At Moody Law, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping persons injured or killed in truck accidents. We have obtained millions in verdicts and settlements for clients who have been injured or killed by the negligent actions of truck drivers, and we can use this experience to help obtain a successful resolution to your case. Serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, a truck accident lawyer from Moody Law has the experience and knowledge needed to protect your legal rights. To schedule a free consultation and case review, contact our law firm today.
Truck Accident Lawsuits
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2005, large commercial vehicle accidents caused 12 percent of all traffic fatalities. The enormous size and weight of commercial trucks make them a unique threat on America's roadways – a collision between an 80,000 pound tractor trailer and a 3,000 pound passenger vehicle is likely to be catastrophic. Additionally, the majority of fatal truck accidents occur on non-divided, two-lane roadways. An accident involving a large truck can easily result in catastrophic injury, including spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, as well as wrongful death. If you are in Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, and have been involved in a truck accident, a lawyer from Moody Law can help you file a claim.
Because of the damage that trucks can cause, truck drivers are held to a higher standard than the average motorist. Truck drivers have a professional and legal obligation to exercise caution, to be heedful of traffic laws, and to respect other motorists when operating a commercial vehicle. If it can be shown that a truck driver or trucking company was negligent, a truck accident lawyer from our law firm can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve by holding the appropriate parties responsible for their actions.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Any of the following common causes of truck accidents may be grounds for filing a lawsuit. If you are unsure whether it is possible to file a claim or not, contact the personal injury attorneys at Moody Law today. We can review your case and help determine your lawsuit eligibility.
- Driver negligence (including violations of Federal and State trucking regulations)
- Driver fatigue
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to properly maintain the vehicle
- Improperly loading a truck
- Inadequate driver training
- Defective equipment
It may also be possible to file for additional compensation if it can be shown that a truck driver's or trucking company's negligent actions exacerbated the effects of a motor vehicle crash. For example, if a truck driver failed to abide by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' hazardous cargo regulations, and additional damage occurred as a result, a truck accident lawyer from Moody Law will help ensure that the liable party is punished for such negligence.
Contact a Lakeland and Winter Haven-area Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, or your family has been victimized by a fatal truck accident, an attorney from Moody Law can help. Proudly serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, our truck accident lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you obtain compensation for your losses and expenses. If you would like to learn more about truck accident cases or Florida's accident statistics, please visit our Truck Accidents FAQ and Florida Trucking Fatalities page. We also specialize in accidents related to the CSX Terminal. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, or obtain immediate assistance from our Rapid Response Team, please contact Moody Law today.