Fatal Truck Accidents: Helping You Cope with Tragedy

We all know the risks involved in driving an automobile. Traffic accidents are commonplace, and often involve injury or even death. The risk of a fatality is more likely in certain types of accidents, such as a collision with a large commercial truck. This type of accident is less common, fortunately, but is much more deadly. Statistics show an automobile driver or passenger is two to three times more likely to die in a traffic accident when a commercial truck is involved.

The attorneys at Moody Law, serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, have years of experience representing victims of fatal truck accidents. Contact our office if your loved one has lost his or her life because of the negligence of a truck driver. Our compassionate attorneys are here to help you collect the damages you will need to cope with your loss.

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Facts about Truck Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that since the late 1970’s, 12 to 13 percent of all fatal crashes in the U.S. involved a large truck. In 2012, 3,921 persons were killed in collisions between a large truck and an automobile, and of those, 2,843 were riding in the smaller vehicle.

The NHTSA report showed that 95 percent of collisions between a large truck and a car involved either the front of the truck or the front of the other vehicle. The front of the truck was the point of impact in approximately two out of three two-vehicle crashes that included a large truck, and about half of these accidents were head-on collisions. In cases where police reports cited mechanical problems related to an accident, the truck was cited 70% of the time.

Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer

An auto accident involving the collision of a standard motor vehicle and a large truck can result in a devastating aftermath, including life-threatening injuries and death. Moody Law provides quality, trustworthy representation for those whose lives have been forever changed due to a trucking accident.

Truck Accident Lawsuits

At Moody Law, our personal injury lawyers represent clients who have been injured or lost loved ones because of the negligence of truck drivers and trucking companies. In some cases, a charge of wrongful death may be included in your personal injury lawsuit. Because of the size and weight of commercial trucks, and the damage they can cause in an accident, licensed operators are strictly regulated and held to very high safety standards. Our expert attorneys know the laws and regulations related to the trucking industry, and are prepared to effectively represent you in settlement negotiations, or in bringing your case to trial.

There is no amount of financial compensation that can make up for the loss of a loved one. Still, the loss of a family member has lasting financial as well as emotional repercussions. Victims' families need outstanding representation to ensure that they collect damages they will need to cope with these losses.

If a truck driver or industry employer is responsible for an accident resulting in catastrophic injury or death to your loved one, your family has a right to compensation under the law. Moody Law attorneys are experienced and aggressive in ensuring our clients receive justice, including reimbursement for medical and funerary costs, loss of income, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering. If the negligent party is shown to have acted with wanton disregard for safety, punitive damages may also be awarded.

Call for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, contact the office of Moody Law and schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.

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

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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