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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Clearwater Car Accident Lawyer

Available 24/7 – Free Consultations

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 are 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 $95 million in verdicts and settlements
  • We’ve earned an AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • We ask for no upfront fees, and you don’t pay unless we win your case
  • We are available 24/7 – call now for your FREE consultation

We 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 Clearwater car accident attorneys are ready to provide compassionate and proven representation.

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

If you have been hurt in a crash, or have a loved one who was injured or killed, 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.

Contact Roman & Gaynor today at (727) 877-1212 to arrange a FREE case review with our car accident attorneys.

Over $95+ Million Recovered

Roman & Gaynor has recovered more than $95 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including millions of dollars for victims of auto accidents.

  • $4,356,000.00 verdict – We 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 won a 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 verdict – We represented a man who was 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 Damages Can I Recover?

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 car accident 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 Is the Total Value of Damages Determined?

Insurance companies assign an adjuster to each accident case to determine the value of the claim. They evaluate accidents by getting damage estimates, evaluating the driver's insurance policy, and reviewing the police accident report. To determine financial compensation for injuries, adjusters will also evaluate medical records.

The Driver That Hit Me Doesn't Have Insurance. Am I Covered?

Florida is a "no fault" state when it comes to medical bills incurred as a result of an auto accident. What this means is that, when you are involved in a car accident and sustain injuries, your medical bills are paid by your own auto insurance carrier up to $10,000, regardless of fault. Oftentimes, an emergency room visit alone can exhaust $10,000 in coverage. That is why it is important to hire an attorney from the beginning.

An attorney can investigate the "at fault driver" for additional insurance coverage on their car insurance policy. Hiring an attorney promptly will ensure that a proper insurance coverage investigation occurs and all of your losses are covered.

Florida's No-Fault Insurance System

In 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. This means that you cannot file a civil lawsuit, or a third party insurance claim, 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 a Clearwater auto accident lawyer on your side, you can put yourself in a better position to navigate the complexities of your case, which may include no-fault insurance, personal injury protection benefits, or a personal injury lawsuit.

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

Do I Need a Car Accident Attorney?

While you are not legally required to have an attorney when filing an accident claim, the benefits of working with a lawyer far outweigh the consequences of undertaking this process alone. These claims can be 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 should prompt you to work with proven legal representation.

Statistics show that insurance companies pay about 3.5x more money to victims when they are represented by an attorney (versus self-representation). You can typically contact a lawyer at any point during the claims process, so don't wait to act.

Board Certified Civil Trial Experts

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.

Mark has been practicing law for over 25 years, during which time he has helped accident victims recover millions of dollars. He has been named one of Tampa Bay's "Top Lawyers," rated 10/10 on Avvo, and AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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 prestigious certification.

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

Reviews from Former Clients:

"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.

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, and we are prepared to act quickly on your behalf to ensure you receive the representation you need to get the results you deserve.

Contact us today at (727) 877-1212 for a FREE consultation.

We Have Recovered Over $95 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

  • “I couldn't be more happy or satisfied.”

    Jessica T.

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

    Marie S.

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

    The C Family

  • “You and your wonderful staff have restored my faith in the legal profession.”

    Mark M.

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

    Oscar L.

  • “I found everyone at Roman and Gaynor to be very very professional, helpful, and understanding.”


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

    Karen W.

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

    April L.

  • “I feel the staff and handling of my case was impressive and extremely professional.”

    Loretta R.

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

    James F.

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

    Mary C.

  • “I had experience with other law firms, but yours is different. We really feel that you humanly care.”

    Kheir B.

  • “We could never ask anyone for a more favorable outcome.”

    W. S.

  • “At a very low point in my life, Roman & Gaynor was very professional, protective, and patient with me. I appreciate and needed that.”

    Paula S.

  • “I really felt taken care of by your team. Everyone was very professional.”

    Mary R.

A Firm That Stands Out

  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Two Attorneys Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Over $95 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • 24 Hour Availability
  • Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluations
  • No Fees Unless We Win Your Case

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