Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving New Port Richey, Florida
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Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Helping Injured Clients in New Port Richey
Motorcycle accidents and injuries happen much too often in the New Port Richey, Florida area. When automobile drivers are distracted or behaving aggressively, a motorcyclist can pay the price. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), a total of 5,172 motorcyclists sustained deadly injuries in collisions in 2017, and nearly 90,000 motorcyclists sustained non-fatal injuries in collisions. Florida has a particularly high number of registered motorcycles, which means that it also has a higher rate of motorcycle crashes than many other states. Indeed, Florida has the second-highest number of registered motorcyclists in the country, accounting for nearly 7 percent of all registered motorcyclists in the country.
Given that New Port Richey is such a popular scenic area by the Gulf of Mexico, many motorcyclists visit the area on weekends and holidays in addition to residing in the region. If you or someone you love sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, you should seek advice from a New Port Richey motorcycle injury lawyer as soon as you can. You may be eligible to seek financial compensation for your losses.
How Do I File a Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim in New Port Richey?
Every motorcycle injury case will have its own circumstances and set of facts, so it is important to discuss the specific procedure for your case with a motorcycle injury lawyer in New Port Richey. Generally speaking, however, the following are the steps most people will take in a motorcycle accident case:
- Obtain as much information as possible at the scene of the motorcycle collision, including witness information and photographs;
- Get a medical evaluation in order to be treated and to have medical evidence to support your claim;
- File an auto insurance claim to seek compensation through your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage; and
- File a motorcycle accident lawsuit if you cannot obtain full compensation through an insurance claim and have suffered a “serious injury.”
Contact a Motorcycle Injury Attorney in New Port Richey
Do you have questions about filing a motorcycle accident claim or seeking compensation after a loved one suffered debilitating injuries in a motorcycle collision? One of the experienced New Port Richey motorcycle injury lawyers at our firm can speak with you about your case and your options for moving forward with a claim.
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.
Commonly Asked Questions About New Port Richey Motorcycle Accidents
- If I was not wearing a helmet and suffered a brain injury, can I still obtain compensation if someone else caused the crash?
- In general, failing to wear a helmet will not usually bar you from compensation if another driver caused the accident. At the same time, however, it is important to recognize that Florida’s comparative fault law could allow the at-fault driver to say that you are partially to blame for the severity of your injury and, therefore, that your damages award should be reduced accordingly. Under Florida’s comparative fault law, a plaintiff can recover damages up to the point that the plaintiff is 99 percent at fault, but that plaintiff’s damages award ultimately will be reduced by their percentage of fault.
- Can I file a lawsuit against an at-fault car driver who struck me, or do I need to file an insurance claim first?
- You should always discuss the specific facts of your case with a Florida motorcycle accident lawyer, but in general, most motorcycle injury claims will begin with an insurance claim. Since Florida is a no-fault state for insurance purposes, an injured motorcyclist typically can only file a lawsuit against the at-fault party if that motorcyclist suffered “serious” injuries.
- Is there a time limit on a motorcycle injury lawsuit?
- Under Florida law, most personal injury lawsuits—including motorcycle injury claims—will need to be filed within four years from the date of the injury. If a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, the statute of limitations in a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death.
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 face-lift 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.
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:
- Florida Highway Patrol – (305) 234-2240
- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dial 911; Non Emergency (727) 847-5878
- New Port Richey Car Accident Lawyer – (877) 941-4878
- New Port Richey Fire Emergency – Dial 911
- Florida Highway Patrol – (305) 234-2240
- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dial 911
- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Nonemergency (727) 847-5878