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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Clearwater Catastrophic Injury Attorney

The Clearwater catastrophic injury lawyers at Roman & Gaynor are fierce advocates for the rights of seriously injured accident victims. If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you deserve to have someone on your side who will fight to maximize your recovery from the responsible party.

While nothing can ever make right the wrong that has been done to you, a fair settlement or verdict can ease the burdens caused by expensive medical bills and lost wages and compensate for your emotional and physical pain and suffering.

Why Choose Roman & Gaynor?

  • More than 60 years of combined experience
  • No fees unless we win your case
  • Free initial case evaluations within 24 hours of your call
  • We’ll meet with you wherever it’s most convenient
  • Board Certified Civil Litigation Experts

Get immediate help when you call (727) 877-1212.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Preventable accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, all of which have the potential to create physical, financial, and emotional repercussions. However, in the context of 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, but they also deeply affect the financial and emotional well-being of victims and their loved ones.

Catastrophic injuries include:

If you have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. It is important to get in touch with an attorney at our firm to schedule an initial consultation. During this meeting, we can discuss the facts of your case, who can be held liable for your injuries, and how best to proceed with your case. Rest assured that when you hire us, we will work hard to protect your best interests.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries can result from many different types of accidents, including:

Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases

In many cases where we have represented catastrophically injured victims, we have obtained significant sums in settlements and verdicts, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation and even multi-million dollar recoveries. These large figures not only speak to the experience and talent of our legal team, but also to the substantial damages suffered by victims who suffer the most profound harms and losses.

When injuries are catastrophic or permanent in nature, economic and non-economic damages increase dramatically. This is due to a number of factors:

  • Economic damages – Catastrophically injured victims face tremendous financial burdens following their accidents and injuries. These include extensive medical expenses associated with required treatment, which often includes surgery, multiple procedures, and long-term treatment. Economic damages are also driven by victims’ lost income, which can be caused by missing considerable time from work, or from diminished earning potential when victims are unable to perform the type of work they did prior to an accident or any type of work whatsoever.
  • Non-economic damages – Aside from financial costs associated with injuries and lost income, catastrophically injured victims also suffer profound non-economic damages. These include pain and suffering, and the emotional injuries that accompany a significant loss in enjoyment or quality of life. Life-altering injuries not only change the future for victims, but also the futures of their families. As such, damages may also be awarded to family members who suffer loss of consortium and support from their catastrophically injured loved ones.
  • Future damages – Future damages are a defining aspect of catastrophic injuries. This is because victims often have long-term if not life-long needs and losses. Among these are the need for future medical treatment, daily assistive care, and future pain and suffering. Additionally, victims can recover future lost wages associated with their inability to work or earn a substantial living.

Our legal team at Roman & Gaynor understands the profound impact of catastrophic injuries, as well as the elevated needs of victims and their families. As such, we fight aggressively to help victims with serious injuries and considerable future needs secure the full amount of compensation they deserve. To learn more about pursuing a personal injury claim following any type of serious injury, call us for a free consultation.

Relentlessly Pursuing Justice for the Catastrophically Injured

Roman & Gaynor has an outstanding record of success when it comes to catastrophic personal injury cases. A few of our past successes include:

  • $4,356,000.00 for a South Florida traumatic brain injury victim
  • $2,700,000.00 for a husband and wife after a serious truck accident
  • $1,175,000.00 for a New Port Richey traumatic brain injury victim

When a person is catastrophically hurt, financial stress is almost sure to follow. If an injury has prevented you from working and your medical bills are piling up, there is no time to waste in contacting a lawyer who can fight for your right to compensation.

You have suffered enough and should not have to continue suffering financially for months or even years after an accident. Our team at Roman & Gaynor stands ready to help you hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence.

Contact our catastrophic injury lawyers in Clearwater to learn more about your rights and options: (727) 877-1212.

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

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

    The C Family

  • “Thank you everyone at Roman & Gaynor. You really took care of me.”

    Luis G.

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

    Jessica T.

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

    Oscar L.

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

    Garrett P.

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

    Robert M.

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

    Katie B.

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

    Karen W.

  • “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

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

    Mary R.

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


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

    James F.

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

    Mark M.

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

    Kheir B.

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

    Nicole S.

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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