Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving New Port Richey, Florida
“My experience working with Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group has been absolutely amazing! They are extremely professional and kind. Ms. Sommer was a blessing to work with. She made the process bearable. She always got back to me with answers to any questions I had, as well as had so much patience with me during the whole process. It was a pleasure working with the Kemp, Ruge & Green law group and even more of a pleasure working with Ms. Sommer!”
-Kahini Triffo, client review
Living in New Port Richey
New Port Richey is a small, densely-populated suburb of Tampa with a fast rate of growth in new businesses and housing complexes. It’s a part of Pasco County and has a recently-revitalized downtown zone with a small but diverse mix of restaurants, entertainment options, and locally-owned businesses. New Port Richey benefited from a facelift during a city-wide effort to improve parks, landscaping, and other public spaces.
In the past 20 years, New Port Richey has struggled with a high crime rate that exceeds both the Florida average and the national average for all types of crimes. Pasco County and nearby Port Richey made national news for their struggles with the opioid epidemic and new first-of-a-kind initiatives to address it.
Housing costs are low here, which attracts many young families and retirees on fixed incomes. The average citizen of New Port Richey has a home value of about $68,000 and pays about $780 in rent, both of which are significantly lower than the national average and make it easy to find affordable housing in the area.
Driving in New Port Richey
New Port Richey’s densely-packed neighborhoods cause congestion during weekday mornings and evenings when commuters cross the city to work in nearby Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Spring Hill, and Tampa. The commute to Tampa is about 55 minutes without heavy traffic, and much longer during rush hour.
Residents of New Port Richey become used to tourist traffic that travels along U.S. 19 north-to-south to see the beautiful seaside view. At times, certain areas can become somewhat congested with tourist traffic, including the roads that provide access points to Pasco Palms Preserve and the Robert Crown Wilderness Area.
Dangerous Intersections in New Port Richey
New Port Richey might be small, but it has some large and dangerous intersections that put drivers at risk of collisions. The most accident-prone areas include:
- Along U.S. 19 in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic
- U.S. 19 at Trouble Creek Road
- U.S. 19 at Main Street
- Main Street and Madison Street
- Massachusettes Avenue and Congress Street
One of the intersections listed above, U.S. 19 at Trouble Creek Road, was featured by ABC News as one of America’s 10 top intersections where people run red lights. A nationwide study showed it is one of the 10 places in the nation where cars are most likely to ignore traffic signals, despite the fact that New Port Richey installed red-light cameras to catch drivers breaking the law.
If someone’s negligence on the road causes you to be injured in a traffic accident, contact a personal injury attorney in the New Port Richey area as quickly as possible. You can pursue possible compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, loss of wages and more. This is where Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, one of the most experienced and most successful personal injury firms in New Port Richey and the entire Tampa Bay region, can help.
When Results Matter, Count on Kemp, Ruge & Green for Experienced Legal Representation
Kemp, Ruge & Green handles a variety of legal issues in addition to car accidents. Residents of New Port Richey can also count on Kemp, Ruge & Green for expert legal advocacy on your behalf in the areas of semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boat accidents, bus accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bite accidents, negligent security, and wrongful death. The award-winning lawyers of Kemp, Ruge & Green can also help with the following:
New Port Richey is like most of Florida, which has above-average levels of credit card debt and medical debt. If your bills and debts get out of hand, bankruptcy can be a smart choice to get back on your feet.
New Port Richey’s criminal court is located at the Pasco County Courthouse.
If you are going through a divorce, alimony disagreement, or child custody battle, a family law attorney can help protect your family, establish paternity and secure your parental rights.
When an employer violates your rights, pursue your case with a New Port Richey employment lawyer who can help you understand Florida’s employment laws and take the best path forward.
With the help of a New Port Richey wills and trusts attorney, you can resolve an estate issue, create a will, review an existing will, establish a trust, and ensure your desires are followed in the future.
New Port Richey Local Services & Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, always call 911.
After a motor vehicle crash:
Florida Highway Patrol – (305) 234-2240
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dial 911 Nonemergency (727) 847-5878
New Port Richey Car Accident Lawyer – (877) 941-4878
New Port Richey Fire Emergency – Dial 911
Florida Highway Patrol – (305) 234-2240
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dial 911
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Nonemergency (727) 847-5878
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital – (727) 842-8468
Johns Hopkins Children’s Outpatient – (727) 846-9900
Medical Center of Trinity Behavioral Health – (727) 834-5700
Florida State Courts – Florida state court information is available here, including local court administration, county courts, circuit courts, district courts, and the Florida Supreme Court.
State of Florida Divorce Guide – New Port Richey residents can use these materials to learn about divorce in Florida.
Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course – Anyone divorcing in Florida must take this course, including residents of New Port Richey.
Florida Dept. of Revenue – This affects paternity, enforcing child support orders, and more.
Florida Divorce Statutes – See the exact wording of the law that covers divorce, child support, custody, and visitation.
New Port Richey, Florida Injury Lawyers
At Kemp, Ruge & Green, we are uniquely committed to the New Port Richey community and our clients. We combine a genuine spirit of caring with a level of legal expertise that is among the highest in the area. In fact, our firm includes acclaimed attorneys who rank among the top one percent of all attorneys nationwide. We look forward to helping you make the best of your situation and we’re right here in the New Port Richey region, ready to help. Call us at 1-877-941-4878 for a free consultation. No Fees Until We Win