There’s no manual for navigating the aftermath of a car accident. The unexpected jolt of the crash, the sudden change in your daily routine, and the worries about your health and finances can be overwhelming. In Tampa, where the hustle and bustle never stops, such incidents can be even more disorienting.

You’re not just a case number or a statistic to us. At The Ruth Law Team, we recognize the profound personal impact of every car accident. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve stood alongside countless individuals in Tampa, helping them find their footing in such trying times.

Your recovery journey might seem long, but you don’t have to walk alone. Let’s take the first step together. Reach out to The Ruth Law Team today and let us join your journey back to normalcy.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

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The Ruth Law Team did a great job with my auto accident.

Stephanie C.
St. Petersburg

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I am glad I picked The Ruth Law Team. Eric Roslansky was very comforting and professional with my accident. The staff was very courteous and friendly always answering questions happily. I would recommend them any time.

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The Ruth Law Team were very supportive through the whole process. Everyone was so nice and really cared about my well being. Thank you so much.

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Ruth hit it out of the park.

Mark P.

The team at Ruth Law always treated me compassionately and handled my case in a very professional way. Amy Catledge and Patti Olson have been a tremendous help in an otherwise impossible situation after I was hit by an uninsured driver. Thank you to The Ruth Law Team for being there and doing what you do!

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My wife and I were very satisfied with Ruth Law Firm and their handling of our lawsuit regarding my motorcycle accident. They were always courteous and communicated with us in a timely manner whenever we needed assistance or clarification during the legal proceedings. We were satisfied with the final settlement and would not hesitate to use their services in the future if the need should arise. Thank you.

Lee M.
St. Petersburg

My case was handled well by the team, always had great communication & was informed during the process with each step.

Virginia V.
Wesley Chapel

Thank you and your team for everything. You all are GREAT!

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Tampa Auto Accidents

Each car accident is distinct, yet they universally introduce challenges and turmoil into one’s life. Whether it’s a fender bender or a severe crash, the aftermath can be significant, causing physical, emotional, and monetary strain. In Tampa, we’ve handled a number of types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

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Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents in Tampa

What should I do immediately after a car accident in Tampa?

First and foremost, check everyone’s well-being, then dial 911. Reporting the incident and seeking medical assistance if required is crucial. Share details with the other driver, but avoid diving deep into the accident’s details to avoid potential misunderstandings. If possible, capture details of the accident scene and prioritize getting medical attention, even if you believe you’re unharmed.

Should I contact my insurance company after the accident?

Before contacting any insurance provider—yours or the other driver’s—it’s advisable to consult an attorney. Insurance firms primarily aim to limit their payouts. Your attorney will handle communications with all insurance entities involved.

Do I need a lawyer for my car accident claim in Tampa?

While not required, having an attorney can significantly enhance your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve if you are injured. Knowledgeable attorneys, like those at The Ruth Law Team, are familiar with the intricacies of such claims and can properly guide you through the legal maze.

What if the other driver is uninsured or underinsured in Tampa?

All drivers in Florida are mandated to possess Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. If you procure medical care within a 14-day window, your PIP should cover a portion of your medical expenses and lost income, regardless of whether or not you were at fault. However, note that PIP typically covers 80% up to a limit of $10,000. This underscores the importance of having Uninsured/Underinsured motorist protection in your plan.

How does The Ruth Law Team help in Tampa car accident cases?

Our committed team takes the time to assess your situation, find vital evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and stand by your side at trial if needed. We aim to obtain the most comprehensive compensation for your damages, granting you peace of mind to concentrate on healing.

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Our Auto Accident Case Results


Settlement for Family of Man Killed by a Negligent Driver

We obtained more than a million-dollar settlement for the family after their loved one was killed by a negligent driver. Our client was proceeding through a green light when another… read more?

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,… 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 Settlement

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… 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 she dealt with a number of injuries.

Car Accident Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case for a gentleman who was in a five-car pile up caused by an erratic driver. He underwent shoulder surgery as a result of being rear ended.

Car Accident Trial Verdict

When our client was hit by a distracted driver on I-4, the insurance company did not want to pay him a fair settlement for his injuries. We went to trial in May 2019 and obtained a $688,000 verdict from a Hillsborough county jury, which is… read more?

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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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 Steps Should I Take If Injured in a Car Accident?

The moments following a car accident can be overwhelming and confusing. Knowing the proper steps can provide clarity, safeguard your rights, and set the foundation for any potential legal or insurance actions. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the aftermath:

  1. Stay Calm and Check for Injuries: Before anything else, take a deep breath. Ensure your safety and check if you or any passengers have injuries. If injuries are present, prioritize medical attention.
  2. Move to a Safe Location: If possible, move your vehicle out of traffic to a safe spot, like a parking lot or the roadside shoulder. Turn on hazard lights.
  3. Call 911: Regardless of the severity, always report the accident to the police. They’ll provide an official accident report, which can be invaluable later.
  4. Exchange Information: Collect names, addresses, contact numbers, insurance details, and vehicle information (make, model, and license plate number) from all involved parties.
  5. Document the Scene: Use your phone to take photos of the accident scene, including vehicle damages, skid marks, road conditions, and any relevant street signs or signals.
  6. Avoid Admitting Fault: Speak factually about the incident but refrain from admitting guilt.
  7. Seek Medical Attention: Some injuries might not manifest immediately, even if you feel okay. It’s a good idea to get a medical evaluation following an accident.
  8. Document Medical Treatments: Keep a record of all medical visits, treatments, and expenses. This will be crucial if you decide to seek compensation.
  9. Consult an Attorney: If you believe you need to make a claim or the accident is complicated, consider seeking advice from a personal injury attorney. We recommend speaking to a car accident lawyer prior to speaking to any insurance company.
  10. Stay Organized: Keep a dedicated folder or digital file for all accident-related documents, photos, and notes.
  11. Follow-Up on Repairs: Get your vehicle assessed for damages and begin the repair process.

Remember, every accident is different, so use your best judgment and prioritize your safety and well-being throughout the process.

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Contact Our Tampa Car Accident Attorneys

Navigating the aftermath of a car accident can be daunting, but remember, you’re not alone. Connect with The Ruth Law Team, your steadfast allies in Tampa. Let’s discuss your situation, understand your rights, and explore how we can support your quest for justice. Reach out to us at (813) 212-3765. Our experienced car accident attorneys are here to listen, advise, and accompany you on this path.

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Our Tampa Injury Law Offices

We offer free in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than four decades, The Ruth Law Team remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

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Physical Address:
511 West Bay Street #450
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 212-3765

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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