How Fast Can Commercial Trucks Safely Travel on Highways?

The maximum speed a commercial truck can safely travel on highways depends on several factors. A truck driver not paying attention to the conditions could cause a catastrophic truck accident. Speed limits are set based on ideal situations. In other words, the maximum speed limit is based on clear weather, good road conditions, and excellent… read more

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Still Seeking Justice for Client Struck By a Bus

Last year, we wrote an article about our client, Ms. Maria Garcia, who was struck by a Pinellas County School Bus while walking to her job in February 2019. The collision left our client with catastrophic injuries and extensive damages. She spent two long months in Bayfront Hospital’s Trauma Center.  Ms. Garcia sustained injuries to… read more

Understanding Assumption of Risk

In a personal injury case, the defense might raise one or more defenses to avoid liability for damages. Assumption of risk is an affirmative defense an at-fault party might use to avoid liability for damages. How Does Assumption of Risk Apply in Personal Injury Claims? When a person sustains an injury or harm because of… read more

Will I Go To Jail After a Fatal Car Accident in Clearwater?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to whether you will go to jail after a fatal car accident in Clearwater. It depends on many factors, including whether you caused the accident and, if so, your degree of culpability.  The short answer is “maybe, but not necessarily.” To send you to jail for killing someone in a… read more

Umbilical Cord Prolapse Birth Injury Claims

Umbilical cord prolapse (UCP) is a rare but serious condition that occurs during childbirth and can lead to serious birth injuries. In most cases, medical professionals could have prevented the injuries associated with umbilical cord prolapse.  The parents of an infant injured by UCP often find themselves in serious need of financial help to cover… read more

Florida Marijuana Laws – What You Need To Know

Florida marijuana laws are very clear. Marijuana for recreational use is against the law. However, individuals with a valid Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card can use marijuana for approved medical purposes. If a buzzed or high driver injures you, it can help to understand Florida marijuana laws and how they apply to a personal… read more

Are Wolf Hybrids Legal in Florida?

You may be curious as to whether wolf hybrids can be legally owned in Florida, and the answer is yes. There are ways to legally own an animal that is a wolf hybrid. However, if you are wondering whether you can own a wolf hybrid as a pet, then the answer is no. Wolf hybrids… read more

How Serious Does a Collision Have to Be for Airbags to Deploy?

You may have heard that your car’s airbags will deploy if you’re in a “moderate to severe” collision. But what does that mean, and how does your car know you’ve been involved in a crash? Will they go off in every collision, and what happens if they don’t go off when you need them to?… read more

How to Obtain an Accident Report in Tampa

One of the first things that often happens after you get involved in a car accident in Tampa Bay, Florida, is someone calls the police. While they can help to direct traffic around the wreck and deal with other complications, they also serve another important purpose at accident sites. They write accident reports. An accident… read more

Should You Call the Cops After a Fender Bender in Clearwater?

Many people consider a “fender bender” a minor car accident. However, there is no such thing as a “minor” car crash. Even a fender bender can result in more than $500 in property damage, which requires you to report the crash to the police.  What Are the Reporting Requirements for Florida Fender Benders?  Drivers involved… read more