Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Problem Of Pedestrian Collisions

Cases where cars hit pedestrians or bicyclists are often the most serious cases we handle. While car-to-car collisions can, and do, produce injuries, cars hitting pedestrians often cause even greater injuries. The mismatch is obvious when a human body is struck by a metal box weighing several thousand pounds. That’s bad enough, but there is… read more

Anti-Protest Bill May Spell Trouble for Pedestrian Cases

The last few months have seen large protests in response to the presidential election and other events. In response, several state legislatures are now considering bills to prohibit obstructing traffic during protests. One of those bills has been introduced in Florida by Senator George Gainer, a lawmaker from Panama City. Gainer’s bill would make it… read more

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Secures $335,000 Jury Verdict for Injured Pedestrian

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is pleased to announce that our legal team was recently successful in securing a $335,000 jury verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in a pedestrian accident. The verdict was reached on January 26th in Pinellas County Circuit Court. The case stemmed from an incident that took place… read more

Five Ways to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable people on our roadways. Because there’s little to protect them from passenger or commercial vehicles, pedestrian accidents often result in fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Because of these risks, it is important for motorists and pedestrians alike to do their part in being vigilant and safely sharing the road. Driver… read more

How to Avoid Common Halloween Accidents

Halloween can bring out the most exciting activities. From carving pumpkins and costume parties to trick or treating and haunted houses, it can be one of the most exciting nights in fall. If you and your family choose to participate in the festivities, it is important that you consider and practice safety precautions to avoid… read more

Back to School Safety Month: Make Safety a Priority

Summer is coming to end and kids across the country are returning, or preparing their return, to the classroom. The month of August is also Back-to-School Safety Month! If your child is going back to school, Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers would like to remind you about the importance of making safety a top item… read more

Back to School Safety Tips for Children Who Walk to School

With the school year approaching quickly, many families are getting ready to wave their children off to their first day of school. While many children are taken to school by family members or by bus, other students walk to and from school. While this can be a healthy, daily form of exercise, it can be… read more

Florida Funds Additional Pedestrian / Bicycle Trails

A little less than a year ago, we reported that Florida would be funding construction of a continuous pedestrian trail across the state known as the Coast to Coast Connector. This year, there is more good news for pedestrians and bicyclists. An additional $25 million in annual funding has been approved to construct and maintain… read more

Pedestrians and Cyclists Get a Raw Deal from Law Enforcement and Courts

This blog has lamented the area’s safety record for pedestrians and bicyclists many times. There is another problem which gets less attention, but may be related: unfair treatment of walkers and riders by police officers and judges. I was reminded of this while sitting at a traffic court hearing last week. As I was waiting… read more

Florida Will Fund Coast To Coast Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail

There is great news coming out of Tallahassee for pedestrians and bicyclists. Our state Department of Transportation will be spending about $16 million over the next several years to create a continuous pedestrian trail from the west to east coast of Florida. This trail, known as the Coast to Coast Connector, will fill in the… read more