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Car Accident Attorneys Representing Injury Victims in new Port Richey, Florida

Nobody should have to deal with the aftermath of a car accident, yet unsuspecting drivers and vehicle occupants are often injured in car accidents in and around New Port Richey, Florida. When you suffer serious injuries in an auto collision, you may not be able to return to work due to the severity of your injuries, and you may be struggling to pay your extensive medical bills. Whether you need assistance filing an auto insurance claim or filing a car accident lawsuit against the at-fault driver, a dedicated New Port Richey car accident lawyer at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group can discuss your options with you.

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
  • Massachusetts Avenue and Congress Street

Oneof 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.

Common Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle in New Port Richey

At Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, we can assist injury victims with many different types of car accident cases, including but not limited to the following:

  • Rear-end collisions;
  • T-bone accidents;
  • Side-swipe accidents;
  • Left-turn accidents;
  • Head-on collisions;
  • Aggressive and reckless driving crashes;
  • Drunk driving claims;
  • Distracted driving cases;
  • Drowsy driving lawsuits;
  • Accidents in inclement weather;
  • Work-related car accidents;
  • Chain-reaction crashes;
  • Crosswalk car accidents;
  • Red-light accidents;
  • SUV rollover crashes; and
  • Parking lot collisions.

Damages in a New Port Richey Car Accident Case

In a Florida car accident case, most injury victims will start the process of seeking financial compensation by filing an auto insurance claim through their own insurance company. Since Florida is an auto insurance no-fault state, injured vehicle occupants need to file a claim through their own insurer to seek personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. However, PIP coverage only provides up to $10,000 for an injury victim, which is often insufficient to cover losses.

When a person suffers a “serious injury” in a New Port Richey crash, Florida law may allow that person to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Once you file a lawsuit against the negligent driver, you may be eligible to receive two types of compensatory damages:

  • Economic damages, which compensate you for direct financial losses like hospital bills and lost wages; and
  • Non-economic damages, which compensate you for subjective losses like pain and suffering.

Depending upon the facts of the case, it may be possible to seek punitive damages. Under Florida law, punitive damages are only awarded when a plaintiff can prove that a defendant engaged in intentional misconduct or was grossly negligent.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney in New Port Richey

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.

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.


Commonly Asked Questions About New Port Richey Car Crashes

Can I file a lawsuit after a car accident?

You may be able to file a lawsuit under Florida law if you can prove that you have a “serious injury.” Since Florida is a no-fault state, an injury victim typically seeks PIP coverage through his or her own insurance policy before moving onto proving a serious injury for purposes of filing a lawsuit.

Should I file a car crash lawsuit if I am partially at fault for the accident or for my injuries?

In general, an injured plaintiff can still recover damages even if she or he was at fault since Florida is a “pure” comparative fault state. Under Florida’s comparative fault law, a car accident victim may be able to recover damages regardless of his or her percentage of fault, but any damages awarded will be reduced by that portion of fault. For example, a plaintiff who is 50 percent at fault will have a damages award reduced by 50 percent.

Does Florida place a time limit on car accident lawsuits?

Yes. Most car accident lawsuits have a four-year statute of limitations. Under Florida law, an injured plaintiff usually must file a lawsuit within four years from the date of the accident.

If you have questions and want an experienced New Port Richey car accident attorney to assess your case, you should contact the personal injury lawyers at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group for more information.


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.

New Port Richey community

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.


New Port Richey Local Services & Emergency Contact Information

In an emergency, always call 911.

After a motor vehicle crash:

Fire Department

  • New Port Richey Fire Emergency – Dial 911

Police/Sheriff Departments

Hospital


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