Personal Injury

Shutdowns Leading to Increased Speeding, Serious Accidents

Accidents Have Decreased Overall, but Serious Injuries May Be on the Rise As government officials and public health experts have urged people to stay home unless conducting necessary business, cars have become much less central in many of our lives. For those who must still go to work or run essential errands, the roads have… read more

It’s Bike Safety Month. Here Are Tips for Riders & Drivers.

Every May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hosts Bicycle Safety Month to remind both riders and drivers how to share the road. As avid bikers, our team at Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers fully supports this awareness and education effort. Though this May looks nothing like any of us could have imagined, we… read more

Can You Recover Compensation for Emotional Distress?

Receiving Compensation for Emotional Distress Being involved in an accident due to another party’s negligence is a stressful experience in itself — especially if you’ve sustained a serious injury. Not only can the accident cause you to endure physical pain from your injury, but it can also bring about emotional distress. If you are suffering… read more

How to Prove Pain and Suffering After an Accident

Pain and Suffering After an Accident Being involved in an accident can be a harrowing and traumatic experience — especially if you have sustained a severe or debilitating injury. If you are pursuing a personal injury claim after being in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to ask for compensation for… read more

3 Benefits of a Personal Injury Attorney [INFOGRAPHIC]

Working with a personal injury attorney can benefit you in several ways. We illustrate three of the main benefits of an experienced attorney in the infographic below. Injured in an Accident? Contact Us Today If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, our Clearwater personal injury attorneys are here to help…. read more

Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals Raise Questions on Liability

It’s the legislative season in Florida, and one of this session’s bills addresses “peer-to-peer” car rentals. Peer-to-peer rentals are just what they sound like: Rather than renting a car from a big company like Hertz or Avis, you rent a car from another person. The practice has been compared to renting out a home on… read more

Military Concussion Reports Undermine Insurer Arguments

Firsthand Evidence Shows Contact Isn’t Necessary for Traumatic Brain Injury to Occur Recently, Iran retaliated against the U.S. after a strike on one of their generals by carrying out missile strikes against military forces stationed in Iraq. The U.S. government initially reported no military members were injured. A few days later, they revised their story… read more

Florida Auto Insurance and the Myth of Full Coverage

It can be one of the most painful moments when we meet new clients; that moment when we ask about their auto insurance. “I’ve got full coverage,” the client cheerfully announces, radiating confidence that they’re protected against any misfortune. What Does Full Coverage Actually Mean? Unfortunately, “full coverage” is a misnomer. While we don’t know… read more

What Does Personal Injury Mean?

While most people are familiar with the concept of a civil lawsuit, there’s often some confusion about what the term “personal injury” actually means – and how it can apply to your own life. As personal injury lawyers with more than 60 years of combined experience, we can take on a wide range of claims… read more

Recent Incidents Call Attention to Maritime Disasters – And Maritime Law

Most people don’t think much about maritime disasters unless they go see a movie like Titanic. That hasn’t been true this week, though. Two U.S. maritime disasters on two different oceans have garnered great public attention. The first was a horrible boat fire off the coast of California which killed 34 people. Apparently, the fire… read more