in the office treated me like family and showed genuine concern. Mike has a very calming, friendly demeanor that helps you deal with the stress and frustrations of the legal system. You get very personalized treatment and they respond to all your questions. I was very pleased with how they handled my case and high recommend them.
About 8 months ago we got into an accident that was fairly minor but left internal injuries. While waiting for the police to show my husband called an attorney that came up in a google search, it was Hancock, and spoke to Claire. She was sweet as can be, took our info and recommended a great chiropractor we could see right away. I'd never dealt with this before so I had no idea what was going to happen, but I did know the lady that caused the accident was at fault and I was hurt.The minute you walk in you're greeted with a smile and offered a drink, no matter who is at the desk you feel welcome they're all total sweethearts. I met with Mike Hancock a few times and he truly makes you feel like more than just another case. He makes the effort to know you on a personal basis, and will make the time to take your call or meet with you if you prefer that. I had countless emails back and forth with one of the paralegals, Kelly, and she has the patience of a saint and always returned my emails or calls right away. My case has since been closed, not only were my medical bills (which exceeded PIP coverage) reduced, but I was able to receive some money after all the fees were paid so I'm able to continue treatment.I would absolutely refer them to anyone I know, and wouldn't hesitate to contact them again should I need an injury attorney. Hopefully we won't have to cross paths again, but at least I know I'll have a great team and be taken care of! Can't thank them enough!
I had the pleasure of working on a matter with Mr. Hancock. His client's interests were potentially averse to mine, yet I still found his professionalism, courtesy, and kindness inspiring. His countenance helped his client and gave me a model to strive to emulate. Mr. Hancock's clients are lucky to have him.
Highly respected in his field, Mike and his incredibly talented team helped us through a very difficult time. Through their professionalism and genuine concern, they were there for my husband and I at every turn. I highly recommend Hancock Injury Attorneys for anyone who has been involved in an accident or injured. Being injured was traumatic enough, I could not imagine having to go through that ordeal without Mike, Kelly and Claire.
From start to finish Mike and Claire Hancock were true professionals. Every member of their team from Kelly to Kelley, and all receptionists that I encountered were there to answer any and all questions I had. Their whole team were quick to respond, were polite and willing to help. They handled everything and got a great result on my behalf. I would definitely recommend their team to anyone in need of an injury attorney. Thank you again Hancock team!
The staff at Hancock Injury Attorneys is terrific. They are responsive, knowledgeable and they make you feel as if your case is the only one they are working on. They helped us navigate a very confusing claim process and got us a good settlement. I couldn't ask for more.
From the first consultation with Mike I felt completely informed and up to date with my case. Office phone calls and emails were always answered within the hour. I felt that Mike and his staff are well seasoned in their fields and highly recommend them to anyone needing representation.
I was hurt in a car crash. Even with preexisting conditions Mike Hancock and his team worked a miracle and obtained a settlement that I thought was impossible. I know, I really know, they did extra effort for my benifit, so I can get on with my life after the accident. Ok, I couldn't retire but the settlement helped me with a down payment on a house that someday I can retire in. If you are fortunate enough for Mike Hancock to represent you, well you will get the best possible outcome that you can. Thank you Mr Hancock.
We are very thankful that we found Hancock Injury Attorneys after our car accident. They helped us with everything we needed. They made sure that we were treated right away for our injuries and took care of all our concerns especially the benefits and coverages that we deserved legally. Their staff are very kind and helpful. The doctors that they have recommended were very good just like everyone at the attorney's office, they all treated us like family. Hancock Attorneys thank you so much!
Dear Mike, Claire and Staff,Let me begin by saying the time I walked into your office I felt comfortable. This was something that I had never experienced and though the entire process I continued to feel very confident. I knew I had made a great choice with you and your staff. I could call your office for guidance when a problem accurred and always got an answer.
Your entire staff are very special people, both professional and kind and take such good care of your clients.
This is a great reflection on you and Claire in choosing who works for both of you.I feel like I have made some special "friends" and will always highly recommend you should someone I know need your services.With Sincere Thanks and AppreciationSTEVEN SHANNON
My experience with Mike, Claire, Kelly, and all the team members of Hancock Injury Attorneys were always courteous and professional. My particular case was 1 of unique circumstances due to subsequent events after my initial accident.Despite a challenging case to present Mike kept me informed with what was happening with my case. He’s so knowledgeable in this field that he told me what to expect and sure enough everything went pretty much how he said it would happen and the outcome was favorable.He’s definitely deserving of the many awards that have been bestowed upon him; I would use the word uber attorney to describe him.Thanks again for everything.Trey
Mike Hancock and his entire staff were absolutely incredible during my entire journey. I had never been in this type of unfortunate situation that left me with permanent inujuries that were no fault of mine. I had no idea what to do to help cover my new and growing medical expenses. Having Mike answer all of my questions with an abundunce of patience and kindess made me realize he cared about me and I wasn't "just another client". He helped my husband and I understand the process step by step and set appropriate expectations the entire way. My calls and emails were always answered quickly and they would even randomly check up on how I was feeling. When he would address the other attorneys during our case, I would sit up taller and feel more confident because I knew he was fighting for me, protecting me and defending me. I am thankful he was my attorney and even more thankful he fights hard and got me the outcome I hoped and prayed for.