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Two People Injured in Clearwater High-Speed Police Chase

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Officials are investigating a car crash which happened as a suspect fled from officers just inside the Largo city limits. According to police, an officer spotted a stolen car and initiated a traffic stop. However, the suspect simply drove off. Another officer soon joined the pursuit, which began on South Missouri Avenue in Clearwater… Read More »

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Some Legal Issues in a Tampa Hit-and-Run Case

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Possibly because of the high number of uninsured drivers in Florida, there are a great number of hit-and-run crashes in Tampa. Statistics vary by jurisdiction, but an estimated 50 percent of these motorists are caught and successfully prosecuted in criminal court. The proportion may be significantly higher in civil court, because the burden of… Read More »

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The Economic Roots of Tampa Nursing Home Abuse

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Many Hillsborough County long-term care facilities depend heavily upon government Medicaid funds. These facilities may still be recovering from the financial shock of 2015. That year, Florida cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by about 20 percent. The changes did not end there. About that same time, Medicaid changed its billing practices in many cases. Instead… Read More »

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WHY DO I NEED UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE?

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

There are few things more frustrating in the practice of law than having to tell an injured client and her family that there is not enough insurance to pay for all of the medical bills and lost wages. Purchasing uninsured motorist coverage is a smart way to protect yourself from that devastating possibility. It… Read More »

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Plant City Driver Dies in Wrong-Way Crash with Semi Truck

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A southbound Passat entered the northbound lanes of North Alexander Street; the driver died when the car slammed into a large truck. The wreck occurred just north of the Highway 92/North Alexander interchange. For reasons unknown, the Passat was in the incorrect lane. The force of the impact almost totally destroyed the Passat, and… Read More »

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AMAZON AND FDA SCRAMBLE TO EXPLAIN POISONOUS SOY NUT BUTTER

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

The Matassini Law Firm, P.A., a Tampa personal injury and criminal defense firm, periodically post blogs related to food and consumer product safety news and updates. Nicholas G. Matassini chooses to focus on the devastating, harmful impact on individuals and families in different cities, states, and regions. Please join our law firm in our… Read More »

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Jury Awards $25.7M in Consumer Product Lawsuit

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

After awarding $21.7 million in compensatory damages, a Los Angeles jury added an additional $4 million because, it concluded, Johnson & Johnson maliciously concealed the truth about talcum powder. That truth, according to the plaintiff in the lawsuit, was that the cosmetics firm “engaged in a multi-decade campaign wherein they hid testing data from… Read More »

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Tampa Street Racing Crash Kills Two Pedestrians

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A young mother and a toddler in a stroller are both dead after some street racers ran them over near the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and West Knights Avenue. Three people have been charged. According to police and witnesses, an 18-year-old in a Mustang was racing against a 17-year-old man in a Nissan. Reportedly,… Read More »

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Half of all TBIs are from motor vehicle accidents. A substantial amount of… Read More »

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Fatal Shooting in Bradenton, Florida

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Was negligent security to blame for a shooting outside a Manatee County bar that injured five people? If so, do the victims have any recourse against the bar owner? The incident took place at Tommy Knockers Saloon on 14th Street West. According to police investigators, two groups of people got into a fight in… Read More »

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