Settlement in Rear End Collision

In 2017, a middle-aged man was rear-ended at a high-rate of speed on the highway. He sustained head, neck and back injuries but did not get any surgeries. We were able to obtain a tender of the policy limits of the at-fault driver but had to file a lawsuit for the underinsured motorist coverage. Seven months later, in 2019, we reached a settlement. We were able to recover a total of $572,000 for this client and his family from the insurance carriers to help them move forward.


$550,000 Recovery for our Client

A phantom vehicle made a left turn in the direct path of our client’s path of traveling causing him to take evasive action, causing him to strike a concrete utility pole. The force of the impact caused both airbags to deploy and the car engine came through the firewall and into our client’s dashboard and legs.

Our client sustained serious lower extremity injuries, neck, and back injuries necessitating hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. Because the at fault driver fled the scene of the accident, we presented 2 uninsured motorists claims to our client’s uninsured motorist carriers.

Demand for tender of the first uninsured motorist policy in the amount of $250,000 was made by our firm and was paid promptly. Second demand for the second Underinsured Motorist policy in the amount of $300,000 was made by our firm.

This second insurance carrier denied coverage, based upon a UM rejection form signed by our client. Our firm determined that the UM selection form was fraudulently signed by our client’s car insurance agent. Our firm then filed a Civil Remedy Notice asserting fraud, and the insurance carrier promptly paid its $300,000 UM policy limit within the 60 day time period provided under the Civil Remedy Notice.

This resulted in a total recovery of $550,000.00 for our client. A total victory for our client! Not all law firms check the validity of client signatures on UM selection forms. Our clients can be assured of this attention to detail for each and every case.


Man injured on homeowner’s property due to negligent condition

A self-employed gentleman was injured while on residential property due to the negligence of the homeowner and a third party. His injuries developed into a serious condition and required surgery. The negligent parties would not accept fault and we sued them. We ultimately obtained a settlement for our client and his wife in excess of half a million dollars.


Settlement for a Victim of a Right-Of-Way Accident

A cyclist, riding on the Pinellas Trail in Dunedin, entered a crosswalk with the right-of-way and was struck by a vehicle. Our client sustained multiple, serious ortthopedic injuries, including fractures that required a surgery. The driver of the vehicle had no insurance. Luckily, our client had purchased uninsured motorist coverage and we were able to attain a settlement payout of $550,000.00, making our client very happy.


Settlement for a Client After a Rear End Crash That Resulted in Spinal Injuries

Our client was driving her vehicle in the far-right hand turn lane of a multi-lane road, when another vehicle swerved in front of her vehicle, braked abruptly, and caused significant front-end damage to the client’s vehicle. The client’s vehicle sustained $9,194.61 in property damage. The client sustained multiple herniations to her spine which required extensive medical treatment including injections and radiofrequency ablations. After multiple years of fighting the at-fault party’s insurance company, our firm was able to obtain a settlement of $500,000.


Delivery Driver Strikes Cyclist on Sidewalk, Disputed Liability Resolved

Bicycle Crash Case: Client was riding her bicycle on a sidewalk when a delivery driver pulled out from a parking lot striking her. She suffered an ankle injury that required surgery in addition to neck and back injuries that required injections. This case involved disputed liability with the defendant arguing that the client should have seen and yielded to the driver. Ultimately we retained an expert engineer to do an accident reconstruction and prove that that driver was at fault.


Settlement After Semi Tractor Trailer Runs Client Off Road

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers’s client was driving on US-19 in Louisiana behind a Semi-truck with a trailer attached. After clipping the side of the clients car, the trailer came completely unhinged, causing a devastating collision, resulting in closed head injury. After protracted litigation, settlement was reached in the amount of $425,000.


Verdict for Semi-Tractor Trailer Accident Victim

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers obtained a $420,303 jury verdict in Hillsborough County for a woman who was involved in a multi-car accident caused by a semi-tractor trailer.


Settlement in Waste Management Accident

A garbage truck belonging to Waste Management was driven on the wrong side of a double yellow line, around a bend in the road. Opposing traffic collided with each other causing several injuries to our clients, a husband and wife. The case settled just hours before the trial was to begin.


Verdict in Parking Lot Accident

A client with prior neck complaints underwent spinal fusion after this Pasco County accident. The case was defended by claims that his injuries predated the accident, and that it was a minor impact.