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  1. Car Accident Rights: What Are Your Rights as a Car Accident Victim?

    One car accident can change your life forever. Whether you are injured or your loved one is injured, a bad car accident can be the catalyst for many years of pain, financial stress, and heartache. Car accidents that cause traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, other debilitating injuries, or death are probably the most devastating examples of what can be caused by a split-second of negligence. Thankfully, the U.S. legal system is set up to help people who have been hurt by the actions of others. However, sometimes to navigate through our legal system, you need the services of a…

    Posted in Law 101, Motor Vehicle Accidents on July 20, 2015

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  2. Auto Accident Attorneys in Tampa – Knowing When to File a Lawsuit

    The auto accident attorneys at Clark & Martino, P.A. have over 100 years of combined experience representing clients who have been injured through the negligence of others. If you have been hurt and think you may be entitled to financial compensation, it will be necessary for you to initiate legal proceedings before any of the “statutes of limitation” applicable to your case expire. Statutes of limitation are on the books in every state, including Florida. These are laws that forbid you from suing another party after a certain period of time has elapsed, and they are a complete bar to…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  3. We Are Tampa Accident Lawyers Certified by The Florida Bar

    The city of Tampa, Florida is home to many well-qualified accident lawyers. Even just a cursory search online or in the Yellow Pages will confirm this. However, only a small fraction of the Tampa accident lawyer population has achieved the highest level of evaluation provided by The Florida Bar – board certification. Board certification encompasses 24 distinct areas of law, and is currently possessed by a mere seven percent of all lawyers in the state. At Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa, the majority of our firm’s accident lawyers are certified in civil trial law, making them exceptionally qualified to…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  4. Tampa Automobile Accident Attorneys Provide Insight into the Workings of the NHTSA

    The automobile accident attorneys at Clark & Martino, P.A., in Tampa recognize that in the absence of a governmental body like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), America’s roadway system would be a much, much less safer place. Part of the Department of Transportation, the NHTSA is a U.S. federal agency that is tasked with creating and enforcing safety guidelines for vehicles, and with regulating vehicle fuel economy. The many strides that have been made in traffic and vehicular safety over the course of the last several decades are attributable, in large part, to the work of the NHTSA….

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  5. What is PIP? Ask an Automobile Accident Attorney at our Tampa, Florida Law Firm

    If you have been hurt in an automobile accident, an attorney from the Tampa law firm of Clark & Martino, P.A. can help you in various ways. A primary concern of ours will be to make sure that you receive compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages following your accident. In Florida, all motorists are required by law to have at least $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. PIP benefits are paid by your own insurance company in the event of an automobile accident. Your attorney can explain more, but unfortunately, PIP benefits alone may not be sufficient…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  6. What is a Statute of Limitation? Our Auto Accident Lawyers in Tampa, FL Can Explain

    In the wake of a serious auto accident, the lawyers at Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa know that there must be a million different things racing through your head. There are visits to the doctor to make, bills to pay, and a vehicle to fix or perhaps replace. Being involved in a car accident can make it seem as if your entire life has been thrown into disarray. However, because of something called a “statute of limitation,” you should seek the advice of an attorney right away. A statute of limitation is a period of time during which you…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  7. What is Vicarious Liability? An Automobile Accident Attorney from Our Tampa Law Firm Can Explain

    Any automobile accident attorney in Tampa will tell you that the concept of vicarious liability has a major influence on the way many auto accident injury cases are handled. Vicarious liability has its origins in Southern Cotton Oil Co. v. Anderson, a 1920 case in which the Florida Supreme Court ruled that authorizing another person to operate your vehicle will not absolve you of liability for any damages that result. In other words, if you loan a friend your car, you as the owner of the vehicle can be held financially responsible if there is an accident. This is what…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  8. Your Tampa Auto Accident Lawyer for Many Types of Accidents

    Given the different driving conditions, vehicle types, and vehicle operators on the road today, it’s possible to find yourself in a multitude of accident situations. Statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that more than half of auto accidents in Florida—about 53 percent—result in an injury. Being injured in an accident has both immediate and long-lasting consequences, such as: How long will you have to stay in the hospital? What is the extent of your injuries? Will you miss work because of your injuries? Will you need ongoing rehabilitation to recover? Do you have permanent…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  9. Car Accident Lawyer in Tampa Explains the Concept of Tort Reform

    As any car accident lawyer knows, tort reform has the potential to fundamentally change how accident victims get compensated for their injuries. Chances are you have heard about tort reform, but aren’t entirely sure what it means and why it is important. In the broadest sense, tort reform refers to a series of proposals that are intended to reduce the number of accident-related lawsuits in America, and to limit the amount of money accident victims are permitted to receive. For example, say a car accident lawyer files a lawsuit on behalf of his or her clients and seeks punitive damages….

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  10. Car Accident Attorney in Tampa Explains the Concept of Tolling

    If you think you need the services of a car accident attorney, contact the law firm of Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa. Our skilled personal injury attorneys have a wealth of experience along with a reputation for obtaining good results. One question that will need to be addressed first is whether the statute of limitation has expired in your case. A statute of limitation is a timing rule – if you wait too long to file a case, you can be barred from ever doing so. For example, the statute of limitation period for most personal injury cases in…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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