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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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Claims Bills for Personal Injury

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

City and state government agencies are often exempt from personal injury claims, but the legislature can make exceptions and award damages. Florida’s state legislators have introduced 18 claims bills for the 2018 legislative session. A claims bill is, as the name suggests, a legislative device for securing compensation for injuries suffered because a government… Read More »

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An Inspirational Story Involving Spinal Cord Injury

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Although spinal cord injuries are notoriously tough to handle, sometimes the human spirit proves that it is even tougher. This is certainly the case for Queena Phu, who took her first steps in over nine years at the nonprofit Stay In Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center in Tampa, Florida. Queena was a student… Read More »

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