Personal Injury Lawyer

“The insurance companies devote millions of dollars to hire big-shot lawyers to fight against injured people. An experienced, proven lawyer fighting for you can level the playing field.”

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Do You Need A Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer?


If you’ve been hurt through the negligent or reckless acts of another, you need an experienced and qualified Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer. Don’t let your pain and suffering stop you from pursuing the legal action to which you’re entitled. Let the Law Office of W.F. “Casey” Ebsary Jr. 813.222.2220 fight for you! We can help you recover the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve for your lost income, pain and suffering and medical expenses that have already occurred as well as those that will occur due to your injury.

How the Law Office of W.F. “Casey” Ebsary Jr. Can Help You


We pride ourselves on being the best there is when it comes to handing Tampa personal injury cases. Our team of dedicated team works for you so that you can focus on recovering from your injury or accident. We explain all legal terms clearly and in language that’s easy-to-understand. We’ll work together to determine your goals for the case and will only settle once you’ve agreed to the other party’s offer. If the case goes to trial, we help you prepare for the experience so that you know what to expect. On top of that, we represent you professionally and communicate with you compassionately and courteously.

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The Law Office of W.F. “Casey” Ebsary Jr. handles personal injury cases resulting from:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck wrecks
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Plane Crashes
  • Taxi accidents
  • Insurance-bad faith
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip-and-fall
  • Negligent security
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Construction site accidents
  • Defective equipment injuries
  • Faulty medical devices
  • Nursing home neglect or abuse
  • Recalled drugs
  • Wrongful death

Work with Attorney Casey Ebsary


Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer, Casey Ebsary has a well-deserved and hard-earned reputation for providing top-notch, aggressive legal representation for his clients. He has a passion for helping people and fights for the rights of those who’ve been wrongly hurt. He’s not satisfied until you are. For a consultation to see how he can help you recover damages from your personal injury accident, contact the Law Office of W.F. “Casey” Ebsary Jr. today!

A Message from Tampa Injury Attorney Casey Ebsary:

“The insurance companies devote millions of dollars to hire big -shot lawyers to fight against injured people. An experienced, proven lawyer fighting for you can level the playing field. I have learned a lot over the years while fighting for injured people. We have laughed and cried with our clients and my firm has never represented an insurance company. Please feel free to call me office any time to speak to me directly. I return all calls if I am not immediately available, and I do not charge for consultations.”

The firm also works to recover your losses and damages incurred from the following:

• Car Accidents
• Defective Products
• Homeowners Insurance Disputes
• Insurance Disputes
• Medical Negligence
• Motorcycle Collisions
• Personal Injury
• Premises Liability
• Tractor Trailer / Semi Accidents
• Wrongful Death

While based in Tampa, I can represent injured clients throughout Florida.


Please call me at 813-222-2220, any time to talk about your accident and your options.

No Phone Zone – Jurors Must Log Off Says Florida Court


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Jurors and Cell Phones

No Phone Zone for Jurors

“electronic devices will be removed from all members of a jury panel before jury deliberations begin”

Jurors and Cell Phones

In a mere 43 pages, the Florida Supreme Court has told judges, civil, and criminal defense lawyers how to address widespread use of electronic devices by jurors in courts. We now have guidance on what is meant by turning off these devices. There are very specific instructions to be given during trials. The instructions now tell jurors what to do with computers, tablets, and cell phones during breaks and recesses. Jurors also receive an explanation of why they are to be disconnected with the outside world during jury service.

What has Florida told lawyers and Judges about use of electronics by Jurors?

“The rule provides that electronic devices will be removed from all members of a jury panel before jury deliberations begin.  The presiding judge may remove the jurors’ electronic devices at other stages of the trial.  If electronic devices are removed from members of the jury panel during trial, the judge may order them returned during recesses.  If a jury panel is sequestered, the judge may decide whether to remove electronic devices during the entire period of sequestration.  The rule also makes clear that during court proceedings, jurors cannot use their electronic devices to take photos or videos, or to transmit or access data or text.  At all times, jurors are prohibited from using the devices to research information about the case or to communicate with others about the case or jury deliberations.”

What does the Court mean when Jurors are told to turn off electronic devices?

“All cell phones, computers, tablets or other types of electronic devices must be turned off while you are in the courtroom. Turned off means that the phone or other electronic device is actually off and not in a silent or vibrating mode.”

What are Jurors told about use of electronics in Court?

“Many of you have electronic devices such as cell phones, smartphones, tablets, and laptops, computers, and other electronic devices.  Even though you have not yet been selected as a juror, there are some strict rules that you must follow about using your cell phones, electronic devices and computers.”
“When you are called to a courtroom, the judge will give you specific instructions on the use of electronic devices.  These rules are so important that the judge may tell you that you must turn off your cell phone or other electronic devices completely or that you cannot have your cell phone or electronic devices in the courtroom.  If someone needs to contact you in case of an emergency, the judge will provide you with a phone number where you can receive messages.”
“If the trial judge allows you to keep your cell phones, computers, or other electronic devices, you cannot use them to take photographs, video recordings, or audio recordings of the proceedings in the courtroom or your fellow jurors.  You must not use the many device to search the Internet or to find out anything related to any cases in the courthouse.”

Why are Jurors told to log off of cell phones, smartphones, tablets, and laptops, computers, and other electronic devices.?

“Why is this restriction imposed?  This restriction is imposed because jurors must decide the case without distraction and only on the evidence presented in the courtroom.  I know that, for some of you, these restrictions affect your normal daily activities and may require a change in the way you are used to communicating and perhaps even in the way you are used to learning.”
“If you investigate, research, or make inquiries on your own, the trial judge has no way to make sure that the information you obtain is proper for the case.  The parties likewise have no opportunity to dispute or challenge the accuracy of what you find.  Any independent investigation by a juror unfairly and improperly prevents the parties from having that opportunity our judicial system promises.”
“Between now and when you have been discharged from jury duty by the judge, you must not provide or receive / discuss any information about your jury service to / with anyone, including friends, co-workers, and family members. You may tell those who need to know where you are that you have been called for jury duty. If you are picked for a jury, you may tell people that you have been picked for a jury and how long the case may take. However, you must not give anyone any information about the case itself or the people involved in the case. You must also warn people not to try to say anything to you or write to you about your jury service or the case. This includes face-to-face, phone or computer communications.”
“In this age of electronic communication,I want to stress that you must not use electronic devices or computers to talk about this case, including tweeting, texting, blogging, e-mailing, posting information on a website or chat room, or any other means at all.  Do not send or accept any messages, including e-mail and text messages, about your jury service. You must not disclose your thoughts about your jury service or ask for advice on how to decide any case.”
“After you are called to the courtroom, the judge will give you specific instructions about these matters.  The / A judge will tell you when you are released from this instruction.  Remember, these rules are designed to guarantee a fair trial.  It is important that you understand the rules as well as the impact on our system of justice if you fail to follow them.  If it is determined that any one of you has violated this rule, and conducted any type of independent research or investigation, it may result in a mistrial.  A mistrial would require the case to be tried again at great expense to the parties and the judicial system. The judge may also impose a penalty upon any juror who violates this instruction.  All of us are depending on you to follow these rules, so that there will be a fair and lawful resolution of every case. “

What happens with electronics when jurors take a break or recess?

“We are about to take [our first] [a] recess. Remember that all of the rules I have given you apply even when you are outside the courtroom, such as at recess. “
“Remember the basic rule:  Do not talk to anyone, including your fellow jurors, friends, family or co-workers about anything having to do with this trial, except to speak to court staff.  This means no e-mailing, text messaging, tweeting, blogging, or any other form of communication.”
“You cannot do any research about the case or look up any information about the case.  Remember to observe during our recess the other rules I gave you. If you become aware of any violation of any of these rules at all, notify court personnel of the violation.”
“After each recess, please double check to make sure [that your cell phone or other electronic device is turned off completely] [that you do not bring your cell phone or other electronic device into the courtroom or jury room].”

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Jury Instructions on Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

Read the Complete Criminal and Civil Instruction for Jurors and Cell Phones Here

Tampa Criminal Case – Video – High Profile Mistrial – Florida

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Tampa Criminal Case
High Profile Mistrial
Criminal Defense experts agree that when the stakes are high, in a death penalty case, a Judge has to be extremely careful. 10, 15, or 20 years later when the ultimate price is to be paid the courts will be very careful to avoid executing someone who has not received a fair trial.


Judge William Fuente granted a mistrial in a high profile murder case where the alleged victim was a baby tossed from a moving car onto an Interstate highway in Tampa, Florida. “The jurors heard testimony they should not have heard under any circumstances. In this court’s conclusion, a mistrial is necessary,” Fuente said Tuesday morning. One juror was interviewed in the video clip below.

Radio Interview Clip


In this case, the witness, the alleged victim’s mother, brought into at least one juror’s mind the concept of premeditation. Premeditation is a essential element of a death penalty case under Florida criminal law. The statement was excluded during pretrial litigation. Judge Fuente’s ruling was spot-on. This is not the first time that Judge Fuente has been faced with issues that caused a mistrial in a high-profile case.

Recently, a juror had Googled a subject during the course of a trial. That caused Judge Fuente to declare a mistrial and to take action against the Juror. In another recent case, an emotional witness screamed out in front of the jury and the jury heard information that was not admissible. Judge Fuente had to grant another mistrial

It is not uncommon for lawyers to instruct Witnesses not to discuss certain matters that have already been decided by the court before the trial. In this case, I understand the prosecutor did not instruct the witness not to speak of certain matters. Consequently, the case will be tried again later this year.
Defense attorneys frequently must move for a mistrial when improper information has been in front of the jury. This is due to the general rule that the failure to allow the judge to correct a problem that has come before the jury during the trial renders that issue non-reviewable by an appeals court later on in the proceedings.
Judge William Fuente – Biography
Judge William Fuente was born in Key West, Fla. on May 21, 1945. He received his B.A. degree (in Biology) from the University of South Florida in 1974 and his J.D. degree from the South Texas College of Law in 1976. He also served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971.
Judge Fuente began his career in 1980 as an Assistant State Attorney, and was also in private practice lawyer until he was appointed to the Hillsborough County Court in 1994. In 1997, he was elevated to the Circuit Court. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law.

Jury Selection | Juror Questionnaires | Barry Bonds

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Juror Questionnaires

Questions for Potential Jurors

“jury decision should be based upon the evidence in court, trial lawyers want to know if prospective jurors have been following a case in the media”

Defense Attorneys who go to trial would like to know more about those who are seated on a jury in their client’s trials. In a jury trial dozens of people are called by the court and interviewed by the lawyers and in some case, by the judge. Some trial courts allow for written questions to be answered by potential jurors to aid in the selection process. I have spent some time reviewing a juror questionnaire in a high profile trial in federal court and listed a few questions below. Our readers can view a recent Federal Juror Questionnaire here. We have also posted a Juror Questionnaire used in an entertainment personality’s trial here.

Since a jury decision should be based upon the evidence in court, trial lawyers want to know if prospective jurors have been following a case in the media. Now that means television, radio, newspapers, and the internet.

31. How often do you use the Internet?
( ) Never ( ) A little ( ) Sometimes ( ) A lot ( ) Every day
What sort of things do you use the Internet for?
What sort of information do you obtain from the Internet?
Which web sites do you visit regularly?
32. Do you like to “blog” or read blogs on the Internet? ( ) Yes ( ) No
IF YES, which blogs do you visit?
33. Do write your own blog or post comments on other blogs? ( ) Yes ( ) No
IF YES, what is the name of your blog or what blogs do you post comments to?
47. Reports about this case have appeared in the news. Have you seen, heard or read anything about this case? (This includes not only anything you may have seen or read in the media, but also anything you might have heard from relatives, friends or coworkers.)
( ) Yes ( ) No
IF YES, please indicate where you heard or read about this case by checking all that apply:
( ) TV News ( ) Radio News ( ) Newspaper ( ) Magazines ( ) Books, including “Game of Shadows”( ) Internet ( ) On-Line ( ) Conversations ( ) Overheard others discussing the case
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