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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Fatal Car Accident Attorney in Clearwater

Board-Certified Team Available 24/7!

Was someone you love killed in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness? Our firm is here to help you and your family fight for justice and compensation after your loss.

Car accidents can be extremely dangerous and damaging, and sometimes the impact or other factors in the crash can cause fatal wounds. Thousands of people die in car crashes in the United States each year, and our firm understands the emotional and financial problems that often accompany such a loss.

If you lost someone you love, we want to help make the legal process as simple and effective as possible so that you can focus on grieving and healing.

Why Choose Our Firm?

At Roman & Gaynor, we are passionate about fighting for the rights of the injured and their families. Losing a loved one his hard under any circumstances, but when you lose someone due to some form of negligence, it can be extremely difficult to cope with their death.

Our skilled car accident attorneys in Clearwater have ample experience working on personal injury and wrongful death cases and we know precisely how to help your family. Our attorneys are Board Certified Experts in Civil Trial Law, so you can be confident in our ability to represent you should your case go to trial.

Call our firm at (727) 877-1212 to discuss your wrongful death case with our Clearwater lawyers.

Liability in Fatal Car Accidents

If your loved one died in a fatal car accident, it is crucial that you discover how the crash was caused and who was liable. Responsibility for the incident could lie on several people’s shoulders, and sometimes more than one person could be at fault for a single wreck.

If the accident was caused by a vehicle defect, the auto parts manufacturer or vehicle designer might be at fault for the accident and the loss of your loved one. If the crash was caused by a road hazard caused by poorly maintained roads, then the owner of the roads could be liable.

In most cases, the other driver involved in the crash is liable. Whether the driver was on his or her cell phone, intoxicated, or simply not paying attention, if they caused the crash, even unintentionally, they may be liable for the resulting damage and the loss of your loved one.

Understanding Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death claims can only be filed by close relatives or the spouse of the deceased. If someone dies, their spouse, children, parents, and siblings can file the wrongful death claim. However, in certain cases, the deceased individual’s wards or others who relied on that individual’s support and income might also be able to file a claim.

Emotionally, the loss of a loved one can be hard to deal with. For domestic partners or spouses of the individual, they must deal with the loss of companionship, while children lose the support and guidance of a parent. As difficult as the emotional loss may be, the death of a loved one can also cause a significant financial burden.

After a fatal accident, families must consider funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and any medical bills left from their treatment. If the deceased individual was the breadwinner in the household, the family must also deal with the loss of that individual’s income.

Let Our Car Accident Attorneys Help You

If you lost someone you loved in a fatal car accident, our firm wants to help. We have won more than $75 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and we are passionate about fighting for the rights of car accident victims in Florida. When you work with us, you won’t pay a dime unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Contact Roman & Gaynor to talk to our Clearwater personal injury attorneys. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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.

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

    Kheir B.

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

    Robert M.

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

    W. S.

  • “They Provided Helpful and Prompt Responses.”

    Edward R.

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

    Karen W.

  • “The expertise of this firm is wonderful.”

    Grace M.

  • “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.

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

    Garrett P.

  • “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.

  • “Thank you for believing in me and my case and always providing sound guidance. ”

    Ryan H.

  • “Agradezco toda su ayuda y con mucho gusto los seguire recomendando.”

    Maria S.

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

    Mark M.

  • “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

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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