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  • 10 Oct 2016

    Do I Have a Right to Refuse a DUI Test in Florida?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 that drivers are automatically assumed to give their consent for blood, breath, or urine tests for
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  • 03 Oct 2016

    Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 of the decedent’s estate file the claim on the deceased person’s behalf (as named in the
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  • 05 Sep 2016

    Drug Crimes & Penalties in Florida

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 a drug crime in Florida, it is urgent that you get in touch with a Tampa criminal
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  • 30 Aug 2016

    Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 almost always entirely preventable, and usually arise out of some form of negligence – meaning that damages are
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  • 29 Aug 2016

    The Truth About “Full Coverage” Auto Insurance in Florida

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 coverage insurance policies do not exist in Florida. What you were sold by the insurance company
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  • 24 Aug 2016

    5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 to the physical pain of your injury, other things on your mind may include the amount
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  • 15 Aug 2016

    Larceny in Florida: Misdemeanor or Felony?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 be aware of what you are facing and how your attorney can defend you against the
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  • 03 Aug 2016

    What Are My Miranda Rights?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a
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  • 25 Jul 2016

    What Do I Do If I Have a Sinkhole on My Property?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 around your property, it is important to have your property tested to determine if the damage
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  • 11 Jul 2016

    Florida Pedestrian Accident Statistics

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 these accidents are the result of careless drivers who fail in their duty to operate their
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