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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Experienced, Compassionate Personal Injury Attorney in Clearwater

When commercial vehicles are involved in an accident, the damage can be extremely severe, sometimes resulting in catastrophic injuries or worse. Commercial vehicles, including buses, construction vehicles, and moving vans, are usually much larger than standard passenger vehicles, which means they can be especially destructive in a crash.

These vehicles are longer, heavier, and often carry hefty cargo, which may spill onto the road or could add to the weight of the vehicle, making the impact even more severe. Because of these factors, commercial vehicle accidents should always be treated seriously.

What Sets Us Apart?

If you were injured in a crash involving a commercial vehicle, our firm is prepared to help. Roman & Gaynor has more than 60 years of combined legal experience, and we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Our personal injury attorneys have handled a wide variety of car accident cases, including those dealing with commercial vehicles. When you work with our firm, you can be confident that we will provide your case with the attention and care it requires.

Ready to get started? Call (727) 877-1212 to request a free evaluation with our Clearwater car accident lawyers.

Types of Commercial Vehicles

A commercial vehicle is any type of truck, car, or van hired to provide some type of service.

This includes all of the following:

  • Buses
  • City or state work trucks
  • City cars
  • Courier service vehicles
  • Construction vehicles
  • Delivery trucks or vans
  • Dump trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Semi-trucks
  • Moving trucks or vans

Holding Drivers & Companies Liable for Their Negligence

Following a commercial car accident, it is extremely important to identify the liable party. If your accident was caused by driver intoxication, failure to abide by traffic laws, a vehicle malfunction, fallen cargo, or other similar issues, you have a right to take action against the party responsible for your injuries.

If the driver made a mistake or was in any way careless, they may be held personally responsible for your injuries. Or, in some cases, the company may be liable for the actions of the driver.

Additionally, the company who owns the vehicle or employs the driver might be found responsible if they failed to follow certain safety rules regarding the driver or vehicle itself.

Drivers should be fully trained, properly licensed, and allowed frequent breaks in order to prevent drowsy driving. If these rules were not observed, the company may be liable for the actions of the driver.

Likewise, if the company failed to load or maintain the vehicle properly, and that negligence caused the crash, the company may be deemed responsible for the resulting damage.

Let Our Firm Help You Seek Maximum Compensation

Commercial car or truck accidents can be devastating and may result in broken bones, whiplash injuries, spinal damage, traumatic head injuries, road rash, lesions, and even death.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a commercial vehicle due to some type of carelessness or negligence, we want to help you seek compensation. Compensation may include repayment for past and ongoing medical expenses, loss of wages, as well as pain and suffering.

Our firm is available 24 hours a day for your convenience, and we won’t charge you unless we win your case.

Contact Roman & Gaynor to talk to our Clearwater personal injury attorneys about your commercial car accident.

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

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

    Mary C.

  • “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.

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

    Joseph S.

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

    Jessica T.

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

    James F.

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

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

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  • “The expertise of this firm is wonderful.”

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

    Mary R.

  • “Your firm more than met our expectations. We were extremely satisfied!”

    Garrett P.

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

    Marie S.

  • “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.”

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    Maria S.

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

    Nicole S.

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

    Loretta 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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