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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Clearwater Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Injured by a negligent driver?

According to crash statistics compiled and published by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), there were more than 7,000 pedestrian accidents in Florida in 2011 alone. Of these pedestrian accidents, nearly 95% resulted in injury or fatality. Sadly, many pedestrian accidents involve a driver failing to drive safely.

These statistics prove that the negligence and carelessness of drivers can create devastating results, particularly to those who are most vulnerable and least protected. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury during a pedestrian accident, our Clearwater pedestrian accident attorneys at Roman & Gaynor are here for you.

The following types of reckless driving are common causes of pedestrian accidents:

  • Texting while driving
  • Disobeying traffic signals
  • Speeding / aggressive driving
  • Right turns on red
  • Failing to use caution while driving in a parking lot
  • Failing to give pedestrians the right of way

Because we have the ability to produce positive resolutions through both trial verdicts and settlements, you can rest assured that your case is in highly capable hands.

Crosswalk Pedestrian Accidents

If you are crossing the street legally and carefully in a marked crosswalk, you might expect to be safe. Unfortunately, negligent drivers can strike anywhere. The one benefit of your “safe” and legal crossing may be the strength it adds to your lawsuit.

Proving that the driver who caused your injury was negligent will be the touchstone of your lawsuit. In Florida and across the nation, all pedestrians in marked crosswalks have the right of way. If a driver violated Florida right of way statutes, they have also violated the rules of the road they agreed to when they received their drivers’ license.

When people become licensed drivers, they accept an implicit “duty of care” to other drivers and individuals on the road. Violating the explicit rules of the road also breaches this implicit agreement. Any violation of a duty of care is considered negligence.

If a negligent driver caused your accident, and you sustained injuries from that accident, your personal injury lawsuit will almost always be successful. At Roman & Gaynor, we seek to take the “almost” out of the equation. By proving your adherence to the rules of the road and the driver’s total disregard for them, we can represent your best interests in court and maximize your chances of recovering compensation.

How Will Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you likely had to take unexpected time off work and pay medical bills you didn’t plan for. Filing a lawsuit can help you recover from your injury on a financial level. The damages you may be entitled to include:

  • Medical expenses and emergency room fees
  • The cost of rehabilitative care
  • Any wages you missed while you were recovering from your injury
  • Diminished earning potential as a result of your injury
  • Pain and suffering

We Go the Extra Mile for our Clients

Our firm knows that pedestrian accidents can result in horrific and life-altering injuries. As such, we are intently focused on doing everything in our power to support our clients and their families during these difficult times. This is why we make ourselves available 24/7 and respond promptly to injured residents who reach out to our firm.

At Roman & Gaynor, we strive to help you rebuild your life after a serious pedestrian accident in Clearwater, FL. We are board certified in civil trial law and have recovered over $95 million on behalf of our clients. We are deeply experienced in the rules of evidence, courtroom etiquette, and all relevant laws and statutes in Florida.

We are not after your hard-earned money. We offer free consultations and do not collect a fee unless we win your case. We’re also willing to travel to you. Call our Clearwater pedestrian accident lawyers at (727) 877-1212 today.

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 can attest that your motto "We Really Care" and "Compassionate Justice" are not just mere words...”

    Kally F.

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

    Karen W.

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

    W. S.

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

    Luis G.

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

    Esther R.

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

    Garrett P.

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

    The C Family

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

    Robert M.

  • “The expertise of this firm is wonderful.”

    Grace M.

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

    C.W.

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

    Mary C.

  • “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

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

    Jessica T.

  • “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 $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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