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I was introduced to Rob Green a few years back when I had my first car accident. He is such a wonderful person, and although our visit was short and I’ve since only been back In the office one other time, I have to say I’ve had such a lasting impression that causes me to offer up his services to anyone willing to listen. The entire team is wonderful, I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with!

— Monica Hamm

Driving in a car is a necessity, but it’s not always something that’s safe. In fact, car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Dade City and throughout the nation. If you are involved in a car accident, our Dade City car accident lawyers can provide you with the support and representation you need. Please call us today to learn more about how we can help.

Car Accident Claims in Dade City

A car accident can happen in the blink of an eye, and if it does, you may be left with long-term damages and severe injuries. Our lawyers have years of experience working on car accident claims and can represent you and advocate for your right to compensation. Types of car accident claims we take on include:

  • Rollover accidents;
  • Head-on collisions;
  • T-bone crashes;
  • Rear-end accidents;
  • Intersection crashes;
  • Single-vehicle collisions;
  • Pile-up crashes;

Damages from a car accident

When motor vehicles collide–especially when they are traveling at high speeds–the risk of severe injury is high. Types of injuries that are common in a car accident include back and neck injuries, head and traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, seat belt injuries, facial injuries, and soft tissue injuries.

When a car accident is serious and injuries are severe, the victim may incur high medical bills that they cannot possibly pay–in some cases, the person is uninsured, making these bills incredibly burdensome. If the injury is severe enough to prevent the affected person from working, then they will also suffer lost wages and a loss of earning capacity. Pain, suffering, and emotional distress are common noneconomic injuries that are suffered.

Who pays for damages from a car accident?

After a serious car accident, one of the most critical elements of a claim is determining who caused the accident and who should be held liable for damages. In Florida, a no-fault system is in place, which means that drivers must first file a claim with their own insurance company’s personal injury protection (PIP) coverage before they pursue damages against the other driver regardless of fault. In fact, a driver can only step outside of the no-fault system if they meet the injury threshold to do so. If you have been in a serious car accident, you can step outside of the no-fault system to pursue a claim against the other driver’s insurance company or file a lawsuit against the other driver. You will need to prove that your injuries would not have occurred but for the driver’s failure to uphold the duty of care owed to you in order for your claim to be successful.

Submit a contact form for a free consultation or call us at 727-847-4878 to discuss your case with a Florida auto accident lawyer.

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Why Choose 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.

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.


Common Questions About Car Accidents in Dade City

How can I prove fault?

Proving fault in an accident is very important. If fault isn’t obvious, our law firm recommends a thorough investigation into your case. If you work with our lawyers, we can manage that investigation on your behalf and hire experts, such as reconstruction experts, integral to your claim.

How long will my case take?

How long a car accident claim takes can vary dramatically on a case-by-case basis. Some claims will be settled in a handful of weeks or a few months; others may end in litigation after a year’s time. How long your case will take likely depends on the complexity of the accident, fault, and the degree of your damages and injuries.

Should I accept the first settlement offer?

It can be so tempting to accept the first settlement that you are offered–you surely want nothing more than to receive compensation for your injuries and be able to move forward with your life. However, realizing your desperation, an insurance adjuster may offer you far less than you really deserve. You should never accept a first settlement offer that hasn’t been vetted by an attorney.


Living in Dade City

While Dade City is one of the most beautiful places to live in our state, the risk of a car accident is also high. Dade City is the place of high levels of traffic, especially during tourism season. There is also often construction in Dade City, which can increase the risk of a crash. The city is also flanked by the Old Lakeland Highway (US-98), a common site of crashes. If you live in Dade City, our lawyers can help you to file your claim. We know the courthouses, the insurance companies, the judges, the attorneys, and others who live here too.


Dade City Local Services & Emergency Contact Information

In an emergency, always call 911.

After a motor vehicle crash:

Fire Department

  • Dade City Fire Emergency – Dial 911

Police/Sheriff Departments

Hospital

  • AdventHealth Central Pasco ER (813) 328-4999

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