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Toys for Tots

The Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine is proud to be working with the Marine Corps and their “Toys for Tot’s” Christmas Donation Program.

If you would like to donate a toy, please drop it by our New Port Richey Location:

8606 Government Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654

Lucas Magazine Toys for Tots

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How Do I Know If I’m Eligible for Social Security Benefits? (727)849-5353

Hi, I’m Mike Mastrogiovanni with the law offices of Lucas | Magazine. One of the most common questions I receive with regard to social security disability is, “Am I eligible? Why was I denied?”

The social security administration denies 99% of the applicants’ claims that are filed at the initial level. The biggest mistake people make is by not contacting an attorney and appealing their case.

If you or a loved one believe you’re disabled or have filed for disability and been denied, contact our office today. We have a combined 160 years of legal expertise and we would be happy to assist you with your social security disability claim.

I have personally assisted claimants from 2 years old all the way on up to retirement age, and I’d be happy to fight for you.

 

Call (727) 849-5353 to schedule a consultation. 

FOUR Locations to serve you!

New Port Richey | Springhill | Wesley Chapel | Clearwater 

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How To Know If You Have a Workers Compensation Claim | (727) 849-5353

Have you or a loved one ever been injured at work? If so, you need to know what your rights are with regard to medical treatment and lost wages under the law at no cost to you.

Hi, I’m Mike Mastrogiovanni with the law offices of Lucas | Magazine. One of the biggest mistakes I see an injured worker make is failing to report the injury to their supervisor or employer. This is usually out of fear of being fired or possible retaliation at work. Your employer is prohibited against retaliating against you or firing you for filing a worker’s comp related claim.

The law provides access to medical care, lost wages, and even transportation to and from doctor appointments. If you or a loved one have suffered a work-related injury, contact our office today. Don’t get bullied by the insurance company. Let us fight for you.

Call (727) 849-5353 to schedule a consultation. 

FOUR Locations to serve you!

New Port Richey | Springhill | Wesley Chapel | Clearwater 

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Meet Attorney Rebeca Sayers – Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine

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Meet Attorney Nick Ottaviano – Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine

 

Visit Nick’s Web Page – click here

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**Upcoming Event – 2016 Z Health Festival

***Upcoming Event – THIS SATURDAY!
Saturday November 5, 2016 10-2 at Zephyr Park 38116 5th Avenue Zephyrhills….

Meet Attorneys Danny Burgess and Nick Ottaviano
****One Lucky child Will Win a Bike From Allen Road Bicycles…
Each child in attendance will receive one free entry to the drawing –
Additional entries may be purchased for a donation to the Lucas Magazine Community Foundation for our Local First Responders.

Free Fall Festival with live music, games and activities along with a free kids craft station
Come out and meet our Everyday Hero’s our First Responders!

Lucas Magazine Event

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Video Tour of Our Main Office Location – Lucas|Magazine “Cribs” Video!

 
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Lucas|Magazine Helps w/ “Operation Gut and Dump”

Lucas|Magazine in the Community

 

The Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine was honored to donate our time and truck to help support “Operation Gut and Dump” this past weekend.

We collected 3 full truck loads and took those truck loads to a storage facility in Spring Hill.

We collected various donations – including furniture, clothing, appliances, baby items, cribs, toys, lamps, books and delivered them to those who have been impacted from the Flooding in Hernando County.

A special “thank you” to Sandra Holliday Day and The Day Law Office for getting our firm involved in this project!

Learn more about “Operation Gut and Dump” here:
http://www.rnrfonline.com/volunteers-desperately-needed-as…/

 

Read about Operation Gut and Dump below…

Volunteers Desperately Needed as “Operation Gut and Dump” Gets Underway

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New Port Richey Injury Attorney |FAQ| “How Much Is My Case Worth?”

Answered by New Port Richey Injury Attorney Steve Haskins

We Are asked quite frequently, “How much is my case worth?”

People are unique, as are their individual claim. We consider many factors in evaluating what fair and just compensation should be. Some injuries are catastrophic, requiring lifetime medical and nursing care. Some factors may be: length of hospitalization, loss of time away from work, loss of limb, and in death cases, the loss experienced by the family members.

In that regard, we bring to bear are vast amount of experience in handling all types of injury claims, as well as our experiences in trying these cases in front of juries over the years.

In other words, this question concerning case worth should involve a board certified civil trial attorney to help you in determining the worth. We are available for you should you be injured. No matter what the severity of your injuries, we are here to help you in recovering the full value of your case. Please give us a call so we can best help you!

If you or someone you love is in need of a Personal Injury Attorney, please contact our offices TODAY at (727) 849-5353

FOUR Locations! 

New Port Richey | Spring Hill | Wesley Chapel | Clearwater 

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New Port Richey Injury Attorney | FAQ| Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Individuals who are hurt or have been injured in a car accident or have a personal injury due to the negligence of another need a personal injury attorney to make sure they are treated fairly in their efforts to regain their health and navigate what can be a very complicated insurance claim or claims, and in some instances litigation.

At Lucas|Magazine we routinely handle all auto accident related personal injury claims from start to finish.

If necessary, we file law suits and take the insurance companies to trial to protect our client’s interests.

It is imperative that you hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an injury.

Please call (727) 849-5353 to schedule a consultation

Four Locations To Best Serve You!

New Port Richey | Spring Hill | Clearwater | Wesley Chapel 

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New Port Richey Criminal Defense Attorney | FAQ | “What Is Criminal Law?”

[FAQ] What is Criminal Law?  Answered by New Port Richey Criminal Defense Attorney Christopher Dyer

At its core, criminal law is really just the set of rules governing how we behave, and when criminal laws are violated, are punishable by incarceration.

Misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of either 60 days or 1 year, depending on the seriousness, and felonies are punishable by a maximum of either 5 years, life, or death, depending on the seriousness.

If you are accused of violating a criminal law, it is imperative that you have an attorney to help defend you, protect your rights, and ensure you are treated fairly and within the confines of the constitution.

Criminal Consultations are always free, and at the very least, you will leave my office with a very good grasp of the situation you are facing.

Call (727) 849-5353 To Schedule a Consultation

Four Locations to Better Serve You!

New Port Richey | Spring Hill | Wesley Chapel | Clearwater 

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New Port Richey Injury Law Firm | Now Hiring | (727) 849-5353

Busy and growing Plaintiff Personal Injury Law Firm in search of Experienced Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation Paralegal.Job Openings!

Applicant MUST HAVE SIGNIFICANT PLAINTIFF PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION EXPERIENCE plus experience with Federal Court.

Our firm litigates our personal injury cases and also litigates for other attorneys. We do take our cases to trial, so applicant MUST have extensive experience in plaintiff personal injury litigation.

Our litigation attorneys are Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers so your experience needs to be able to keep pace. If you meet or exceed these requirements, please email resume and salary requirements immediately.

Salary is comparable for the area, and dependent on experience. Firm offers competitive salary, 401K, paid vacation, health insurance, life insurance plus many other benefits.

Job Requirements/Location:

*This is a full-time position- must be able to work 40 hours per week

* Job Location: New Port Richey, FL

*Required  Education: Associates Degree

*Required experience: Four Years of Personal Injury Litigation Experience (as an assistant)

Send Resumes to:

Fax: 727-853-2282

Email:  therese@lucasmagazine.com

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[FAQ] What Is A Criminal Law Attorney? New Port Richey Criminal Defense

 

“At its core, criminal law is really just the set of rules governing how we behave, and when criminal laws are violated, are punishable by incarceration.

Misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of either 60 days or 1 year, depending on the seriousness, and felonies are punishable by a maximum of either 5 years, life, or death, depending on the seriousness.

If you are accused of violating a criminal law, it is imperative that you have an attorney to help defend you, protect your rights, and ensure you are treated fairly and within the confines of the constitution.

Criminal Consultations are always free, and at the very least, you will leave my office with a very good grasp of the situation you are facing.”

The Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine Currently Has Four Locations To Serve Your Criminal Defense Needs:

New Port Richey | Spring Hill | Clearwater | Wesley Chapel

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[FAQ] Why See a Personal Injury Attorney When I Can Just “Google” My Question?

 

The Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine is a personal injury law firm with four locations:
New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Clearwater & Wesley Chapel

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[FAQ] What Happens at a Personal Injury Consultation?

 

“In personal injury cases, initial consultations are always free. Most consultations last an hour at most. And at a minimum, you should bring with you the following:

 

1. A copy of the driver information exchange that you should have gotten from an investigating law enforcement officer, or, if a crash report is already completed, that as well.

2. Your identification card or driver license.

3. All health insurance and Auto insurance cards.

4. Pictures of the accident scene and any injuries you have, you can simply take photos with your cell phone and we can review right from your phone.

5. Information from any medical providers you have seen after the accident.

I try to make the initial consultation as comfortable and low stress as it can be- I understand that you are likely already shaken up and stressed regarding the situation. Once we discuss the facts of the incident, I educate you on the issues that will come into play, and layout a brief road map of what the next couple of months might entail for you. You then begin the healing process and I take over dealing with the insurance companies and other parties. 

The Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine has FOUR Injury Law Locations To Serve You! 

New Port Richey|Spring Hill|Wesley Chapel|Clearwater 

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[Upcoming Event] First Responders Lives Matter!

Lucas Magazine Community Event - Twistin the Night Away

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The Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine Is Now Hiring: Civil Trial Attorney

The Law Offices of Lucas Magazine are looking for civil trial attorney.Job Openings!

Must have Juris Doctorate degree, be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar with at least ten (10) years of personal injury trial experience and be a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer.

We are a busy firm with offices in New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Clearwater and Wesley Chapel.

Please fax your resume to 727-853-2282 or email toTherese@lucasmagazine.com

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[FAQ] What is a Criminal Statute? New Port Richey Criminal Defense Attorney

 

 

 

“A criminal statute is a specific law that describes behavior that is punishable by incarceration.

Every statute or every crime that you could be charged with in Florida is written in a criminal statute.

Every criminal statute has specific elements that the state of Florida, through a prosecutor or Assistant state attorney, must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict you for violating that statute or “committing that crime”.

If you or someone you love is in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney – please contact out office TODAY for a no-obligation assessment of your case. Call (727) 849-5353 

FOUR Criminal Law Locations To Better Serve You!

New Port Richey | Spring Hill | Clearwater | Wesley Chapel

 

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Upcoming Event: Fundraiser for Homebound Heroes!

Painting With A Twist Event

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[FAQ] What is a Paralegal and Why are They So Important?

 

 

Hi, my name is Martin Macyszyn with the law offices of Lucas Magazine.

We’re asked quite frequently, “What are paralegals and why are they so important?

Paralegals are essential to any given case. They work alongside the attorneys in establishing your case and maximizing your case. They also communicate with your medical providers to ensure the lawyer has all up to date records and bills in order to have a full understanding of your case.”

If you or someone you love is in need of a Personal Injury Attorney, please contact our office TODAY for a no-obligation review of your case.  Please call (727) 849-5353.

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit – Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine

J&J Found Negligent in First Talc Lawsuit

An increase of recent baby powder lawsuits contend that talcum manufacturers failed to properly warn women of known risks Law Offices of Lucas|Magazineassociated with their products. By some estimates, talcum powder has been linked to a 30 percent increased risk of ovarian cancer.

In 2013, a federal jury in Sioux Falls, South Dakota determined that a woman’s 30-year use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to her ovarian cancer. The plaintiff, 56-year-old Deane Berg, did not receive any compensation for her injuries, but after two days of deliberation, the jury concluded that J&J was, in fact, negligent in failing to warn consumers of known risks tied to their talcum powder products.

The talcum powder lawsuit verdict is an encouraging sign for women who feel they have been harmed by their regular use of talc-containing hygiene products. “This is an absolutely great day for women all over the country,” said the plaintiff’s lawyer. “The jury wanted this connection out there in the public. They can’t hide this anymore.”

Harvard University doctor Daniel Cramer testified that “up to 10 percent of all ovarian cancer cases in the U.S. are related to the use of talcum powder,” and as many as 10,000 more ovarian cancer lawsuits could be filed by the end of the year”.

If you or someone you love have been negatively impacted by the use of talcum powder, please contact the Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine for a no-obligation case evaluation. Please call (727) 849-5353 for more information.

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Central Pasco Chamber Of Commerce Annual Banquet

Law Offices of Lucas Magazine in the community

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[FAQ] Why Do Some Attorneys Settle For Lower Amounts?

 

“Hi, my name is Martin Macyszyn with the law offices of Lucas Magazine.

We’re asked quite frequently, “Some law firms settle for smaller amounts when other can get more. Why?”

It’s important to hire experience attorneys that truly know the value of your case and are not intimidated by big insurance companies. Our attorneys have litigated thousands of cases in the courtroom, as opposed to other firms that have rarely entered the courtroom. This is vital because we know how to maximize the recovery.”

Please contact our offices TODAY if you (or someone you love) is in need of a Personal Injury Attorney.  We offer a no-obligation assessment of your case – call (727) 849-5353 for more information. 

 

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[Upcoming Event] “Twistin’ The Night Away”!

Lucas Magazine Community Event - Twistin the Night Away

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How Long Will It Take To Settle My Case?

 

Video Transcription:

“Hi, my name is Martin Macyszyn with the law offices of Lucas Magazine.

We’re asked quite frequently, “How long does it take to get my case settled?

No two cases are alike. A case can take mere days or unfortunately can take years to get resolved. There are so many aspects, but a few examples of factors that lengthen a case are policy limits, extent of injury, the county in which the accident occurred, and possibly liability issues that may exist.

Please give us a call at (727) 849-5353 so we may evaluate your case.” 

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Why Do Some Cases Settle For Such Large Amounts?

 

Video Transcript:

Why do some cases settle for such large amounts?

“Hi, my name is Martin Macyszyn with the law offices of Lucas Magazine.

We’re asked quite frequently, “Why do some cases settle for such large amounts?”

Big policy limits and extensive injuries allows for the possibility of a large settlement. The attorney and paralegals behind the case is essential in recovering the settlement you deserve. Our firm is highly skilled at maximizing settlements in order to fully compensate for the injury or injuries.

Please give us a call so we can best help you!”

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6 Tips to Follow After an Accident

 
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Learn About Uninsured Motorist

Attorney Martin Macyszyn Explains Uninsured Motorist Coverage. Learn More About Martin – Click Here

 
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Foster For Kids “Ladies Night”

Our Very Own Danny Burgess will be participating in this event!

Lucas|Magazine Community Involvement

 

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Avoid A Social Media Disaster By Following These Simple Tips

Attorney Martin Macyszyn Explains How Social Media Can Impact You Case. Learn More About Martin – Click Here

 
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