Personal Injury

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

Balcony Collapse Tragedy Shows Limits Of Landlord Safety Rules

On June 16, six people were killed near San Francisco when an apartment balcony they were gathered on collapsed. The collapse caused them to fall four stories to a sidewalk below. Four were killed instantly, and two more died at the hospital from their injuries. Seven more people were injured. The tragedy was national news… read more

Injured in an Orlando Theme Park? Getting Compensation for Amusement Park Injuries

Florida is a premier destination spot in the United States because it is home to some of the most popular theme parks, such as Universal Studios and Disney World. Land is abundant in Florida, and there is plenty of space for parks to expand not only in the size of their parks, but also thrill… read more

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

Driving in severe weather is tricky. One of the most common (and potentially dangerous) weather conditions israin. Rain and wet weather give many drivers anxiety, and rightfully so: rain causes more than 700,000car accidents in the United States ever year. While this statistic may be frightening, driving in wet weather conditions doesn’t have to scare… read more

Please Support Florida Bill to Protect Pedestrians and Cyclists

There is good news for Florida bicyclists, pedestrians, and others who share the road with motor vehicles. A bill to protect “vulnerable users” on our roads is under consideration in the Florida legislature. If it passes, motorists who commit traffic infractions and injure others will face enhanced fines and penalties, including license suspension in some… read more

Anti-Vaccine Debate Illustrates Misuse of Expert Testimony

Americans were alarmed to hear that there was an outbreak of measles at Disneyland in California recently. Health officials are attributing the outbreak, at least in part, to relatively low vaccination rates among some groups of children. Even 2016 presidential candidates are now being asked for their views on whether vaccination for children should be… read more

More Information About the GM Recall for Consumers

We recently commented on the GM vehicle recall. This recall was necessary because of a safety hazard posed by GM ignition switches. For the benefit of our clients and the public, we are posting the list of recalled vehicles below. Product Part Vehicles (Recall Repair for Faulty Ignition Switch not Performed Before Accident) Chevrolet HHR… read more

Narcissism and the Expert Witness: A Perfect Storm

I’ve commented before about medical expert witnesses who testify regularly for the defense industry. Those experts are paid large sums of money to testify against injured people and oppose their claims. One might wonder whether experts of this type ever got bothered by what they do. Might they feel some remorse if their testimony is… read more

Attorney Mark Roman Says Palm Harbor Hit-And-Run Wasn’t Self Defense

In a recent news report, the driver of an alleged hit-and-run accident said that he acted under Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Attorney Mark Roman, who represents the victim, doesn’t buy the defendant’s assertion. Mark said, “Stand your ground is all the rage among defense attorneys these days. It seems that people think you can… read more