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  1. Accident Lawyers in Tampa Who Can Help You Obtain a Structured Settlement

    At Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa, our accident lawyers are skilled, dedicated professionals who always put the interests of their clients first. If you have been seriously injured in an auto, motorcycle, or boating accident, our lawyers can be relied on to provide the necessary assistance. One thing in particular our accident lawyers can pursue is what is known as a structured settlement. Instead of obtaining a lump sum payment as compensation for your injuries, you can opt to receive periodic payments over time. For example, if you are involved in a serious accident and settle with the defendant…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  2. Call a Tampa Car Accident Attorney Immediately to Avoid Problems with the Statute of Limitations

    After a car accident, there are a lot of things you have to consider. Between medical bills, recovering, and getting back to work, it can be hard to think about talking to a lawyer. However, it is important that you know about the statue of limitations in Florida. A statute of limitations in civil cases is a legal time limit that an injured person has to file a lawsuit for his or her case. Therefore, if you do have a legal case that needs attention, it must be taken care of in a timely fashion to ensure you get the…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  3. Car Accident Lawyer in Tampa, FL Explains the Difference between Settlements and Awards

    Hiring a car accident lawyer from Clark & Martino, P.A. is important whether you are seeking compensation from your insurance company through a settlement or an award. Just what is the difference between the two and why does the distinction matter? To begin with, a settlement can occur relatively soon after a car accident. If your insurance company offers you a sum of money, you are free to accept this amount and at that point your case will be over. Negotiation is an integral part of settlement, which is why it is so important to have a skilled car accident…

    Posted in General, Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  4. Hire a Tampa Accident Lawyer who is Skilled in All Aspects of “Discovery” in Auto Accident Cases

    In the wake of a serious auto accident, a lawyer who is skilled in the process known as “discovery” can be a significant advantage. At Clark & Martino, P.A., our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience, much of which has been devoted to the art of discovery in auto accident and other personal injury cases. In simple terms, discovery is the initial fact-finding phase of a lawsuit. Through various methods, the parties involved seek out information that is (or potentially can be) relevant to the outcome of the case. If you’ve suffered a serious injury, your insurance…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  5. Accident Lawyer Serving Tampa, FL Explains the Distinction between Carelessness and Negligence

    As any accident lawyer can tell you, the law distinguishes between two concepts that most people think of as being interchangeable: carelessness and negligence. Whereas carelessness involves behavior that results in some kind of mishap, negligence is a very specific legal term that refers to behavior that falls below a minimal standard of care and causes tangible harm. For example, if you have been injured and seek the assistance of an accident lawyer at Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa, one of the critical aspects of your case will be determining whether the other party acted negligently in causing your…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  6. Car Accidents Attorneys in Tampa Provide an Introduction to the Law of Negligence

    The car accident attorneys at Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa have devoted their careers to representing wrongfully injured people. To a large extent, our practice focuses on the law of negligence – the complex rules and procedures designed to hold parties responsible for the damages that they cause. In a nutshell, negligence is premised on the idea that each and every one of us owes a duty to exercise care in our dealings with other people. One’s inability or unwillingness to do so is referred to as their being in “breach” of this duty and can lead to a…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  7. Automobile Accident Lawyer in Tampa for Victims of Gross Negligence

    If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident, a lawyer from Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa can go to work immediately on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation above and beyond what is typically awarded in auto accident cases. Florida law provides that victims of “intentional misconduct or gross negligence” (Fla. Stat. 768.72(2)) can receive punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of gross negligence, it is further defined in the statute as conduct that is so reckless or wanting in care that…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  8. New Car Assessment Program and Government Safety Ratings from Your Car Accident Lawyer in Tampa

    Most people have heard about 5-star government ratings for vehicles, especially on TV advertisements for new cars. The 5-star government rating refers to the New Car Assessment Program, or NCAP, which provides the public with vehicle safety information. As any experienced car accident lawyer in Tampa will tell you, injuries can occur in any type of car, truck, SUV, van, or other vehicle, no matter what the vehicle’s safety rating is. Sometimes a vehicle defect will be the cause of an injury. However, vehicles with a higher rating are statistically safer to drive than lower-rated vehicles. This is an important…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  9. The Tampa Automobile Accident Lawyers at Clark & Martino, P.A. Provide Additional Information about Florida’s Silver Alert Program

    The automobile accident lawyers at Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa have more than 100 years of combined experience in the field of auto accident and personal injury law. Frequently, we take it upon ourselves to educate the public about matters relating to auto safety, auto trends, and similar topics. One issue that we would like to bring to your attention is the Florida Silver Alert program. Introduced by executive order in 2008, Silver Alert is designed to protect one of Florida’s most vulnerable populations – the elderly. If a man or woman is over the age of 60 and…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 20, 2015

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  10. Auto Accident Lawyer in Tampa Provides More Information on Florida’s Dram Shop Law

    An auto accident lawyer from the law firm of Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa is available to help if you or someone close to you has been seriously injured in an auto accident. While you may think only other drivers can be held at fault, under Florida law a person or business (such as a bar) not directly involved in the accident can be held liable in certain narrowly defined circumstances. Often referred to as the state’s “dram shop” law, section 768.125 of the Florida Statutes imposes liability on those who serve or sell alcohol to minors and to…

    Posted in Law 101 on July 17, 2015

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