Tampa Personal Injury Attorney & Car Accident Lawyer

Capaz Law Firm is dedicated to providing compassionate and aggressive legal representation to individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss through the fault of another party. Serving Tampa and surrounding communities, our personal injury attorneys offer free consultations, and you won’t pay any fees unless you win compensation.

Our law firm practices in civil litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury, including auto accidents, truck and bicycle accidents, wrongful death, negligent security, premises liability, and other areas. Our car accident lawyers and injury attorneys have extensive experience in both settlement negotiations and at trial.


With a reputation for tough litigation, Capaz Law Firm is respected by insurance companies in Tampa and throughout the state of Florida. Managing partner Dereck G. Capaz, Esq., holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell peer review service. This rating indicates that a lawyer has achieved the highest level of professional excellence, integrity, and ethics. This rating is only achieved through independent peer review.

The personal injury attorneys and car accident lawyers at Capaz Law Firm are personally dedicated to each and every client. They answer calls and emails promptly, and as a client of Capaz Law Firm, you will have a direct line of contact to your attorney. This will greatly reduce stress on you and your family as you will have prompt answers to your questions, and you will always be kept in the loop regarding the progress of your case.

Winning a personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death claim in Florida is no easy feat. You can bet that the insurance company or opposing party will go to great lengths to deny or undervalue your claim. At Capaz Law Firm, we have the experience and tenacity to protect your rights and provide effective representation at every stage of the proceedings. Although most of our cases are settled without going to trial, we are not afraid to take a case to court if it is in the client’s best interests to do so.

Million Dollar Advocate Forum Attorney Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum ®

Dereck Capaz is a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.

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Super Lawyers Attorney

Super Lawyers

Dereck Capaz was selected for inclusion and named in the 2009 – 2015 editions of Florida Super Lawyers.

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AV® Preeminent™ Rated

Dereck Capaz has earned the AV-Preeminent Rating for legal proficiency and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell and

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All drivers in Florida have a legal duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. If you were hurt by a negligent motorist, we can review your case in a free consultation and help you plot the way forward.


Did you suffer an injury on someone else’s property? You may be entitled to compensation. Evidence may become unavailable soon after the accident, so it’s important that we are able to conduct the investigation right away.


With immense size and weight, large truck accidents can be devastating. Our legal team can help you identify the liable party (or parties) and fight for the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost income, and other damages you may have incurred.


Our accident lawyers understand how tragic it can be to lose a loved one in a sudden accident, especially when someone’s negligence or intentional misconduct is to blame. We can review your case for free to determine if you have grounds for a wrongful death claim.


Were you injured in a crash involving an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer? There are many parties who could be liable in these cases. We can help you determine who was at-fault and how best to approach the claims process.


There are all sorts of reasons why an insurance company might dispute a claim. If you believe your claim was undervalued or wrongfully denied, contact our law firm to learn your rights and find out how best to proceed.

A Tampa AV® Preeminent™ Rated Attorney

What does it mean to be an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney? It’s one thing to have great reviews from past clients; it’s something else entirely to have the respect of other attorneys. The AV® Preeminent™ designation is the highest peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. It is reserved for attorneys who have developed a reputation for exceptional ability in the courtroom and a commitment to ethical representation.

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Tampa Personal Injury Attorney & Car Accident Lawyer

Capaz Law Firm offers compassionate and tenacious legal representation in personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death cases. Follow the links below to learn more about our areas of practice.

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