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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Clearwater Car Accident Lawyer

Available 24/7 – Call (727) 877-1212 For a Free Consultation!

Roman & Gaynor is one of the premier personal injury and car accident law firms in Florida. If you have been injured in a car crash in Clearwater, the lawyer you choose could make all the difference in your case.

At our firm, we draw from decades of award-winning experience to secure the compensation our clients need for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering and more - and we’re ready to fight for you.

Why Should You Choose Roman & Gaynor?

  • Our attorneys are Board Certified Experts in Civil Trial Law
  • We have won more than $75 million in verdicts and settlements
  • We’ve earned an AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • You don’t pay unless we win your case!
  • We are available 24/7 – call now for your FREE consultation

Attorney Morgan Gaynor & Mark RomanWe have earned a reputation for doing whatever it takes to achieve maximum financial compensation for our clients. If you have been involved in a car accident in Pinellas County, Pasco County, or the surrounding areas of Florida, our firm is ready to provide compassionate and proven representation.

We handle all types of car accident claims, including those that involve:

Having recovered millions of dollars in compensation for car crash victims across the region, we know how to fight back against insurance companies that aim only to pay as little as possible.

If you’ve been hurt in a crash, or have a loved one who was injured, placing your trust in a proven law firm that knows how to level the playing field with big insurance corporations could be the most important decision you make.

Call Roman & Gaynor for a FREE case review today (727) 877-1212!

More Than $75 Million Recovered for Auto Accident Victims

The Clearwater car accident lawyers at Roman & Gaynor have won more than $75 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including millions of dollars for victims of car crashes.

  • $4,356,000.00 verdictRoman & Gaynor represented a woman who was rear-ended on a rural highway in South Florida. The collision was so powerful that our client was rendered unconscious. She sustained multiple fractures and brain damage.
  • $2,700,000.00 verdict Our firm was able to win a $2.7 million jury verdict for a husband and wife who were badly injured when their car was rear-ended by a big rig. The wife suffered a head and spine injury, and the husband injured his shoulder and knee.
  • $1,175,000.00 verdictWe represented a man whose skull was crushed after being ejected from his work vehicle. Our investigation revealed that the vehicle was not equipped with operable seat belts, which resulted in a lawsuit against the man’s employer.

View more of our car accident verdicts and settlements.

What Exactly is a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims are a type of civil lawsuit filed when a person suffers physical injury because of someone else's actions. In the context of car accidents, personal injury claims are typically filed against negligent drivers and defended by auto insurance companies of the party who is responsible for causing the accident and injury. In the event that a business or corporation is at fault (commercial vehicle accident), claims may be filed against the company itself.

Similar to insurance claims for property damage, the objective when pursuing a personal injury claim is to assert that damages were caused, that another party is responsible for causing the damages, and that this party should be legally required to pay for the damages.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Florida Car Accident?

Car crashes are both physically and emotionally traumatic. Even minor collisions can result in neck, back, and head injuries that may cause you to miss work and rack up extensive bills for medical treatment and physical therapy. While the insurance company may cover some of your medical bills and the cost of vehicle repair, many people find that the settlement they received from their auto policy falls short.

In a Florida personal injury lawsuit, you can recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Damage to your vehicle or other property.
  • Medical bills including hospital stay, treatment, and physical therapy.
  • Lost wages for missed time at work.
  • Loss of earning potential if you are no longer able to work.
  • Future economic losses if you need long-term care or treatment.
  • Punitive damages in some cases, such as drunk driving.

How Does Florida's No-Fault Insurance System Affect My Claim?

In the state of Florida, car accidents follow a "no-fault" rule, which means the injured party's own insurance (specifically PIP) covers their medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with the accident. You cannot file a civil lawsuit, or a third party insurance claim, against the negligent driver unless your injury meets the "serious injury" threshold.

An injury is considered serious if:

  • The injury is permanent
  • The injury results in permanent/significant scarring or disfigurement
  • The injury caused permanent/significant loss of bodily function

By having an experienced advocate on your side, you can put yourself in a better position to navigate the complexities of your personal injury claim, including no-fault insurance and personal injury protection benefits.

Our attorneys can pursue all available avenues of compensation to fight for the recovery you deserve. We know recovering funds for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering is crucial to your future, and we leverage our experience to secure the maximum compensation possible.

Do I Need an Attorney for a Car Accident?

While you are not legally required to have an attorney when filing a car accident claim, the benefits of working with an experienced lawyer far outweigh the consequences of undertaking this complex process alone. Simply put, car accident claims can be legally complex and rife with technical information.

When claims are contested by powerful insurance companies that do everything in their power to pay victims as little as possible, the threat of receiving less compensation than you require and deserve should prompt you to work with proven legal representation.

Client Testimonials

"My wife was seriously injured in a vehicular accident in March 2012. Her "new" car was virtually destroyed, and the injuries sustained were complicated by fears and concerns. Mark Roman was a patient, understanding and compassionate advisor, taking the time necessary to reassure her, not only in the prompt and timely prosecution of her case; but of her eventual success."

- Joseph S.

“To me, Mark represents the highest capability of attorney I have ever come to know. There is no attorney that I could ever think of that I could call on for his assistance."

- W.S.

Meet Our Board Certified Civil Trial Experts

Attorney Mark Roman

Attorney Mark Roman is a Tampa Bay native who is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar.

Less than 2% of Florida lawyers have achieved this certification. He has been practicing law for over 25 years, during which time he has helped accident victims recover millions of dollars in compensation.

He has been named one of Tampa Bay's "Top Lawyers," rated 10/10 on Avvo, and rated AV® Preeminent™ on Martindale-Hubbell®.

Attorney Morgan Gaynor

Attorney Morgan Gaynor is a Florida native who has been practicing law since 1992. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar, which means he is counted among the 2% of Florida lawyers who have received this limited and prestigious certification.

He focuses his practice on personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance dispute cases, and has successfully won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

Call Us Today to Request Your FREE Consultation - (727) 877-1212

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car wreck, time is of the essence. At Roman & Gaynor, our car accident attorneys in Clearwater serve clients throughout Pinellas County and the surrounding areas of Florida, and we are prepared to act quickly on your behalf and ensure you receive the representation you need to get the results you deserve.

Contact us today at (727) 877-1212 for a free consultation to discuss your case!

We Have Recovered Over $85 Million for Our Clients

  • $4,356,000 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    Client was rear-ended with great force by an employee of Mercedes Benz of Melbourne on a rural highway in South Florida. The collision was so powerful that three cars were totally destroyed and the client was rendered unconscious. The Client sustained multiple fractures to her arm and ribs, damage to her shoulder and she sustained brain damage. The jury deliberated almost four hours at the conclusion of a six day trial in Brevard County, Florida.
  • $2,700,000 Verdict for Truck Accident Victim
    After a six day trial, a Pasco County Jury awarded our clients $2,161,000.00 for wife and $631,900.00 for husband. The wife sustained a head injury and had a spine surgery. The husband injured his hands, shoulder and knee.
  • $1,450,000 Settlement for Injured Pedestrian
    Roman & Gaynor sued our client's car insurance company when they refused to take her fractured pelvis seriously. After being pinned between 2 cars in a parking lot, she could not walk normally or return to work. This jury verdict is more than 10 times the amount of the policy she sought, and her insurance company refused to pay, after her injury. State Farm later settled her bad faith claim and Roman & Gaynor collected the excess judgment.
  • $1,175,000.00 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    $1,175,000.00: A New Port Richey man was injured in a motor vehicle collision when his work van was hit and flipped over, causing him to be ejected from his vehicle, crushing his skull. Roman & Gaynor's investigation revealed that the work van was not equipped with operable seatbelts. A lawsuit against his employer, who was responsible for the maintenance of the work van, resulted in a $1,175,000.00 settlement.
  • $850,000.00 Settlement for Husband & Wife
    A Pasco County couple were seriously injured in a rear end collision in Pasco County. After spinal surgeries, Roman & Gaynor successfully negotiated a global settlement in the amount of $850,000 which assisted this couple in rebuilding their lives.
  • $836,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    Our clients, a 56 and 58 year old couple from Pasco County, were stopped for a red light in Tampa when they were rear ended by a distracted driver. Both husband and wife suffered herniated discs as a result of this accident which resulted in 4 spinal surgeries. The at fault party’s insurance carrier asserted a low impact defense, and asserted that our client suffered from these injuries prior to the accident. After protracted litigation, and just 2 months prior to trial, Roman & Gaynor secured a $836,000 settlement in favor of this couple.
  • $820,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    After a year of litigating a case the Defendant never took seriously, Roman & Gaynor negotiated this settlement just to days before trial for a young lady with a spine injury. In this case, a relatively low impact collision led to more than one spinal surgery, including fusion.
  • $600,000.00 Jury Verdict for Accident Victim
    A St. Petersburg woman received a verdict of more than $600,000 for multiple injuries sustained in a car accident including a broken pelvis. We received the verdict at the end of a three-day trial. The Defendant was the driver of a truck who ran a red light.
  • $572,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision

    In 2017, a middle-aged man was rear-ended at a high-rate of speed on the highway. He sustained head, neck and back injuries but did not get any surgeries. We were able to obtain a tender of the policy limits of the at-fault driver but had to file a lawsuit for the underinsured motorist coverage. Seven months later, in 2019, we reached a settlement. We were able to recover a total of $572,000 for this client and his family from the insurance carriers to help them move forward.

  • $550,000.00 $550,000 Recovery for our Client

    A phantom vehicle made a left turn in the direct path of our client’s path of traveling causing him to take evasive action, causing him to strike a concrete utility pole. The force of the impact caused both airbags to deploy and the car engine came through the firewall and into our client’s dashboard and legs. Our client sustained serious lower extremity injuries, neck, and back injuries necessitating hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. Because the at fault driver fled the scene of the accident, we presented 2 uninsured motorists claims to our client’s uninsured motorist carriers. Demand for tender of the first uninsured motorist policy in the amount of $250,000 was made by our firm and was paid promptly. Second demand for the second Underinsured Motorist policy in the amount of $300,000 was made by our firm. This second insurance carrier denied coverage, based upon a UM rejection form signed by our client. Our firm determined that the UM selection form was fraudulently signed by our client’s car insurance agent. Our firm then filed a Civil Remedy Notice asserting fraud, and the insurance carrier promptly paid its $300,000 UM policy limit within the 60 day time period provided under the Civil Remedy Notice. This resulted in a total recovery of $550,000.00 for our client. A total victory for our client! Not all law firms check the validity of client signatures on UM selection forms. Our clients can be assured of this attention to detail for each and every case.

Reviews From Our Clients

  • “At Roman and Gaynor it is not just about winning your case, it is also about making sure that you are taken care of physically and emotionally.”

    Co Ah

  • “They really do take their job serious and they really care about their clients!”

    Karen W.

  • “There is nothing you can do to improve in our eyes.You and Grace are perfect.”

    Oscar L.

  • “We truly want to thank you for not only representing us but all of your help, guidance and friendship.”

    Harry & Ellie H.

  • “Thanks for being there for me every step of the way!”

    Katie B.

  • “Coming away from our first meeting, I knew that all would be well and that I was in good hands.”

    Robert M.

  • “This was a difficult situation Mark and Cate made it easier.”

    Mary C.

  • “You all made me feel like family. I appreciate all your help.”

    Nicole S.

  • “I cannot stress enough how professional, comfortable and relaxed I was at trial. ”

    James F.

  • “I have complete trust and faith in your law firm and if ever needed use your firm again.”

    Marie S.

  • “I am very satisfied with your service and I will recommend it to anybody.”

    Esther R.

  • “He assured me that my only job was to heal and that they would take care of everything else.”

    April L.

  • “We were so very confident in the firm's ability, and were never disappointed.”

    Joseph S.

  • “Prompt, aggressive, compassionate representation is exactly what I received.”

    The C Family

  • “They Provided Helpful and Prompt Responses.”

    Edward R.

A Firm That Stands Out

  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Two Attorneys Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Over $85 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • 24 Hour Availability
  • Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluations
  • No Fees Unless We Win Your Case

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