Personal Injury

Drowsy Driving Lands Amongst NTSB’s 2016 Most Wanted List

Most people have felt it at least once before. You are driving along and all of a sudden, you are hit with a wave of drowsiness and fatigue. But, did you know this can be an extremely dangerous condition for you and other drivers on the road? It’s true.In fact, the National Transportation Safety Board… read more

Do I Have Recourse for an Injury Caused by a Defective Firework?

Holidays like New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July have become synonymous with tons of celebratory firework activity. Indeed, the past three decades have seen a nearly 700 percent increase in demand for all types of fireworks. While festive and fun, it is important to remember that fireworks can also be quite dangerous. According… read more

The Pain Pill Problem: It’s More Complex Than You Think

By: Morgan Gaynor Shortly before the holiday season, President Obama traveled to West Virginia to discuss this country’s pain pill problem. While announcing a new federal program to fight heroin and prescription drug abuse, he grimly noted that more Americans now die from drug overdoses than car accidents. The choice of West Virginia was no… read more

Why National Impaired Driving Prevention Month Matters

As we wish everyone Happy Holidays and prepare to take some time to enjoy the season with our friends and families, our legal team at Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers would like to remind everyone to be safe – especially on the roadways. This time of year has become notorious for surges in drunk driving… read more

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Spinal Cord Injuries

After an auto accident, even a minor one, take a moment to stop, let the initial shock subside, and assess how you truly feel. This is especially important if you felt an injury to your neck or back. The sheer force of an accident can cause the neck to whip around unnaturally, which is why… read more

What You Need to Know About Head Injuries Following an Auto Accident

Head injuries are notorious for being difficult to diagnose, treat, and predict. As auto accidents are among the leading cause of head injuries, also known as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), it becomes important to take head trauma into consideration following any type of motor vehicle accident, no matter how inconsequential or severe it may seem…. read more

Consumer Reports Reveals Dirty Secrets of Auto Insurance Pricing

By: Morgan Gaynor Anyone who watches television has seen them: cute or quirky car insurance ads with colorful characters bragging about saving you money. The ads may be amusing, but they don’t tell us how insurance is priced or which policies provide the best value. The cover story in the September 2015 issue of Consumer… read more

Uninsured Motorist Coverage is a Continuing Need in Florida

By: Morgan Gaynor Florida is statistically a terrible place to be on the receiving end of a car accident. Florida is one of the few states which does not require drivers to protect others from their mistakes. While many states require drivers to carry minimum levels of liability coverage, Florida does not. There are some… read more

Tort Reform Misconceptions

In the U.S., tort reform has become a conflicting political issue – and it has gained notoriety for the heated rhetoric coming from each side. A recent opinion piece published inForbes takes a firm stance regarding this rhetoric by stating that the insurance industry succeeded in “tricking” more than half the states into implementing tort… read more

Staying Safe on Fourth of July: Fireworks Safety Tips

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July! If you have plans to enjoy the coming holiday weekend, our injury lawyers would like to remind all local residents that the Fourth of July is one of the more dangerous times of year. Whether you’ll be on vacation, enjoying… read more