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  • 31 Dec. 2013

    The Green Liquid and the White Floor

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    In 2004, our client, who had worked all his life as a successful machinist in New York, was shopping at Walmart in Tampa. As he approached the check-out lines and began to round the end-cap to enter the cash register lane, he slipped and fell in a puddle of green liquid on an otherwise pristine white floor. The resulting injury from his fall was a debilitating disc herniation at the T8 & T9 ...
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  • 11 Oct. 2013

    Florida Bans Texting & Driving, But Will It Really Make a Difference?

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    As of October 1, Florida’s new ban on texting and driving has taken effect. But as many argue, this new “secondary” law will really not make our roads — or our behaviors – any safer. The new ban on texting is called a secondary offense because police cannot pull over drivers unless they commit another infraction in addition to texting. At that point, the officer can ...
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  • 28 Aug. 2013

    BP Rumored to Pull Out of Spill Settlement

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 2010 was the biggest accidental oil spill in history, causing a wave of controversy for petroleum industry leader, BP. The consequences were huge: 4.9 million barrels of spillage that took 87 days to cap, 11 deaths, destruction of natural habitats, blows to fishing and tourism industries, human health problems—just to name a few. And most of these ...
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  • 5 Aug. 2013

    Don't Get Caught in the Sinkhole Scam

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    As Floridians, we are all at a higher risk for experiencing sinkholes. It’s the limestone and carbonate in our beautiful landscape that makes the incidence higher. So what exactly is a sinkhole? It occurs when ground material collapses either suddenly or gradually, causing property damage. And sometimes the severity can be even more extreme, bringing personal injury to the owner. In fact, ...
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  • 22 Jul. 2013

    Rooting for Bike Number 44 - Go Miriam, Go!

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez is proud to celebrate a very unique champion in our community—12-year-old Motocross racer Miriam Johnson, from Land O Lakes. Daughter of Johnny Johnson, a personal friend of the firm and a Tampa Business Owner, Miriam has been racing for five years. And she’s become quite the all-star in this rather unexpected sport. Miriam currently races 85cc ...
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