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The Capaz Law Firm has extensive knowledge and experience in handling personal injury cases involving a wide range of vehicle types.


Personal Injury & Civil Trial Lawyer

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney

The Capaz Law Firm is committed to working hard to obtain the best results for our clients who have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or business. We handle each case with the dedication and personal attention necessary to ensure that our clients are adequately compensated for the pain and loss that they have endured.

As our client, you will be considered a top priority and you can rest assured knowing your case will be handled by an experienced attorney who will treat your case just as seriously as you do.

We will conduct a detailed investigation, and will use state of the art technology to establish negligence against the at fault party and to prove the damages caused to your life. A thorough case preparation will allow us to skillfully guide you through the claim and litigation process and to aggressively advocate on your behalf.

Comprehensive & Experienced Representation

The Capaz Law Firm has extensive knowledge and experience in handling accident cases involving serious bodily injuries and fatalities that have been caused as a result of another person or business’s intentional, negligent or reckless actions.

Prior to starting the firm, attorney Dereck Capaz spent over four years as a criminal prosecutor. While at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office in Tampa, he was the lead trial attorney of a felony division and gained invaluable experience handling accidents and serious bodily injury cases at the criminal level. Following his time at the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Capaz worked for over four years at a well-respected civil defense firm in Tampa, focusing most of his practice on the defense of insurance companies and large corporations in tractor-trailer accidents, automobile accidents and serious bodily injury cases. Mr. Capaz was on the “first response team” and would often be called to accident scenes involving fatalities or catastrophic injuries.

As a trial lawyer, who has personally investigated and responded to many accident scenes and handled serious accident cases from the beginning through trial verdict, Mr. Capaz has the necessary knowledge and litigation skills to effectively advocate and pursue the justice that you deserve. In addition, as a former insurance defense attorney, Mr. Capaz understands the methods utilized by insurance companies to evaluate claims; thus, he understands the most effective means to pursue a claim and to obtain the most compensation amount for his clients.

Tampa Injury Lawyer

Contact an experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer at (813) 440-2700, if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another’s actions. The Capaz Law Firm will provide a free initial consultation to discuss your case and to determine an effective course of action that will help you to obtain the justice and compensation that you deserve.

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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


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

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

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    The Capaz Law Firm will conduct a detailed investigation of your personal injury case, and will use state of the art technology to establish negligence against the at fault party and to prove the damages caused to your life.


    We make a personal commitment to each and every client. We understand that each case is different and requires a specific plan tailored to the facts and circumstances of each individual and his or her legal situation.


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    Tampa, FL 33606
    (o) 813.440.2700

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