Personal Injury Blog

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

Florida Funds Additional Pedestrian / Bicycle Trails

A little less than a year ago, we reported that Florida would be funding construction of a continuous pedestrian trail across the state known as the Coast to Coast Connector. This year, there is more good news for pedestrians and bicyclists. An additional $25 million in annual funding has been approved to construct and maintain… 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

Former AIG CEO Sues Federal Government Over Federal Bailout Which Saved AIG

The insurance industry has long protested about “frivolous lawsuits” which allegedly clog the court system and drive up insurance costs. AIG is a big part of that industry. In fact, it is the largest insurance conglomerate in the world. Given that, it’s ironic that the former CEO of AIG is pursuing what most people would… read more

Freddie Gray Case Shines Spotlight on Pre-existing Injury Defense

Highly publicized cases of injury or death have a way of bringing attention to unsavory defense tactics. In 2014, this blog commented on the fact that Walmart was blaming Tracy Morgan and his friends for being hit by a Walmart tractor trailer. According to Walmart, Morgan and the other passengers worsened their injuries by failing… read more

Commute on Two Wheels for National Bike to Work Week

This year’s National Bike to Work Week is May 11th through 15th. While this week-long nationwide event has existed since 1956, it has gotten greater attention in the last several years as more Americans have turned to bike commuting. The benefits of riding rather than driving are obvious. Just a few are: (1) saving the… read more

How to Choose the Right Day Care Facility

Choosing a day care facility for your child is a huge decision for a parent. We all know every parent wants the best for the child, and it can be hard to be apart from them for such a long period of time. You have been with your child since day one, and you will… read more

You Should Consider Buying Umbrella Insurance

Most people realize it’s important to have insurance for their home, their car, and other essentials. They will often buy a homeowners policy, auto policy, or other policy and assume it will cover them for anything. Standard policies do indeed cover many unfortunate events or liabilities. Unfortunately, they may not provide complete protection in the… read more