Verdict for Injured Pedestrian

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Announces Jury Verdict – On January 26th, a jury of six in Pinellas County Circuit Court, delivered a $335,000 Jury Verdict in favor of our client. Client, who was standing in a parking lot, was struck by an elderly driver who pinned her against her own vehicle. There was no property damage to the vehicles but the client ultimately underwent spine surgery in her low back. The case was defended by claims that the client’s injuries were not caused by the event, that she had pre-existing spinal degeneration, that it was just a “bump,” and that the client was comparatively at fault. After a four-day trial in Pinellas County, the jury awarded the client a verdict of $335,000.00. Motions for the client to recover court costs and Attorney’s fees will be filed and determined by the Court.


Verdict for Rear-End Collision Victim

As a result of the collision our client underwent an arthroscopic shoulder surgery and injured her spine. The defense argued that our client’s medical condition was not caused by the collision. After a nearly one week trial, the Clearwater jury decided the injuries were caused by the defendants.


Verdict in Lane Merge Accident

We represented a Land O Lakes woman who was involved in a merge lane accident. She went on to have spine surgery and lost her job. The defense alleged she was at fault for the accident and disputed her injury and wage loss claims. Our firm tried the case and overcame these defenses, and the jury awarded her $318,000.


Verdict in Lane Merge Collision Case

Our client was struck in a merge lane on her way to work. The collision aggravated a preexisting spine condition necessitating surgery. There were no witnesses.


Settlement for a Rear-end accident

Donald A., a 45-year-old man was rear-ended by a pick-up truck. This crash caused significant damage to Donald’s vehicle and he injured his neck. His surgeon recommended surgery. We sent a demand of $236,500.00 to Geico who insured the at-fault driver. Geico kept stalling on responding to our demand and even hired a board-certified radiologist to review Donald’s MRI films. After two months of this, we filed suit. The defense hired two more orthopedic surgeons to examine our client. After mediation, we filed a proposal for settlement in the amount of $300,000.00 and the defense paid it.


For woman rear-ended at a red light.

Palm Harbor woman was stopped at a red light and rear ended at a high rate of speed sustaining injuries to her neck, head and right arm. Her orthopedic surgeon recommended she undergo cervical surgery. Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers was able to obtain a tender of the at-fault party’s policy limits of $300,000 within six months.


Apartment Balcony Fall Resulted In $300,000 Settlement

The client lived in an apartment complex where multiple codes were being violated. The property owner failed to provide safe routes in and out of the apartment homes. The client was forced to walk along a slick pavement which was in ill repair, leading into her home. This was as a result of failed drainage. Because of this, the client slipped and fell off the balcony to the pavement below. Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers were able to point out the exact code violations and obtain the policy limit tender of $300,000.


Settlement for Head and Spinal Injuries After an Elevator Accident

A client of Roman Austin was injured due to a malfunctioning elevator in a hotel which resulted in head and spinal injuries. We filed a lawsuit to maximize a recovery for the client and ultimately obtained a settlement of $300,000.00.


Client’s Right-of-Way Violated, Secures Full Policy Limits After Litigation

This case involved a significant car crash that occurred when a driver made an improper turn in front of our clients right of way. The client suffered extensive injuries including neck and back. Ultimately she underwent MRI which revealed disc herniations. Our client was a young lady starting out her career and these injuries caused significant problems for her. After litigating the case we were able to obtain the full policy limits and help her make a significant recovery.


Rear end collisions result in neck injury requiring surgery – $296,000 Settlement

This case involved two successive impacts within seconds of each other. An Oldsmar man was stopped at a red light and rear-ended by a large commercial cargo van. After exiting the vehicle to survey the damage, he returned to the driver seat and was preparing to move the car off to the side of the road when a SUV behind the work van did not see the cars stopped and caused another violent rear-end collision. Our client suffered from a neck injury that required a single level discectomy and fusion. Operative reports were submitted to both bodily injury adjusters of the commercial company and the driver of the SUV, as well as the client’s underinsured motorist insurance carrier. There were recoveries from the at-fault parties along with the UM in this case for a total resolution of $296,000.