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Major Fashion Chain Recalls Girls’ Makeup Kits Over Claims About Cancer-Causing Ingredients

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Tampa Bay personal injury law firm, The Matassini Law Firm, P.A., has learned that a significant investigation has established that cancer-causing asbestos in makeup spurred Claire’s, the everything girls’ mega-store, to pull nine makeup products off the market. Atop the Product and Safety page of Claires.com is a statement from the company that reads… Read More »

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New Study: Deadliest Highway In The Country Goes Through Central Florida

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Teletrac Navman, a large GPS company, recently named Interstate 4 in the Sunshine State as the highway with the highest number of serious injury car crashes in the country. Overall, there are 1.25 fatalities per mile on Interstate 4. Ironically, one of the most dangerous sections of the highway runs through the happiest place… Read More »

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Fatal Pedestrian Collision In Hillsborough County Raises Tough Legal Questions

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

At first blush, fault seems clear when the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is a motorist and the victim is an 11-year-old middle school student who just disembarked from a school bus. But the initial assessment is not always the final word. According to witnesses and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies, the Mann Middle School student had… Read More »

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Fatal Crash In Fort Lauderdale

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Three other people were injured in an auto collision that killed a 4-year-old girl who was not properly restrained. According to witnesses and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta attempted to make a left turn against traffic and collided with an oncoming Nissan Pathfinder. The force of the collision propelled the… Read More »

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Winning A Circumstantial Evidence DUI Case

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

If the defendant provides a chemical sample, the defendant is guilty of DUI as a matter of law if his/her BAC was above the legal limit, which in Florida is .08. About the only defense in these cases is that the breath or blood sample was inaccurate, a difficult task that is daunting but… Read More »

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Convicted Triple Murderer Receives Life In Prison Over Death Penalty Due To Head Injury

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A St. John’s County jury, possibly swayed by evidence that 35-year-old Luis Toledo suffered from a traumatic brain injury, ordered that he spend the rest of his life behind bars. Prosecutors argued that the Deltona man should get the death penalty after he murdered his wife. Evidently, the wife was having an affair and… Read More »

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Fatal Pedestrian Wreck In Pinellas Park

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A woman is dead after she tried to cross a busy street, and the facts surrounding her death are typical of many pedestrian-auto accidents in Tampa. The wreck occurred on Belcher Road not far from the 75th Street intersection. 23-year-old Jorge Quintana, of Kenneth City, was southbound on Belcher when his Toyota collided with… Read More »

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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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