Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Clearwater, Florida
“Kemp, Ruge and Green are truly excellent. I was involved in an auto accident in 2018 and everything got complicated. Tiffany made the process easy for me and took care of everything. She was always checking in on me and explained everything along the way. I would recommend Kemp, Ruge and Green to anyone in an accident.”
– Michael Hammer, client review
What to Expect from Our Clearwater Truck Accident Law Firm
If you’ve been in a truck accident, you shouldn’t think twice about hiring a lawyer – you need someone on your side who will be available to support you and make sure that an insurance company doesn’t get away with paying you less than you deserve. When you hire our Clearwater truck accident law firm, you can expect us to:
- Fully investigate your crash. One of the first things that we’ll do when you hire us is to open an investigation into your crash to determine how the crash happened, who’s to blame for what happened, and against whom a claim should be filed. This process involves being at the scene of the accident ourselves, collaborating with experts, sending spoliation of evidence letters, reviewing the police report, talking to witnesses, and more.
- Handle your claim. Filing an insurance claim, proving fault and damages, and reviewing a settlement can all be very complicated. You can count on our legal team to do everything that’s necessary along the way, including compiling your paperwork, talking to the insurance company, calculating your damages, and reviewing and negotiating your settlement amount. We know what’s on the line, and you can trust us to do a thorough and accurate job of managing your case
- Keep you in the loop. Throughout the entire process, we will remain proactive, transparent, and engaged in your case. If you have questions, you can count on us to be accessible and available throughout. We want you to feel as though you have a friend in us.
Even if you are a safe driver around large trucks, it’s impossible to know when an accident is going to happen. From drowsy truck drivers to cargo shifts to road defects and more, truck accidents happen and, when they do, the damages are often devastating for those involved.
Why You Need a Lawyer After a Truck Accident
Don’t make the mistake of not hiring an attorney if you’ve been in a truck accident. You need a lawyer because–
- Your injuries are serious. If your injuries are serious, you are looking at high medical bills and long-term damages, potentially in the form of permanent disability, disfigurement, or/and scarring. You need someone who knows what’s on the line and will work hard to make sure you’re compensated.
- Your economic and noneconomic damages are severe. If you’ve been injured, disability and high medical expenses aren’t the only damages you’ll incur; you may also be unable to work and sustain lost wages. What’s more, you may also be facing property damage expenses and a wide array of noneconomic damages, like pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
- Liability is unclear. Liability in a truck accident can be complex. The first step is determining what happened. Potentially liable parties include a trucking company, truck driver, shipper or loader of cargo, the manufacturer of a vehicle or a vehicle party, or another third-party. Note that even when fault lies on the shoulders of one party, however, that may not be who’s liable (i.e. a trucking company may be liable for a truck driver’s actions).
- You’re not being offered a fair settlement. Insurance companies notoriously low-ball claims and offer people less than they deserve with the aim of saving money in mind. If your claim has been low-balled and you haven’t been offered a fair settlement, we can help.
The Statute of Limitations in Truck Accident Claims
One of the most important things that you need to know is that you only have a limited amount of time to act. After a truck accident, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you breach the statute of limitations, your claim will be barred.
At the law office of the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, our experienced Clearwater, Florida truck accident lawyers are here to guide you through the process of filing a truck accident claim and aggressively advocate for your rights along the way. Please reach our Clearwater truck accidents lawyers today.
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 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 truck injury 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