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If you’ve been injured in a boating accident near Tamp Bay or any of the surrounding waterways, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Boat crashes are traumatic for everyone involved. What starts as a fun day on Tampa Bay ends in disaster and sometimes, despair. Boat accidents often cause severe injuries, a need for emergency medical assistance, boat damage, and lasting physical and emotional scars for the accident victims.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the number one cause of boating accidents is “the operator’s inattention or failure to maintain a proper lookout.” This inattention creates dangerous situations for other boaters and swimmers in the area, not to mention the passengers or crew on their own boats. Another leading cause of boat crashes is alcohol consumption, a factor in 19% of deaths.

In one year 766 boat accidents occurred in Florida alone, and 261 of them involved collisions due to boating operator’s lack of attention while operating a vessel. Unfortunately, between 60 and 70 Floridians die every year in boating accidents due to negligent boat owners, a number that’s been on the rise in recent years. Despite efforts to increase the use of life jackets in Tampa Bay and the surrounding area, about 81% of people who die in boating accidents aren’t wearing them before or during the accident.

If you’ve been involved in a boating or personal watercraft accident on a Florida waterway, you need legal representation from a personal injury lawyer who understands boating law. Whether you were the driver of a boat, an onboard passenger or a person who was hit by a boat in the water, you need the Tampa Bay boat accident lawyers on your side to protect your rights. You need Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group.

You Deserve a Great Team

“Kemp Ruge and Green was there for me during one of the roughest times of my life. They walked with me every step of the way. Everyone is extremely informative and answered every single one of my questions involving my case, leaving me secure and safe … Again I think Kemp, Ruge and Green’s strong point is making you feel like the captain while they move mountains for you. In the end, they are here to build relationships and work on your behalf. My responsibility was just to relax and get better. If you’re looking for First Class service and very experienced litigation attorneys that will walk you through every step of the way, Kemp, Ruge and Green is a Six Star Lawyer Referral Service.” 

-Dominic W.


The boating accident attorneys of Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group have fought to hold the negligent parties responsible and have beat just about every insurance company in the business, and we’ve earned our clients millions of dollars. Many of us are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor given to fewer than 1% of attorneys nationwide.


“Everyone in this group from the front desk staff, assistants, and attorneys are nothing but professional, pleasant, courteous, and very knowledgeable in what they do. I had a wonderful experience and highly recommend them.”

-Krista M.


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For your legal team, call Kemp, Ruge & Green. How are you handling your current situation and what can we do to help? Your answers are where we begin. Our client-focused law firm puts you at the forefront. We keep you informed every step of the way so you can concentrate on getting yourself back together. Whether you’re dealing with an auto accident, personal injury, family law or a criminal matter, our top-notch legal professionals are ready to assist you.

Our mission statement is to relentlessly pursue protecting our clients and improving our community, with respect, communication and service. When you hire our firm, every aspect of your case will be handled according to those words.

Both Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo, two of the leading lawyer directory services, have recognized our firm for excellent client satisfaction. These awards are based solely on the testimonials of previous clients. These clients -much like you- were looking for excellent representation to get them through a rough time. Not only did we provide that for them, we did so in such a way that they wanted others to hear about our great work and how happy they were to have hired us.

We are attorneys that take care of our clients. Additionally, our firm has attorneys who have been inducted into both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This elite group consists of less than one percent of all attorneys nationwide. To be selected to this Forum, an attorney must have served as principal counsel in one or more cases which resulted in a final judgement, award or a settlement in favor of his or her client in the amount of one million dollars or more for the Million Dollar Advocates Forum or two million dollars or more for the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have the legal knowledge to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case.

Lastly, our firm is committed to this community. We have donated to more than 60 different nonprofits, schools, sports teams and other local charities. When you choose us, you choose a firm making a difference in your community.

You Deserve Answers

After a boat accident, the process for dealing with the consequences starts moving very quickly. You may have contact with local police, state maritime law authorities, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, medical professionals and insurance companies. Don’t sign anything or make any statements before you speak to your own Tampa boat accident attorney.

Common questions after accidents in Tampa Bay include:

What should I say to the insurance company?

Will I have to go to court?

How do I know who was at fault?

Will I recover monetary damages?

What documents will I need?

Will I be able to afford legal help?

You can count on Kemp, Ruge & Green to get you the best complete answers.

You Deserve Results. You Deserve Kemp, Ruge & Green

Accidents involving boats (even jet skis) are more likely than other kinds of accidents to cause physical injuries because people’s bodies in and around a boat are exposed to propellers, engines, the hull, a sail mast, heavy sailing equipment and more. Boat crashes also cause severe property damage, pain and suffering, medical bills and financial loss. The injured may suffer for years from the trauma of the accident.

The Tampa boating accident lawyers at Kemp, Ruge & Green, we understand the severity of boating accidents. We are experienced boat accident lawyers in the Tamp Bay region and we’ll fight for the resources you need to recover after an accident happens.

We serve Floridians from six convenient Tampa Bay locations, including Pasco, Clearwater, Hernando, Westshore, Tampa and Carrolwood. When we are your boat accident lawyer, our focus is on your needs and your future. We are dedicated to excellent customer service and will keep you updated about your case every step of the way.

After your Tampa Bay boat accident, call us, text us and reach out to us today to navigate the rough waters ahead.

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