DUI Accident Lawyer
Damages sustained in a car accident with a drunk driver can have a lasting effect on nearly every aspect of your life.
The DUI accident lawyers at Moody Law, P.A. in Lakeland, FL, can help victims recover just compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Our team has won millions for DUI accident victims. We pride ourselves on advocating for victims in personal injury cases.
5-Star Reviews For Our Lakeland DUI Attorneys
We called Moody Law after my husband was injured in a car accident and are thankful we did. Caroline and Debbie were awesome in helping us, keeping us informed and worked hard to resolve our case quickly. I definitely recommend them.View on Google
From the very beginning, their team was attentive and responsive to my needs, always taking the time to explain complex legal terminology and processes in a way that I could easily understand. Throughout the entire process, they showed a genuine desire to help me achieve the best possible outcome, and I never once felt like just another client.View on Google
After a Tragic DUI Accident Our Team Earned a Massive Win For the Victim
Sean Ouellette is a local man who was driving eastbound on Mt. Olive when a drunk driver collided head-on with him. The crash was extraordinarily devastating, resulting in Mr. Ouellette having to receive thirty-three medical procedures. Among these were bilateral leg amputations.
First responders found the drunk driver to have a BAC of .309 – nearly four times the legal limit. Mr. Ouellette and his family came to our attorneys to seek the financial compensation they needed and deserved.
The drunk driver and his legal team defended his egregious, criminal behavior in court. Our team, led in this personal injury lawsuit by attorney Drew Moody, emerged victorious in court. We obtained a $50 million jury verdict for Mr. Ouellette.
We Have Won Many Of These Cases
The $50 million victory above is just one of the many victories won by our DUI attorneys. In another notable case, a teenage girl was killed by a drunk driver while walking along the roadway. The defense blamed her for her death by arguing that she was walking in the road and against traffic. Our attorneys stood up to these claims and obtained a $700k jury award in this wrongful death case.
Why Hire Moody Law?
Client-First Legal Counsel
We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to developing the best strategy to recover a settlement to cover the damages you and your family have suffered. Our DUI accident attorneys are passionate about providing ethical and effective legal representation so you are not left to shoulder the financial and emotional burden of this challenging time alone.
Practicing Law Since 1985
For nearly 40 years, Daniel D. Moody has advocated for the rights of clients by building cases that are ready to go before a trial jury. Daniel D. Moody has assembled a team to best represent the needs of our clients, including medical experts, forensic specialists, and accident investigators who will gather the evidence necessary to help you achieve justice.
A Reputation Built on Success
Moody Law has a history of securing favorable settlements on behalf of clients throughout the state of Florida. Our lawyers have secured millions of dollars for our clients in jury awards and settlements. We will fight tirelessly to hold the person responsible for your drunk driving car accident accountable for the injuries and damages they have caused to you and your family.
Reach Out to Speak With a Proven DUI Team
Our attorneys have won both personal injury and wrongful death DUI cases. We do not charge a single cent upfront and only get paid if we win a verdict or obtain a settlement. This means our priority is getting you the most money possible. Call (863) 733-9090 or write to allow us the privilege of fighting for you.
More 5-Star Reviews For Our Lakeland Law Firm
Through their effort we received a fair settlement that was much greater than the lowball offer the insurance company initially presented which didnt even cover the associated medical bills. I just cannot speak highly enough of Mr. Moody and his dedicated staff of professionals.View on Google
I would like to thank Moody Law, and especially Debbie for being so helpful in my case! She went above and beyond for me! Highly recommended this firm!View on Google
Recovering Damages Related to a DUI Accident
Any physical injury, no matter how seemingly minor, can have long-term repercussions. If you suffered a personal injury during a drunk driving accident, we can help you receive the medical evaluations needed to determine the ongoing effects of your injuries.
Any current or future medical bills related to a car accident with a drunk driver are the responsibility of the party charged with a DUI. So that you can make a complete recovery, we will include all medical expenses resulting from your injury in your claim.
Pain and Suffering
Physical and mental trauma related to a drunk driving accident can take its toll on your ability to live a full life. Achieving justice for our clients means accounting for the physical and mental anguish that, in some cases, may not ever go away.
Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may require considerable physical therapy and rehabilitation to fully recover. We will work with medical specialists to determine fair compensation for any necessary rehabilitation related to your drunk driving crash.
Severe injuries can cause you to miss work, jeopardizing your ability to provide for yourself and your loved ones. Our team can help you recover just compensation for the lost wages related to injuries sustained in an accident with a drunk driver.
Loss of Earning Capacity
When injuries are so serious that a victim is permanently unable to return to work, the team at Moody Law can build a case to include a lifetime of lost earnings.
Our DUI Accident Attorneys Have Successfully Sought Punitive Damages
The categories of compensation described above are all forms of compensatory damages. These are the standard compensation type in a personal injury case. In lawsuits where the defendant acted in an egregiously reckless or malicious manner, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the defendant.
Punitive damages are rare, but the illegal behavior that causes a drunk driving accident is oftentimes a situation where they can be awarded. In our state, punitive damages can be as high as three times the amount of compensatory damages.
If you believe that your DUI auto accident should result in punitive damages, it is important to retain attorneys who have successfully sought and obtained them. The Moody Law Firm has done so and will explore all possible avenues to do the same for you. All you need to do to seek our help is contact us.
House Bill 837 Changed the Way Florida Awards Compensation
Pure comparative negligence used to be the standard Florida used to award compensation in personal injury cases. This framework entitled plaintiffs to successfully obtain damages even if they were the primary cause of their accident.
In March of 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law House Bill (HB) 837. This made sweeping changes to the way lawsuits such as those involving DUI accidents are governed. Florida now operates under the modified comparative negligence framework.
The new change means that you generally cannot receive any compensation whatsoever if the judge and jury find you to be 51% or more at fault for your accident. This makes it all the more important to retain accident lawyers like ours – those who have proven their abilities to win court cases in DUI personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Moody Law Has Earned Widespread Recognition
In 2023, our law firm earned the highest possible rating, AV-Preeminent, from the most prestigious legal rating agency in America – Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating was achieved through elite rankings given by other attorneys.
Daniel D. Moody has even received nationwide attention for his success. Most prominently, he was a featured guest on NBC's The Today Show.
House Bill 837 Also Recently Reduced Your Time Limit By Half
Statute of limitations laws set hard deadlines for when different types of lawsuits must be filed by. These deadlines vary from state to state. Florida used to have one of the most permissive statutes when it came to personal injury cases, providing victims with a full four years to file.
The new legislation signed into law by Governor DeSantis cut this time limit in half. You now have only two years from the date of your drunk driving crash to file your lawsuit. If you are a grieving family member seeking to file a wrongful death case, you have two years from the date of your loved one's passing. Missing these deadlines almost certainly means you lose the chance to obtain compensation. Call or write to us today so we can get started.
Lakeland Clients Rely on Our Accident Lawyers
I had a bad accident, and was recommended to see Drew Moody for my case. He was extremely helpful, and fought me. He got me a great settlement. I recommend him to anyone who needs a great attorney.View on Google
I came them with my case and at one point I wasn’t going to get anything but this law firm took there time literally and found an extra insurance that I wouldn’t been unable to find had I tackled it myself THANKS GUYS I would recommend anyoneView on Google
Can Third Parties Be Held Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?
There are certain circumstances where we can pursue civil liability against a bar, restaurant, nightclub, or social host that served a minor or a clearly intoxicated patron who caused an automobile accident. Florida’s Dram Shop Act can hold bartenders and social hosts liable for injuries and damages caused by their intoxicated patrons.