Personal Injury

Complete vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when the protection surrounding your cord is damaged. Trauma, from a violent motor vehicle accident or a vicious sports injury, can cause this damage, which can result in the loss of the ability to send and receive messages from the brain to the body’s system that controls sensory and… read more

Beware of These Common Winter-Time Accidents

The holiday season is upon us, which means the first official day of winter is fast approaching. Although Florida may not see as picturesque a change in season or weather as other states across the country, there are certainly seasonal trends that make the holiday and winter months a unique time of year. Unfortunately, many… read more

The Bizarre Behavior of Florida Car Insurance Companies

The law firm of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is currently representing Ricky Melendez , a 29-year-old man who was hit by a 16-year-old driver who had stolen a car and ran a red light at 112 mph. The Tampa Bay Times recently published an article covering the details of the incident and subsequent struggles… read more

Negligent Security & Premises Liability

Under premises liability laws, property owners are legally obligated to ensure visitors and guests are kept safe from preventable harm. Specifically, they have a duty to take reasonable steps in addressing potential hazards and ensuring dangerous conditions they knew or should have known about don’t cause harm to innocent victims. These laws can apply to… read more

Drugged Driving Truck Accidents: What You Should Know

Trucking companies and truck drivers have an obligation to take reasonable measures that ensure public safety. They must also comply with numerous rules and regulations. This is because the risks of truck accidents, especially risks for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, exceed those posed by most other auto accidents involving smaller vehicles. After all, commercial… read more

How Do I Know How Much My Personal Injury Case is Worth?

Personal injury claims provide victims who are injured by negligence with the opportunity to make a financial recovery of their damages. These damages are tangible and nontangible losses that directly result from an accident and injuries. Commonly, they include things like medical expenses, lost work wages, and a victim’s pain and suffering. While all victims… read more

Steps in a Construction Accident Lawsuit

It is no secret that construction sites are incredibly dangerous places. Filled with many people and objects, large machinery, elevated working stations, exposed wiring, open holes, and other potential hazards, construction sites can play host to many different types of accidents that can injure workers and people nearby. If you or someone you love has… 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

Truck Accidents & Electronic On-Board Recorders

Because commercial trucks and tractor-trailers pose such great risks to the general public, these vehicles and the drivers and companies that operate them are stringently regulated by state and federal laws. Among the many regulations designed to ensure truckers reduce risks of injuring the innocent public, one involves the use of electronic on-board recorders. Electronic… read more

New Sports Equipment May Reduce Risk of Concussions – Eventually

By: Morgan Gaynor The epidemic of concussions in contact sports is now familiar to most Americans. Medical experts have noted an epidemic of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in teens and young adults who play football, hockey, and soccer. Professional football players face even greater risks, with repeated “microtraumas” to the head leading to grave… read more