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Fatal Bicycle-Vehicle Collision On I-4

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A Tampa man is in custody after he allegedly struck a bicyclist and did not stop. Police say that the accident occurred in the early morning hours on the eastbound Interstate 4 exit ramp onto Highway 301. When 44-year-old Christopher Cole struck 45-year-old Aristeo Pascual, of Brandon, Mr. Pascual was thrown off his bike…. Read More »

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The Difference Between Looks Drunk And Is Drunk

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Largely because of the state’s refusal to submit law, Florida has one of the lowest Breathalyzer test refusal rates in the country. Refusal cases are difficult for prosecutors to win, partially because they cannot use the state’s powerful per se law and partly because there is only indirect evidence of intoxication. Typically, such evidence… Read More »

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Liability Issues In Alcohol-Related Crashes

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Despite an aggressive crackdown against “drunk” drivers which began in the 1980s, alcohol is still responsible for about a third of the fatal car crashes in Tampa. If these victims sustain serious injuries, they are eligible for compensation for both economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering…. Read More »

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Reckless Police Chase Injures Four, Including Teenager

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

An unmarked St. Petersburg Police vehicle smashed into a Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy’s car, hurling it across traffic and into the pathway of an oncoming motorist. The wreck occurred near the intersection of 26th Avenue South and Martin Luther King. As Officer Scott Cameron was looking for a suspect vehicle that had earlier fled… Read More »

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Common Issues In Hit-And-Run Crashes

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Statistics vary significantly by jurisdiction, but typically, authorities apprehend around 50 percent of hit-and-run drivers. In some cases, the tortfeasors (negligent drivers) voluntarily turn themselves in or bystanders detain them until police arrive, so the cases practically solve themselves. Other hit and run cases appear almost unsolvable; for example, police have almost no leads… Read More »

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What Makes A Search Legal?

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

When America’s Founding Fathers presented the Constitution to voters for approval, many people were alarmed because, they felt, the document did not sufficiently limit the federal government’s power. After all, these people had just fought a war to rid themselves of a strong central government, so they had no desire to submit to another… Read More »

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What Negligence Might Mean for Your Accident in Florida

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

When accidents happen as they invariably do, some may be inclined to turn the other cheek or—to another extreme—take matters into their own hands. Unfortunately, not all accidents are equal, and nor are all responses. Like other states, Florida law has evolved to significantly protect victims of negligence, while also acknowledging potential defenses, as… Read More »

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Confronting Law Enforcement is Always a Mistake

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Systems engineer Austin Story now finds himself in serious trouble after a four-hour standoff with local police officers, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Responding to a call regarding an armed individual discussing the possibility of hurting himself or others, police encountered the uncooperative individual still in his apartment and handled the scenario accordingly…. Read More »

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Design Issues at Core of Boating Accident Lawsuit

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

In the wake of a recent major boating accident, plaintiffs are raising questions about boat design. If you live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, you know that boating accidents are inevitable. Some of those accidents result just from the sheer number of boats in the water around the state. Weather, bad luck, and… Read More »

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