Martin J. Hernandez
Martin J. Hernandez, Esq. has been practicing law since 2001 and is one of the few attorneys in Florida to have tried over 100 jury trials. He concentrates his practice in auto accidents and other negligence claims. He prides himself on aggressively, ethically litigating and pursuing his clients’ claims. He meets and sits down with nearly all of his clients at the onset of their cases, regardless of the size of the case, and treats each client with the same respect and diligence that he would want from an attorney. He proudly boasts that “You will meet the lawyer you hire.”
Mr. Hernandez is perhaps most well-known and respected for the commitment, tenacity, approachability, and resourcefulness that he brings to bear on behalf of his clients. These qualities honed through years of litigation makes Mr. Hernandez and his firm formidable adversaries who are uniquely adept at determining the value of a particular case.
Mr. Hernandez has been fighting for the rights of victims his entire legal career and handled thousands of auto accident cases. Many of the cases have involved catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, herniated discs, RSD, injuries to the knee, shoulder or wrist, and other injuries.
Mr. Hernandez also has achieved numerous verdicts, judgments and settlements well above the defendant’s policy limits. In one case he handled, the insurance company paid $1.2 million to his client when the defendant’s policy limits was only $25,000. Additionally, he settled many other cases that resolved for 10 to 50 times the policy limits of the defendant. Very few attorneys have the knowledge, skill or even the guts to try to resolve a case for more than the policy limits.
Currently, Mr. Hernandez handles cases that arise out of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, slip or trip and falls, and negligent security.
Mr. Hernandez is currently an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association, regarded as the premier trial lawyer organization for the State of Florida; Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association; Ybor City Rotary Club; Trustee for Boys and Girls Club; Knights of Sant’Yago and involved in the Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout, former Cubmaster, and currently a Assistant Scoutmaster).