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June 27, 2016

As we enter the summer months, millions of Americans will flock to the water to cool off and to enjoy some recreational fun.  While recent headlines have alerted people to the dangers of alligators in Florida lakes, water in Florida and elsewhere often conceals a much greater, yet lesser known, danger. The naegleria fowleri amoeba, often referred to as the brain-eating amoeba, is prevalent in freshwater bodies in Florida and throughout the southern U.S.  The amoeba seems to thrive in warm, fresh water, particularly when the water and the surrounding soil become disturbed.

June 23, 2016

ON DANGEROUS ANIMAL ATTACKS – SNAKES, ALLIGATORS,  AND CROCODILES, TIGERS, GORILLAS, AND MORE: A CALL TO ACTION FOR THE ANIMAL OWNERS, PROPERTY OWNERS, AND OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF ZOOS AND ANIMAL ATTRACTION FACILITIES 

June 21, 2016

Corey B. Friedman, Esq.

On June 21, 2016, the FAA released “Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107)” which now places federal restrictions or otherwise imposes guidelines on flying what are commonly referred to as “drones.” These rules are effective as of August 2016.

The summary of the regulations are divided into four sections 1) Operational Limitations; 2) Remote Pilot In Command Certifications and Responsibilities; 3). Aircraft requirements; and 4. Model Aircrafts. Each are summarized below and additional information can be obtained directly from the FAA:

April 22, 2016

We are proud to announce that Romano Law Group partner John F. Romano is a 2016 inductee to The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. Inductees must "exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers."

Mr. Romano is one of only four attorneys to be inducted into The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame this year.

November 30, 2015

Your misuse of a product that injured you will not help your case, but it may not hurt it either. Watch Florida attorney Dustin Herman of the Romano Law Group explain the law surrounding product liability cases.

November 26, 2015

Although many people use the terms “jail” and “prison” interchangeably, there is a difference in the two types of incarceration. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

November 21, 2015

Arbitration: Ruled by Religious ScriptureIn our blog series this month looking at the pitfalls of arbitration highlighted in the recent New York Times investigative series, we have seen how arbitration clauses rob American citizens of their day in court.

November 19, 2015

If you operate a motor vehicle in the state of Florida, you are required to maintain two types of auto insurance coverage. Watch Florida attorney Robert Miyashita of the Romano Law Group explain.

November 13, 2015

Claims against cruise lines are very different than normal negligence claims in Florida. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain that typically you will have 6 months to file a claim with the cruise line and 1 year to file a lawsuit based on your cruise contract.

November 10, 2015

Arbitration Clauses Preventing Class ActionsIn that boilerplate contract you sign for your credit card, your cell phone, and just about every other consumer or employment contract, there is an arbitration clause that not only takes away your individual day in court, it prevents class actions against large corporations.

November 03, 2015

Arbitration clauses are buried in many contracts that consumers sign every day, such as cell phone contracts, car purchasing contracts, and even employment contracts. Consumers sign them without a second thought because they are told it is a standard contract. Everyone signs them, but what few consumers realize is that most of these contracts contain arbitration clauses.

October 29, 2015

Is a Car or Truck Safer?The debate over safety on the road continues in West Palm Beach. While some people think they are safer in a truck, others believe that passenger cars are safer. Our truck accident attorneys know that the truth of the matter is complicated because there are so many factors involved in any motor vehicle accident.

October 22, 2015

5 to Drive: Keep Teen Drivers AliveThis week is National Teen Driver Safety week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s campaign 5 to Drive draws attention to the 5 greatest dangers facing teen drivers: texting, seat belt use, distraction of passengers, driving under the influence, and speeding.

October 20, 2015

In a Florida bicycle accident, the party who is at fault for your injuries is the party who will be responsible for paying for your injuries. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

Call the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation with an experienced bicycle accident injury lawyer. We represent clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.  

October 20, 2015

Design defects and manufacturing defects can both be responsible for injuries in product liability cases. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain how.

Call the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation with an experienced product liability lawyer. We represent clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.  

October 15, 2015

Halloween is a night of revelry for young and old alike. Many more pedestrians are in the streets than any normal night to collect candy in their Halloween costumes and enjoy spirits with friends.

As a sober driver, the night can be challenging because of the number of people out, but drunk drivers are responsible for many unfortunate fatalities. On the average Halloween weekend drunk drivers cause:

October 13, 2015

Comparative negligence can reduce the amount you can recover in a car accident depending on the amount of fault found between you and the other driver. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain what comparative negligence means for who is liable in a Florida car accident.

October 06, 2015

Most Florida employers will carry Workers’ Compensation coverage to pay for your injuries sustained on the job. However, if your employer does not have Workers’ Compensation coverage, you may be able to pursue a legal action to recovery for your injuries. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

September 25, 2015

It is imperative in a Florida accident case that you contact an accident attorney immediately. As soon as the insurance knows of the accident they will be assessing the scene of the accident and making decisions on what your recovery should be. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain what a good attorney can do for you.

September 23, 2015

avoiding falls for the elderlyThis is Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury. A fall can seriously injure an older adult and may impede their independence and lessen their quality of life.

These home safety tips may help your elderly loved one avoid a serious fall:

September 18, 2015

In Florida, there are specific time limits in which you have to file your personal injury lawsuit or you will give up your right to bring a lawsuit. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano, named to Best Lawyers in America© 2016, explain what those time limits are and why it is necessary to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident.

September 17, 2015

Corporate America Attorneys Finding Favor in State CourtsEach year for the past thirteen years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform has released a Lawsuit Climate Survey.

September 11, 2015

It is very important to have your Florida motorcycle accident case investigated by an experienced attorney as soon as possible because often these cases come down to who is liable for the accident. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain how an investigation of your motorcycle accident can help you win your case.

September 10, 2015

what to do after a hit and runBeing the victim of a hit-and-run accident can be devastating. Unlike any other car accident, you don’t know who to blame or how to seek justice for your injuries. But like other motor vehicle accidents, it is important to remain calm. These tips can help you get the justice you deserve.

September 09, 2015

There are often times when individuals and businesses need to borrow money, and usually, there is nothing wrong with this. Whether it is for improvements, expansion or to purchase additional inventory, there are individuals and businesses that engage in what is otherwise known as “high-risk” lending. Due to the high risk, these lending arrangements are backed by terms and conditions that are significantly more onerous on the borrower than traditional unsecured credit, SBA loans and plain-vanilla secured financing.

September 04, 2015

In Florida, a felony is a more serious offense than a misdemeanor. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano, named to Best Lawyers in America© 2016, explain the difference in what to expect if you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. 

August 31, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 70,000 pedestrians are injured in the United States every year. Furthermore, Smart Growth America has given Florida the dubious distinction of being home to the four deadliest cities in the country for pedestrians: Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami. While some drivers might not recognize it, pedestrians have rights.

Pedestrian Safety

August 27, 2015

In Florida, a truck driver may be negligent in your auto accident if they have failed to follow federal or state regulations. Watch Florida attorney Corey Friedman of the Romano Law Group explain.

August 24, 2015

In a Florida pedestrian accident case, comparative negligence is the comparison of relative fault among the parties involved in the accident. This can limit your recovery if you are partially at fault. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

August 22, 2015

Often in Florida accidents, the other driver is not carrying the proper insurance or is not carrying any insurance at all. You can protect yourself by carrying uninsured motorist coverage and consulting an experienced auto accident attorney who may be able to help you pursue another type of claim – a product liability case. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

August 20, 2015

Yes. In Florida, there is a time limit for filing a wrongful death case. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

Call the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation with an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer. We welcome clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.  

August 19, 2015

Caring for your loved one after a motorcycle accidentIf you are taking care of a loved one who has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you have a difficult job. Because of the many responsibilities including seeing your loved one injured, caretakers experience stress in many forms: physical, emotional and financial.

August 14, 2015

There is no magic formula to determine exactly how much your Florida personal injury case is worth. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain how an experienced attorney can help you make that assessment during the investigation of your case.

August 13, 2015

Tips for Bicycle SafetyFlorida roads are some of the most dangerous in the country for cyclists and pedestrians. In fact, the death rate for bicycle accidents in Florida is three times the national rate, and the largest cities in Florida are the most dangerous cities for pedestrians in America.

August 11, 2015

Yes. Before you make any decision about your case, including take a plea deal, you should consult an experienced attorney. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain what an attorney can do for your case.

Call the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 for your consultation with an experienced criminal lawyer. We welcome clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.  

August 10, 2015

West Palm Beach Car Accident AttorneyThis month in Florida our children head back to high school and back to college. One of the worries on every teen parent’s mind is the safety of their new teen driver. Parking lots, kids dashing around, and early morning starts can be a lot for a new driver to handle. Share these tips with your teen driver to keep them safer on the road:

August 08, 2015

There are some big and important differences between investigating and evaluating a tractor-trailer case and a passenger car wreck case. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

Call the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation with an experienced accident lawyer. We welcome clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.  

August 06, 2015

In a Florida accident case, if you were injured while you were a passenger in a vehicle, you may have a basis to sue the driver of the car you were riding in. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

August 03, 2015

If you’re reading this blog, you probably don’t need to see statistics to know that social media has taken over Americans’ daily lives. You also don’t need to be told that participation in social media leads to all kinds of consequences, positive and negative.

August 03, 2015
ATTORNEYS FOR ALLEGED TERRORISTS CAN CONDUCT “ATTORNEY VOIR DIRE” AND YET FULL-FLEDGED, AMERICAN CITIZENS ON TRIAL IN MANY OF OUR FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS HAVE JUDGES PROHIBITING ATTORNEY VOIR DIRE - HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN AMER
July 30, 2015

You might be surprised to learn that Florida car accidents involving cyclists occur more in the winter and spring than during the summer months, and more younger drivers (aged 20-24) are responsible for bicycle-car accidents than the retiree age group. Check out these and other interesting statistics about Florida bicycle accidents.

Florida Bike Crashes by the Numbers

 

 

 

 

July 29, 2015

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury CasesIn Florida, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to protect your rights, but it is also important because every personal injury case has time limits.

Each state has enacted statutes of limitations that require you to bring your personal injury claims within a certain amount of time. In Florida, these deadlines are:

July 28, 2015

In a Florida accident case, your attorney will investigate fault for the accident by reviewing the accident report, interviewing the drivers involved, and talking to witnesses who were at the scene of the accident. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

July 27, 2015

True or False? Verdicts or settlements received due to personal injuries are tax free. 

Answer: It Depends.

A lot of people are under the misperception that if they receive monies in a personal injury settlement or verdict, that they do not have to pay tax on those monies. This is not necessarily correct.

July 25, 2015

We’ve all heard the statistics – texting and driving costs lives. By now, you should be aware that taking a second of your attention away from the roadway while driving can cost you or someone you love their life.

July 24, 2015

To learn whether you are allowed to file a lawsuit for your accident case, you should contact a qualified attorney in Florida. They can investigate and evaluate your case and advise you on how to move forward. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

July 22, 2015

In Florida, brain injury lawsuit trial proceedings are very similar to other personal injury lawsuits. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain what steps are involved in brain injury lawsuit trials.

Call the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation with an experienced brain injury lawyer. We welcome clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.  

July 17, 2015

In Florida, a business owner has the obligation to provide a safe environment for his or her employees and customers. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain how you can make sure your business is safe for employees, customers, and anyone else who may be entering your property.

July 14, 2015

Every bicycle rider has the responsibility to abide by the laws in the state of Florida. Motorized vehicle drivers must respect your right to be on the roadway, but you have a responsibility out there as well. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

July 10, 2015

Many clients are concerned with how they will pay for an attorney when they need legal assistance with their catastrophic injury case. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain how you can afford an attorney with a contingency fee.

July 08, 2015

Expert witnesses play a critical role in every medical malpractice case. Watch Florida attorney Geoffrey Schosheim of the Romano Law Group explain why expert witnesses are important for your case.

For your free consultation with the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at the Romano Law Group, call today at 561-533-6700. We welcome clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.  

July 01, 2015

If you have been injured in an accident and sustained a brain injury, you do not have to pay your attorney up front for taking your case. Your Florida attorney will work on a contingency fee basis. Watch Florida attorney Hali Marsocci of the Romano Law Group explain what that means for you.

June 30, 2015

Slip and falls can cause serious injuries to anyone. Falls are the number one cause of accidental injuries in the United States. The elderly are especially at risk for severe and debilitating injury due to falls.

Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property to avoid these life-altering injuries to the elderly.  

Slip Trip and Fall, Hazards for the Elderly

June 29, 2015

Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of accidents we face. In fact, most of us will slip and fall several times in our lifetimes, and sometimes little to no harm is done. However, every fall has the potential to cause catastrophic injury, and if your fall is caused by someone else’s negligence, the emotional pain can rival the physical trauma.

June 27, 2015

In a Florida brain injury case, you will need an experienced brain injury lawyer. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain what kind of lawyer you need to look for.

For your free consultation with the experienced brain injury lawyers at the Romano Law Group, call today at 561-533-6700. We welcome clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.  

June 26, 2015

In Florida it is legal to drink and drive - to a certain degree. You can have a drink and get behind the wheel as long as you can still function normally. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

June 22, 2015

June is National Safety Month (NSM). The National Safety Council observes NSM every year to bring awareness to the major causes of injury and death in the United States. And even though driving is an activity most of us do without a second thought, it’s also incredibly risky.

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact the Palm Beach injury attorneys at the Romano Law Group at 561-533-6700 for a free case evaluation.

June 20, 2015

In Florida, in addition to the at-fault driver, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries from the owner of the car. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

June 18, 2015

The rules for investigating and determining fault in a case involving an 18-wheeler are different from those followed in a car accident case. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain the difference.

June 11, 2015

In a Florida auto accident case, you can sometimes recover punitive damages, which are different from compensatory damages. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain the difference.

June 09, 2015

Watch Florida attorney Hali Marsocci of the Romano Law Group explain the need for a life care planner expert in traumatic brain injury cases.  

At the Romano Law Group we are dedicated to seeking justice for our clients who have been injured in accidents. Call us today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation. We welcome clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.  

June 05, 2015

In Florida, a trial is a last resort for your case. Most cases will never get that far. Your cases will likely settle before trial. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain what the alternatives to court are.

June 03, 2015

As a pedestrian, you must use reasonable care to avoid car accidents in Florida. This includes walking in crosswalks and obeying traffic signals. Failure to do so may mean that you are responsible for your injuries in an accident. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

June 02, 2015

Slip and fall accidents can be difficult to prove, even if the victim has been seriously injured. Thousands of people are injured on a yearly basis from unsafe premises with a dangerous or slippery surface including floors, stairs, and even the ground. It may seem obvious who is to blame, but specific legal criteria must be met to win a slip and fall case. You need the expertise of a Palm Beach slip and fall attorney to help you make sense of the situation and determine if you have a personal injury case.

May 30, 2015

In most legal cases resulting from car accidents, the litigation is between the drivers of the vehicles and their accident attorneys. Truck accidents are often a different matter, and there are many other parties who may be liable for an accident. Without an experienced Palm Beach truck accident attorney, the complexities of the law can leave you feeling overwhelmed.

Liable Parties

May 28, 2015

When you’ve been involved in an auto accident, you shouldn’t wait too long to bring an accident or negligence claim against the at-fault driver. It’s best to act quickly.

In the following video, West Palm Beach attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group discusses Florida’s statute of limitations for auto accidents.

May 27, 2015

Following the loss of a loved one in West Palm Beach, legal action is probably not one of the first things you consider, but it is important to find a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

May 22, 2015

You will likely need to reimburse your medical insurance company for the care they have paid for while you were injured once you receive a verdict or settlement. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain why.

May 21, 2015

One of the most common and severe types of traumatic brain injuries is called Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI). DAI is the result of violent shaking or rotating forces on the brain within the skull. These types of TBI can result in coma, or in severe cases, a persistent vegetative state. For those who do regain consciousness, recovery is often long and serious impairments are often permanent.

Causes of Diffuse Axonal Injury

May 20, 2015

In the state of Florida, every company or individual who is responsible for getting a product into your hands is responsible for its safety to consumers. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain who may be responsible for your injuries caused by a defective product.

May 19, 2015

As Palm Beach Motorcycle accident attorneys, we are all too aware that fatalities have increased dramatically following the 2000 repeal of mandatory helmet laws in Florida. The current law requires helmets for all riders under 21, and for any rider who carries less than $10,000 of medical insurance coverage. In other states partial helmet laws, the statistics tell a similar story according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The Florida Study

May 16, 2015

You have rights as an injured victim and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain how to protect your legal rights after you have been injured in a truck accident.

May 15, 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a United States governmental entity that issues regulations for trucking companies and truck drivers.  Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

May 12, 2015

If a big rig loses control and causes an accident in Florida, the impact on the lives of those injured in the wreck can be devastating.  It’s important to understand how to protect your rights if you’ve been injured in a truck accident.

In the following video, West Palm Beach attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explains how victims suffering from truck accident injuries can get the justice they deserve.

May 08, 2015

Zofran is an anti-nausea medication that puts developing babies at serious risk for birth defects when it is taken by pregnant mothers. Zofran was originally developed to help with nausea in cancer patients and was never FDA approved for use by pregnant women. However, the manufacturer of Zofran, GlaxoSmithKline, illegally promoted use of Zofran for morning sickness and nausea in expectant mothers.

Zofran has been linked to serious birth defects, such as:

May 07, 2015

When you are injured in an accident, you do not have to give a recorded statement to the insurance company of the other driver. You may have to give a recorded statement to your own insurance company. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

May 05, 2015

Yes. Regardless of whether you bought the product, the company responsible for the defective product can be held liable for injuries caused by that product. Watch Florida attorney Dustin Herman of the Romano Law Group explain why.

April 30, 2015

Benzene is known to cause severe illnesses for many people. Exposure to benzene is associated with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Benzene has also been linked to other forms of leukemia and blood disorders.

Benzene-related illness may take years to develop after exposure. When you have been exposed to benzene in the workplace or elsewhere and diagnosed with one of the above diseases, you may be able to hold your employer or other parties responsible for your injuries.

April 29, 2015

Although motorcycle riders in Florida are not required to wear a helmet as long as they meet certain requirements, a rider who does not wear a helmet may have their damages reduced in their injury case. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain.

April 28, 2015

At the Romano Law Group, we are committed to maintaining a sustainable environment with our EcoCentre living building. To mark the forty-fifth anniversary of Earth Day this April, the History Channel featured our office and other eco-minded companies around the nation in their Operation Build History of a Movement special.

See the inside of our EcoCentre office building in the introduction of the History Channel special. 

April 28, 2015

In Florida, your personal injury case can take anywhere from 18 months to 3 years to get to trial from the date your accident happened. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group explain why that estimate may vary and depends on the circumstances of your individual case.

April 24, 2015

When you are injured in an accident, it can leave you feeling frightened and confused and wondering where to turn for help. A Florida injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

When you are trying to find an injury attorney keep these tips in mind:

April 22, 2015

April is distracted driving awareness month. Many drivers think of texting and driving, especially in teen drivers, as the big issue when it comes to cutting down on distracted driving accidents.

In reality, all of us are probably guilty of distracted driving at some point. Learning what distracted driving is and learning to wait on engaging with those distractions until after driving are both key to helping put an end to distracted driving accidents.

You can help save lives by recognizing the three types of distraction while driving:

April 21, 2015

In some circumstances, you may be able to sue your employer for injuries sustained in a construction site accident. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano of the Romano Law Group explain when Workers’ Compensation may apply and when a third party lawsuit may be a legal option for you.

April 20, 2015

Truck drivers in Florida are not allowed to use hand-held phones or devices at any time while driving. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain how a distracted truck driver affects your personal in jury case. 

April 16, 2015

Truck accident cases differ dramatically from car accident cases. The victims of large truck accidents are unfortunately usually deceased or suffering from catastrophic injuries. These accidents require the analysis and testimony of many experts. Watch Florida attorney Corey Friedman of the Romano Law Group explain the potential complications with your truck accident case.

April 14, 2015

For any tractor-trailer accident case, witnesses are helpful and usually necessary. Watch Florida attorney John Romano of the Romano Law Group explain why.

April 09, 2015

Pedestrian accident cases in Florida are often very complicated and require an experienced attorney to protect your rights and pursue the justice you deserve. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano explain.

April 07, 2015

Winning your accident case can be an uphill battle. You have to prove that the at-fault party was legally responsible in whole or in part for your injuries in order to recover the compensation you deserve. Watch Florida attorney John Romano explain how having an experienced attorney on your side can help.

April 01, 2015

When you are injured in an accident and need the help of an attorney to recover compensation for your injuries, you can hire an attorney without having to pay money up front. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis - meaning they don't get paid until you do. Watch Florida attorney John Romano explain.

March 30, 2015

After being arrested in Florida, you probably appeared before a judge and were ordered to pay a fee - bond - to be released from jail. Watch Florida attorney Eric Romano explain what purpose the bond serves in your criminal case and why you had to pay it.

March 30, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015, is International Women’s Day. This is a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future, and a day to thank all women for the wonders each brings to life and to living on Planet Earth.

March 26, 2015

In Florida, you may be able to sue the owner of the property where you were injured if you can prove the legal responsibility of the owner. Watch Florida attorney John Romano explain how.

March 23, 2015

If you witness a car accident in Florida, it is important that you contact the police. You may have the most relevant information pertaining to that crash to help the police and investigators determine who was at fault. Watch Florida attorney Todd Romano explain how you can help.

March 20, 2015

In general, no. You are not under any obligation to consent to a police search of your property or premises. There are a few limited exceptions. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain.

March 18, 2015

To determine if you have a brain injury case in Florida, you should speak with an experienced attorney who can assess the liability or fault along with causation in your case. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain how a lawyer can evaluate your case to determine whether  you have a valid claim to file.

March 16, 2015

A wrongful death claim is filed by the family of the deceased loved one to hold the responsible party accountable for your loved one's untimely death. You may have a wrongful death claim if you are a family member or dependent of the deceased and he or she died as a result of someone else's negligent or intentional actions.

Wrongful death claims can arise from a variety of incidents, such as:

March 13, 2015

Yes. Before taking your case to court, your attorney will attempt to settle your case with the insurance company for the at-fault driver. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain how a lawyer can settle your case before it goes to trial. 

March 11, 2015

Contact a lawyer right away. It is important to get a lawyer involved in your case as early as possible when you or your loved one has been injured in an incident with a defective product. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain how a lawyer can help you early in the case. 

March 10, 2015

According to a recent study conducted by WalletHub, Florida is the most dangerous state in the nation for drivers’ wallets. In evaluating each state’s insurance requirements and percentage of uninsured drivers, Florida ranks 51st in the nation, falling behind all other states and the District of Columbia. According to the study, which can be found at WalletHub Study, nearly 1 in 4 Florida drivers is uninsured.

March 04, 2015

Yes. In the state of Florida, you can sue more than just doctors for medical malpractice. Watch Geoffrey Schosheim, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain which medical professional may be held liable for injuries caused by medical errors.

March 02, 2015

Over our years in the courtroom representing motorycle accident victims, we've discovered that jurors tend to have a bias against motorcycle riders. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain.

February 27, 2015

A personal injury case in Florida is generally a case in which you have been injured as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another person. This could include a car accident or another accident resulting in serious injury. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain.

February 25, 2015

When you have been injured in an accident you are generally allowed to collect compensatory damages from the at-fault party. However, you may be eligible for punitive damages in Florida under certain circumstances. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain when punitive damages may apply to your case.

February 24, 2015

Distracted driving causes completely preventable car accidents every day. By now we have all heard the campaigns warning of the dangers of texting while driving, but you may not be aware of the continuing trend of smartphone users to take selfies while driving.

These selfie takers are using their phones to take photos of themselves and post them to social media sites, like Instagram and Facebook. All while driving. According to studies, using social media while driving reduces reaction times more than drinking or marijuana use.

February 19, 2015

We are excited to announce that next week The History Channel will be filming at our EcoCentre offices to highlight the Romano Law Group and our efforts to maintain an environmentally friendly and sustainable office.

February 19, 2015

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in the state of Florida, you should call a criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and advise you on your next steps before you answer any questions or talk to the police. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain why it is a good idea to call an attorney immediately.

February 17, 2015

To collect damages in an accident case you must pursue the defendant, the person legally responsible for your injuries, in a legal action. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain who may be responsible and who must pursue to recover the damages you deserve.

February 13, 2015

Auto insurance policies can provide compensation when you have been injured in a car crash. Watch Robert Miyashita, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain what your insurance benefits could be if you have been injured. 

February 12, 2015

Once you've scheduled your initial consultation with one of our experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at the Romano Law Group, the next step is preparing for your meeting with us.

Don't be nervous. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered and discuss your case with a legal professional. To prepare for your consultation, you should gather and bring with you:

February 10, 2015

Subrogation rights in Florida mean that someone stands in your shoes to recover in a personal injury case. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain what subrogation rights mean for your case and your possible monetary recovery. 

February 05, 2015

Yes. You should notify the police, regardless of how minor you think an accident is. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain why calling the police is always a good idea.

February 03, 2015

You don't necessarily need an attorney to pursue your Florida personal injury case, but it's usually a mistake to move forward without one. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain why it is a good idea to hire an attorney.

January 30, 2015

Tailgating car accident attorney Palm Beach FLBeing tailgated by another vehicle can be a frightening experience. Tailgating is an incredibly aggressive driving maneuver that does not provide either vehicle sufficient room to react to changes in traffic and can easily lead to a car accident.

January 29, 2015

You should always be sure to call the police, regardless of how minor you think an accident is. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain why calling the police is always a good idea.

January 28, 2015

Motorcycle accident West Palm Beach FloridaDefensive driving is a way of operating a motorcycle that takes into account your own actions and the actions of those around you to help minimize your risk for a motorcycle accident. Knowing how to drive a motorcycle defensively can help protect you from catastrophic injury and may even save your life.

January 27, 2015

Yes. You do have alternatives to going to court in an accident case. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain what your options may be.

January 26, 2015

Keep yourself, your family, and your friends safe this Super Bowl Sunday. Designate a sober driver to and from your super bowl party. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s campaign “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” is a reminder to all of us to stay safe on the roads this Super Bowl Sunday. 

January 23, 2015

Florida has the unhappy distinction of being among the states with the highest reported rate of hit-and-run car accidents. In 2012, almost 23,000 hit-and-run accidents were reported in Miami, Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County. Six people were killed in the tri-county area of South Florida this December, according to the Sun Sentinel.

You can do your part to avoid one of these unfortunate collisions by taking these steps:

January 23, 2015

If you were injured on someone else's property, such as a shopping mall or hotel, you may have a negligent security case against the landowner. Watch Corey Friedman, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain why you may have a case.

Our attorneys at the Romano Law Group are committed to fighting for the justice that personal injury victims deserve. Call us today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation. 

January 22, 2015

You have probably noticed a decrease in price at the gas pump lately. But did you know there's a correlation between lower gas prices and more traffic accidents and fatalities?

Guangqing Chi of South Dakota State University studies the effect of gas prices on motor vehicle fatalities. In one study, he found that a decline of 20 cents per gallon resulted in an additional 15 deaths per year in Minnesota. He says that a $2 drop in gas prices can mean an additional 9,000 deaths on American roadways.

January 21, 2015

A deposition is an interview of one of the parties or witnesses to the case by the opposing attorney. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain.

Our attorneys at the Romano Law Group are committed to fighting for the justice that personal injury victims deserve. Call us today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation. 

January 15, 2015

Yes. Doctors can perform a variety of tests to measure how severe a brain injury is. Watch Hali Marsocci, attorney at Romano Law Group, talk about how a doctor may measure the severity of a brain injury.

January 13, 2015

In defective product cases, there are often many individuals or entities who could be liable for your injuries. Watch Geoffrey Schosheim, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain who you may hold accountable.

January 08, 2015

In Florida a loved one can file a lawsuit on behalf of someone suffering from brain injury. However, only under certain circumstances. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain how it is possible.

At The Romano Law Group, we fight for the justice that personal injury victims deserve. Call us today at 561-533-6700 or contact Romano Law Group for your free consultation. 

January 06, 2015

When you or your loved one has been hurt in an accident, it is very important to contact a reputable law firm that handles pedestrian accident cases. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain why.

At The Romano Law Group, we fight for the justice that personal injury victims deserve. Call us today at 561-533-6700 or contact Romano Law Group for your free consultation. 

January 05, 2015

We all remember the joy of getting a brand new gadget on Christmas. For some of you, that joy could be the pleasure of watching your child open that much-desired toy. For others, it might be the pleasure that comes even as an adult from tinkering with a new smart phone or tablet.

December 31, 2014

Romano Law Group has been named a tier 1 law firm in the field of personal injury litigation in the West Palm Beach area by US News- Best Lawyers® 2015.

December 31, 2014

Boating accidents can include a variety of watercraft, not just boats. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain more.

Trust the attorneys at the Romano Law Group to fight for your rights if you are a victim of a boating accident. Call us today at 561-533-6700 or contact Romano Law Group for your free consultation. 

December 31, 2014

At Romano Law Group, our auto accident attorneys understand that many Palm Beach area residents will leave their homes on New Year's Eve to enjoy the coming of 2015. We hope you have fun and we hope you have a wonderful 2015.

December 30, 2014

There is perhaps no more important step you can take for your safety while driving in poor weather than turning on your headlights. Doing so will make your trip extraordinarily safer and will help you avoid car accidents in the Palm Beach area.

December 29, 2014

After your car accident, it is important that you or your family members document your accident as much as possible. The closer in time to the scene of the accident, the more information you can help us gather about your case. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain.

December 26, 2014

When you or your loved one is suffering catastrophic injuries, such as brain or spinal cord injuries, you need an experienced injury attorney to help you pursue your case and recover the compensation that you need. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain.

December 23, 2014

When you are injured in a bicycle accident, you generally have four years to file your case in court under the Florida statute of limitations. However, some limitations apply. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain.

December 22, 2014

Business operators and landowners owe very similar duties to what have historically been known as “invitees.” An “invitee” is what we would commonly think of as a “guest” or someone with permission to be at a certain place, perhaps a business, through express or implied invitation.
 

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December 20, 2014

Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find a good personal injury attorney. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, to learn who to ask for advice about finding an attorney.

December 18, 2014

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be partially responsible for your injuries. But don’t let that stop you from contacting an attorney about your case. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain why.

December 16, 2014

There are no limits on the damages you can recover in a car or truck wreck case. However, the judge in each case will instruct the jurors to be reasonable in determining damages. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain.

December 15, 2014

Most attorneys in Florida will charge clients on a contingent fee basis for legal representation in your auto accident case. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain what that means for you.

December 05, 2014

The jury determines damages for auto accident cases involving 18-wheelers or semi-trucks after being given instructions by the judge in the case. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, to learn what kind of damages you may receive compensation for if you have been injured.

December 03, 2014

Like other personal injury cases, witnesses play a key role in medical malpractice cases. Watch Geoffrey Schosheim, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain why.

November 28, 2014

The amount of compensation that you will receive for your case depends on the extent of your injuries. At the beginning of your case, the insurance company will offer a certain amount to settle your case. A jury that hears your case may give you an entirely different amount. Watch Todd Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain the difference.

November 26, 2014

There are several ways that you may be able to pay your medical bills after you've been injured in an accident. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain each way.

November 24, 2014

In the five-year period between 2008 and 2012, 49 people drowned inside their own vehicles in Florida. The next closest state is Texas, with 18 drownings in car accidents. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated the number of drownings in Florida car accidents averages about 57 each year. Sadly, Palm Beach County sees more automobile drownings than any other county.

November 21, 2014

You likely have the right to bring a legal action against the driver of the vehicle that hit you or your loved one. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain what your claim might be based on.

November 19, 2014

Under Florida law, you do have a right to bring a lawsuit against the responsible parties if you were injured in a bicycle accident. Watch John Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain your options.

November 17, 2014

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience. When you are shaken up by this unexpected event, it can be difficult to know what to do. It is important to stay calm and remember this tips:

November 12, 2014

Under Florida law, you may have two avenues to pursue your claim if you have been injured in a construction accident on the job site. Watch Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain your options.

November 10, 2014

Yes, there is. In Florida, you have four years to file your pharmaceutical drug case. Other states' time limits will vary. Watch Dustin Herman, attorney at Romano Law Group, explain the most important element of your case - when the clock starts ticking on your time limit.

November 04, 2014

Each case is different. Listen to Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group explain the opportunities for settlement.

November 04, 2014

Owners of swimming pools can sometimes be held liable for injuries that happened in their pool. Listen to Eric Romano, attorney at Romano Law Group explain.

November 04, 2014

Forced arbitration is often in the fine print of contracts such as credit card and cell phone agreements. Consumers sign these documents without a second thought.

But when something goes wrong and a dispute arises, you realize that certain clauses in that contract prohibit you from your day in court and require you to use arbitration to settle your disputes with the company.  

August 12, 2014

In lawsuits filed by Romano Law Group, our lawyers are representing victims who suffered brutal attacks by security guards of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Recently featured on ABC’s 20/20, security footage shows security guards beating several guests.

This excessive force was unwarranted and turned what should have been a pleasant vacation into a nightmare for these guests.

July 17, 2014

According to a study by Nokia at MindTrek in 2010, the average person looks at his or her phone 150 times per day – once every 6.5 minutes! It is fair to say that Americans are addicted to their cellphones and unfortunately, the addiction doesn’t stop when behind the wheel of a car.

June 25, 2014

Contracts are important business instruments. When businesses (or the people that run them) have reached what is commonly known as a “meeting of the minds”, a written contract allows the parties to memorialize their agreements. While it is true that certain contracts do not need to be in writing, it is better practice to make sure that all of your “contractual” agreements are written down and acknowledged by all parties.

May 19, 2014

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published a startling report revealing that 98,000 patients die in hospitals each year as a result of preventable medical errors. Even more startling – that number now appears to have been far too low. A new study published in the well-respected Journal of Patient Safety (Sept.

April 24, 2014

More than twenty-five years ago, on April 15, 1989, thousands of soccer fans set out to enjoy an afternoon football match (i.e. soccer) between the Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. A recent documentary airing on ESPN captures the chronology of the tragedy and its aftermath. Barely six minutes into the match it was stopped, and within hours ninety-six fans would be crushed to death, while more than seven hundred fifty fans were injured.

April 07, 2014

Here’s the last couple of minutes of last night’s “Smerconish” on CNN. It’s about as good a closing speech in support of our ultimate client — the civil justice system — as I can imagine.

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April 07, 2014
 

The Danger of Ag-Gag Laws

 

April 07, 2014

In 1974, the endocrinologist, Julianne L. Imperato-McGinley, heard about a large group of pseudo-hermaphrodites that were found living in a remote mountain village in the Dominican Republic. These pseudo-hermaphrodites had ambiguous genitalia with “labial-like scrotums” and “blind vaginal pouches,” and were thought to be girls at birth by the other villagers. Upon puberty, however, their clitorises enlarged to resemble small (micro) penises, their testes descended, muscles developed, and their voices grew deep. But, their sexual organs remained severely undeveloped.

April 03, 2014

A faulty ignition switch in thousands of GM cars has killed 13 people and injured countless others, ultimately prompting GM to recall more than 2 million of its vehicles. Astonishingly, GM knew about this defect for more than a decade. Instead of immediately recalling the vehicles or issuing a safety alert or taking any one of numerous steps it could have taken to prevent horrific deaths and injuries, GM engaged in another great corporate cover-up.

March 14, 2014

Across the country, more than 230 people have been convicted of crimes that they did not commit.  After some or all of their sentences, often more than a decade in prison, they were exonerated through DNA or other forensic testing.  Of those wrongful convictions, 75% were based in large part on misidentification by an eyewitness.  The actual number of wrongful convictions is actually much larger, and very easily runs into the thousands, as the exonerations have come only in recent years with the availability of newer technology and forensic capabilities.  In this article, Romano Law Group a