Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Carrollwood, Florida
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– Courtney Carter, client review
Truck Accidents in Carrollwood
Truck accidents are devastating, and they are also almost always preventable. Top causes of truck accidents in our city include:
- Truck driver fatigue;
- Truck drive intoxication;
- Truck driver error, such as speeding, taking a turn to fast, or improperly changing lanes;
- Truck defects, such as defective brakes or tires;
- Cargo shifts within a tractor-trailer;
- Road conditions, ranging from poor weather to objects on the road and more.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, our law firm will work hard to investigate your accident and determine precisely how it happened and who’s to blame.
Liability For A Truck Accident
Even once the cause of a truck accident has been determined, knowing who’s liable for the damages that have resulted can be difficult. For example, if a truck defect is to blame for the crash, should liability fall on the manufacturer of the truck part, or on the trucking company for its failure to properly inspect and maintain trucks? Similarly, if a fatigued truck driver is responsible for an accident, should the driver be held personally liable for the damages, or should the trucking company be held liable based on the employment relationship or the company’s failure to monitor the driver’s adherence to hours of service requirements? In some cases, more than one party may be liable. We can help you to navigate this type of claim, too.
Steps To Take After A Truck Accident
If you have been involved in a serious truck accident, it’s important that you take action quickly. We know that you may be coping with disabling injuries, which is why we encourage you to reach out to our law firm for help after a crash. Important steps to take include:
- Seek medical care and be sure to follow the doctor’s orders;
- File a police report and request a copy;
- Inform your insurer of the accident within 48 hours;
- Get all of the truck driver’s/truck company’s information; and
- Send spoliation of evidence letters to ensure that evidence related to your case (such as truck black box data) isn’t destroyed. Our attorneys can help with this.
Call us at 1-877-941-4878 or submit a contact form for a free consultation.
Why Should I Hire Kemp, Ruge & Green?
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.
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.
Our attorneys are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national group that provides a network for information exchange, local assistance and case referrals to top trial lawyers in America who have won large, complex cases. Fewer than 1% of attorneys nationwide earn this high distinction. We always provide legal representation in your best interests, maintaining open communication lines, and keeping you updated about your case every step of the way.
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 1% of all attorneys in the country, and they’re right here in our area, ready to help you.
Common Questions About Truck Accidents in Carrollwood, FL
If after my accident an attorney or someone on behalf of an attorney contacts me, what should I do?
This is a breach of ethics. You should collect their information and then report it to the Bar Association in your state or other proper authority.
If after my accident a chiropractor, doctor or other healthcare professional contacts me, what should I do?
You should get their information and report them to the state licensing authority.
If I don’t want to pursue a lawsuit, what else can be done?
Typically a claim can be filed with the insurance company and then is dealt with between the insurance company and your attorney to get fair compensation.
Living in Carrollwood
Carrollwood, Florida is a suburb just north of Tampa Bay. It has a population of around 35,000 people comprising older homeowners as well as young professionals. Carrollwood, which sits within Hillsborough county, is acknowledged as one of the best places to live in Florida. Take a drive through Carrollwood, and it’s easy to see why its residents enjoy its dense suburban landscape with numerous restaurants and stores, parks, and golf courses. According to government statistics, this is one of the safest communities in Florida. It’s home to many families and retirees who enjoy living in a suburban community while still being fairly close to Tampa.
Submit a contact form for a free consultation or call us at 1-877-941-4878 to discuss your case with a Florida truck accident lawyer.
Carrollwood Local Services & Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, always call 911.
After a motor vehicle crash:
- Florida Highway Patrol – (305) 234-2240
- Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dial 911 Non Emergency (813) 247-8000
- Carrollwood Car Accident Lawyer – (877) 941-4878
- Carrollwood Fire Emergency – Dial 911