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About Jeffrey Hensley

Jeff Hensley is a successful trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience. Since graduation from law school in 1985 his litigation practice has always involved medical-legal cases. Jeff is well-known for his exceptional knowledge and skill with difficult Personal Injury cases, Social Security and Professional Disability claims, and cases involving Brain Injuries. In fact, Jeff is one of the nation’s leading authorities on Traumatic Brain Injury law.

How Does No-Fault Insurance Work In Florida?

Some of your concerns regarding Florida auto insurance laws will probably be addressed in this short and general examination of the topic, but if you are the person injured by a negligent driver on a street or highway in the Tampa Bay area, you should obtain specific and personalized legal advice promptly from an experienced [...]

By | September 17th, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Cell Phones And Car Accidents In Florida

Increasingly, states are banning the use of cell phones while driving. Many states now impose fines on motorists who are caught talking or texting on a cell phone while driving. In addition to being a violation of the law in most states, using a cell phone while driving can expose you to a personal injury [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

In Florida, Is There A Time Limit to File A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In criminal cases, statutes of limitations have been established to ensure that prosecutions are based on evidence that has not faded or deteriorated with time. Most states enforce statutes of limitations for most crimes except violent felonies and homicides. When the statute of limitations expires in a criminal matter, if a charge has not been [...]

By | July 22nd, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Stopping and Preventing Nursing Home Abuse

The state of Florida has always been a popular retirement destination, but when older and retired people in our state are no longer able to care for themselves at home, they may reside in one of Florida's 683 licensed nursing homes or in one of the state's more than 3,000 assisted living facilities. Floridians can [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

An Overview Of Punitive Damages In Florida Personal Injury Cases

Occasionally, you may read in the news about a high-profile injury or discrimination case that ends with a huge award for the plaintiff. For example, in a 2014 case out of Southern California, AutoZone was ordered to pay $185 million in punitive damages to a former AutoZone manager in a pregnancy discrimination case. The truth, [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

How Can Florida’s 14-Day Rule Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

In the state of Florida, if you are injured in a traffic collision and you do not obtain medical attention within 14 days, your insurance company may not compensate you. Many people feel no pain immediately after a crash because adrenaline can mask the sensation of pain, but it is imperative to obtain medical treatment [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

An Overview Of Florida’s Labor Laws

The legal rights of employees in the state of Florida are established and protected by state and federal law. If you are someone's employee in Florida and you received an employee handbook from your employer, that handbook may in effect be a legal document that establishes additional employee rights. Whether someone is alleging a wrongful [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Employment Law|0 Comments

Can A Landlord Be Held Liable For A Personal Injury?

Disputes between landlords and tenants are far too frequent here in Florida. However, when a landlord neglects the management, repair, and maintenance of a residential property, that negligence can lead to all kinds of accidents and injuries; fire from electrical problems, mold caused by water damage, and falls caused by broken stairs or railings are [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

The Jeffrey Hensley Scholarship Winner

We are excited to announce that the winner of The Jeffrey Hensley Scholarship for the year 2017 is Juan Martinez from Florida International University. Below is Juan's scholarship winning essay: What can be done in the U.S. to improve access to higher education for minorities? Being a Hispanic minority myself I can identify with the [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Scholarships|0 Comments

Stay Injury-Free When You Celebrate Gasparilla This Year

It’s January, and that means Tampa’s largest annual celebration is right around the corner. Sponsored by the City of Tampa and “Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla” since 1904, the Gasparilla Pirate Festival draws more than 300,000 annually to the main parade, while more than a million participate in some aspect of the celebration. At this [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments