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Bus Accident Lawyer

Millions of individuals rely on public transportation to get them to and from work, home, and elsewhere around Lakeland, FL.

Unfortunately, bus drivers or malfunctioning buses often cause serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries. 

To seek the compensation you deserve, talk to Moody Law's bus accident lawyers. We've won many multi-million dollar personal injury cases. 

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Bus accident cases need to be handled in a swift manner. Florida recently slashed its personal injury statute of limitations in half, giving those harmed in a bus crash just two years from the date of their bus accident to file a lawsuit. Similarly, you have only two years from the date of your loved one's passing to file a wrongful death claim

If the bus company involved in your claim is owned by the government, you have three years from the bus accident to file your personal injury claim. However, starting your lawsuit as soon as possible allows our attorneys to obtain evidence while it is still fresh. 

If you or a loved one has been injured by a school bus or any similar vehicle, contact our firm today so we can begin investigating your case. The earlier you contact our personal injury lawyers for your free consultation, the sooner we can begin seeking the compensation you and your family deserve. In addition to our office in Lakeland, we also have offices in Bartow and Tampa.

(863) 733-9090

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We Can Seek Major Compensation

Moody Law Group

Our car accident and bus accident attorneys have won many major cases, such as a $50 million verdict awarded in a 2022 motorcycle accident case. We stand up to insurance companies to seek the maximum compensation for our clients. This compensation can help cover:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earnings
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Examples of Negligence In a Bus Accident

To build your case, our top-rated Lakeland car accident and bus accident lawyers must prove negligence. These are some examples of bus accidents where the injured would likely have a strong lawsuit:


Florida law states that a school bus should never exceed posted speed limits, and in no circumstance should a school bus ever be driven faster than 55 MPH. If a bus breaks either of these rules, their driver was negligent.


Bus drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care. If a driver was on their cell phone, whether they were texting, calling, or scrolling, our lawyers can prove their distracted behavior caused your harm.  


The bus company who hired and employed the bus driver involved in your crash can be held legally liable if they retained a driver who was unqualified to perform their duties, or who had a history of unsafe driving.

We Can Pursue a Product Liability Lawsuit

Public transportation vehicles are held to high performance and safety standards to ensure the safety of all who use their services. However, if there are defects present at the time of the accident, the bus driver, bus company, or manufacturer of the bus can be held liable for not properly manufacturing or maintaining equipment.

In order to determine if the bus was faulty, we can hire a team of expert investigators to examine the bus for defects and the details surrounding your accident that could have led to your injuries. 

Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090.

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“Our experience with Moody Law has been awesome, from the first day of calling and talking with the front desk staff and meeting with everyone through the whole process, everyone has been helpful in helping us to resolve this matter.”

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