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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Clearwater Crosswalk Accident Attorneys

Proving Negligence and Maximizing Compensation

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 pedestrian accident lawsuit.

To pursue the justice you’re entitled to, contact our team at Roman & Gaynor. With over 60 years of combined legal experience, we are more than equipped to win real results on your behalf.

Is Florida Really the Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians?

Yes. In the 2019 “Dangerous By Design” report by Smart Growth America, Orlando, FL was ranked as the #1 most dangerous metro area, and other Florida cities filled spots 2-6. Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater ranked at #9, and The Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach areas came in at #14.

Florida also lead the charge with the highest concentration of pedestrian fatalities in a 10-year period.

From 2008 to 2017, over 5,400 pedestrians were killed in the Sunshine State. For comparison, only 1,047 fatal pedestrian accidents were recorded in nearby Louisiana.

The Miami Herald attributes this alarming statistic to Florida drivers’ “need for speed,” and poor infrastructure in cities.

The publication also points out that older adults are frequently struck at intersections and crosswalks. This is especially unfortunate considering the high number of retirees and elderly people residing in Florida.

If you have been hit by a car in a crosswalk, call (727) 877-1212 today!

Are Crosswalks Effective?

Yes and no. According to the National Safety Council, the majority (70%) of pedestrian fatalities occurred at non-intersection locations. That being said, nearly 20% of these accidents happened while pedestrians were in intersections with marked or unmarked crosswalks.

Behaving in a safe and expected way may reduce your risk of being hit by a car, but it truly seems there is no way to prevent these unfortunate accidents altogether.

As we mentioned earlier, however, your safe and reasonable behavior will help you establish negligence in the driver who harmed you.

The Rules of the Road and Duty of Care

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 for compensation.

How Will Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?

If you were injured in a crosswalk 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 are awarded can compensate you for:

  • 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

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

First of all, you don’t need just any attorney. You need one of our attorneys.

We are board certified in civil trial law and have recovered over $85 million on behalf of our clients.

Secondly, our attorneys can help guide you through each step of the legal process.

We are deeply experienced in the rules of evidence, courtroom etiquette, and all relevant laws and statutes in Florida. The information on this page is just a fraction of the valuable knowledge and experience we will share with you when you become our client.

At Roman & Gaynor, our team is 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 if necessary.

Call us anytime, 24/7, at (727) 877-1212. We will be happy to set up a free, same-day case evaluation within 24 hours of your call.

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

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

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

    Mark M.

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

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

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

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

    Loretta R.

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

    Garrett P.

  • “Your firm cares about taking care of their people. I would refer them and use them again if needed.”

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  • “The expertise of this firm is wonderful.”

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

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

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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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