Clearwater Personal Injury Blog

  • Extraordinary Cycling Feat Completed in Tampa

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 25-May-2017

    This blog usually discusses legal issues and topics. Once in a while, though, something else is important enough to be worth mentioning here. This is one such story. A Tampa area woman just set a world record for cycling. Amanda Coker, 24, just finished riding more than 86,500 miles in one year. This number is absolutely staggering. The prior record for women was about 30,000 miles, which breaks ...
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  • Defective Car Parts & Injury Claims

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 16-May-2017

    Most auto accidents are caused by driver error, which means that victims typically hold the at-fault driver liable for their damages. Not all accidents are caused by driver negligence, however. In some cases, defective and unsafe auto parts can lead to critical malfunction or failure that causes car accidents. When a defective auto part is found to be the cause of a crash, victims will need to ...
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  • Your Rights After an Uber / Lyft Accident

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 9-May-2017

    Rideshare applications such as Uber and Lyft have become an immensely popular form of transportation. Whether they are being used for a night out, transportation while on vacation, or for any other reason, these rideshare services have the same obligation to keep passengers and others on public roadways as safe as possible. Unfortunately, drivers for these companies are not professional drivers, ...
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  • How Do I Know How Much My Case is Worth?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 2-May-2017

    Personal injury claims provide victims who are injured by negligence with the opportunity to make a financial recovery of their damages. These damages are tangible and nontangible losses that directly result from an accident and injuries. Commonly, they include things like medical expenses, lost work wages, and a victim’s pain and suffering. While all victims have the right to recover ...
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  • Are Bicyclists Ever Responsible for Their Own Injuries?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 17-Apr-2017

    Bicyclists have virtually no protection against passenger vehicles, trucks, and other motorists on the road. Because of this, bicycle accidents are known for devastating results, often with riders suffering serious injuries. While all bicycle accidents are unique, many are caused by the negligence of other drivers who fail in their legal obligation to take reasonable measures of driving safely. By ...
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  • Suing Over a Defective Bicycle

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 12-Apr-2017

    Bicyclists have little in the way of protection, which makes riders highly vulnerable to suffering injuries in accidents. While many bicycle accidents are caused by the negligence of others, including negligent drivers, some are caused by unsafe and defective bikes. Just as with a bicycle accident case involving negligent drivers, riders have the opportunity to hold a manufacturer that produces ...
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  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Should You Take Them Seriously?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 6-Apr-2017

    Car accidents are always unique. Depending on the circumstances involved, car wrecks can result in all types of outcomes, from occupants walking away unscathed to victims paying the ultimate and most tragic price. When injuries occur, personal injury law provides victims and families will the opportunity to hold an at-fault party accountable for causing a preventable crash, as well as financially ...
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  • Roman & Gaynor Earns Spot on Top 50 Verdicts in Florida List

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 5-Apr-2017

    Roman & Gaynor is pleased to announce that our firm has earned a spot in the prestigious Top 50 and Top 100 Verdicts in Florida lists for 2016. This is a significant achievement that places our firm at the top of all plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained throughout the entire state last year. Our $4.35 Million dollar verdict came in at the 36 th spot. Attorneys Mark Roman and ...
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  • Who Pays for a Hit and Run Accident?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 16-Mar-2017

    Hit and run accidents happen all the time across the state of Florida, and they can seriously jeopardize the rights and wellbeing of injured victims. Not only is fleeing the scene of an accident a criminal offense in Florida, particularly because it puts victims at risk of not receiving medical attention, it can also make for complications should an injured victim attempt to pursue a recovery of ...
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  • Traffic Deaths Rise Again in 2016

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 14-Mar-2017

    Just a few months ago, this blog discussed a rise in auto accident death rates in 2015. Now the numbers are in for 2016, and they’re even worse. The National Safety Council data show a 6-percent increase in deaths in 2016 from 2015. The number of deaths was more than 40,000 for the first time in a decade. Unfortunately, that was a continuation of a trend. The number of deaths for 2015 were ...
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  • Determining Liability for a Truck Accident

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 9-Mar-2017

    If you or someone you love has been injured in a preventable accident involving a commercial truck, it is important to understand your right to compensation. By pursuing a personal injury claim, you can recover financial for damages that may include your medical bills, any lost income from missing work, and your pain and suffering, among others. In order to recover these damages, you must be able ...
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  • Anti-Protest Bill May Spell Trouble for Pedestrian Cases

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Mar-2017

    The last few months have seen large protests in response to the presidential election and other events. In response, several state legislatures are now considering bills to prohibit obstructing traffic during protests. One of those bills has been introduced in Florida by Senator George Gainer, a lawmaker from Panama City. Gainer’s bill would make it a crime to obstruct traffic during a ...
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  • 10 Tips to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 2-Mar-2017

    Motorcycle riders are highly vulnerable to suffering injuries on public roadways. When involved in accidents with larger passenger vehicles or commercial trucks, motorcyclists often suffer life-altering or even fatal injuries. In fact, the National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that over motorcyclist deaths are 27 times more likely to occur than deaths in other motor ...
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  • Tampa Court Allows Enhanced Damages for Texting and Driving

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 23-Feb-2017

    Last week, a Tampa judge allowed a person injured in an auto accident to seek punitive damages from a driver who may have been texting. Although other courts in Florida have previously allowed punitive damages for that, this appears to be the first case in the Tampa Bay area that has allowed punitive damages on that basis. Courts in our state have always allowed punitive damages against people who ...
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  • 6 Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 21-Feb-2017

    Roman & Gaynor has earned a reputation as a proven Clearwater personal injury law firm. While our extensive experience, resources, and commitment to protecting the rights of the injured have allowed us to help numerous accident victims after they were harmed in preventable wrecks, it has also enabled us to handle all types of serious personal injury cases, including those involving auto ...
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  • Steps in a Construction Accident Lawsuit

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 17-Feb-2017

    It is no secret that construction sites are incredibly dangerous places. Filled with many people and objects, large machinery, elevated working stations, exposed wiring, open holes, and other potential hazards, construction sites can play host to many different types of accidents that can injure workers and people nearby. If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, you ...
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  • Roman & Gaynor Secures $335,000 Jury Verdict for Injured Pedestrian

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 14-Feb-2017

    Roman & Gaynor is pleased to announce that our legal team was recently successful in securing a $335,000 jury verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in a pedestrian accident. The verdict was reached on January 26th in Pinellas County Circuit Court. The case stemmed from an incident that took place in a parking lot, where our client had been standing by her vehicle when she was struck by ...
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  • Truck Accidents & Electronic On-Board Recorders

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 13-Feb-2017

    Because commercial trucks and tractor-trailers pose such great risks to the general public, these vehicles and the drivers and companies that operate them are stringently regulated by state and federal laws. Among the many regulations designed to ensure truckers reduce risks of injuring the innocent public, one involves the use of electronic on-board recorders. Electronic on-board recorders are ...
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  • 3 Things You Should Know About Bicycle Safety

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 9-Feb-2017

    There are many benefits to bicycling, including physical fitness and cutting back on pollution. Unfortunately, the many people who choose to commute or exercise on bike face some of the greatest risks on our roadways – including risks of serious and even fatal injuries. Statistically, the state of Florida has one of the highest concentrations of bicycle accidents annually. At Roman & ...
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  • "Freedom" for Motorcycle Riders Isn't Worth the Risk

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 12-Jan-2017

    By: Morgan Gaynor A recent Tampa Bay Times column by Sue Carlton noted that a Florida lawmaker introduced a bill to once again require motorcycle riders to wear helmets. She cited findings on how helmets protect riders from death and brain injuries, wryly concluding that sometimes the law really does need to protect us from ourselves. There’s an even larger point here which deserves some ...
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  • New Sports Equipment May Reduce Risk of Concussions - Eventually

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Dec-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor The epidemic of concussions in contact sports is now familiar to most Americans. Medical experts have noted an epidemic of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in teens and young adults who play football, hockey, and soccer. Professional football players face even greater risks, with repeated “microtraumas” to the head leading to grave problems like chronic traumatic ...
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  • Common Questions About Premises Liability

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 16-Dec-2016

    Premises liability deals with the legal relationship between property owners and visitors, guests, customers, etc. This might include the relationship between a store and customer, a landlord and tenant, or a hotel and a guest. Regardless of the plaintiff-defendant relationship, premises liability can be complicated. Below, you will find some common questions related to these cases. What is the ...
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  • Five Ways to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 5-Dec-2016

    Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable people on our roadways. Because there’s little to protect them from passenger or commercial vehicles, pedestrian accidents often result in fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Because of these risks, it is important for motorists and pedestrians alike to do their part in being vigilant and safely sharing the road. Driver error, inattention, and ...
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  • Technology Suspected for Spike in Traffic Deaths

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 23-Nov-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor Until recently, the trend for deaths from traffic crashes was uniformly encouraging. For a period of about forty years ending in 2014, traffic deaths declined steadily. Unfortunately, that trend reversed itself in 2015, with deaths spiking at the greatest percentage rate in 50 years. The death rate has now returned to a level last seen in 2009. It would be nice to think that 2015 ...
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  • Expert Witnesses for the Defense: It's Not Just Physicians Anymore

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 14-Nov-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor Usually, physical injuries are the focus of personal injury cases. However, accident victims sometimes suffer non-physical injuries after a trauma as well. For example, a person involved in a severe car accident may sustain a traumatic brain injury, develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or become severely depressed. Though the line can be hard to draw in many cases, these ...
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