St. Petersburg Car Accident Lawyer
The Ruth Law Team works diligently to provide all of our clients with high-quality legal representation. If you’ve recently been involved in an automobile accident, we encourage you to contact our office today at (727) 327-3222 today and speak with one of our car accident attorneys regarding your case. Our auto accident attorneys provide their services with no upfront fees, and do not receive compensation unless we settle your case successfully.
Our primary goal is to provide you with the best legal representation possible. To do so, our team can come to your home, hospital, and travel throughout the state of Florida to work with you on building your case. The Ruth Law Team makes it our mission to help you receive fair compensation when you’re involved in an automobile accident. Therefore, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial when necessary. Unlike many St. Petersburg car accident attorneys, we’ve successfully taken hundreds of cases to trial on behalf of our clients.
If your case does have to go to trial, you can rest easy knowing you are in good hands. Our trial team is lead by Eric Roslansky, a Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law. If you or someone you love was injured during an automobile accident due to the negligence of another driver, call our personal injury lawyers at The Ruth Law Team. Our services extend to cover both traditional automobile accidents and accidents that occur during Uber and Lyft rides.
What Do I Do If I Was Hurt In a Car Accident?
Finding yourself involved in an car accident is already stressful enough. However, it’s important to understand what steps you should take immediately after an accident to help keep yourself safe, preserve the scene, and prevent further injury. Below, we’ve listed the basic steps you should take to help you prepare in case you are involved in a car accident.
- Stay calm.
- Determine if you or any of your passengers are injured. If so, call 911.
- Turn on your hazard lights to alert those around you of the issue.
- Move yourself and your vehicle out of traffic when it is safe and possible to do so.
- Call the police and remain at the scene until they arrive.
- Be polite to officers and other drivers but do not admit to fault.
- When possible and safe, take photos of the scene, the accident, and any injuries that occurred as a result.
- Acquire the name, address, license plate number, and insurance information for each driver involved in the accident.
- Note the names and contact information for any witnesses.
- Call (727) 327-3222 and speak to one of The Ruth Law Team’s qualified car accident attorneys for free.
How Do I Handle Damage to My Vehicle?
Whether or not you find yourself injured in an automobile accident, it’s still highly likely that your vehicle sustained serious damage during the crash. In most cases, we recommend that our clients handle their own damage claims. However, we’re more than happy to assist clients with damage claims, at need. Keep in mind, damage and personal injury claims are two separate issues and having an attorney involved in your property damage claim rarely impacts the outcome of the decision. In some cases, attorney involvement can lengthen and delay the process. To help you navigate these waters, we’ve put together a how-to guide to help you file these claims and get you back on the road in no time.
What Happens Next?
Being involved in a car accident can be terrifying, life-altering, and deadly. The Ruth Law Team wants to help you alleviate the stress you feel after having had an auto accident and understands how stressful it can be to find the right attorney for your case. To help you understand what to expect and receive the best settlement possible after your car accident, we’ve developed a three-steam process for handling car accident cases. Our team is here to help guide you through the process and handle the heavy lifting that comes with navigating the legal system.
Our three steam process includes:
Once you’ve contacted The Ruth Law Team, our team will begin working on your case. During the first phase, we collect essential documents regarding your case to help establish your claim. These documents may include medical bills, medical records, toxicology results, and insurance information.
This phase helps us establish your case and allows us to develop a baseline when we file for compensation.
After we’ve gathered the documentation necessary to establish your case, your car accident attorney at The Ruth Law Team will begin investigating to help build your case file. Your attorney will review police reports, dashcam footage, and speak with witnesses to develop an expert-level analysis of the accident. Ultimately, we aim to make your case airtight so that we can help you achieve justice successfully.
Often, if the at-fault driver receives criminal charges, these proceedings occur either before or concurrent with civil proceedings, such as personal injury claims. Therefore, during our investigation, we will also gather any documents that directly relate to the at-fault driver’s criminal case. If they make any admissions, failed a breathalyzer, or otherwise self-incriminate, we can and will use this information to strengthen your settlement request.
The Ruth Law Team makes every effort to develop a strong case for each of our clients and dedicate our time to obtaining favorable judgments for each case. During the negotiation phase, your car accident attorney will attempt to reach a settlement agreement with the defense attorney outside the courtroom. Your attorney will review each settlement option with you and ensure your approval prior to moving forward. If they cannot reach a favorable settlement, your attorney will provide representation for your case at trial.
Car Accident Attorneys
Over the last 35 years, The Ruth Law Team has worked diligently to help hundreds of clients seek justice for personal injuries obtained during car accidents. In fact, we have recovered over $63 million for accident-related claims. Our team features some of the most experienced, high-quality legal professionals in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Members of The Ruth Law Team include:
- Steven C. Ruth
- Eric D. Roslansky
- Jenna C. Ruth
- Jessica E. Shahady
- Amy A. Catledge
- Austin J. Grinder
- Alex H. Longo
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents are exceptionally dangerous. They can leave victims with life-long injuries and even result in death. Therefore, it’s important to have an experienced legal team to help you navigate your path to justice. The Ruth Law Team will make every effort possible to help you receive a fair settlement if you’ve been involved in a car accident.
After a crash, time is of the essence. Do not wait to file a claim after your accident. Contact the office of The Ruth Law Team today to receive a free phone consultation. Our team offers in-office consultations and is willing to travel to your location to discuss your case, as well.
Car Accident Lawyers in St. Petersburg, Florida
The Ruth Law Team’s qualified attorneys have years of experience in helping clients like you navigate the legal system and seek justice after a car accident. We’re available 24/7 to address any questions or concerns you have involving your case. Call us today at (727) 327-3222 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys.