When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Suffering injuries after an accident can be traumatic and life-altering. Victims in serious accidents carry the burden of their injuries along with financial losses and emotional distress. If a victim seeks to recover from insurance, adjusters at these companies can be another contributing factor to a victim’s stress following their accident.  Insurance claims adjusters seek… read more

Can E-Bikes or Electric Bicycles Be Ridden On Florida Sidewalks?

According to Florida Statute §316.20655, an electric bicycle or the rider of an electric bicycle has all the rights and privileges of a bicycle or bicyclist. The statute allows an electric bicycle to be operated anywhere bicycles can ride, including but not limited to: Therefore, if a bicyclist can ride on the sidewalk, the operator… read more

Five Things to Know About Car Accident Settlement Agreements in Tampa Bay

Car accidents are unfortunately inevitable in our fast-paced world. Typical causes of car accidents in Florida are distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding.  Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to car insurance. This means that if you are in a car accident that involves another car, a truck, a motorcycle, or even an… read more

How Often Should a Cyclist Replace Their Bike Helmet?

While everyone is aware of the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet, many cyclists are unaware helmets must also be replaced every so often.  Benefits of Wearing a Bicycle Helmet From the time children are taught to ride bikes, they are also taught the importance of wearing a helmet. Helmets can provide significant protection from… read more

Traffic and Red Light Cameras in Tampa Bay

A recent article in Scientific American analyzed whether red light cameras actually make streets safer. Using available data, the article concluded that while red light cameras, which automatically take photographs of drivers who run red lights, did reduce the incidence of red light violations, their overall effect on safety was questionable.  Specifically, the article found… read more

Bicycle Accidents in Florida: A Client Testimonial 

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were 6,403 bicycle accidents across the state in 2021. Those accidents resulted in 195 fatalities and a significantly higher number of injuries. Unfortunately, when a bicyclist is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, the bicyclist usually suffers the brunt of… read more

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Sponsors St. Pete High Football 

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is thrilled to be an official sponsor of the St. Petersburg High School Football Program. Firm partner John C. Austin is a proud alum of SPHS, having graduated from the school in 2000. He is also a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. John said of the sponsorship, “It’s… read more

What To Do With a Damaged Car After a Hurricane in Florida

Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause damage to homes, businesses, and vehicles due to flooding and high winds. These storms cost Americans billions of dollars each year, and Hurricane Ian is predicted to be one of the most expensive storms in U.S. history. Continue reading to learn what you should do with a damaged car… read more

Window Tint Laws in Florida

Tinted windows provide a vehicle’s occupants with increased privacy, reduce glare while driving, and enhance a car’s appearance. Window tinting is especially popular in Florida due to its ability to reduce the amount of heat that builds up in a parked car.  However, adding an aftermarket tint to a car’s windows is closely regulated in… read more

Florida Highway Patrol Reports: What You Need to Know

Florida law requires any driver involved in an accident that results in injury, death, or property damage over $500 to report the accident to the local police department. Florida Highway Patrol may respond to the accident scene and prepare an accident report. You may need a copy of this report to help with your insurance… read more