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Special Issues In A Florida Circumstantial Evidence DUI Prosecution

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

The Sunshine State has one of the highest chemical test refusal rates in the nation. About 40 percent of the DUI arrestees in Tampa refuse to provide a breath or blood specimen. These individuals risk lengthy license suspension and also additional jail time. The United States Supreme Court recently gave its seal of approval… 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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The Importance of Seeing a Doctor Immediately after a Florida Auto Accident

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

The Personal Injury Protection (PIP) revised legislation that took effect on January 1, 2013 was introduced under the guise of reducing insurance fraud and premiums. However, many of its provisions can adversely affect the ability of auto accident victims to obtain just compensation for their injuries. More than ever, it is crucial to seek… Read More »

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Changes in 2013 Florida Law May Reduce Risks of Trucking Accidents

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Trucks are essential to getting the products you use to market, but their size and weight make them extremely dangerous to smaller vehicles that share the roads. While trucking accidents can happen because of anything from insufficient inspection and maintenance to improper loading of cargo, driver activities certainly play a major role. The Florida… Read More »

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New Ban on Texting While Driving Takes Effect October 1, 2013

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

If you see a car swerving between lanes or driving at erratic speeds, there is a good chance you are witnessing the acts of a distracted driver. If you are lucky, you can take actions to stay away and avoid an accident. However, in 2009, nearly 5,500 people were killed and about 448,000 suffered… Read More »

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Florida Car Accidents: Five Things You Should Know

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were almost 3,000 traffic fatalities in Florida in 2011. While injury in a car or truck accident can be deadly, harm more often takes the form of a minor or serious injury. Recent legislative changes tightened access to personal injury protection (PIP) insurance after… Read More »

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