Kemp Law accident lawyer
  |  August 24, 2022
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Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Dade City, Florida

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Large trucks are an integral part of our society, providing the goods and products that most of us rely on a daily basis. Without trucks, food, construction, household items, and more would never be delivered to Dade City businesses and residents.

But as necessary as large trucks are, they can also be dangerous. Weighing far more than an average personal car, a large truck can cause catastrophic damage if involved in a crash. If you have been in an accident with a large truck, our Dade City truck accident lawyers at the law office of the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group can help.

Truck Accidents in Dade City

Truck accidents are one of the deadliest types of motor vehicle accidents that can occur. When a truck and a smaller car collide, the smaller vehicle will likely sustain severe damages–it may be totaled or crushed completely. This means that any occupants of the smaller vehicle will likely be severely harmed. Common injuries in a Dade City truck accident include crush injuries, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, scarring and disfigurement, and more.

Damages recoverable in a Dade City truck accident claim

If you have been involved in a Dade City truck accident, you may be facing such severe physical and psychological injuries, as well as economic losses, that your life is changed forevermore. At the office of the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, our Dade City truck accident attorneys want to make sure that you recover every cent that you have suffered in losses. We’ll advocate for your right to compensation for your:

  • Medical bills, which may total into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and may continue pouring in for months or years;
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity if you are unable to go to work or/and suffer a disability that prevents you from earning at the same level that you did prior to the accident;
  • Property damage costs for damage to your car and any personal items within your vehicle at the time of the collision; and
  • Noneconomic damages for the value of your diminished quality of life, psychological harm, physical pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

How truck accidents happen

One of the reasons that truck accident claims are so complicated is not just that the damages are so severe, but also because determining how the accident occurred may prove difficult. Truck accidents are usually the result of someone’s negligence, although whose negligence may not be clear. Some common causes of truck accidents include cargo shifts, vehicle defects (such as a tire blowout or brake failure), truck driver error, the error of a third-party, and more. Driving too fast for conditions, driving erratically or aggressively, and failing to look before changing lanes all increase the risk of an accident. Truck driver fatigue and impairment are also leading causes of crashes.

Contact a Truck Accident Attorney in Dade City

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

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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 Dade City

  • How is fault determined?
  • When you hire our law firm, we will open a thorough investigation into your truck accident. We will consider truck black box data, physical evidence at the crash site, witnesses’ statements, the police report, and the opinions of accident reconstruction experts and other professionals.
  • How much time do I have to file a claim?
  • You should file your claim as soon as possible. You have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for damages, but filing a claim sooner rather than later is strongly recommended.
  • What should I do after a truck accident?
  • There are certain things that you should do right after a truck crash to preserve your right to compensation. Importantly, you need to seek medical care, file a police report, and report the accident to your insurer. You should also begin the process of gathering evidence immediately; however, if you are injured to the point where you cannot do this, you should consult with an attorney who can manage the investigatory process.

Living in Dade City

As a small town, Dade City has a close-knit feeling. It’s known for its festivals and architecture, as well as its very walkable downtown. Unfortunately, if you’ve been severely injured, enjoying any of these things may be impossible. Our lawyers cannot change what has happened to you, but we can work hard to make sure you receive a financial compensation award that is just.

Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis and are ready to start working on your case immediately. Please call our Dade City truck accident lawyers today at (727) 325-5512 or send us a message directly to request a free consultation.

Dade City Local Services & Emergency Contact Information

In an emergency, always call 911.

After a motor vehicle crash:

Fire Department

  • Dade City Fire Emergency – Dial 911

Police/Sheriff Departments


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