Tampa Motorcycle Accident

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Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Serving Tampa, Florida

“I wish I could rate this firm higher than 5 stars because they deserve it. I’ve referred my family here. This is the attorney team you want on your side when in an accident.”

-Sandy Kessler, client review

FL Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Representing Injured Clients in & Around Tampa

Nobody should have to sustain injuries in a motorcycle accident because of another person’s carelessness or recklessness. Yet motorcycle collisions occur with some frequency in Florida, and they often result from another driver’s negligence. If you recently got hurt in a motorcycle wreck, an experienced Tampa motorcycle injury lawyer can discuss your case with you.

Common Causes of Tampa Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle crashes can happen for many different reasons, from poor road conditions to driver error. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) cites some of the following as frequent causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Motorist fails to see a motorcycle rider in his or her blind spot and changes lanes into that motorcyclist;
  • Motorist misjudges a motorcyclist’s distance at an intersection and makes a turn;
  • Dooring accident, or when a car driver opens his or her door into an oncoming motorcyclist;
  • Alcohol-impaired collisions;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Inclement weather; and
  • Poor road conditions, including slippery roadways or uneven roads.

Possible Injuries in a Tampa Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents can happen almost anywhere in the Tampa area, from high-speed collisions on I-75 or I-275 to crashes that occur on local neighborhood roads or in retail parking lots. Since motorcyclists do not have the protection of an automobile when a wreck occurs, even a low-speed collision can lead to devastating and permanently disabling injuries. The following are examples of the types of injuries that a person can sustain in a motorcycle accident:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Severe scrapes and road rash
  • Contusions
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Facial lacerations and other injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Limb amputations

Comparative Fault and the Failure to Wear a Helmet in Tampa

In some motorcycle accident cases, the at-fault party will raise the issue of comparative negligence or comparative fault in order to suggest that the injured party is also responsible for his or her injuries. Florida uses a “pure” comparative fault system. What does this mean? Under Florida’s comparative fault law, an injured plaintiff can still recover damages regardless of whether that plaintiff is anywhere from 1 percent at fault to 99 percent at fault. However, the plaintiff’s total recovery will be reduced by his or her portion of fault. For example, if a plaintiff is awarded $1 million in damages after filing a motorcycle accident claim but the court determines that the plaintiff is 20 percent at fault, that $1 million award will be reduced by 20 percent (or $200,000), and the plaintiff will recover $800,000.

One of the most common reasons that an at-fault party will raise the issue of comparative fault in a motorcycle accident case is the plaintiff’s failure to wear a helmet. If you sustained a traumatic brain injury or another type of head trauma and you were not wearing a helmet, the defendant may be able to prove that you are partially responsible for the severity of your injury. To be clear, even though Florida law does not require most adult motorcyclists to wear a helmet, failing to wear head protection can result in a reduction of your damages award.

Contact a Tampa Motorcycle Injury Attorney

If you or a close family member recently sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle crash in or around Tampa, it is important to discuss your options for seeking compensation with an experienced Tampa motorcycle injury attorney. One of the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group can speak with you about your situation and what steps you may be able to take to seek financial compensation for your losses.

Call us at 1-877-941-4878 or submit a contact form for a free consultation.

Directions to Our Nearest Office


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 Tampa, FL

  • What Are the Types of Damages in a Florida Auto Accident Case?
  • The Florida statutes list the damages that are available to you in a Florida car accident case. Some of them include: the bodily injury to your person, your pain and suffering, your mental anguish, all your medical bills and expenses and future medical bills and expenses, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and a couple more.
  • If I Sue Someone for Damages in an Auto Accident Case, Will I Hurt the Person I Sue?
  • If the at-fault party has bodily injury coverage on their auto policy, their insurance company will hire an attorney to defend them. It will not cost them money out-of-pocket for their defense. However, the liability policy that they have will only cover up to the limits of their policy. Any of your damages that exceed those limits would be covered by your uninsured motorist coverage (if you have it) or it could be recovered from the individual personally.
  • If My Friend Borrows My Car and Gets in an Accident, Can I Be Sued?
  • If you loan your car to a friend, and the friend took your car with your consent, then the injured party of the non-at fault vehicle does have a right to go after the driver of the vehicle as well as the owner.

Living in Tampa

When you live in Tampa, it’s like being on vacation every day of the year. Tampa is one of America’s most popular retirement destinations and has a thriving tourism industry that brings in more than $35 million annually. The city’s 376,300 residents enjoy beautiful beaches, endless entertainment options, a strong job market, and about 250 days of sunshine each year.

Tampa is one of the most socioeconomically diverse areas of Florida and is famous for its cosmopolitan melting pot of varying ethnicity and cultures. It has about a 50/50 balance between renters and home ownership, with a median home value of $217,400 and a median household income of about $50,900.


Tampa Local Services & Emergency Contact Information

In an emergency, always call 911.

After a motor vehicle crash:

Fire Department

Police/Sheriff Departments

Hospitals

Tampa Truck Accident

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Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Tampa, Florida

“I would like to Thank SOMMER for connecting my family with Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group. I explained to Sommer that we were in an accident and she jumped right into action. Sommers’ understanding of the situation made it that much easier for me to trust them. She connected me to a wonderful set of people, Kelly and Janelle. They went and fought for us and I don’t believe they took NO for an answer. They kept us informed on how things were going and went over everything with us as if we were people not LAWYERS. They held our hand step by step. Words can’t express how grateful we are. My family is absolutely satisfied with how this all turned out. I will recommend them to everyone.”

-Stella Stephens, client review

Tampa Truck Accident Lawyer

In Tampa, large trucks are essential for providing our comforts and many modern conveniences, supplying materials to build homes and buildings, and ensuring that we are well-fed and nourished. But large trucks are also dangerous, and when defective vehicle parts or negligent drivers are involved, truck accidents can happen. At the law office of the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, our Tampa truck accident lawyers know how devastating truck accidents are, and we want to help.

If you’ve been in a truck accident, our lawyers will support you by investigating your case, determining what happened and who should be held liable, and calculating the value of your claim.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents rarely just happen; instead, they are the result of negligence and error. Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver negligence, such as speeding, driving while impaired or fatigued, aggressively driving, taking a turn too fast, and more;
  • Vehicle defects, such as defective tires, faulty brakes, and steering problems;
  • Cargo shifts and spills, often caused by cargo loading or securement errors;
  • Road defects, such as debris in road, poor road conditions, or animals in the road; and
  • Third-party driver negligence, such as a driver cutting off a large truck, engaging in “squeeze play,” and more.

Damages From Truck Accidents

Because of a truck’s sheer size, when a large truck collides with a smaller motor vehicle, the damages can be cataclysmic. The smaller vehicle may be completely totaled, leaving any occupants with severe or fatal injuries. Damages in a truck accident claim typically include:

  • Injuries that are disabling, painful, psychologically damaging, and disfiguring;
  • Large economic expenses in the form of medical bills, lost wages, property damage costs, home health care costs, and more;
  • Intangible, noneconomic losses, such as a diminished quality of life, the value of pain and suffering, the damage to a relationship as a result of severe injuries, etc.

If you have been severely injured and have suffered any or a combination of the damages listed above, our law firm can help.

There are many other things to consider in any Florida car accident case as well. For example, multiple parties may be at fault in your accident and identifying all potentially liable parties may be necessary to maximize the recovery for your injuries and damages. For example, if either car was recalled for a defect, it may be possible to name the vehicle manufacturer in addition to the driver. If the vehicle was used in the course of the liable party’s job, there may be other sources of recovery.

Contact a Tampa Truck Injury Attorney

Call us at 1-877-941-4878 or submit a contact form for a free consultation.

Directions to Our Nearest Office


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 Tampa, FL

  • What Are the Types of Damages in a Florida Auto Accident Case?
  • The Florida statutes list the damages that are available to you in a Florida car accident case. Some of them include: the bodily injury to your person, your pain and suffering, your mental anguish, all your medical bills and expenses and future medical bills and expenses, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and a couple more.
  • If I Sue Someone for Damages in an Auto Accident Case, Will I Hurt the Person I Sue?
  • If the at-fault party has bodily injury coverage on their auto policy, their insurance company will hire an attorney to defend them. It will not cost them money out-of-pocket for their defense. However, the liability policy that they have will only cover up to the limits of their policy. Any of your damages that exceed those limits would be covered by your uninsured motorist coverage (if you have it) or it could be recovered from the individual personally.
  • If My Friend Borrows My Car and Gets in an Accident, Can I Be Sued?
  • If you loan your car to a friend, and the friend took your car with your consent, then the injured party of the non-at fault vehicle does have a right to go after the driver of the vehicle as well as the owner.

Living in Tampa

When you live in Tampa, it’s like being on vacation every day of the year. Tampa is one of America’s most popular retirement destinations and has a thriving tourism industry that brings in more than $35 million annually. The city’s 376,300 residents enjoy beautiful beaches, endless entertainment options, a strong job market, and about 250 days of sunshine each year.

Tampa is one of the most socioeconomically diverse areas of Florida and is famous for its cosmopolitan melting pot of varying ethnicity and cultures. It has about a 50/50 balance between renters and home ownership, with a median home value of $217,400 and a median household income of about $50,900.


Tampa Local Services & Emergency Contact Information

In an emergency, always call 911.

After a motor vehicle crash:

Fire Department

Police/Sheriff Departments

Hospitals

Tampa Car Accident

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Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tampa, Florida

“I looked around to find the right attorney, I am so glad I found these guys! I worked with Tiffany Lones to get me my settlement, and I couldn’t be any happier with the results. They had fair fees and were very professional. I would recommend to anybody looking for someone to fight for you.”

-Ronald Mathias, client review

Tampa Car Accident Attorneys Here to Help You!

At our Tampa office, Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group strives to continue our commitment to the people who live and work in the Bay Area. Our overall approach is very simple and our firm was founded on a single guiding principle; we help people. Our Tampa car accident attorneys are simply some of the best in the business. We provide a very personal and results-driven service to all clients because we believe that is how you best help them. An auto accident that causes injury can be very traumatic. This means your attorney should be a caring and supportive presence throughout the duration of your case to help ease this trauma.

It is with that in mind that we instituted a 24 HR Call Back Guarantee. Every call we receive will be returned within 24 hours, no matter what. We instituted it because we found that the biggest complaint people had about their car accident attorney was primarily a lack of communication. They would call the office repeatedly to ask a question and at times their calls would go unanswered. We feel that’s no way to take care of someone who has been injured.

We live in a beautiful area of Florida, with plenty of beaches and incredible scenery, but there are problems as well. The area of Hillsborough County where Tampa is located has unfortunately become known as home to some of the most dangerous intersections in the entire country, let alone the state of Florida.

When an accident happens and you are injured, you need assistance from an experienced and highly skilled Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer. That’s where the Tampa car accident attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group come in to help. No car accident victim should ever go it alone; everyone needs assistance when it comes to getting the compensation they are entitled to under the law. Regardless of who the insurance company represents, the job of their claims representative is always to limit their liability and their payout. The only chance you have is with a highly experienced attorney who can maneuver through the system.

Florida car accident cases can be very traumatic and difficult to deal with, especially when the injuries are serious. Many cases involve large medical bills, lost wages and other income and the potential cost of long-term care, rehabilitation and physical therapy in the future. Such cases may require a lot of intense negotiation with insurance carriers as well as a thorough investigation and the use of numerous experts to make a case. There is a lot to know, and most people who are injured in a car accident don’t know everything that is needed. In order to get the compensation that you deserve in a car accident case, you likely won’t be able to do it yourself. You should focus everything on getting well, and your Tampa car accident attorney can do the heavy lifting. We have to prove that the other driver or other parties were negligent and that the injuries you have are because of the accident itself. This is not always easy to prove.

There are also a lot of technical details for an attorney to deal with. For example, in Florida, it can be necessary to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out. This is important because failing to file before then means the loss of your right to file one forever. If your claim is against any type of government, the limits and restrictions on filing are often more difficult.

There are many other things to consider in any Florida car accident case as well. For example, multiple parties may be at fault in your accident and identifying all potentially liable parties may be necessary to maximize the recovery for your injuries and damages. For example, if either car was recalled for a defect, it may be possible to name the vehicle manufacturer in addition to the driver. If the vehicle was used in the course of the liable party’s job, there may be other sources of recovery.

It’s also important to know that Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that the judge or jury will assign a percentage of fault to each party in the accident. That means, if they decide the accident was 40 percent your fault, you can only recover 60 percent of your damages in the accident. A highly skilled car accident attorney can investigate and analyze the facts of the case and minimize the amount of fault that can be assessed against you and see to it that you get the maximum compensation.

There are so many things to consider when you’ve been the victim of an accident, but one of them shouldn’t be how to pay for everything if someone else is at fault. The Tampa Car Accident Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group have the knowledge and the skills to make sure that all details are handled properly and that the result is to your satisfaction and relief. You should get everything you deserve at the same time you experience peace of mind. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.

Contact a Tampa Car Injury Attorney

Call us at 1-877-941-4878 or submit a contact form for a free consultation.

Directions to Our Nearest Office


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 Car Accidents in Tampa, FL

  • What Are the Types of Damages in a Florida Auto Accident Case?
  • The Florida statutes list the damages that are available to you in a Florida car accident case. Some of them include: the bodily injury to your person, your pain and suffering, your mental anguish, all your medical bills and expenses and future medical bills and expenses, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and a couple more.
  • If I Sue Someone for Damages in an Auto Accident Case, Will I Hurt the Person I Sue?
  • If the at-fault party has bodily injury coverage on their auto policy, their insurance company will hire an attorney to defend them. It will not cost them money out-of-pocket for their defense. However, the liability policy that they have will only cover up to the limits of their policy. Any of your damages that exceed those limits would be covered by your uninsured motorist coverage (if you have it) or it could be recovered from the individual personally.
  • If My Friend Borrows My Car and Gets in an Accident, Can I Be Sued?
  • If you loan your car to a friend, and the friend took your car with your consent, then the injured party of the non-at fault vehicle does have a right to go after the driver of the vehicle as well as the owner.

Living in Tampa

When you live in Tampa, it’s like being on vacation every day of the year. Tampa is one of America’s most popular retirement destinations and has a thriving tourism industry that brings in more than $35 million annually. The city’s 376,300 residents enjoy beautiful beaches, endless entertainment options, a strong job market, and about 250 days of sunshine each year.

Tampa is one of the most socioeconomically diverse areas of Florida and is famous for its cosmopolitan melting pot of varying ethnicity and cultures. It has about a 50/50 balance between renters and home ownership, with a median home value of $217,400 and a median household income of about $50,900.


Tampa Local Services & Emergency Contact Information

In an emergency, always call 911.

After a motor vehicle crash:

Fire Department

Police/Sheriff Departments

Hospitals

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tampa, Florida

“Two years ago I was in a major car accident. Attorney Ruge was able to settle my case with the at-fault driver’s insurance company to my satisfaction. Paralegal Stephanie Medlin was very informative and attentive during the process. She was always available to answer all of my questions and concerns. She was very professional, sympathetic, and caring. I definitely recommend Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group to anyone needing legal assistance.”

-Nancy Witzig, client review

Why Would I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Tampa?

At Kemp, Ruge & Green, we are uniquely committed to the Tampa 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 Tampa area, ready to help.

Key Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

  • Investigation of the accident
  • Communication and negotiation with insurance companies
  • Prove negligence
  • Maximize the effort to get fair compensation

Personal Injury Cases We Specialize In

We represent people who have been injured in the following types of situations:

  • Car accidents
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bite accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Wrongful death

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 Personal Injuries in Tampa, FL

  • What Are the Types of Damages in a Florida Auto Accident Case?
  • The Florida statutes list the damages that are available to you in a Florida car accident case. Some of them include: the bodily injury to your person, your pain and suffering, your mental anguish, all your medical bills and expenses and future medical bills and expenses, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and a couple more.
  • If I Sue Someone for Damages in an Auto Accident Case, Will I Hurt the Person I Sue?
  • If the at-fault party has bodily injury coverage on their auto policy, their insurance company will hire an attorney to defend them. It will not cost them money out-of-pocket for their defense. However, the liability policy that they have will only cover up to the limits of their policy. Any of your damages that exceed those limits would be covered by your uninsured motorist coverage (if you have it) or it could be recovered from the individual personally.
  • If My Friend Borrows My Car and Gets in an Accident, Can I Be Sued?
  • If you loan your car to a friend, and the friend took your car with your consent, then the injured party of the non-at fault vehicle does have a right to go after the driver of the vehicle as well as the owner.

Living in Tampa

When you live in Tampa, it’s like being on vacation every day of the year. Tampa is one of America’s most popular retirement destinations and has a thriving tourism industry that brings in more than $35 million annually. The city’s 376,300 residents enjoy beautiful beaches, endless entertainment options, a strong job market, and about 250 days of sunshine each year.

Tampa, Florida

Tampa is one of the most socioeconomically diverse areas of Florida and is famous for its cosmopolitan melting pot of varying ethnicity and cultures. It has about a 50/50 balance between renters and home ownership, with a median home value of $217,400 and a median household income of about $50,900.

Submit a contact form for a free consultation or call us at 1-877-941-4878 to discuss your case with a Florida personal injury lawyer.

Directions to Our Nearest Office


Tampa Local Services & Emergency Contact Information

In an emergency, always call 911.

After a motor vehicle crash:

Fire Department

Police/Sheriff Departments

Hospitals