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Lakeland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

A motorcycle accident can have far-reaching effects on nearly every aspect of your life, including your ability to provide for your family.

A motorcycle accident lawyer at Moody Law, P.A., can help you or a loved one who has suffered a personal injury in a motorcycle crash.

Our injury lawyers advocate for the rights of motorcycle riders in Lakeland and Winter Haven, FL...

Lakeland Motorcycle Accident Facts

Every time a motorcyclist heads out on a ride, there is a risk. Many other drivers on the roads in Florida are simply not looking out for motorcycles, which can lead to accidents with severe consequences for riders. Statistics provided by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) department over the last few years illustrate a large number of motorcycle accidents in Polk County. Over the past four years, FLHSMV crash data includes:

1 out of 27 motorcycle accidents resulted in a fatality and 4 out of  5 crashes resulted in an injury.

1 out of 27 motorcycle accidents resulted in a fatality and 4 out of 5 crashes resulted in an injury.

1 out of 9 motorcycle accidents resulted in a fatality and 4 out of  5 crashes resulted in an injury

1 out of 9 motorcycle accidents resulted in a fatality and 4 out of 5 crashes resulted in an injury.

1 out of 11 motorcycle accidents resulted in a fatality and 4 out of  5 crashes resulted in an injury

1 out of 11 motorcycle accidents resulted in a fatality and 4 out of 5 crashes resulted in an injury.

Statistics for 2021 are still preliminary, but the current data through May illustrates an alarming trend of injuries per crash with 116 motorcycle crashes resulting in 113 injuries and 7 fatalities. That is a ratio of 9.7 injuries for every 10 motorcycle accidents.

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Michael Gore

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2020

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Excellent Representation We have needed mMoody Law's services twice. Both times they fought hard to get us the best possible deal. Neither issue was going to be a huge windfall, but they treated us as though we were their biggest client. While we hope we never have to avail ourselves of their services it us good to know that they are there.

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Valerie Barnett

2020

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The people at Moody Law are awesome! They are always there for YOU! They are very helpful and prompt in answering your questions and concerns. Mr. Moody is a great lawyer and he will represent you diligently and professionally.

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2020

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We are so thankful for The Moody Law Firm. They are very professional, personal, dedicated, and caring the moment you walk into the office. We received calls daily , and emails on all updates, or any concerns we might have. Mr Moody is the best negotiator, and will fight for your case till the end. I highly recommend The Moody Law Firm.

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In this motorcycle accident lawyer review, Lindsay explains how Moody Law helped her after her father was killed in a motorcycle accident. She says the firm was informative and compassionate. Having Moody Law in their corner helped Lindsay and her family cope with immense loss.

Dangerous Intersections in Lakeland

When the roads around Lakeland were originally developed, they were constructed to handle far less traffic. Since 1980, the population of Lakeland has more than doubled. With the growth of greater Polk County and central Florida, the number of vehicles on the road has significantly increased. Recently, the Florida Department of Transportation has adapted traffic calming devices to increase driver safety, including the construction of roundabouts at busy intersections across the state. While proven effective, these new intersections are controversial with the local population and have yet to be built at the most dangerous intersections in Lakeland, which include:

Griffin Road and U.S. 98 North

Griffin Road and U.S. 98 North intersection

As the most dangerous intersection in Polk County, the city of Lakeland has added red light cameras to the intersection of Griffin Road and U.S. 98 North, as well as "tattle tale" lights which can be seen in every direction in an attempt to reduce the risk for drivers. Even with additional police officers in the area to monitor drivers in the area, this intersection continues to see a significant number of accidents due to increasingly heavy traffic.

Memorial Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue/North Florida Avenue

Memorial Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue/North Florida Avenue intersection

Another road that regularly sees drivers speeding and running red lights is Memorial Boulevard. The two most dangerous intersections on Memorial Boulevard in Lakeland are only three blocks apart. North Florida Avenue and, just to the west, Massachusetts Avenue are both notorious for being two of the worst intersections in town. Although the city has installed red light cameras at Memorial Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, the intersection continues to pose a risk for both drivers and motorcyclists.

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If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another driver or a poorly maintained road, the motorcycle accident lawyers at Moody Law, P.A., are here to help. Our law firm has a history of securing multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of our clients. We will work diligently to pursue the compensation you deserve to move forward from your injuries.

If you are considering legal action related to a motorcycle accident, do not delay as you have limited time from the date of your crash to begin the process. Our injury lawyers can review your case for clients in Lakeland and Winter Haven during a free consultation and answer any questions you may have so you can feel confident in moving forward.

To learn more or to schedule your free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney at Moody Law, P.A. in Lakeland, FL, you can contact us online or give us a call at:

(863) 733-9090

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Paigeann Zanay

2020

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This is one of the most beautiful, exciting and welcoming office I have ever visit. I was greeted with open arms and a smile. When you are injured and feeling uneasy, this is the response you want to aide you on you legal journey and recovery. I recommend this firm they're outstanding, with that down home feeling.

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Angel Ayala

2020

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Absolutely wonderful staff! Especially my attorney, Mr. Moody! They were exceptionally helpful and were there to meet all my needs. Definitely would recommend to friends and family!

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​Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

With so many dangers present on the roads around central Florida, it is important for motorcyclists to stay alert and aware of their surroundings at all times. Common causes of accidents seen by the Moody Law, P.A. from our offices in Lakeland and Winter Haven include:

Distracted Drivers

A driver not paying attention to the road can lead to serious consequences for motorcyclists, such as significant brain injuries or wrongful death. The Wireless Communications While Driving Law has made it illegal to text while driving in Florida, but unfortunately, the law is seldom enforced. According to the FLHSMV, there were 48,537 total distracted driving crashes in 2020 with 2,456 resulting in serious bodily injuries, and 308 fatalities.

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Failure to Yield

When drivers fail to yield, motorcycle riders are put in significant danger. Bikers may have only a fraction of a second to react to avoid a collision when another vehicle impedes their right of way. These types of accidents are especially dangerous when they occur near a busy intersection or on the highway as they can result in serious injuries or a wrongful death.

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Driving under the Influence

Thousands of deaths each year are the result of drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you were run off the road, hit, or thrown off course because of someone else's erratic driving, our motorcycle accident lawyers can hold the driver accountable for their negligent actions. We can help secure financial compensation for medical bills, damages to your motorcycle, and lost wages related to your accident.

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Road Rage

Many riders of motorcycles and bicycles experience unjustified road rage from motorists. If you were involved in a crash that was due to a driver acting with blatant disregard for your safety, our motorcycle accident lawyers will work tirelessly to secure compensation for the injury you have suffered. We can not only help you achieve justice, but by holding the reckless driver responsible for their actions, you may be able to protect riders in the future from a similar experience.

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Dangerous Road Conditions

Even the most skilled rider may not be able to avoid a dangerous road condition. Hazardous road conditions such as inclement weather and debris affect motorcycle riders more often than passenger vehicles. While obstacles such as gravel, poorly maintained roads, railway tracks, expansion joints, and other hazards can cause car accidents, the lack of protection provided by a motorcycle means that these kinds of accidents can lead to serious injuries for bikers.

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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

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