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 believes that a security video from the night of the
incident trumps the driver's self-defense claim.
"The video speaks for itself," said Mark, "[The victim]
was run over, and whoever did it…had to know they were running
over a human being...The car seems to go as though it's going over
a speed bump."
After what appears to be an argument, the driver hit the victim with his
vehicle and drove away. According to the driver, he didn't realize
that he struck the bouncer until law enforcement began searching for him
as a hit-and-run suspect.
The driver's defense attorney claims that the victim acted aggressively
and scared the victim. "He was petrified," the attorney told
The victim is a bouncer at Silks Club in Palm Harbor, FL, where the incident
occurred. In a recent plea on a local news network, the victim told the
driver, "You hurt my family," he said, "I can't do
nothing for my family now. I have a girlfriend with three kids and a grandbaby.
I can't do nothing."
Like many victims of avoidable injuries, the man's livelihood, health,
and well-being are at stake. With the help of Roman & Gaynor, he can
seek compensation for any financial and emotional damages related to his
injury. To learn more about Mark Roman and his legal practice,
read his professional profile here. If you or someone you love suffered an injury, speak with an attorney
from our firm today.
Initial consultations are always free.