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 have won tens of millions for motorcycle riders in Lakeland and Winter Haven, FL.
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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 11 motorcycle accidents resulted in a fatality and 4 out of 5 crashes resulted in an injury.
1 out of 12 motorcycle accidents resulted in a fatality and approximately 90% of crashes resulted in an injury.
1 out of 14 motorcycle accidents resulted in a fatality and more than 4 out of 5 crashes resulted in an injury.
Statistics for 2023 are still preliminary but the data through mid-July illustrates an alarming trend of potentially increasing motorcycle accidents. Just over halfway through the year, there were already 178 motorcycle crashes. This is a higher rate than the previous three years. Already 10 tragic fatalities have occurred in Polk County.
Do I Need to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Investigating the Cause of Your Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle accident, your primary focus should be on healing so you can move forward. The network of professionals associated with our injury lawyers will handle every detail of your personal injury claim, from coordinating medical care to investigating the details surrounding your motorcycle accident. This allows you to focus all of your energy on your recovery instead of worrying about the details of your case.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
In Florida, insurance companies normally don't cover motorcycles unless you have specifically purchased motorcycle coverage. No-fault Personal Injury Insurance Protection (PIP) is a mandatory requirement for all automobiles and trucks registered in Florida, but it is not required for motorcyclists. However, our motorcycle accident lawyers can stand up against insurance companies in order to hold the other driver responsible for their negligence.
Fighting to Secure Fair Compensation
Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you may receive financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical and rehabilitation costs, loss of wages, lost earning capacity, inconvenience, and physical damage, loss of use, or diminished value to your motorcycle. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have advocated for the rights of motorcycle riders since opening our doors in 2007 and we will not rest until we have achieved justice for your personal injury.
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Lakeland Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Riders
Injuries from a motorcycle accident can leave the victim with mounting medical bills, an inability to work, and long-term disabilities. Dealing with insurance companies adds more pressure to an already difficult situation.
The team at Moody Law can help you through every step of your motorcycle accident case, from securing evidence to coordinating your medical treatment so you can begin your road to recovery. Our personal injury attorneys know that a motorcycle crash can have far-reaching consequences for riders. We're prepared to make sure you get the compensation you need. Let us handle insurance companies and the court system while you focus on recovery.
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Motorcycle Crashes Can Happen in an Instant Our Attorneys Are Ready to Hear Your Story
Motorcyclists have a higher risk for significant injuries than other motorists in a collision. In a flash, a rider can be left with severe physical and emotional damage, impacting their ability to work and function on a daily basis.
The attorneys in our Lakeland law office are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve after a life-changing crash. By presenting strong evidence and witness testimony, our personal injury lawyers may be able to secure compensation for medical treatment and time away from work.
Contact Moody Law right away if you're a victim of a motorcycle crash. We offer free consultations and can be messaged online. You can also call:
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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
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
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.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? You May Qualify for Compensation
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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:
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even the most skilled rider may not be able to avoid dangerous road conditions. 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.