• Pedestrians and Cyclists Get a Raw Deal from Law Enforcement and Courts

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Dec-2014

    This blog has lamented the area's safety record for pedestrians and bicyclists many times. There is another problem which gets less attention, but may be related: unfair treatment of walkers and riders by police officers and judges. I was reminded of this while sitting at a traffic court hearing last week. As I was waiting and watching other hearings, I saw a case where a driver had received a ...
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  • Pedestrians and Cyclists Get a Raw Deal from Law Enforcement and Courts

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Dec-2014

    This blog has lamented the area's safety record for pedestrians and bicyclists many times. There is another problem which gets less attention, but may be related: unfair treatment of walkers and riders by police officers and judges. I was reminded of this while sitting at a traffic court hearing last week. As I was waiting and watching other hearings, I saw a case where a driver had received a ...
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  • Pedestrians and Cyclists Get a Raw Deal from Law Enforcement and Courts

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Dec-2014

    This blog has lamented the area's safety record for pedestrians and bicyclists many times. There is another problem which gets less attention, but may be related: unfair treatment of walkers and riders by police officers and judges. I was reminded of this while sitting at a traffic court hearing last week. As I was waiting and watching other hearings, I saw a case where a driver had received a ...
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  • Social Media Creates Challenges for Choosing and Keeping Jury Members

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 12-Dec-2014

    The law sometimes can't keep up with changes in technology. Trying to apply the law to the relatively new technology of social media has proven to be a challenge for judges and lawyers in many ways. We've commented here before about how parties will try to use an opponent's comments or postings on social media against them. However, social media doesn't just have legal implications ...
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  • Five Safe Driving Tips for Rainy Weather

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 30-Nov-2014

    Increase Safety & Decrease Your Chances of an Accident The holiday season is here, and winter weather comes with it. Cold weather, fog, and rain can make driving conditions dangerous, especially with increased holiday traffic. Here are few way to facilitate safe driving during the holidays and decrease your chances of an accident: Leave enough room between cars. Winter weather, especially ...
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  • Tracy Morgan: Important Similarities - And Differences - From a Typical Accident Case

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 21-Nov-2014

    Many Americans have now heard about the truck accident in which Tracy Morgan was seriously injured. Morgan, an actor and comedian formerly on Saturday Night Live, was badly hurt in June when a Walmart truck crashed into the limousine occupied by Morgan and some friends. Morgan suffered a brain injury, a broken leg, and broken ribs in the accident. Morgan and others in the limo filed a lawsuit ...
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  • Tracy Morgan: Important Similarities - And Differences - From a Typical Accident Case

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 21-Nov-2014

    Many Americans have now heard about the truck accident in which Tracy Morgan was seriously injured. Morgan, an actor and comedian formerly on Saturday Night Live, was badly hurt in June when a Walmart truck crashed into the limousine occupied by Morgan and some friends. Morgan suffered a brain injury, a broken leg, and broken ribs in the accident. Morgan and others in the limo filed a lawsuit ...
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  • More Information About the GM Recall for Consumers

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 12-Nov-2014

    We recently commented on the GM vehicle recall. This recall was necessary because of a safety hazard posed by GM ignition switches. For the benefit of our clients and the public, we are posting the list of recalled vehicles below. Product Part Vehicles (Recall Repair for Faulty Ignition Switch not Performed Before Accident) Chevrolet HHR (Years 2006-2007) Cobalt (Years 2005-2007) Opel/Vauxhall GT ...
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  • More Information About the GM Recall for Consumers

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 12-Nov-2014

    We recently commented on the GM vehicle recall. This recall was necessary because of a safety hazard posed by GM ignition switches. For the benefit of our clients and the public, we are posting the list of recalled vehicles below. Product Part Vehicles (Recall Repair for Faulty Ignition Switch not Performed Before Accident) Chevrolet HHR (Years 2006-2007) Cobalt (Years 2005-2007) Opel/Vauxhall GT ...
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  • Medical Payments: An Auto Insurance Coverage You May Not Want

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 10-Nov-2014

    We routinely recommend to clients that they buy as much auto insurance coverage as they can afford. There is a good reason for this. Over the years, we have seen many unfortunate cases where seriously injured people have not been able to get their medical bills paid because there's not enough insurance coverage to go around. While we generally give this same advice today, there is one form of ...
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  • Uber or Taxi Companies: Which Provides Better Insurance Coverage?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 20-Oct-2014

    According to a slew of accusations from taxi companies, ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft may leave passengers without proper insurance coverage. In the case of an accident, taxi companies claim, Uber and Lyft don't have enough coverage to provide the compensation passengers may need for medical costs and other damages. In reality, the taxi companies couldn't be more wrong. In fact, ...
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  • Hit-And-Run Drivers Should Be Punished In Civil Cases

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 15-Oct-2014

    At the end of September, Julio Vivo left for a Sunday morning bike with a friend in Pasco County. Vivo, by all accounts a dedicated cyclist, took a familiar route toward the challenging hills around San Antonio. Vivo never made it to the hills. He was struck by a red SUV on Bellamy Brothers Boulevard, thrown onto its hood, and then into a gutter. The SUV fled the scene and left Vivo to die. Vivo ...
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  • Vehicle Design & Pedestrian Safety

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 7-Oct-2014

    Over the past decade, European and Asian car manufacturers implemented new design protocols for pedestrian safety. While some factors, such as visibility, are designed to prevent vehicle-pedestrian accidents, new cars come with features to minimize pedestrian injuries in the event of a collision. Some design features, for example, create space underneath the hood of the car to prevent accident ...
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  • Vehicle Design & Pedestrian Safety

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 7-Oct-2014

    Over the past decade, European and Asian car manufacturers implemented new design protocols for pedestrian safety. While some factors, such as visibility, are designed to prevent vehicle-pedestrian accidents, new cars come with features to minimize pedestrian injuries in the event of a collision. Some design features, for example, create space underneath the hood of the car to prevent accident ...
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  • Six Bicycle Safety Myths Exposed

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Oct-2014

    Cycling is a common mode of transportation with many benefits, but numerous myths and stereotypes keep some people from truly enjoying. With a clear understanding of bicycling safety facts, cyclists can safely participate in the sport. "It's the most dangerous form of transportation." While bicycle safety is a serious concern in the United States, cycling remains a safe method of ...
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  • Six Bicycle Safety Myths Exposed

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Oct-2014

    Cycling is a common mode of transportation with many benefits, but numerous myths and stereotypes keep some people from truly enjoying. With a clear understanding of bicycling safety facts, cyclists can safely participate in the sport. "It's the most dangerous form of transportation." While bicycle safety is a serious concern in the United States, cycling remains a safe method of ...
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  • Roman & Gaynor Sponsors Gearlink Cup

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 1-Oct-2014

    Roman & Gaynor will sponsor the Gearlink Cup cycling event on Saturday, October 4 th, 2014. The Gearlink racing team is dedicated to motivating cyclists throughout the Tampa Bay area and will hold the Gearlink Cup in downtown New Port Richey. This event is free for spectators and will feature 400 cyclists and a mini food truck rally. As a personal injury law firm, the legal team at Roman & ...
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  • Roman & Gaynor Sponsors Gearlink Cup

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 1-Oct-2014

    Roman & Gaynor will sponsor the Gearlink Cup cycling event on Saturday, October 4 th, 2014. The Gearlink racing team is dedicated to motivating cyclists throughout the Tampa Bay area and will hold the Gearlink Cup in downtown New Port Richey. This event is free for spectators and will feature 400 cyclists and a mini food truck rally. As a personal injury law firm, the legal team at Roman & ...
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  • Roman & Gaynor Sponsors Gearlink Cup

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 1-Oct-2014

    Roman & Gaynor will sponsor the Gearlink Cup cycling event on Saturday, October 4 th, 2014. The Gearlink racing team is dedicated to motivating cyclists throughout the Tampa Bay area and will hold the Gearlink Cup in downtown New Port Richey. This event is free for spectators and will feature 400 cyclists and a mini food truck rally. As a personal injury law firm, the legal team at Roman & ...
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  • Narcissism and the Expert Witness: A Perfect Storm

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 23-Sep-2014

    I've commented before about medical expert witnesses who testify regularly for the defense industry. Those experts are paid large sums of money to testify against injured people and oppose their claims. One might wonder whether experts of this type ever got bothered by what they do. Might they feel some remorse if their testimony is believed, and a legitimately injured person is sent packing ...
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  • Texting While Walking is More Dangerous than You Think

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 5-Sep-2014

    Everyone multitasks, but juggling certain activities may be more dangerous than you might think. A recent study showed that texting while walking can lead to serious injuries and is responsible for a startling volume of accidents in the United States. While most texting-while-waking injuries are minor (stubbed toes, tripping over boxes, etc.), others lead to serious medical issues. Falling down ...
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  • Attorney Mark Roman Says Palm Harbor Hit-And-Run Wasn't Self Defense

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Sep-2014

    In a recent news report, the driver of an alleged hit-and-run accident said that he acted under Florida's "stand your ground" law. Attorney Mark Roman, who represents the victim, doesn't buy the defendant's assertion. Mark said, "Stand your ground is all the rage among defense attorneys these days. It seems that people think you can act with impunity. " In fact, he ...
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  • Attorney Mark Roman Says Palm Harbor Hit-And-Run Wasn't Self Defense

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Sep-2014

    In a recent news report, the driver of an alleged hit-and-run accident said that he acted under Florida's "stand your ground" law. Attorney Mark Roman, who represents the victim, doesn't buy the defendant's assertion. Mark said, "Stand your ground is all the rage among defense attorneys these days. It seems that people think you can act with impunity. " In fact, he ...
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  • Attorney Mark Roman Says Palm Harbor Hit-And-Run Wasn't Self Defense

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Sep-2014

    In a recent news report, the driver of an alleged hit-and-run accident said that he acted under Florida's "stand your ground" law. Attorney Mark Roman, who represents the victim, doesn't buy the defendant's assertion. Mark said, "Stand your ground is all the rage among defense attorneys these days. It seems that people think you can act with impunity. " In fact, he ...
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  • Accidental Gun Instructor Death - Who is Responsible?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 2-Sep-2014

    An Arizona gun instructor died last week after he let a nine-year-old girl operate an Uzi during a shooting lesson. A video captured by the girl's mother shows the instructor helping the girl fire the weapon and setting the gun to "automatic." The recoil from the shot apparently caused the gun to fire straight above the student, where a bullet hit the instructor in the head. He died ...
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