Kemp Law accident lawyer
  |  August 25, 2022
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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.

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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 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

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