Zephyrhills Truck Accident
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No matter where you live in Zephyrhills, if you drive, you’ll surely encounter large trucks on the road. This is especially true if you travel on one of the city’s major roads, such as U.S. Route 301 or State Route 39. While large trucks are a key part of our economy, driving around large trucks can be dangerous. If you have been in a truck accident, or if a loved one has been severely harmed or killed in a truck crash, our Zephyrhills truck accident lawyers at the office of the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group can help.
Truck Accidents in Zephyrhills
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.
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney in Zephyrhills
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 Zephyrhills
Sometimes, victims of truck accidents caused or contributed to the accident in some way. Under Florida’s contributory fault rule, you can still bring an action against another party if you contributed to your own injuries, but your recoverable damages award will be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.
Truck accident claims usually settle out of court with insurance companies. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, filing a lawsuit may be the most appropriate and effective course of action.
Living in Zephyrhills
As a suburb of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, Zephyrhills is ideally located close to dining, outdoor recreation and the beach, and entertainment. For those who live in Zephyrhills though, accessing these amenities may be difficult–a large percentage of residents live below the poverty line. At the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, we understand that you may be unsure of your options or feel untrusting of the system and of lawyers. Our law firm promises to make your case a priority and work hard for you. We work on a contingent-fee basis so you never have to pay for our services out of pocket.
Zephyrhills Local Services & Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, always call 911.
After a motor vehicle crash:
- Zephyrhills Fire Emergency – Dial 911
- AdventHealth Central Pasco ER (813) 328-4999