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How Does Florida’s New Cell Phone Law Affect Distracted Driving Claims?

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Before July 2019, Florida had one of the weakest cell phone laws in the country. It only applied in limited situations, and officers could not issue citations unless they pulled drivers over for something else. But that was before the new limited hands-free law took effect. In most cases, the law prohibits texting and… Read More »

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The Three Types of Distracted Driving in Florida

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Most drivers agree that distracted driving is one of the most dangerous driving behaviors. Yet most drivers also admit that they often do not focus on driving. Most people multitask their way through the day. We type on the computer while we talk on the phone and carry on conversations with our spouses as… Read More »

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Feds Launch Criminal Talc-Asbestos Investigation

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A Washington, D.C. grand jury is exploring allegations that Johnson & Johnson knew the talcum powder it sold may have been laced with asbestos. If the grand jury finds these allegations are true, the pharmaceutical giant could face incredibly stiff criminal penalties. The company, which faces about 14,000 talcum powder lawsuits, said it had… Read More »

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Legal Options Following a Hit and Run Crash

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Researchers are not exactly sure what motivates certain drivers to leave the scene of an accident. Most likely, these individuals believe that the consequences of causing a car crash outweigh the risk of getting caught. Due to the booming number of wild, crazy, and lawless people living or traveling through here, Florida has one… Read More »

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New Port Richey Child Seriously Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A 4-year-old child is in the hospital after he was ejected from a vehicle that was involved in an intersection wreck. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Hudson Avenue and Little Road. According to police and witnesses, 25-year-old Natali Howe failed to completely stop at a red light. She collided with a Kia… Read More »

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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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