2017 Blogs

  • Complete vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 22-Dec-2017

    A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when the protection surrounding your cord is damaged. Trauma, from a violent motor vehicle accident or a vicious sports injury, can cause this damage, which can result in the loss of the ability to send and receive messages from the brain to the body’s system that controls sensory and motor function. One of the terms you’ll often hear in reference to ...
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  • Why Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injuries are Difficult to Recognize

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

    According to the Brain Injury Association of America, roughly 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. These injuries can manifest in hundreds of different ways and while some are easily diagnosed, others are harder to recognize; a coup-contrecoup brain injury falls under the latter. What Is a Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury? When there is a direct blow to the head, the ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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