Clearwater Personal Injury Blog

  • It's Time To Get Away From The "A" Word For Car Crashes

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 8-Dec-2017

    People have talked about car accidents for as long as there have been cars. But there’s something about this term which isn’t quite right: “accidents” suggest car crashes are random, unforeseeable events, like lightning striking. In reality, they’re not. Car crashes are actually predictable, explainable, and most importantly, preventable. Professionals in the auto ...
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  • Beware of These Common Winter-Time Accidents

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

    The holiday season is upon us, which means the first official day of winter is fast approaching. Although Florida may not see as picturesque a change in season or weather as other states across the country, there are certainly seasonal trends that make the holiday and winter months a unique time of year. Unfortunately, many of those same trends also pose increased safety risks to the public ...
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  • Florida auto insurance laws may change in a good way soon

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 10-Nov-2017

    Changes in the Florida auto insurance system may happen soon, and Florida drivers may be better off for it. Last year, Florida lawmakers pondered ditching our state’s beleaguered “no-fault” auto insurance system. That system, which requires drivers to initially use their own insurance to pay for things like medical bills and lost wages, has become increasingly unpopular. ...
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  • Your insurance company calls the shots on claims against you

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 24-Oct-2017

    One of our firm’s clients was in the news recently because he got a rude shock from his insurance company, Geico. He found out the hard way how insurance companies really operate. The story begins in August. At that time, Ricky Melendez was driving to work in the morning on U.S. 19. As he passed through the Tampa Road intersection, a stolen car full of teenagers ran a red light at more than ...
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  • The Bizarre Behavior of Florida Car Insurance Companies

    Posted By Mark Roman || 11-Oct-2017

    The law firm of Roman & Gaynor is currently representing Ricky Melendez, a 29-year-old man who was hit by a 16-year-old driver who had stolen a car and ran a red light at 112 mph. The Tampa Bay Times recently published an article covering the details of the incident and subsequent struggles with Menendez’s insurance company. Attorney Mark Roman shares his thoughts. You may have heard of ...
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  • Worrisome Trends Revealed In Latest Bicycle Safety Study

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

    The Governor’s Highway Safety Association just released a major report on bike safety. Rather than analyzing brand new data, the report reviewed fatal crash data from 1975 to 2015 in detail to try and figure out trends. Overall, the news is not good. Bike fatalities declined steadily year after year until 2010. Since then, they’ve started going back up again. In 2015, 818 bicyclists ...
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  • What Makes an Injury "Catastrophic"?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 20-Sep-2017

    Preventable accidents can cause a range of injuries, all of which have the potential to create physical, financial, and emotional repercussions for victims. However, in personal injury law, more serious injuries are often deemed “catastrophic.” Not only are catastrophic injuries characterized by severe physical trauma and the need for serious and / or long term medical care and ...
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  • Roman & Gaynor Sponsors 2017 Edinburgh Cyclocross Challenge

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 18-Sep-2017

    We are proud to announce that Roman & Gaynor is the main Title Sponsor of the 5th Annual Edinburgh Cyclocross Challenge, an event we have sponsored all five years of its existence. The event takes place October 7 th and 8 th at Highlander Park in Dunedin and is open to riders of all ages. Cyclocross is a fall and winter cycling sport where riders need to traverse a wide range of terrain, ...
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  • All Bay Area Counties Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Relief

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 15-Sep-2017

    People all over Florida are trying to get their lives back to normal following Hurricane Irma. While no part of the Florida peninsula was unscathed, the Tampa Bay area fared better than many feared. Irma tracked a little further east than projected and weakened as it moved north, sparing our area the worst of the wind, rain, and storm surge. Nevertheless, there was still major damage and ...
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  • Why You Should Have Uninsured Motorist Auto Insurance

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

    We would like to take a moment to tell you about a problem we encounter on a daily basis that could have a major impact on your life. The problem is the all too common occurrence of people being victimized by uninsured and under-insured drivers who use our roads. This problem is real and serious. It could spell disaster for those who aren’t prepared for a car accident caused by a financially ...
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  • Preparing for Hurricane Irma in Florida

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 7-Sep-2017

    Natural disasters are often unpredictable and extremely damaging. With Texans still recovering from the recent damage from Hurricane Harvey, Florida residents are now preparing for the worst with Hurricane Irma just a few days away. According to recent estimations, the storm is projected to hit Southern Florida this coming weekend. With winds consistently set around 185 mph, and gusts of up to 225 ...
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  • Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

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

    Thousands of motorcyclists are injured in traffic collisions in the state of Florida every year. Motorcyclists are not protected in the same way that vehicle occupants are – nothing separates them from the open road. Unfortunately, this means that catastrophic injuries are a likely outcome in a collision with another motorist. If you're a motorcyclist, then check out the following safety ...
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  • Negligent Security & Premises Liability

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 4-Sep-2017

    Under premises liability laws, property owners are legally obligated to ensure visitors and guests are kept safe from preventable harm. Specifically, they have a duty to take reasonable steps in addressing potential hazards and ensuring dangerous conditions they knew or should have known about don’t cause harm to innocent victims. These laws can apply to all types of premises owners, ...
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  • Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

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

    At Roman & Gaynor, we represent clients facing life-altering medical conditions due to non-traumatic brain injuries. Our compassionate Clearwater brain injury lawyers can discuss your options and fight for your right to compensation. While many people think of traumatic brain injuries as more serious, non-traumatic brain injuries can also have severe consequences Here’s what you need to ...
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  • Cut Rate Auto Insurance: You Get What You Pay For

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

    Cut Rate Auto Insurance: You Get What You Pay For As attorneys handling auto accident cases, we spend a lot of time dealing with auto insurance companies. One of the worst things we see is clients being left high and dry by cut rate auto insurers. It’s sad but true, it seems, that you get what you pay for when you buy car insurance. Many consumers are tempted by small auto insurance ...
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  • Signs & Symptoms of Brain Injury

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

    A trauma to the head, such as might occur during a car accident, assault, or fall accident, can result in injury to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have far-reaching psychological and physical effects that can profoundly change the life of a victim and his or her family. If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of head trauma, it is critical that you immediately seek medical ...
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  • Horrendous local crashes show why we all need uninsured motorist coverage

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 11-Aug-2017

    Tampa Bay roads have seen two terrible crashes within the last week. On Monday, four teenagers stole a Ford Explorer and raced through Palm Harbor before dawn. They blew through a red light at more than 100 miles per hour at Tampa Road and U.S. 19. As they entered the intersection, they encountered a local man driving his Toyota Camry to work. The Explorer smashed into the Camry, destroying both ...
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  • Long-Term Costs of Brain Injuries

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

    Sustaining a brain injury can have serious long-term consequences. While some injuries heal within a number of months, others can last a lifetime. With more than 50 years of combined experience, Roman & Gaynor has represented hundreds of clients seeking compensation for brain injuries. Whatever your situation, our Clearwater brain injury attorneys can discuss your case and help you seek a ...
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  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 4-Aug-2017

    Since 1996, Roman & Gaynor has represented clients in personal injury cases. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is important to file a claim for compensation as soon as possible. Traumatic brain injuries require extensive medical care, and we can discuss your options and represent you as you seek a favorable solution. Here Are 5 Facts About Traumatic Brain ...
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  • Drugged Driving Truck Accidents: What You Should Know

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

    Trucking companies and truck drivers have an obligation to take reasonable measures that ensure public safety. They must also comply with numerous rules and regulations. This is because the risks of truck accidents, especially risks for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, exceed those posed by most other auto accidents involving smaller vehicles. After all, commercial trucks and 18-wheelers ...
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  • The Wrongful Death Lawsuit Process

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

    Losing a loved one in a preventable accident can create added difficulties during already devastating situations. While there is little that can make amends for the untimely death of a friend or family member, it is important to remember that there are laws in place that can be used to ensure at-fault parties are held accountable for the negligent or wrongful acts that led to the passing. Not only ...
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  • 5 Best Ways to Avoid a Bicycle Accident This Summer

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

    Bicycling is a popular pastime, mode of transportation, and form of exercise year-round, but summer months historically see an increase in the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths involving cyclists. With more motorists, more out-of-state drivers, and statistical increases in impaired driving, the summer can be a dangerous time for anyone who ventures onto public roadways. This is especially ...
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  • Enjoy Summer, but Be Safe!

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 30-Jun-2017

    As we head into the July 4 th holiday, many Americans are looking forward to traveling, having picnics, and gathering with friends and family. While we encourage everyone to have a good time, we urge them to be sensible about how they do it. In case you haven’t heard them, we start with the depressing statistics. July 4 th is the single deadliest day of the year for car accidents. July 3 rd ...
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  • Underinsured Driver Accidents: What to Do

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

    Most people are aware that when they are injured in a car accident that they didn’t cause, they can seek compensation from the insurance company of the driver who hit them. But what happens if the driver who caused your accident doesn’t have enough insurance to cover all of your damages? Worse, what if they don’t have any auto insurance at all? This can cause an already stressful ...
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  • 4 Boating Accident Prevention Tips

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

    Boating is a fun recreational pastime during hot Florida summers, but if certain precautions aren’t taken, a fun day out on the ocean or lake can become dangerous. At Roman & Gaynor, we care about your safety and the safety of your family. If you plan on boating this summer, consider the following tips to reduce your chances of being in a boating accident. Make sure your boat is properly ...
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