Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Serving Clearwater, Florida
“Throughout the entire process I never felt stressed or overwhelmed with the case. If I had questions, the paralegal Nataly Santos, was very quick to get back with me. They help bring about an outcome I was very pleased with.”
-John Morrel, client review
Clearwater Car Accident Attorneys Here to Help You!
At our Clearwater office, Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group strives to continue our commitment to the people who live and work in the Bay Area. Our overall approach is very simple and our firm was founded on a single guiding principle; we help people. Our Clearwater car accident attorneys are simply some of the best in the business. We provide a very personal and results-driven service to all clients because we believe that is how you best help them. An auto accident that causes injury can be very traumatic. This means your attorney should be a caring and supportive presence throughout the duration of your case to help ease this trauma.
It is with that in mind that we instituted a 24 HR Call Back Guarantee. Every call we receive will be returned within 24 hours, no matter what. We instituted it because we found that the biggest complaint people had about their car accident attorney was primarily a lack of communication. They would call the office repeatedly to ask a question and at times their calls would go unanswered. We feel that’s no way to take care of someone who has been injured.
We live in a beautiful area of Florida, with plenty of beaches and incredible scenery, but there are problems as well. The area of Pinellas County where Clearwater is located has unfortunately become known as home to some of the most dangerous intersections in the entire country, let alone the state of Florida.
When an accident happens and you are injured, you need assistance from an experienced and highly skilled Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer. That’s where the Clearwater car accident attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group come in to help. No car accident victim should ever go it alone; everyone needs assistance when it comes to getting the compensation they are entitled to under the law. Regardless of who the insurance company represents, the job of their claims representative is always to limit their liability and their payout. The only chance you have is with a highly experienced attorney who can maneuver through the system.
Florida car accident cases can be very traumatic and difficult to deal with, especially when the injuries are serious. Many cases involve large medical bills, lost wages and other income and the potential cost of long-term care, rehabilitation and physical therapy in the future. Such cases may require a lot of intense negotiation with insurance carriers as well as a thorough investigation and the use of numerous experts to make a case. There is a lot to know, and most people who are injured in a car accident don’t know everything that is needed. In order to get the compensation that you deserve in a car accident case, you likely won’t be able to do it yourself. You should focus everything on getting well, and your Clearwater car accident attorney can do the heavy lifting. We have to prove that the other driver or other parties were negligent and that the injuries you have are because of the accident itself. This is not always easy to prove.
There are also a lot of technical details for an attorney to deal with. For example, in Florida, it can be necessary to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out. This is important because failing to file before then means the loss of your right to file one forever. If your claim is against any type of government, the limits and restrictions on filing are often more difficult.
There are many other things to consider in any Florida car accident case as well. For example, multiple parties may be at fault in your accident and identifying all potentially liable parties may be necessary to maximize the recovery for your injuries and damages. For example, if either car was recalled for a defect, it may be possible to name the vehicle manufacturer in addition to the driver. If the vehicle was used in the course of the liable party’s job, there may be other sources of recovery.
It’s also important to know that Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that the judge or jury will assign a percentage of fault to each party in the accident. That means, if they decide the accident was 40 percent your fault, you can only recover 60 percent of your damages in the accident. A highly skilled car accident attorney can investigate and analyze the facts of the case and minimize the amount of fault that can be assessed against you and see to it that you get the maximum compensation.
There are so many things to consider when you’ve been the victim of an accident, but one of them shouldn’t be how to pay for everything if someone else is at fault. The Clearwater Car Accident Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group have the knowledge and the skills to make sure that all details are handled properly and that the result is to your satisfaction and relief. You should get everything you deserve at the same time you experience peace of mind. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.
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 Car Accidents in Clearwater, FL
Can I file a Lawsuit If I Wasn’t Wearing My Seat Belt?
Yes, you are able to still sue the driver and the owner of the car, if you were injured in an accident while not wearing your seatbelt. However, keep in mind, that because of comparative negligence, the jury could place a percentage of liability on you for your injuries and the verdict could be reduced by that percentage.
Will My Auto Accident Case Be Affected Because I Gave a Recorded Statement to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company?
Your auto accident case can be affected. The reason the other driver’s insurance company tries to get a recorded statement from you is because they want to pinpoint you on the answers to your questions. If you make statements about your injuries, if you make statements about your pain, they can use that against you at a later time.
Can a Passenger Recover Damages If The Injuries Were Caused By The Driver of the Same Car?
Yes you can. As long as you are not married to the driver of the vehicle. You can be a relative. You can be a friend. You can definitely recover damages if the accident is the result of the driver.
Living in Clearwater
Floridians who live in Clearwater enjoy spectacular weather, stunning golf courses and an ocean that’s practically outside the front door. Located in Pinellas County, the city borders the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay is known for sunny outdoor activities like golfing, seaside jogging, biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, swimming and surfing.
You can take a daytime stroll along the famous Beach Walk or watch the glorious evening sunset from Pier 60. Even among Florida’s many beautiful beach towns, Clearwater is regarded as the best of the best, winning awards like “Top Beach Town in Florida,” “Best Place to Watch a Sunset” and USA Today 10 Best Beaches.
When you live in Clearwater, your distant friends are eager to come for a visit. Tourism is a $10 billion business here and draws more than 6.5 million overnight visitors for sunning, shopping and entertainment.
Several major companies make Clearwater their headquarters, including Morton Plant Hospital, Tech Data and Honeywell. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium opened in 1972 and is featured as the main setting of the movies series, Dolphin Tale, popular with families and movie goers alike. During Major League Baseball spring training, Spectrum Field is the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, as well as their High-A affiliate, the Clearwater Threshers, during the baseball season. Employment is on a steady increase, growing almost two percent in recent years to a little more than 50,000 people. The most common careers are those in service, sales, science and business.
Submit a contact form for a free consultation or call us at 1-877-941-4878 to discuss your case with a Florida car accident lawyer.
Clearwater Local Services & Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, always call 911.
After a motor vehicle crash:
- Florida Highway Patrol – (305) 234-2240
- Clearwater Police – Emergency Dial 911; Non Emergency (727) 462-6370
- Clearwater Car Accident Lawyer – (877) 941-4878
- Clearwater Fire Department Emergency – Dial 911
- Clearwater Fire Administration – (727) 562-4334
- Florida Highway Patrol – (305) 234-2240
- Clearwater Police – Emergency Dial 911
- Clearwater Police – Non emergency (727) 462-6370
- Clearwater Police Department Field Office – (727) 562-4242
- Clearwater Pediatric Care Children’s Hospital (727) 461-1543
- Morton Plant Hospital – (727) 462-7000
- Mease Dunedin Hospital – (727) 733-1111
- Mease Countryside Hospital – (727) 725-6111
St. Joseph’s Children’s Center – (727) 725-6966