Thomas “Tom” Carrero Jr.
Attorney Jacksonville, FL
Tom Carrero is a personal injury attorney focusing on motorcycle accidents at the Farah and Farah Jacksonville office. Having owned his own practice for more than a decade, Tom knows everything there is to know about successfully managing cases from start to finish. He is extremely knowledgeable in motorcycle accidents in particular and has first-hand experience after seeing his father go through one.
From high school through law school, Tom has consistently been recognized for stellar academic achievements. He’s a member of MENSA, is barred in three different states, has won case after case, and yet is one of the most down-to-earth attorneys you will ever meet. If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast and you’re hurt in an accident, Tom Carrero understands what you’re going through and is exactly who you want to lead your legal dream team.
At Farah & Farah, You’re Treated Like Family from the Beginning
Working at Farah and Farah is the most eager I’ve ever been to come to work. From the very beginning, I was treated like family and a valued member of the team. When I first came on board here, Eddie and Chuck came over directly in person to greet me. With a law firm our size, you just don’t expect to get this kind of face time with the founders. But that’s where Farah and Farah is different. I’ve worked at other firms from Philadelphia to Florida and this is one of the most solid teams I’ve ever been a part of. It’s empowering to have my experience as a litigator be so valued and my thoughts and ideas listened to.
Before coming here, I owned my own personal injury law firm. That was a great experience and I still keep in touch with a number of clients, but I appreciate that now I get to focus 100% of my effort and energy on winning cases, rather than running an entire practice. Farah and Farah is establishing its own motorcycle accident division and I’m pleased to be leading the team that handles these cases from beginning to end.
Client Relationships Are My #1 Priority
Hands down, my relationship with my clients is my greatest priority as an accident attorney. Every decision I make always needs to be in the best interest of the client. I always give them the best advice for their particular situation. I try to give the best advice I can regardless of how that may affect the firm’s bottom line because that’s doing what’s right by the client. When you’re hurt, there are so many costs—emotional costs, financial costs, time costs, and what I call “human costs.”
These costs are very real to the accident victim and their family. They didn’t have those stresses or costs pre-accident but now they do. I’ve seen time and time again where insurance companies try to drag out the process until people just give in to whatever they’re offering. But I want my clients to be satisfied with what I was able to accomplish for them. I don’t ever just tell people what I think they want to hear, I am upfront from the beginning so we can tackle any problems from the start and set realistic expectations.
One of my major pet peeves is when people don’t return my calls. That’s why if you call me or email me, I promise you I will do everything in my power to get back to you in a business day or less. Being there for your client during one of the toughest times of their lives starts with literally being there and available.
Insurance Companies Think They’re Slick, But I Know How to Beat Them
One of my greatest strengths as a motorcycle accident attorney is something I developed after litigating so many successful cases for my clients. That strength lies in analysis. I can put together the pieces of a case to find its strengths and weaknesses from the very beginning which helps us strategize going forward. Insurance defense teams like to think they’re slick but it’s hard to pull one over on someone who’s been doing this for so long.
I also credit my diverse experience growing up on the streets in South Philly in a blue-collar neighborhood. I was the first member of my family to go to college, let alone law school, I did it all on my own, and made my own way. Growing up in that environment, you learn street smarts and common sense. This experience serves me just as well as all my time spent practicing law because I can see through the insurance company’s tactics and fight for everything my client lawfully deserves.
I Understand that Motorcycle Accidents Are Often Life-Changing
My Dad was in a severe motorcycle accident right after I graduated from law school. Seeing what he went through means I know what bikers are up against after an accident. I know these cases from the victim’s family side, as well as the attorney side. I’ve been riding since I was 10 years old when my dad bought me my first mini-bike. I know bikes and the rules of the road and ride my CVO Fat Bob at every opportunity. That’s why I chose to join Law Tigers, which is a national association of lawyers specifically for motorcycle accidents.
A case I’ll never forget was with a motorcyclist who had severe, life-altering injuries after a crash. Despite the extent of his injuries and damage to his bike, the insurance adjuster offered him just $55,000 of the at-fault driver’s $100,000 policy. Knowing that was a slap in the face of justice, we refused this offer and the case went to litigation. During my research I found out that the at-fault driver actually had a $1,000,000 umbrella policy in addition to his $100,000 policy. The insurance company flew out their heavy-hitters to try and negotiate before the trial. I stood up for everything my client deserved and ended up getting him the full limits of both policies—$1.1 Million. This changed my client’s life and was extremely rewarding from both a financial and emotional standpoint. What the insurance company was trying to do just wasn’t right. I don’t stand for that and didn’t stop until my client got everything he was entitled to under the law.
My House is Literally One Big Italian Family
My wife, Tara, sons, Tre and Tonio, daughter, Talia, and Miniature Schnauzer, Lola, all share a home with my Mom and Dad down in Nocatee. It’s a big, crazy house but I wouldn’t have it any other way because family is so important to me. If I’m not busy at Farah and Farah in Jacksonville or with my cases across the state, you’ll probably find me close to home. The Nocatee water park is right down the road and pretty hard to beat on those hot summer afternoons. Now, if it’s hockey or football season, I am an avid fan and catch my hometown teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and Eagles, every chance I get.
“Tom Carrero is one of the smartest attorneys I have ever met. He has multiple degrees and a long list of huge case wins—including million-dollar verdicts for his clients. His love of motorcycles and deep experience in this arena make him a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. Our Jacksonville team is indeed lucky to have such powerhouse attorneys among our ranks.” – Chuck Farah, Senior Partner at Farah & Farah
Let’s Talk About Your Case:
Email Me: email@example.com
Call Me: 904-643-4526
See Me In Person: 10 West Adams Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202
$1.1M policy limits for motorcycle accident victim with total knee replacement;
$300,000 policy limits for motorcycle accident victim with broken femur;
$300,000 policy limits for rear-end auto collision with soft tissue injuries;
$250,000 policy limits for motorcycle accident victim with ankle fracture;
$225,000 binding arbitration award for non-surgical wrist injury.
Proud member of
- The Florida Bar
- The Pennsylvania Bar
- The New Jersey Bar
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- Law Tigers: American Association of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers
- Florida Justice Association
- University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., Master of Laws, Cum Laude
- Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
- Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, Bachelor of Science, Business, Cum Laude
- Central High School of Philadelphia, Bachelors of Arts, General