If you are in need of an auto accident lawyer, put your mind at ease. With more than 40 years of experience, The Ruth Law Team have the resources to handle your car accident case quickly and effectively.

Our accomplished auto accident lawyers aren’t afraid to go to trial when necessary. In fact, we have successfully taken hundreds of cases to trial on behalf of our clients, which is something many attorneys cannot say. We make it our mission to fight for and obtain a fair compensation for each and every one of our clients, and we will do the same for you. 

If your case has to go to trial, you are in good hands. Our successful trial team is led by Eric Roslansky, who is a Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law. Many lawyers can’t or won’t take an auto accident case to trial. If you were hurt in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, call the personal injury lawyers at The Ruth Law Team. We also represent those who have been injured in a Uber or Lyft accidents.

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Trustworthy, worked fast, handled all of my needs.

Crystal M.
Pinellas Park

Thank you for taking my case when I was turned down by another lawyer that didn't believe my case was worth representing. You have done an amazing job representing my case.

Sorymal N.
St. Petersburg

The process went quickly on the team's part. Very reliable and trusting team. I highly recommend The Ruth Law Team. Thank you to Nicole Davis and Nicole Whitfield for taking the time in helping and guiding us through our case.

Amelia S.

Excellent job on this case. Answered all questions quickly and honestly. Great prep for deposition and very professional.

Nicholas M.

We talked to Amy Catledge after the accident. We gave The Ruth Law Team the go-ahead to represent us. The car accident was in Nov. 2022. A settlement was reached in Jan. 2023 which was earlier than I thought it would be. Patti Olson worked with us and helped us go through some very trying times. It should be noted - Amy was very honest and kept all her promises. Thank you for all your help.

Lois H.
Punta Gorda

I am very satisfied with everything. Thank you!

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St. Petersburg
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Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Accidents

How can an auto accident lawyer help you? Is it necessary? 

Getting an auto accident lawyer to handle your accident claim is highly recommended if you want to try to maximize the financial compensation you receive from the responsible party’s insurance company. Experienced car accident lawyers concentrate their legal practice on effectively presenting the facts of your case and negotiating settlements that may cover every damage for which you deserve to be compensated: lost wages, medical bills, physical and psychological pain and suffering, future medical expenses, therapy, rehabilitation, and property damages.

How do I find the right car accident lawyer? 

When searching for the right car accident lawyer, three of the most valuable features to look for are experience, focus, and resources. A firm like The Ruth Law Team has extensive experience representing car accident injury victims throughout the U.S. We focus our entire practice on helping people who were hurt by others’ negligence and irresponsible behavior. We also have the financial resources to stand up to large companies that might overwhelm another law firm.

How much do we charge for auto accident cases? 

We receive no pay unless our client gets paid. In keeping with the standard practice across the nation, we retain an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement or judgment we obtain on our client’s behalf. We pay all the advance expenses related to investigating the case and collecting all the evidence needed to support our client’s claim until the case is resolved. We are happy to discuss our fee practices at any time.

How long does the whole process take? 

Some cases could be successfully resolved in just a few months. However, many clients suffer serious injuries requiring long periods of recuperation and continued medical treatment. We want to establish the full scope of the client's injuries so any settlement can include all the recoverable damages.

How are auto accident settlements determined? 

The settlement amount generally may the injury victim’s lost wages and any loss of earning capacity, expenses for medical treatment, rehabilitation, and property damage. However, the value of the victim’s loss of use of a body part or an organ, or their physical and mental suffering, is more difficult to put a price on. Settlements also may vary based on the insurance coverage available, which is why it is so important to carry both BI and UM insurance. As our client’s advocates, The Ruth Law Team works continuously to obtain settlements fairly reflecting the gravity of every client’s pain and suffering.

How long after an accident can you file a claim?

There is no reason to delay. Contacting experienced accident lawyers immediately enables them to begin working to get you fair compensation. If notified the same day the accident  occurred, your lawyer may be able to have an investigator visit the accident scene when the evidence of the crash remains in place. Skid marks, the place where the debris came to rest, and information about possible witnesses could be collected. In Florida, the personal injury protection (PIP) law requires a person seeking PIP coverage to seek medical attention within 14 days from the accident date. While we recommend you do not wait to bring your damage claim, the law allows 4 years from the date of the accident to file suit for property damages.

How car total loss is determined?

The methods used to declare a car a total loss vary from state to state. Some states use the Total Loss Formula (TLF) in which the cost of repairing the car plus the car’s salvage value are added together to see if that figure exceeds the actual cash value of the car. If it does, then the car will be a total loss. Other states use the Total Loss Threshold (TLT) method to total a car. These states legally require insurers to use a particular percentage of a car’s actual cash value as the threshold to declare the car a total loss. For example, Florida sets the total loss threshold at 80%. If the cost of repairing the car is higher than 80% of the car’s market value, the car is totaled. If the repair costs add up to only 78% of the car’s value, then the car will be repaired.

What do I do if the insurance company is not offering me enough for my car?

If you are unsatisfied with the insurance company’s proposed payout for your totaled car, you can counter their offer with what you believe to be the actual market value of your car. You should send copies of receipts for any upgrades or improvements you added, photos of the car, and include references to other comparable vehicles with published values higher than the insurer’s offer. If you have questions, contact a car accident lawyer.

How long does it take for insurance to pay a car off after an accident?

Insurance payouts for damage to a car after an accident generally take between 30 to 45 days. However, some states mandate that insurers resolve auto property damage claims within a set period. In Florida, insurance companies are generally required to pay the claim no later than 30 days after receiving the claim information. Visit your state’s insurance regulator’s website to see what rule applies where you live.

Our Auto Accident Case Results


Crash Resulting in Neck, Shoulder, and Back Injuries

Our attorneys recovered $375,000 for a client who was involved in a crash after another driver made a left turn in front of her.  The crash resulted in neck, shoulder, and back injuries for our client who, unfortunately, suffered similar injuries in a prior accident.… read more?

Girl Injured by Driver Who Ran a Red Light

We recovered 1.25 million dollars for a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car when another driver ran a red light and hit the car in which she was riding.

Car Accident Settlement

Settlement for a woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver. Our client suffered lifelong injuries including a traumatic brain injury and pelvic fractures and has spent a considerable amount of time in a rehabilitation center.

Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.

Car Accident Trial Verdict

Our attorneys were able to settle an auto accident case for $550,000 on behalf of a gentleman in St. Pete who was t-boned in his Honda Civic due to a negligent driver. Our client suffered injuries to the chest, back and neck. Additionally, he underwent… read more?

Car Accident Settlement

We resolved a serious car accident case in June 2019 for an Inverness woman who was hit by a driver who ran a stop sign. Our client’s car was a total loss, and our she dealt with a number of injuries.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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What Happens Next?

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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This quick survey will help us better understand what happened and which attorney is the best fit for your situation.

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The best way for you to have a clear idea your options is to speak with an attorney who specializes in your area of need.

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Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

What Do I Do If I Was Hurt In a Car Accident?

Understanding what steps you should take after being involved in an auto accident is extremely important. It can be difficult to think clearly when in such a stressful situation, so review the following information so you are better prepared in the event you are in an accident.

  1. Stay calm
  2. Call 911 if anyone is injured
  3. Turn hazard lights on
  4. Move out of traffic if it’s safe
  5. Call police – stay until they arrive
  6. Be polite – don’t admit any fault
  7. Take photos if it’s safe
  8. Get the name, address, license plate, license number and insurance of each vehicle’s driver
  9. Get the names and contact information for any eyewitnesses
  10. Call (888) 783-8378 for a FREE consultation with an experienced car accident attorney
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Contact Our Accident Attorneys

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, call (888) 783-8378 today and speak with one of our car accident attorneys regarding your case.  The call is free, and you will pay absolutely nothing unless we make a financial recovery on your behalf. We also have consultation offices located throughout the State of Florida and will come to your home or hospital during your time of need.

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