Car Accident Lawyer
Catastrophic injuries after a serious car accident can be debilitating, and the loss of a loved one in a crash can cause immeasurable grief.
The car accident attorneys of Moody Law, P.A., are here for accident survivors and the surviving loved ones of fatal crash victims.
We offer strength through compassionate legal counsel. Learn how our Lakeland, FL, auto accident attorneys can help you.
Auto Accident Statistics in the Lakeland Area
To understand the impact of serious car crashes in the area, it helps to take a look at the numbers. According to data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were 11,635 total auto accidents in Polk County in 2018. That's an average of over 31 accidents a day. These collisions included:
Injury Auto Accidents
The FLHSMV recorded 5,158 injury accidents in 2018, which led to 7,819 injuries in Polk County.
Fatal Car Accidents
In 2018, 110 fatal auto collisions were recorded in greater Polk County causing 123 fatalities.
Property Damage Crashes
6,367 motor vehicle crashes that only resulted in property damage in 2018 throughout Polk County.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Car Accident Attorney
The people of Lakeland, FL can count on the car accident lawyers of Moody Law, P.A. Our team will hold negligent motorists accountable for their actions, and make sure that you and your loved ones understand all of your legal options every step of the way during your car accident claim.
Daniel D. Moody is a board-certified Civil Trial Specialist by The Florida Bar, and has practiced law since 1985. This wealth of legal knowledge and history of tackling high-profile cases benefits clients, and has led to consistent multi-million dollar recoveries over the years. Mr. Moody has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a trusted, peer-reviewed resource for those in need of legal counsel.
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Injuries from Automobile Accidents
LacerationsCuts and scrapes are common after a car crash. They are often the result of glass from the windshield and windows as well as objects in the car. Severe lacerations can be disfiguring and life-threatening.
Broken BonesThe impact from an auto collision can result in fractured bones. The force of impact from car crashes has caused broken arms and legs, cracked ribs and sternums, as well as fractured skulls.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Caused by forceful blows to the head, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) include concussions, contusions, and penetrating head injuries that affect the brain. The long-term effects can be devastating.
Neck InjuriesSudden head movement from a collision can injure your neck in numerous ways. Whiplash is one of the most well-known neck injuries from car crashes, and can even occur while traveling at low speeds.
Spinal Cord InjuryInjuries to the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine can affect mobility. The most severe spinal cord injuries are paraplegia and quadriplegia, both of which render victims wheelchair dependent for the rest of their lives.
Internal InjuriesNot all physical trauma sustained in a collision is visible. Internal injuries affect all sorts of bodily organs, and include ruptured spleens, collapsed lungs, and internal bleeding. Immediate medical attention is crucial.
What You Should Do After a Car Accident
"In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for auto accidents is four years to the date of the crash."
Car Accident Lawyers Who Will Fight for You Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm
Established in 2007, Moody Law, P.A., is committed to the people of Lakeland, FL, and beyond. Daniel D. Moody is a fifth-generation Polk County resident who strives to give back to the community. He assists clients with their civil cases, and ensures all questions are answered with honesty, respect, and compassion. For personal injury cases, no attorney fees are collected until we successfully obtain a recovery for our client.
Mr. Moody is a trusted and established authority on legal matters. In addition to his board certification by the Florida Bar and AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, he has made multiple media appearances to discuss legal issues, including an appearance on NBC's The Today Show. His goal is always to maximize recoveries for his clients to address financial losses and other hardships.
Auto Accident Attorneys You Can Count On Serving the People of Lakeland
Very professional and friendly. Dan and his paralegal Debbie were wonderful. Always picked up the phone and answered all of my questions at anytime, from the first day to the day we closed. 5 stars forever.View On Google
Easily the most professional, detailed, service minded offices my family and I have ever dealt with. No questions from us were too big or small, and we were always treated as a top priority. Would recommend with no hesitation whatsoever.View On Google
Settlements and Legal Damages in a Car Accident Case
The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits are settled before they even go to trial. The attorneys of Moody Law, P.A. will evaluate all out-of-court settlement offers closely. We will help negotiate a better settlement in your favor whenever possible.
During a trial, we will seek compensatory and punitive damages, if they apply. Compensatory damages cover medical bills, property damage, and other material losses. Punitive damages are sought to punish negligent parties for their dangerous actions.
In the state of Florida, there is a pure comparative fault rule in place. This means that both drivers may be considered partially negligent in a crash. Partial negligence in a collision will affect the amount of legal damages recovered from a trial.
A Reputable Personal Injury Law Firm Committed to Lakeland Families
I recommend everyone to Dan Moody and his team to represent them. They treat you with kindness and respect and they care. They treat you like they have known you for years.View On Google
I would highly recommend Moody Law and his team to anyone needing a personal injury attorney. They worked extremely hard on my case and always kept me informed throughout the process. There were times I felt depressed because of my situation and Debbie was the angel that God used to encourage me to remain positive and things would get better, they did too! I am very happy with the results of my case. They actually did such a great job I used their services a second time. If I need them again ( hopefully not) but if I do I would not hesitate to call them because they are totally awesome.View On Google