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    • IIHS Reveals Car Headlights May Not Be Effective Enough
      An alarming report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed that a great number of cars have headlights that do not perform as they should. The IIHS is well known for their crash testing, which checks if car safety...
    • Nissan Recalls 47,000 Cars Due to Defective Brakes
      Nissan has issued a recall of almost 47,000 of their electric vehicles (LEAF) due to defective brake system. U.S safety regulators have confirmed the problem is inside the cars’ electronic brake booster.  “During very cold temperatures, the relay inside...
    • Largest Vehicle Recall in History Continues to Grow
      Last year, we saw the largest vehicle recall in history involving defective airbags installed by Tataka Co., but the issue is far from over. At least five more airbag-related recalls were announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
  • Car Accidents - Click here to view all posts
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    • What happens when you don’t buckle up in the back seat?
      For years, there has been this myth that riding in the back seat is less dangerous than the front. However, the truth is that passengers may be eight times as likely to die in a crash if they’re not wearing their...
    • What’s one of the most dangerous driver errors? You’re not going to be right.
      We’ve all witnessed it: A driver making a LEFT-HAND turn at an intersection who misjudges the distance and timing of oncoming traffic and just narrowly avoids a collision, often having to emphatically swerve or accelerate. This exact scenario is...
    • Improper Passing Leading Cause of Two-Lane Road Fatalities
      Twice as many highway fatalities occur on two-lane roads, according to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report reveals that 75% of two-vehicle, head-on collisions occur on undivided two-lane roads—and head-on collisions are disproportionately deadly....
    • Five Biggest Social Media Mistakes Personal Injury Clients Make!
      Social media is an integral part of American life. Social networking and photo sharing platforms are so common that most people don’t think twice about “checking in” to a location or posting daily updates. However, social media posts can...
    • 2nd Annual DDJ Blankets Tampa Bay
    • Pedestrian accidents on the rise in Tampa
      Last month, a Tampa man was walking on the sidewalk of East Hillsborough Avenue around 11 PM, when he stepped onto the road and was hit by a car. The man died at a local hospital. The crash was...
    • BACK TO SCHOOL: Is refurbishing a football helmet enough to keep athletes safe?
      The helmet: the last piece of equipment a football player puts on his body before entering a game and, yet, by far the most important. And at a time when sports-related concussion concerns have been heightened by links to...
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children Linked to ADHD Years Later
      Traumatic brain injuries send over one million children, adolescents and young adults to the emergency room each year. A recent study suggests traumatic brain injuries in children may be linked to an increased risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
    • My Uber Got into a Wreck. Can I Sue?
      If you’re ever in an accident involving Uber or Lyft, you likely won’t sue the ride-sharing company outright. Drivers are technically independent contractors, not employees, meaning the company can deny liability for crashes involving their drivers (and have done...
    • Distracted driving — an epidemic on the roads.
      Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick...
    • Study Ranks Florida Highway as Most Dangerous Interstate in America
      An analysis of interstate fatalities between 2010 and 2015 by Everquote has revealed that Interstate 4 is the most dangerous road in the country. The study analyzed raw data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The...
    • Common Causes of Truck Accidents
      Truck collisions can be some of the most severe auto accidents on the road. Unfortunately, it is passenger vehicles that bear the brunt of a collision with a tractor-trailer, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. These accidents are...
    • The Truth About “Full Coverage” Auto Insurance in Florida
      What Is “Full Coverage” Auto Insurance? You’ve probably heard the term “full coverage insurance.” You might think it accurately describes what the insurance company will pay in the event of an auto accident, but you would be wrong. Full...
    • Florida Pedestrian Accident Statistics
      Walking is a great way to get around, especially in sunny Florida. Sadly, statistics reveal that Florida is the deadliest state for pedestrians, with the most dangerous cities to walk in being Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, and Jacksonville. Many of...
    • IIHS Reveals Car Headlights May Not Be Effective Enough
      An alarming report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed that a great number of cars have headlights that do not perform as they should. The IIHS is well known for their crash testing, which checks if car safety...
    • Nissan Recalls 47,000 Cars Due to Defective Brakes
      Nissan has issued a recall of almost 47,000 of their electric vehicles (LEAF) due to defective brake system. U.S safety regulators have confirmed the problem is inside the cars’ electronic brake booster.  “During very cold temperatures, the relay inside...
  • Criminal Defense - Click here to view all posts
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    • Do I Have a Right to Refuse a DUI Test in Florida?
      Do you have a right to refuse a test for DUI if the officer asks you? The short answer is technically yes, but refusal may not be in your best interests. Here’s why: Florida is an implied consent state, which means...
    • Drug Crimes & Penalties in Florida
      Drug laws in Florida are some of the strictest in the nation. Drug possession, or possession of unlawful chemicals that are used to manufacture drugs, is a criminal offense that requires serious legal representation. If you have been accused of...
    • Larceny in Florida: Misdemeanor or Felony?
      What is Larceny? Larceny is a word used to describe a theft crime. In Florida, there are several different classifications of theft crimes that each have different penalties. It is important to know these distinctions so that you can...
    • What Are My Miranda Rights?
      When police make an arrest, they are required to recite your Miranda Rights. Regardless of whether or not you have ever been arrested, you are likely familiar with these or some slight variation of these words: “You have the...
    • What is Prescription Drug Fraud?
      Prescription drugs are only legal when an individual has been given a prescription by their physician or other licensed medical professional, and only in the amount designated in the prescription. Distributing and abusing prescription drugs for which you do...
    • What’s the Difference Between Robbery & Burglary?
      The terms robbery and burglary are often confused by those who have little knowledge of the criminal justice system. While they deal with similar crimes, there are significant differences between the two from a criminal justice point of view....
  • Distracted Driving - Click here to view all posts
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    • Wake-Up Call: Six Shocking Road Rage Statistics You Didn’t Know
      Here are six shocking road rage statistics that will probably surprise you. 53% of drivers consider speeding normal Especially at rush hour, over half of all drivers consider driving 10 mph over the speed limit to be perfectly normal....
    • Improper Passing Leading Cause of Two-Lane Road Fatalities
      Twice as many highway fatalities occur on two-lane roads, according to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report reveals that 75% of two-vehicle, head-on collisions occur on undivided two-lane roads—and head-on collisions are disproportionately deadly....
    • Five Biggest Social Media Mistakes Personal Injury Clients Make!
      Social media is an integral part of American life. Social networking and photo sharing platforms are so common that most people don’t think twice about “checking in” to a location or posting daily updates. However, social media posts can...
    • Pedestrian accidents on the rise in Tampa
      Last month, a Tampa man was walking on the sidewalk of East Hillsborough Avenue around 11 PM, when he stepped onto the road and was hit by a car. The man died at a local hospital. The crash was...
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children Linked to ADHD Years Later
      Traumatic brain injuries send over one million children, adolescents and young adults to the emergency room each year. A recent study suggests traumatic brain injuries in children may be linked to an increased risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
    • My Uber Got into a Wreck. Can I Sue?
      If you’re ever in an accident involving Uber or Lyft, you likely won’t sue the ride-sharing company outright. Drivers are technically independent contractors, not employees, meaning the company can deny liability for crashes involving their drivers (and have done...
    • Distracted driving — an epidemic on the roads.
      Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick...
  • DUI - Click here to view all posts
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    • Office Holiday Parties: 5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Unwanted Liability
      ‘Tis the season of busy schedules filled with family events and holiday gatherings and fun office holiday parties! Office year-end events are a ‘Tis the season of busy schedules filled with family events and holiday gatherings and fun office...
    • Do I Have a Right to Refuse a DUI Test in Florida?
      Do you have a right to refuse a test for DUI if the officer asks you? The short answer is technically yes, but refusal may not be in your best interests. Here’s why: Florida is an implied consent state, which means...
    • What Not to Say During a DUI Stop
      Drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal. Unfortunately, common sense, safety, and DUI laws don’t always intersect. In fact, you can be arrested for drunk driving without actually being drunk behind the wheel. According to Florida Law §316.193, driving under...
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    • DDJ Gives Back to Trinity School for Children
      Would it surprise you to hear that 9 out of 10 Americans say a teacher had a “significant, positive impact” on their life? Nearly all Americans believe that a good teacher can change the course of a student’s life....
  • Pedestrian Accidents - Click here to view all posts
    The latest posts for Pedestrian Accidents are listed below.
    • Improper Passing Leading Cause of Two-Lane Road Fatalities
      Twice as many highway fatalities occur on two-lane roads, according to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report reveals that 75% of two-vehicle, head-on collisions occur on undivided two-lane roads—and head-on collisions are disproportionately deadly....
    • Five Biggest Social Media Mistakes Personal Injury Clients Make!
      Social media is an integral part of American life. Social networking and photo sharing platforms are so common that most people don’t think twice about “checking in” to a location or posting daily updates. However, social media posts can...
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children Linked to ADHD Years Later
      Traumatic brain injuries send over one million children, adolescents and young adults to the emergency room each year. A recent study suggests traumatic brain injuries in children may be linked to an increased risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
    • Florida Pedestrian Accident Statistics
      Walking is a great way to get around, especially in sunny Florida. Sadly, statistics reveal that Florida is the deadliest state for pedestrians, with the most dangerous cities to walk in being Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, and Jacksonville. Many of...
    • 4 Ways to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident While Jogging
      Jogging is a year-round activity in Florida. With our busy roadways, it is important for pedestrians, as well as drivers, to be mindful of their safety while they are jogging in order to prevent an accident. Consider these safety...
  • Personal Injury - Click here to view all posts
    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Improper Passing Leading Cause of Two-Lane Road Fatalities
      Twice as many highway fatalities occur on two-lane roads, according to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report reveals that 75% of two-vehicle, head-on collisions occur on undivided two-lane roads—and head-on collisions are disproportionately deadly....
    • Five Biggest Social Media Mistakes Personal Injury Clients Make!
      Social media is an integral part of American life. Social networking and photo sharing platforms are so common that most people don’t think twice about “checking in” to a location or posting daily updates. However, social media posts can...
    • Office Holiday Parties: 5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Unwanted Liability
      ‘Tis the season of busy schedules filled with family events and holiday gatherings and fun office holiday parties! Office year-end events are a ‘Tis the season of busy schedules filled with family events and holiday gatherings and fun office...
    • 2nd Annual DDJ Blankets Tampa Bay
    • BACK TO SCHOOL: Is refurbishing a football helmet enough to keep athletes safe?
      The helmet: the last piece of equipment a football player puts on his body before entering a game and, yet, by far the most important. And at a time when sports-related concussion concerns have been heightened by links to...
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children Linked to ADHD Years Later
      Traumatic brain injuries send over one million children, adolescents and young adults to the emergency room each year. A recent study suggests traumatic brain injuries in children may be linked to an increased risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
    • How to protect your business and make your premises a safer place for customers
      If you’re a business owner, you probably already know that if a person slips and falls at your business, you’re a prime target for a lawsuit. And premises liability cases are bad for business. Customer slip-and-fall incidents account for...
    • My Uber Got into a Wreck. Can I Sue?
      If you’re ever in an accident involving Uber or Lyft, you likely won’t sue the ride-sharing company outright. Drivers are technically independent contractors, not employees, meaning the company can deny liability for crashes involving their drivers (and have done...
    • Distracted driving — an epidemic on the roads.
      Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick...
    • Can I File a Lawsuit If the Accident Was Partly My Fault?
      Determining fault is one of the most difficult aspects of any accident claim. However, it is also the most important. Determining who was at fault for an accident, and to what degree, is rarely straightforward – even in cases...
    • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
      Deadlines for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida In Florida, all personal injury lawsuits must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. The statute of limitations refers to the amount of time you have from the date of your...
    • Bitten By a Dog in Florida? Here’s What You Need to Know
      About “Strict Liability” in Florida Dog Bite Cases Florida’s dog bite statute, Section 767.04, states that a dog owner is strictly liable for the actions of their pet. More specifically, they are liable for injuries if their dog bites another...
    • Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?
      According to Florida Statutes section 678.18, when one party’s negligent conduct causes the death of another person, the deceased person’s family or estate may bring a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf. The law requires that a personal representative...
    • Common Causes of Truck Accidents
      Truck collisions can be some of the most severe auto accidents on the road. Unfortunately, it is passenger vehicles that bear the brunt of a collision with a tractor-trailer, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. These accidents are...
    • The Truth About “Full Coverage” Auto Insurance in Florida
      What Is “Full Coverage” Auto Insurance? You’ve probably heard the term “full coverage insurance.” You might think it accurately describes what the insurance company will pay in the event of an auto accident, but you would be wrong. Full...
    • 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
      The aftermath of an accident in which you have been injured can be an overwhelming one, and with so much going on, it is understandable that one of the last things on your mind is legal action. In addition...
    • Florida Pedestrian Accident Statistics
      Walking is a great way to get around, especially in sunny Florida. Sadly, statistics reveal that Florida is the deadliest state for pedestrians, with the most dangerous cities to walk in being Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, and Jacksonville. Many of...
    • Nissan Recalls 47,000 Cars Due to Defective Brakes
      Nissan has issued a recall of almost 47,000 of their electric vehicles (LEAF) due to defective brake system. U.S safety regulators have confirmed the problem is inside the cars’ electronic brake booster.  “During very cold temperatures, the relay inside...
    • 4 Ways to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident While Jogging
      Jogging is a year-round activity in Florida. With our busy roadways, it is important for pedestrians, as well as drivers, to be mindful of their safety while they are jogging in order to prevent an accident. Consider these safety...
    • Causes of Electrocution Accidents on Construction Sites
      On almost every construction site, there is an abundance of power tools, heavy machinery, and large construction vehicles used on a normal basis. Undoubtedly, these electronically powered pieces of equipment can cause a worker to suffer serious injuries from...
    • Injuries Caused by Tanning Beds
      Most people are probably aware that over-exposure to UV radiation is unsafe because it can cause cancer and/or burn injuries. The sun is a major source of this type of radiation, but besides the sun, people are also exposed...
    • Safety Tips: 3 Dangerous Shoe Types that Increase Your Chance of Falling
      Our firm has handled numerous slip and fall accident cases in our years of practice, and have seen firsthand how painful and frustrating it can be to recover from a preventable injury. Many of these accidents are caused by factors outside...
    • Who Pays for Medical Care after a Car Accident? Auto Insurance or Health Insurance?
      If you are injured in a car crash, you can use both policies to pay for medical care, but your car insurance will be primary. When you seek medical attention following a car accident, your PIP coverage (Personal Injury Protection)...
    • Dangerous Toys Are Still on Department Store Shelves
      It can be fun to buy your child or a young loved one a toy. Their eyes light up and smiles spread across their faces instantly. Despite how fun it may be to give a child a toy, it...
    • Hoverboards: A Popular Holiday Gift that Can Catch Fire and Explode
      They are calling it the hottest Christmas gift this year, the hoverboards, but be careful because they can literally get so hot they can catch fire. In the last month, there has been several reports across the country about...
    • Jury Awards $21.5 Million to a Man Injured in Cruise Ship Incident
      Yesterday, a jury in Seattle awarded a man $21.5 million in damages for a mild brain injury he suffered when an automatic sliding glass door hit him in the side of the face. The man was enjoying a family vacation on...
    • Key Legal Aspects About Slip & Fall Cases
      If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and you are filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, you need to be familiar with some of the laws that might affect your case – which includes hiring an experienced...
    • Filing a Claim After Suffering a Whiplash Injury
      Many of you have probably heard the term “whiplash injury,” but what you might not know is how serious this type of injury can be. Whiplash injuries are mostly caused by rear-end collisions. A rear impact causes the head...
    • Enjoy Labor Day Weekend but Never Take a Vacation from Safety
      Many people consider Labor Day to be the closing of summer time, so they view it as their last chance to travel, go to the beach and fire up the grill. Have fun this weekend, but don’t forget about...
    • 9 Safety Tips About School Buses and Kids’ Safety
      According to recent statistics regarding type of driver and accidents incidence, school buses might be the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth from school. However, a car crash while riding on the bus is not the only...
    • Look Before You Lock: New Car Seat Technology Hits the Market
      There is a new product on the market this summer that literally saves lives – kids’ lives! Walmart and Evenflo have partnered up on a new car seat that is designed to help parents avoid leaving their kids in...
    • The Effects of Heat and Rain on the Performance of Tires
      Summer weather can affect the performance of your tires, increasing the risk for an auto accident, especially here in Tampa. NHTSA estimates that tire failure causes approximately 11,000 auto accidents per year. Two factors of summer weather can dramatically change...
    • 10 Things You Should Do at the Scene of an Accident
      1. Do not leave the scene! You might be in shock and emotionally distressed due to the impact, but leaving the scene should never be the answer. In Florida, you could be penalized with up to 5 years in...
    • Ron Darrigo Is Granted Certification as a Florida Circuit Court Mediator
      We are very proud to announce that our founding partner, Attorney Ronald Darrigo, has become certified as a Florida Circuit Court Mediator and will be providing Mediation services for lawyers and insurance adjusters at the Darrigo Diaz & Jimenez office...
    • Free Property Damage Specialist Services
      All of those who have been in a car accident can relate to the fact that property damage could be quite a headache. After an accident, not being able to drive your vehicle or not having the possibility of a rental...
    • DDJ Achieves $1,000,000 Settlement for Car Accident Case
      Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez represented a Tampa couple who were the victims of a reckless driver in North Carolina. There were several vehicles involved in this crash, which was caused by a DUI driver; his alcohol level was double the legal...
    • Risks of Spine & Shoulder Injuries When Using Workout Machines
      Do you or one of your love ones exercise using workout machines? If so, you should be aware of the risks of shoulder and spine injuries you might be exposed to. Recent studies of fitness experts revealed the improper...
    • New Guidelines Could Help Prevent Car Submersion Deaths
      With hurricane season starting soon, Floridians have to start preparing for the much dreaded negative side effects of the sunshine state. An average of 100 people die in floods yearly, with 60% of them occurring in vehicles. These deaths...
    • Recalled Cars Still Being Rented
      Safety advocates are urging lawmakers to close a loophole that allows used vehicles under recall to be rented or sold without being repaired — especially General Motors cars that have been linked to at least 13 deaths. Under federal...
    • Seatbelts, Transmissions and Fire Risks
      Another 2.4 million vehicles are being recalled by GM. The recall includes 2009-2014 model crossovers Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook due to the seatbelt separating from the car during impact. The issue is so severe...
    • Another Turn-Off for GM
      A new GM recall covers over 2 million possibly affected vehicles. The latest GM recall to shake the automotive giant encompasses six different models from three different automakers in addition to eight thousand vehicles that might have used the...
    • DDJ Represents Motorcyclist Couple Left for Dead in Brandon
      The law firm of Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez announced that it is representing Connie and David Lindsay, two motorcyclists who were victims of a recent widely publicized hit & run accident on May 15th in Brandon. The life-threatening car...
    • The Green Liquid and the White Floor
      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...
    • Florida Bans Texting & Driving, But Will It Really Make a Difference?
      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...
    • BP Rumored to Pull Out of Spill Settlement
      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...
    • Don’t Get Caught in the Sinkhole Scam
      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...
    • Tampa Earns Second Highest Road Rage Fatality Rate in the U.S.
      As the cause of 56% of fatal vehicle accidents, aggressive driving has become an urgent problem. And it just got personal, as Tampa reached an alarming rate of 9.5 fatalities per 100,000 drivers—the second highest death rate in the nation...
    • Tampa Traffic Fatalities Soar
      Along with the rest of the nation, Tampa has recently seen a disturbing increase in fatal car crashes. This spike is particularly troubling considering Florida’s improvements in previous years. Until 2012 when fatalities rose five percent, the entire nation...
  • Product Liability - Click here to view all posts
    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • BACK TO SCHOOL: Is refurbishing a football helmet enough to keep athletes safe?
      The helmet: the last piece of equipment a football player puts on his body before entering a game and, yet, by far the most important. And at a time when sports-related concussion concerns have been heightened by links to...
    • I Was Injured by a Dangerous Product: Who Is Liable?
      Many variables can make litigating product liability cases difficult. The most important aspect of a product liability case, and any other personal injury case, for that matter, is determining liability. If you are the plaintiff in a product liability...
    • Nissan Recalls 47,000 Cars Due to Defective Brakes
      Nissan has issued a recall of almost 47,000 of their electric vehicles (LEAF) due to defective brake system. U.S safety regulators have confirmed the problem is inside the cars’ electronic brake booster.  “During very cold temperatures, the relay inside...
    • Largest Vehicle Recall in History Continues to Grow
      Last year, we saw the largest vehicle recall in history involving defective airbags installed by Tataka Co., but the issue is far from over. At least five more airbag-related recalls were announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
    • Hoverboards: A Popular Holiday Gift that Can Catch Fire and Explode
      They are calling it the hottest Christmas gift this year, the hoverboards, but be careful because they can literally get so hot they can catch fire. In the last month, there has been several reports across the country about...
    • Home Depot Recalls 28 Different Products
      Home Depot is recalling 28 different products at once due to hazards including fire, burn, shock, falls, lacerations or other injuries depending on the product. Just this morning the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Home Depot announced...
  • Property Claims - Click here to view all posts
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  • Safety Tips - Click here to view all posts
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    • Wake-Up Call: Six Shocking Road Rage Statistics You Didn’t Know
      Here are six shocking road rage statistics that will probably surprise you. 53% of drivers consider speeding normal Especially at rush hour, over half of all drivers consider driving 10 mph over the speed limit to be perfectly normal....
    • Five Biggest Social Media Mistakes Personal Injury Clients Make!
      Social media is an integral part of American life. Social networking and photo sharing platforms are so common that most people don’t think twice about “checking in” to a location or posting daily updates. However, social media posts can...
    • Pedestrian accidents on the rise in Tampa
      Last month, a Tampa man was walking on the sidewalk of East Hillsborough Avenue around 11 PM, when he stepped onto the road and was hit by a car. The man died at a local hospital. The crash was...
    • My Uber Got into a Wreck. Can I Sue?
      If you’re ever in an accident involving Uber or Lyft, you likely won’t sue the ride-sharing company outright. Drivers are technically independent contractors, not employees, meaning the company can deny liability for crashes involving their drivers (and have done...
    • What Do I Do If I Have a Sinkhole on My Property?
      Sinkholes are unfortunately not uncommon in Florida, and can cause serious property damage and personal injury. If you have noticed cracks in the foundation, walls, or ceiling of your home, or have found unusual depressions or holes in the ground...
    • Safety Tips: 3 Dangerous Shoe Types that Increase Your Chance of Falling
      Our firm has handled numerous slip and fall accident cases in our years of practice, and have seen firsthand how painful and frustrating it can be to recover from a preventable injury. Many of these accidents are caused by factors outside...
    • Cyber Monday Security Tips
      With more than 900 retailers offering deals this Cyber Monday, security might not be of the highest important, but in fact, it should be your number one priority when buying things online. Here are some security tips to protect...
    • Halloween Safety Tips
      Safe Walk Put electronic devices down and keep heads up while walking. Cross the street at corners, use traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Watch for cars...
    • How bad is traffic in the Tampa Bay area?
      According to a recent study (April 2015) by GPS manufacturer Tom Tom, Tampa landed at No. 21 out of 63 on a list ranking the most congested areas for traffic in the Americas. The study factored in congestion levels,...
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    • What happens when you don’t buckle up in the back seat?
      For years, there has been this myth that riding in the back seat is less dangerous than the front. However, the truth is that passengers may be eight times as likely to die in a crash if they’re not wearing their...
    • DDJ Gives Back to Trinity School for Children
      Would it surprise you to hear that 9 out of 10 Americans say a teacher had a “significant, positive impact” on their life? Nearly all Americans believe that a good teacher can change the course of a student’s life....
    • 3 Helpful Tips to Improve Your Auto Insurance Policy
      When it comes to car insurance, most people are concerned about getting fair premiums, but making sure you have the appropriate coverage to protect you in different situations after a car accident is usually secondary when it should be a priority....
    • Rooting for Bike Number 44 – Go Miriam, Go!
      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...
    • Kaley Darrigo Earns Spot in Top 20%, Carries on Family’s Legal Legacy
      At Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, we love celebrating our community and family. So we’re really proud to share that founder Ron Darrigo’s daughter, Kaley, has earned a spot in the top 20 percent of her 2015 graduating class at...
    • Calling Supporters for Walk Now for Autism Speaks Sponsorship
      Last year, Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez sponsored a child at the 2012 Spring Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Raymond James Stadium, where all contributions help support families with autistic children. We are posting this blog entry now...

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