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  • 11 Oct 2013

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

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and 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
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  • 28 Aug 2013

    BP Rumored to Pull Out of Spill Settlement

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and 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
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  • 05 Aug 2013

    Don’t Get Caught in the Sinkhole Scam

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and 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
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  • 22 Jul 2013

    Rooting for Bike Number 44 – Go Miriam, Go!

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and 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
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  • 10 Jul 2013

    Kaley Darrigo Earns Spot in Top 20%, Carries on Family’s Legal Legacy

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 Stetson University — her father’s law school alma mater. She has even been invited to participate
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  • 10 Jun 2013

    Calling Supporters for Walk Now for Autism Speaks Sponsorship

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 to keep this very important cause top-of-mind in our community of Old Tampa. At Darrigo, Diaz
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  • 13 May 2013

    Tampa Earns Second Highest Road Rage Fatality Rate in the U.S.

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 behind San Bernardino, California. Florida seems to top the list in this road rage category, with
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  • 07 May 2013

    Tampa Traffic Fatalities Soar

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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 experienced a seven-year decline in death rates, reaching record lows. For Tampa, many speculated that Florida’s
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