Personal Injury Blog

“Affluenza” Defendant Will Not Go Unpunished Thanks to Civil Justice System

Last year, a juvenile caused a terrible car accident in Texas which killed four people and injured several others. When he was criminally prosecuted, his lawyers presented a “affluenza” defense. They argued that their juvenile client had poor judgment and a sense of entitlement because his wealthy parents did not do enough to discipline him…. read more

Scheneker Trial Shows Importance of Jury Selection

Julie Scheneker’s murder trial in Tampa is getting a lot of attention this week from local media. The trial officially began last week, but no evidence has been presented yet. That’s because lawyers for both sides spent all of last week trying to seat an impartial jury for the case. One might wonder why it… read more

Injury Prevention in Youth Sports

Safety in youth sports is everyone’s responsibility. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 2.6 million youth sports injuries annually. Break it down and that’s over 7,000 child sports injuries every day in the United States. A majority of American children participate in some form of youth sports. Many play soccer, others are… read more

May is National Bike Month!

Since 1956, the month of May has been National Bike Month. It’s a time to showcase the benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give it a try. Many people use bicycling as their primary mode of transportation and regularly bike to work or school. Bicycling frequently is a great form of exercise and… read more

Wellness Surveys Say A Lot About the Lives of Injured People

Every year, media organizations publish articles about “well-being” indexes for various places in the United States. Well-being indexes, as the name suggests, attempt to measure happiness and wellness among various groups of Americans. These groups are usually categorized by where they live, and wellness index articles often show lists rating cities or states across the… read more

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Sponsors Dunedin High School Falcon Baseball Team

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is proud to be a sponsor this year for the Dunedin High School baseball team! Pictured to the left are three Falcons players standing next to our banner at the Dunedin High School baseball field. As a Pinellas County law firm, we are proud to support the members of our… read more

Insurance Advertising Shows Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage (For All the Wrong Reasons)

At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, our firm consists of lawyers, not auto insurance agents. Nonetheless, we often advise our clients to get a form of auto insurance called uninsured motorist coverage. That coverage pays in the place of the at-fault driver when that driver has (1) no insurance of their own, or (2) inadequate… read more

Life After a Cycling Injury

Bicyclists are in a dangerous position. They are entitled to the same rights and privileges as automobiles on the road, yet they face a far greater risk of getting into an accident. And, because bicyclists are not as protected as other motorists, their injuries are often catastrophic and sometimes fatal. If you were involved in… read more

Cowardly Senate Rejects Lawyer Nominee for Representing the Wrong People

One of the jobs of our U.S. Senate is to approve the President’s nominations of people to certain high-level government jobs. Many nominations do not get much media attention. However, a stir was created last week when the Senate rejected Debo Adegbile, a prominent civil rights lawyer, for a top job with the Justice Department…. read more

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Participates in Curious George Bike Day

In an effort to support children’s bicycle safety, Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers was proud to participate in Curious George Bike Day at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park last weekend. Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers teamed up with Gearlink and Chainwheel drive for this event. Some 500 to 600 children aged three to six came… read more