GM Fiasco Shows What’s Right About The Civil Justice System

The last several months have seen one grim revelation after another about GM’s ignition system problems. We’ve learned that GM may have known as early as 2001 that its ignition switches could shut off, killing power steering and causing crashes. We’ve also learned that a part which costs about 57 cents could have fixed the… read more

Florida Will Fund Coast To Coast Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail

There is great news coming out of Tallahassee for pedestrians and bicyclists. Our state Department of Transportation will be spending about $16 million over the next several years to create a continuous pedestrian trail from the west to east coast of Florida. This trail, known as the Coast to Coast Connector, will fill in the… read more

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Case Really About Corporate Power

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in theHobby Lobby case has polarized religious and women’s rights groups. Religious leaders see it as a victory for religious freedom. Women’s rights groups see it as a blow to the rights of women to make contraceptive choices. While those issues were certainly part of the decision, there is actually… read more

Florida’s Car Seat Law Is Changing. Are You Prepared?

Florida’s car seat laws are changing. The Governor recently signed a bill into law that will require four and five year olds to ride in a booster seat when in cars. Until Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 225 into law, Florida was one of only two states that allowed children aged 4-5 to ride… read more

5 Tips for Staying Safe This Summer

Summer will arrive this year on June 21, and with it will come outdoor activities, fireworks, and more. In preparation for summer, Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers has provided a list of 5 tips you need for a safe summer. Contact the Clearwater Personal Injury Law Firm of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for Help… read more

June Is National Safety Month!

June is national safety month sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC). This year’s theme is “Safety: It Takes All of Us” and focuses on informing the public on steps they can take to reduce their risk of getting in an accident. When everyone does their part, accidents can be avoided. Each week the NSC… read more

Central Florida Still Dead Last for Pedestrian Deaths

In past posts, I’ve mentioned the dismal safety record of the area for bicyclists and pedestrians. Those posts have usually discussed statistics which are generated one year at a time. Unfortunately, things don’t look any better when multiple years are included in the data. A recent study titled Dangerous By Design 2014 (published by by… read more

“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