Truck accidents aren’t just another traffic mishap – they’re life-altering events. The chaos that follows, the sound of metal crunching, and the immediate worry for everyone involved can stay etched in memory. At The Ruth Law Team, we realize the physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial burdens you might grapple with after such an incident in Tampa. Our decades of experience have shown us the stories of countless individuals, each unique yet echoing a familiar tale of unexpected adversity and the longing for justice.

You don’t have to navigate this path alone. Lean on our knowledge, compassion, and dedication to help guide you during these turbulent times. Whether it’s understanding your rights, assessing the gravity of the situation, or taking on those responsible, we’re here for you. Reach out to The Ruth Law Team today – to schedule a free consultation with a Tampa truck accident lawyer, call us at (813) 212-3765 or schedule a no-obligation case evaluation online.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?


We have over four decades of experience representing truck accident victims in Tampa, FL, and throughout the state.


Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.


Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Truck Accident Case Results


Settlement For The Family of a Truck Accident Victim

Our client was driving a dump truck on the highway when a driver (who was driving under the influence) failed to maintain his lane and collided with our client.  Our… read more?

Three-Car Rear-End Collision

This client was involved in a three-car collision when he was hit from behind and pushed into the car in front of him. He had recently undergone shoulder surgery and suffered further injury to the joint.

Driver Sideswiped by Commercial Vehicle

Settlement for driver sideswiped by a commercial vehicle. The victim suffered neck and low back injury resulting in lumbar laminectomy. The driver also suffered from depression and anxiety which was aggravated by this collision.

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.

Rollover Accident

A negligent driver turned left in front of our client, causing our client’s SUV to flip over.  EMS transported our client to the hospital.  The rollover crash resulted in neck, head, and shoulder injuries.

Rollover Accident

We settled this case for $810,000 after our client was injured in a car crash in Tampa. The at-fault driver failed to stop at a red light, causing our client’s car to roll over two times before coming to a rest.

Rollover Accident

Our legal team settled our client’s rollover accident case for the full policy limits. Our client was turning left when a truck without lights clipped his car, causing it to roll over. The at-fault driver fled the scene and was soon arrested.

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?

To Man’s Family After Tragic Loss Due To Motorcycle Collision With Road Debris

A 37 year-old man was riding his motorcycle on I-275 in Tampa, Florida when he struck a wood pallet causing him to be thrown up in the air before hitting… read more?

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

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Common Truck Accident Injuries

In the wake of a truck accident, these vehicles’ sheer size and momentum can lead to severe injuries, often more devastating than those sustained in standard car collisions. While each accident is unique, there are several common injuries that many victims experience:

  • Whiplash: A sudden jerk or strain to the neck muscles and tendons, often resulting from a rapid back-and-forth motion during the impact.
  • Broken Bones: The force of impact can easily fracture or break bones, especially ribs, arms, and legs.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): A heavy blow to the head can result in concussions or more severe brain trauma, which may have lasting consequences.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves can lead to partial or complete paralysis.
  • Lacerations and Bruises: Sharp debris and the force of impact can cause deep cuts or significant bruising.
  • Internal Injuries: Organs can be damaged due to blunt force trauma, leading to internal bleeding or organ failure.
  • Burns: In cases where vehicles catch fire post-collision, occupants may sustain first to third-degree burns.
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Beyond the physical, the emotional toll can manifest in forms like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or acute stress reactions.
  • Crushed Limbs: Particularly in underride accidents where a car slides under a truck, occupants can suffer from crushed or severed limbs.

A truck accident doesn’t just leave its mark on the vehicle – it affects the core of human lives. Recognizing and addressing these injuries, both seen and unseen, is paramount. As you tread the path to recovery, know that The Ruth Law Team is right beside you, eager to provide the support, understanding, and legal assistance you might need. It’s not just about seeking justice; it’s about rebuilding and reclaiming your life.

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.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Truck Accident Victims

The physical, emotional, and financial toll can be immense in a truck accident. It’s not just about recovering from the injuries sustained but also about finding a way to regain the life you once had. Filing a lawsuit may seem daunting, but it can be a crucial step toward ensuring you have the resources for a brighter tomorrow. Here are potential compensations one might be entitled to after a truck accident:

  • Medical Expenses: Covering costs of treatments, surgeries, rehabilitation, medications, and any future medical needs related to the accident.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the income lost due to the inability to work during recovery.
  • Future Earning Capacity: If the injury affects one’s ability to work in the future, one may be compensated for projected losses.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for damages to your vehicle and any personal belongings damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Monetary compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress endured due to the accident.
  • Mental Anguish: Addressing the psychological impact of the accident, including anxiety, depression, or trauma.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Financial assistance for physical and occupational therapy needed for recovery.
  • Home Modification Expenses: If injuries necessitate changes to living conditions, such as ramps or handrails.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, where the truck driver’s or company’s negligence was especially egregious, additional damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior.

While no amount of compensation can truly erase the trauma and suffering from a truck accident, it can be a significant stepping stone towards rebuilding a life disrupted. It’s about mending what’s broken and securing an uncertain future. With the help of a dedicated legal team, like The Ruth Law Team, you can confidently navigate this intricate process, aiming for the just compensation you deserve. Remember, this journey is not just yours alone – we’re with you every step of the way.

Next Steps After a Truck Accident

Navigating the aftermath of a truck accident can feel like you’re lost in a maze of decisions and actions. Yet, what you do in these critical hours and days can significantly influence the trajectory of your recovery and any subsequent legal proceedings. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you traverse this challenging time:

  • Prioritize Safety: Before anything else, ensure your safety and that of any passengers. If you’re in harm’s way, like on a busy roadway, and if you’re able, move to a safe location nearby.
  • Report the Crash: Police will make a detailed report of the crash, gather witness statements, and potentially write citations to any negligent parties involved.  
  • Document Everything: If you are able, photograph the accident scene, your injuries, damages to your vehicle, and other relevant details. This can serve as crucial evidence if you decide to pursue legal action.
  • Speak with Witnesses: If there were any witnesses to the accident, gather their contact information and brief statements. Their account of events can be invaluable down the line. If police are there, the officer should handle this.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Be sure to get checked by medical professionals to assess your injuries. Additionally, make sure you attend all recommended doctor’s appointments and follow any orders from your physician.
  • Contact Your Attorney: Before making any statements or accepting money from any insurance company, speak with your Tampa personal injury attorney. An experienced lawyer, like those at The Ruth Law Team, can offer guidance tailored to your specific situation and help you understand your rights.
  • Avoid Social Media: Sharing information or personal feelings about the accident on social media platforms can complicate your claim. It’s best to keep details offline.
  • Maintain Records: Keep a file of all medical bills, repair costs, correspondence related to the accident, and notes of personal experiences and feelings during your recovery.

The chaos following a truck accident can be overwhelming. But remember, each step you take is crucial, and timely decisions can make all the difference. The guidance of a seasoned attorney from The Ruth Law Team can be an invaluable ally, ensuring that your journey from the aftermath of an accident towards justice and recovery is as smooth and just as possible. We’re here, ready to stand by your side.

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.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Speaking with an insurance company before consulting your attorney is not advisable. Any statement you give could potentially damage your claim. Inform any insurance representative that your attorney will handle all future communications.

Additional Truck Accident Resources

What if I’ve been hurt in a car accident?

When you have been in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, understanding what to do next is of vital importance. Obviously securing the safety of everyone in the accident is the first priority. Call 911 if anyone is injured. Get the name and address of the driver of each vehicle. The owner of the vehicle may not be the same as the driver, so be sure to also get the name and... read more?

What do I do if the insurance company is not offering me enough for my car? Just like when buying a new car, the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge.  The internet is your best resource. Kelly Blue Book and NADA are the standards in the industry to find the actual cash value (ACV) of your car.  Check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, search websites like Craigslist, and check with the car... read more?

What does it mean if my car was totaled?

Your car is considered totaled if the damages are not repairable or if price of the repairs will cost more than the actual value of the vehicle. Do your homework. Check the internet (such as Kelley Blue Book) or NADA for the actual cash value (ACV) of your car, check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, and check with the car dealerships in your area. Look for the prices... read more?

Contact Our Tampa Truck Accident Attorneys

When the unexpected strikes, understanding the path forward can be daunting. Amidst the physical pain and emotional turmoil following a truck accident, you deserve a dedicated team to stand by your side, offering guidance, support, and unwavering legal expertise. At The Ruth Law Team, we’ve been that pillar of strength for countless individuals over the years. Reach out, share your story, and let us join you in your pursuit of justice and recovery in Tampa.

Steven and Jenna Ruth Evaluating a Personal Injury Case

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.

Contact Our Tampa Office (By Appointment Only):

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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