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UNDERSTANDING THE RULES ALLOWING FOR EXPERT TESTIMONY

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

The presentation or refutation of expert testimony can be one of the most important pieces of party’s case at trial. No trial lawyer relishes the prospect of losing the battle of the experts. Litigating the validity of scientific testimony can be a contentious affair. Indeed recently, a 2013 amendment to Florida’s evidence code making… Read More »

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Tampa Pedestrian Crash Kills One, Injures One

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A man is dead after he evidently walked into the path of an oncoming car. The wreck occurred in Pasco County. According to witnesses and investigators, a 51-year-old Tampa man was southbound on Dale Mabry near the Brinson Road intersection. At that moment, a 71-year-old pedestrian, whose name was not released, apparently stepped out… Read More »

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“EMOTIONAL SUPPORT” PIT-BULL MAULS LITTLE GIRL AT AIRPORT

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A family filed a lawsuit on behalf of their 5-year-old daughter, Gabriella, after she was mauled by an “emotional support” pit-bull at a terminal in a Portland, Oregon airport. The lawsuit names the dog’s owner, Alaska Airlines, and the municipal agency Port of Portland as defendants and accuses each of them with negligence since… Read More »

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Dual Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Auburndale

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A teen driver fatally struck two pedestrians who were crossing a well-lit road on a dark night. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Berkley Road and Marjorie Avenue. According to police and witnesses, a 17-year-old Winter Haven woman was southbound on Berkley when she struck a 34-year-old and a 43-year-old woman. First responders… Read More »

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OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETS WHO USED THE COMBAT ARMS EARPLUGS

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Defective combat earplugs sold by 3M may have caused U.S. military personnel to face an increased risk of hearing loss or tinnitus, leading the manufacturer to pay a settlement of more than $9 million to the Department of Justice last year. Justice Department officials say that 3M sold its Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2… Read More »

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‘Ramblin’ Man’ Sustains Serious Head Injury In Osprey

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts is trying to make a living and doing the best he can as he recovers from a severe brain injury he suffered at home. Mr. Betts, who suffered a stroke earlier in 2018, slipped and fell and hit his head as he played with the family dog. The injury… Read More »

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Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash In Tampa

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Two people are in the hospital following a serious rear-end crash on the Selmon Expressway’s upper deck. Police and witnesses state that a 52-year-old man was riding eastbound near Mile Marker 10 when he slowed down for traffic. But an 86-year-old man, who was trailing the motorcycle, did not slow down. Instead, he collided… Read More »

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Spate Of Swimming Pool Drownings Prompts Public Warning

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

During the weekend after July Fourth, two children drowned and another was seriously injured in three separate swimming pool incidents. In one incident, witnesses found a 5-year-old girl face down in the Harbor Lakes Resort pool. First responders rushed her to a nearby hospital, but she did not survive her injuries. A similar incident… Read More »

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AAP UPDATED CAR SEAT REGULATIONS; HERE’S WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Car seat safety is a very important topic, and one that the majority of parents pay close attention to. We’ve come a really long way since the days of our childhoods, when car seats were sort of an afterthought, or worse, so poorly designed that they made riding in a car MORE dangerous. Today’s… Read More »

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MARYLAND PLAYER DEATH REVEALS TOXIC CULTURE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMPS

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Unfortunately with the fervor and excitement of a new college football season also comes the seemingly annual tragic result of reckless, damaging conduct by college coaches and staff which puts the life of some players in grave danger. This time the outrageous acts led to a heart-breaking death. Jordan McNair, a 19-year-old offensive lineman… Read More »

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MILLIONS AWARDED TO VICTIM OF CANCER-CAUSING ROUNDUP WEED KILLER

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A San Francisco jury recently found the mega-company Monsanto liable for a school groundskeeper’s lymphoma that he said developed after years of applying the company’s trademarked Roundup weed killer. The $289-million verdict in San Francisco County Superior Court is certain to add momentum to a multi-front battle to ban Roundup’s main active ingredient, glyphosate…. Read More »

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Eight Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions In Florida

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Incorrect diagnosis is a significant problem in Tampa, largely because doctors spend little time with their patients. In fact, most patients explain their symptoms for only twenty-three seconds before their doctors interrupt them. It’s almost impossible to formulate a correct diagnosis with so little evidence. Furthermore, most doctors have little chance to perform diagnostic… 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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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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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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FLORIDA SEEKS JUSTICE FROM OPIOID MANUFACTURERS

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Nearly 64,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, and at least two-thirds of those deaths were linked to opioids. Sadly, drug overdose has become the leading cause of death for individuals under the age of 50. The alarming rise in fatalities over the past 15 years has been staggering, more than three times… Read More »

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Common Issues In Tampa Negligent Security Cases

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

For many of us here in Florida, emotions from the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting are still very raw. That catastrophe highlighted the importance of security at a nightclub, restaurant, apartment complex, or any other public place. Sometimes, owners do not provide adequate security and fights get out of control. That’s especially common at bars… Read More »

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60,000 TICKING TIME BOMBS ON U.S. ROADS AS AIRBAG SAFETY CONTINUALLY CALLED INTO QUESTION

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Once again Americans woke up this morning to read in the news today that airbag safety is still a major problem in this country. Auto accidents in the Tampa Bay area continue to plague motorists even though advances in safety and design have made significant progress over the years. Yet, defective airbags are still… Read More »

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Who’s Responsible In Tampa Rented Vehicle Crashes?

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people who fly into Tampa International Airport and other such facilities almost immediately head for the rental car counter. Afterwards, they often drive unfamiliar vehicles through unfamiliar areas. It’s hard enough to drive in Tampa Bay when conditions are ideal; when conditions are less than ideal, it’s almost impossible to not encounter some… Read More »

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US ATTORNEY JEFF SESSIONS TO TALK OPIOID CRISIS IN TAMPA

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Each day, 175 Americans tragically lose their lives to opioid overdoses and thousands more struggle with opioid dependency. The growing epidemic crosses virtually all demographics, and with more than half a million related deaths recorded in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015, the crisis has officially been declared a public health emergency. The Matassini… Read More »

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