Personal Injury Blog

AAA Study Shows Your Teen’s Friends May Be More Dangerous Than Your Teen’s Phone

Our firm has posted numerous messages on social media about the dangers of texting and driving. There is no question about those dangers, and parents of teenage drivers should be particularly concerned about them. However, a new study issued by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety reminds us that cell phones are not the only things… read more

National Bike Month Is Approaching! Are Florida Cyclists Protected?

March is Florida Bike Month, and National Bike Month is celebrated every May, which is just around the corner. In our state, the mass expanse of the land and highways running through it make it a region where the car reigns supreme. The state’s car culture is alive and well, and this is evidence by… 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

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is Grand Slam Sponsor for Dunedin Falcons Baseball Team

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is proud to announce that our firm is a Grand Slam Sponsor for the 2015 Dunedin Falcons Baseball team of Dunedin High School. As part of the “Grand Slam Club,” we join nine other sponsors to offer the team the highest level of commitment and support. After beating East Lake… 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

Medical Marijuana May Create Dilemma in Auto Accident Cases

As many Floridians know, a ballot initiative to allow medical marijuana failed in last November’s election. The initiative was actually favored by a majority of Florida voters, but it failed to reach the 60-percent threshold required for approval. However, lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering a change in law which would allow something similar. Under the… read more

Florida’s New Law Improves Child Passenger Safety

Until January 2015, Florida had some of the weakest – and most dangerous – child passenger safety laws in the United States. According to pre-2015 legislation, parents were only required to keep their children in booster seats until the child was three. This month, Florida enacted a new law that requires parents to keep their… read more

Jacksonville Case Gives Us Another Reason To Avoid Distracted Driving

A recent appeals court decision from a north Florida case seems to have opened the door into greater investigation of distracted driving. The case is unique because it didn’t focus on whether a person was actually talking on their cell phone or texting and driving when they crashed. Rather, it involved a person who may… read more