Clearwater Personal Injury Blog

  • What to Expect In a Car Accident Lawsuit

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 16-Jan-2019

    When someone sustains significant injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, they don’t fully understand the importance of taking legal action. They fail to file a car accident claim simply because of fear of the situation and they don’t know what to expect. Understanding the process can help dispel these concerns. Filing the Claim When you file a car accident claim with ...
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  • What You Should Do Following a Car Accident

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Jan-2019

    Far too often, individuals are involved in a car accident and do or say something they’re not supposed to. Or they miss doing something that is beneficial to them and as a result, they fail to properly move forward and hold the negligent party accountable. There are very important steps to take after a car accident that can help you protect your rights to pursue compensation for the damages ...
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  • Why Do Many Car Accident Cases End In Settlements?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 21-Dec-2018

    Why don’t we hear more about lawsuits after a car accident? Why are there not many instances in which we see court cases deciding the fates of those who sustain serious injury because of someone else’s negligent actions. It’s because a large majority of the time, these types of cases end in settlements. What does this mean and is it a good thing to have? We explain why ...
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  • Roman & Gaynor is Safe After Report of Bomb Threat

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 14-Dec-2018

    Reports of bomb threats have resulted in evacuations and lockdowns at businesses, schools, and government buildings in Florida and throughout the United States---including our Clearwater office. Roman & Gaynor received a threat via e-mail, which was similar to others reported across the state and country. On behalf of our experienced legal team, we would like to thank you all for your ...
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  • The Aftermath of a Car Accident: Physical and Emotional Damage

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 13-Dec-2018

    Imagine having to deal with long-term physical and emotional impact of a serious injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Think of the difficulties that are often present in the aftermath of a car accident; these matters are amplified when already dealing with countless hardships. For anyone who sustains injuries as a result of a negligence-related car accident, there are many matters to ...
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  • Understanding Auto Insurance Coverage In Florida

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 10-Dec-2018

    When it comes to auto insurance coverage in the state of Florida, not many people fully understand what is available to them, what laws require them to carry, and why it’s so important to understand what your policy offers. Understanding the different types of auto insurance coverage can help you have more knowledge regarding what to expect if you are ever involved in an accident. Here are ...
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  • Understanding the Basics of Auto Insurance in Florida

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 6-Dec-2018

    If there’s one thing that’s almost universal in our experience as lawyers, it’s this: clients don’t understand how their auto insurance really works. Even highly educated, financially prudent people are typically bewildered by the interaction between various parts of their Florida auto insurance coverage. This isn’t surprising, because it really is difficult to ...
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  • What a Typical Personal Injury Claim Process Looks Like

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 28-Nov-2018

    Seeking fair and deserved compensation from a negligent party that causes you harm is unfortunately not a simple procedure. You cannot just walk up to them, ask for payment, and expect to receive it. Instead, there is an entire legal process that needs to unfold for the typical personal injury claim. To help you get a better idea of what could happen in your claim, our Clearwater personal injury ...
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  • Oklahoma jury issues huge bad faith verdict against Aetna

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 17-Nov-2018

    In early November, the family of an Oklahoma woman who had cancer received a verdict for more than $25 million against her health insurer, Aetna. The jury found that Aetna acted in bad faith in denying proton beam therapy to her as an “experimental” treatment. Proton beam therapy is a targeted form of radiation treatment which generally has fewer side effects than standard radiation. ...
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  • Corporate Employers & The Problem of Trade Secrets

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 9-Nov-2018

    Most people have some sense of the term “trade secrets.” When you hear it, you probably think of things like the recipe for Coke, or customer lists stashed in the boss’s office. However, corporate America interprets the term in a much broader way — and employment relationships can get complicated and contentious when employers assert their expansive trade secret claims. In ...
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  • Terrible New York crash shows even limos aren't always safe

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 16-Oct-2018

    Twenty people were killed recently when a limousine barreled through a stop sign and crashed in upstate New York. It was the deadliest transportation crash in the United States since 2009, and an extraordinary number of deaths for a land motor vehicle case. Numbers that high usually come from aircraft or train crashes. The 20 people killed consisted of 17 limo passengers, along with the limo ...
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  • Why Should You Work with a Board Certified Lawyer?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 21-Sep-2018

    Did you know that lawyers, like doctors, can become Board Certified? But what does this mean, and, more importantly, why does it matter? Read on to learn more. Experience the Benefits of Hiring a Board Certified Trial Attorney As defined by the Florida Bar, board certification “recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism ...
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  • Death of Man in Dallas Might Be First Fatal Electric Scooter Accident

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 6-Sep-2018

    Electric scooter accidents are known to be dangerous, but after a mysterious death in Dallas during the early morning hours of September 1 st, 2018, they might also be potentially fatal. According to police reports, a young man, Jacoby Stoneking, passed away after he told his friend he had been in an electric scooter accident. However, while talking with his friend on the phone, he only said he ...
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  • Recent events further support ditching secret settlements

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 28-Aug-2018

    We’ve criticized confidentiality agreements (otherwise known as secret settlements or “hush money” deals) for years. Several months ago, this blog discussed how confidentiality agreements allowed Harvey Weinstein to continue his abusive behavior for years. Now a Pennsylvania grand jury has come out with a deeply troubling report about abuse in the Catholic Church. The report ...
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  • Judges shouldn't be the star of the show during trial

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 10-Aug-2018

    The trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chair, is chugging along in federal court near Washington, D.C. Manafort is accused of various financial crimes such as bank and tax fraud. Financial crime cases make for some pretty dry testimony. In trials of this type, witnesses may pore over financial statements and loan papers for days. To try and find something interesting ...
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  • Roman & Gaynor Proudly Supports The Backpack Lady Project

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 1-Aug-2018

    At Roman & Gaynor, we are always looking for ways to get involved with our local community. From participating in charity events to volunteering in nonprofit organizations, our firm constantly strives to support those in need. We are excited to partner with Rob Ditro and The Backpack Lady Project. About The Backpack Lady Project The Backpack Lady Project is a local nonprofit based in Dunedin. ...
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  • Phones Aren't the Only Electronics Responsible for Distracted Driving

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 25-Jul-2018

    We are suffering a gravely unfortunate epidemic of distracted driving in the United States. The rate of fatal accidents has increased in the last few years, reversing a trend of decline which had been going on for decades. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 3,450 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2016 alone, and countless more ...
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  • Depression and suicidal thoughts are real concerns for injured clients

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 12-Jul-2018

    We recently suffered two celebrity suicides within one week. Anthony Bourdain, the chef and TV host, recently took his own life in Paris, while Kate Spade, the fashion designer, ended hers in New York. These two high profile cases are part of an unfortunate trend: a dramatic increase in suicide rates. The numbers in America are alarming. The U.S. suicide rate rose by 25 percent over the past two ...
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  • Research Shows Concussion Symptoms Don't Always Go Away

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 21-May-2018

    Most people think of concussions as scary, but temporary, injuries to the brain. Unfortunately, that’s not the experience of everyone who suffers from them. Many clients of ours have been frustrated by concussion symptoms which hang on for months or even years. Doctors even have a name for this: post-concussive syndrome, or PCS. Nevertheless, one of the standard defense arguments about ...
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  • Parkland Shooting Survivors Get A Nasty Surprise When They Fight City Hall

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 14-May-2018

    After the horrifying shooting at the South Florida high school in Parkland, families of victims understandably began asking questions. One of the first questions was about why a police officer assigned to the school (“school resource officer”) failed to intervene and stop the bloodshed. While there is still considerable dispute about the events, many families are placing part of the ...
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  • Florida Court's Ruling Points Out Flaws In Buying Online Auto Insurance

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 1-May-2018

    Many insurance companies now offer you the chance to buy auto insurance over the phone or through a website. Companies like Geico and Progressive have aggressively marketed these online buying systems. Geico claims one can buy insurance and save money in 15 minutes, while Progressive touts a name-your-price online buying tool. When you use these systems, you don’t ever meet an agent, and you ...
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  • Recent FBI Raid Shows Limits Of The Attorney-Client Privilege

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Apr-2018

    One of the most sacred forms of confidentiality in the law is the attorney-client privilege. Most people know the things they tell their lawyers will never be revealed to the world. In the great majority of cases, that’s true. This is for a good reason: a lawyer cannot effectively represent a client unless the client is free to tell the lawyer everything about their situation. This bond of ...
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  • Driverless Car Technology: The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Apr-2018

    Futurists have been raving about driverless cars for years. They foresee a world where fuel efficient cars glide safely through cities, avoiding the kinds of crashes routinely caused by humans. People won’t have to own cars at all in that world. They’ll just summon them when they need them, and relax while the car’s artificial intelligence gets them where they want to go. We all ...
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  • Can I Sue If My Child Was Injured?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 21-Mar-2018

    If your child has been injured because of another person’s negligent actions or careless behavior, you are entitled to pursue financial compensation for their injuries and any subsequent medical treatments required for their recovery. But before you attempt to get started filing your lawsuit, it is important to know that child injury cases are different than personal injury cases for adults. ...
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  • Legislative Session Shows Continuing Power Of Corporate Lobbyists

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 12-Mar-2018

    Coming into this year’s legislative session, we hoped Florida would finally ditch our outdated “no fault” auto insurance system. Several legislators wanted to change Florida to the type of fault-based insurance system used in most other states. Unfortunately, it was not to be. Insurance companies may complain about paying PIP benefits, but they love collecting PIP premiums. They ...
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