When Results Matter
It is very easy to describe what Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group does. Our mission statement says it all. We strive to “relentlessly pursue protecting our clients and improving our community through respect, communication and service.” Put more simply, we help people.
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Everything we do is with that singular purpose in mind. If a client has been injured by someone else, we will do everything we can to make sure they get the best possible medical care at little or no expense to them. If a client is going through a divorce, we will vigorously work to help them get everything they need to put the pieces of their life back together and to make sure their rights are protected.
Our firm is unique; we are committed to our community and our clients with a level of legal expertise that is among the highest in the area. In fact, we were featured in Positively Tampa for our efforts:
Regardless of where you live in the Tampa Bay region, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Hernando Counties, we look forward to helping you make the best of your situation. Many of our attorneys have been acclaimed as among the one percent of all attorneys in the country, and they’re right here in our area, ready to help you.
We Handle Personal Injury Cases
When someone has been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, the effect can be nothing short of devastating. Regardless of the reason for your injury, if someone else caused it, the only way you can recover for your medical bills and other losses is through a personal injury claim.
The Personal Injury Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group handle many issues in many areas of personal injury law, including auto accidents, slip and falls, work related auto accidents, defective consumer products or just about anything else. We focus on providing our clients with the best possible results-driven service. We believe that people who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence should only have to work on getting well. Their attorney should be the one to worry about using the justice system to protect their rights.
You Work On You; Let Us Handle the Legal Issues
People who have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence can’t be expected to go through the justice system on their own. They need as much help as they can to recover everything to which they are entitled from responsible parties. Personal injury cases in Florida tend to be very complex and very difficult at times. In part, this is because the people who should be required to pay for their negligence will usually refuse and they will vigorously defend themselves.
The injured party needs a Personal Injury Attorney who will work hard to prove several things to the insurance companies or, quite possibly, a judge or jury. Your personal injury attorney will have to be able to prove that the injuries you’ve sustained were caused by that particular accident, that the actions of those responsible parties violated their legal duty to exercise reasonable care and that, except for the actions of the responsible party, no accident would have happened and you would not be injured.
The Experience to Get the Best Results for You
These elements can be difficult to prove, which is why the Personal Injury Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group are valuable assets for your recovery. They have a demonstrated knowledge of the law and the ability to present the case in a way that makes it easier for you to deal with the process.
Personal injury lawsuits have deadlines for filing called the statute of limitations. For most Florida personal injury cases, the limit for filing claims is four years, but there are several factors that can make that limit either longer or shorter. Also, Florida is a comparative negligence state, which means a judge or jury can assign a level of fault to each party. Our experienced Personal Injury Attorneys understand these details, which means they can make sure that everything is handled properly and to your greatest possible benefit.
We Handle Auto Accident Cases
Anyone who has been seriously injured in an auto accident is experiencing a major life event. These injuries and their circumstances can cause life to become extremely stressful and throw it into complete chaos. Auto accident cases are among the most devastating personal injury cases that come into our offices, whether they involve cars, large trucks, buses or any other type of motor vehicle. They can be devastating whether you are a driver, a passenger, a pedestrian or a bicyclist.
If you didn’t cause the auto accident, you didn’t put yourself into the difficult position in which you find yourself. A great many of the questions the auto accident victim has are frustrating and worrisome, but they must be answered. You must know how you will be able to pay all of your medical bills and car repair costs, but you also have to be able to pay your bills during your recovery, which can be a long time, even a lifetime.
While Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group can handle virtually any type of personal injury case, we primarily handle auto accidents because they are the most difficult. Some parts of the Tampa Bay region are considered among the worst spots in Florida for car, truck and motorcycle accidents, so there are a lot to deal with.
The Help You Need, the Partner You Want
Regardless of where it happens, when you are injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, you need legal help to get what you are entitled to from those responsible. Negligent parties and their insurance companies will almost always try to limit the payout, which means they will try to avoid as much responsibility as they possibly can.
Insurance companies increase profits by limiting payouts and trucking companies and bus operators rely heavily on their reputation for customers and increased profits. In any motor vehicle case, everyone has a financial motive for avoiding responsibility, so that’s what they do.
There are many factors to consider in every auto accident case and the injured party in an auto accident is usually not able to negotiate on their own with the high-powered attorneys the insurance companies and other parties will use.
You will be at an automatic disadvantage without an experienced Auto Accident Attorney on your side. As with all personal injury cases, there are statutes of limitations to deal with, as well as the same elements of proof that must be met in all personal injury cases.
Guiding You Through a Complex Process
In Florida, auto accident cases tend to be extremely complex and potentially very difficult. They tend to be brought by people who have been injured due to the wrongful or negligent conduct of another driver, but many auto accident cases can involve many other parties, depending on the circumstances.
For example, if the vehicle that hit you was a large truck, the driver may be responsible, but the trucking company may also be a party. If the vehicle that hit you was somehow defective, the manufacturer of that vehicle may also be a party. If the person driving the vehicle that injured you was drunk, others may also be responsible parties in some cases, such as a bartender who over-served or someone who was in a position to prevent them from getting behind the wheel and failed to do so.
As noted earlier, because Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that the judge or jury can assign a percentage of fault to each party in the accident, if you were in any way responsible for your accident the judge or jury will assess the degree of your fault. A highly skilled Auto Accident Attorney like those at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group can analyze the facts of the case in a way that minimizes your level of fault and gets you the maximum compensation you’re entitled to for your injuries.
Helping You Get Through a Family Law Case
Nearly everyone who works in family law in Florida agrees that there are few issues under the law that are more potentially contentious as divorce and family law. That’s because the process is potentially very difficult and overly complicated. If issues are not handled correctly, harm can come to the family and no one wants that. That said, by handling family legal issues in the right way, families can feel that justice has been done and the transition to a new life for a family can be far easier.
The Family Law Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group work hard with you to reduce the legal burden on you and your family. When a divorce is uncontested and everyone agrees on everything, the process can be quick and easy, but that is a rarity, and it almost never happens when there are children involved. If any aspect of the divorce is contested in any way, there can be many issues that need to be resolved.
Florida family courts will consider a great many issues because they want to make sure everyone is being treated fairly. That means they will consider the length of the marriage, the existence of pre-nuptial agreements, the state of the marital assets, how much money each spouse makes and the needs of the children, when necessary.
In almost any family law case, arriving at a resolution that is satisfying for all parties involves a lot of issues, including the equitable distribution of assets, alimony and spousal support and custody issues. These issues require significant attention to detail and a close assessment of the lives of both parties, which means being able to dig deep and know what facts are relevant to the case.
The right Family Law Attorney, like those at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, has the experience and the skill to guide you through the process in a way that protects you and your children. That means being able to find common ground where that is available, but who also will not hesitate to challenge every aspect of your case and aggressively seek a resolution of every issue in a way that represents your wishes in the best light possible.
Helping You Handle a Criminal Case
If you have been charged with a crime, you face many significant consequences if you don’t have the right legal help by your side. Of course, there is the possibility of spending time in jail, but there are many other things to consider as well.
For example, if you are stuck with a criminal record, it will follow you wherever you go. Every time you apply for a job or try to get a security clearance, it will show up. The Criminal Law Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group will work hard for you, to lessen the burden you face for criminal charges and to make sure you are treated fairly.
This is especially true when it comes to DUI. Because the state of Florida is trying to discourage people from driving drunk, they will try to make your DUI an example. DUI convictions carry with them consequences that can be life-changing, including the loss of driving privileges for a time and, of course, your criminal record.
You may be placed on probation and forced to take substance abuse classes or complete a stint in rehab. In many cases, even for a first offense, a judge can sentence you to as much as six months in jail. In some cases, a conviction can cost you your career if you have a commercial drivers’ license (CDL) because a revocation for a DUI conviction is virtually automatic.
Our DUI and Criminal Law Attorneys have the skills and experience you need to make sure you are treated with justice and to limit the negative effect on your lifestyle.
Making Your Financial Road Smoother
We can also help when you and your family find yourself at a financial crossroads and you feel like you have nowhere to go. While many see bankruptcy as a bad thing, the real purpose of the bankruptcy process is to provide relief for those who find themselves with a level of debt that has a negative impact on their life.
There are several types of bankruptcy available and the Bankruptcy Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group can guide you to the right one for you, whether as an individual or a business. Put simply, if you have more bills than income every month, with no end in sight, we can help.
Why We Are the Best Law Firm in the Tampa Bay Region
Every client who hires Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group to represent them in any legal matter receives the best possible legal help, of course. However, our clients also see us as a very caring and supportive presence at a very difficult time when that is exactly what they need.
Hiring our firm means you get the best possible legal representation. Here’s why:
- We believe in helping people. Whether you face a personal injury because of someone else’s negligence, or you have an issue in the family courts, or you face criminal charges like a DUI or your debts are overwhelming, we will be there to help you through.
- We communicate with our clients at every step. One of the principle complaints people have about their attorney is about their lack of communication. That is why we established our 24 HR Call Back Guarantee. This is a very strict policy in which we promise to respond to all contact with our office as soon as possible. If a client has a question that needs to be answered, they deserve one, and the sooner we respond, the better their experience.
- We treat our clients the right way. Our commitment is to making sure that our clients only concentrate on getting well or living their lives. We will arrange for the best possible medical care and we will always keep you updated as to the progress of your case. You will always feel like you have a partner when you hire our attorneys.
- Our attorneys have the experience you need. Our firm has won numerous awards over the years, primarily due to our client-oriented focus, but also for our high level of legal skill. In addition to being named to elite groups of attorneys who are among the top 1% of attorneys nationwide, at least two prestigious lawyer directory services, Avvo and Martindale-Hubbell, have recognized our firm as one of the best in the country, based on testimonials from our clients.
- We are local and we love and support our community. As much national recognition as we receive, we are still a local firm serving our Tampa Bay area community to the best of our ability. Our firm has been recognized as one of the most prominent businesses in the Tampa Bay region. We love this community and we believe in giving back. That is why we donate to dozens of local non-profits, school sports’ teams and other charities in the area. It is also why, as we grow as a firm, our commitment to the community becomes stronger.
When you choose Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group to help you through the legal process, you are being helped by a firm who is committed to you and the community in which we all live. When you choose us, you will not only get an attorney who is committed to getting you the best possible result, but you will have a partner in the process who won’t stop until they get you the best possible result in your case.
- “After being hit by a distracted driver, I found myself overwhelmed by doctor visits, insurance companies, and paperwork. That’s when I sought out the assistance of attorney Stacy Kemp and her team. It was obvious from the very beginning that they had my best interest in mind. I can whole-heartedly recommend attorney Stacy Kemp and her law group to anyone else in need of legal representation.” – Ereni Fotopoulos
- “After my car accident, I kept getting pressured by the other driver’s insurance company to sign a bunch of stuff and take a settlement. I thought they were trying to low-ball me, but I didn’t know what to do. A friend of mine told me about this firm, and hiring them was a major help. They got the insurance company off my back. This firm takes good care of its clients.” – Joel Hutson
- “This Law Group has truly changed my perception of seeking advice and assistance from an attorney. I was in a small fender bender that turned into a huge ordeal. When I contacted Kemp & Ruge they were so helpful, honest, and comforting. I will be referring them to everyone I know.” – Amy Lewellyn