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Lakeland Truck Accident Lawyer

Lingering pain, loss of income, and mounting medical bills after a truck accident can add even more unneeded stress during your recovery.

If you or a family member have been injured in a truck accident in Lakeland, FL, Daniel D. Moody and his team will advocate for your rights.

Learn what a difference having a professional in your corner can make... 

​Lakeland, Florida A Growing Commercial Hub

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The largest city on Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland, FL, has experienced substantial growth since the turn of the millennium. The United States Census Bureau recorded the population of Lakeland to be 78,452 in the year 2000, with estimates for 2019 totaling 112,136. Long time residents may be surprised to learn that the population increase over the last two decades has seen the local population swell by nearly 70-percent. While great for the local economy, with such a remarkable expansion in our community, our roads have seen an even greater increase in traffic.

Companies like Amazon and FedEx have established both freight and fulfillment hubs in the area to meet the ever-increasing logistics needs of Polk County and Greater Central Florida. This has lead to a growth of commercial vehicle traffic, from semi-tractor trailers to delivery trucks. While a sign of growing commercial development, this also translates to a greater number of large trucks on the roads leads to more trucking accidents. If you or a family member have suffered a personal injury due to a truck crash in Lakeland FL, the team of truck accident attorneys at Moody Law, P.A. can help.

About Moody Law

Moody Law exclusively represents clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. When you choose our law firm, you will receive legal representation from a personal injury lawyer who is committed to providing each client with the highest level of personalized service.

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Ken Carle

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I’ve had several patients use Moody Law for their auto accident cases. They have been extremely helpful and they find that the Moody law firm is professional and aggressive in settling their claims. I would highly recommend using them if you’ve been involved in an accident

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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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​Major Highways in Lakeland

Three major thoroughfares connecting the east and west coast of Florida run through Lakeland, including:

Interstate 4

Spanning 132 miles from Tampa in the west to Daytona Beach on the Atlantic coast, Interstate 4 (I-4) intersects several major expressways throughout the state as it traverses Central Florida. Crossing the north side of Lakeland, FL, I-4 intersects Polk Parkway (SR 570) which runs as a semi-loop though Winter Haven and Bartow before returning to I-4 at the campus of Florida Polytechnic University near Polk City.

As the major highway in the area, I-4 is all too regularly the scene of multi-vehicle accidents that include large trucks. In June of 2020, a 22-year-old Lakeland woman lost her life when she was involved in a five-vehicle accident that included a large truck.

U.S. Route 98

U.S. Route 98

The longest US road in Florida, U.S. Route 98 (US 98) runs 671 miles from Pensacola in the panhandle to Palm Beach on the east coast. Traveling along the Gulf Coast from where it begins in Alabama, US 98 crosses the Alabama-Florida border at Escambia County, making its way along northwestern portion of Florida before heading inland. As a route to and from Dade City, US 98 becomes North Florida Avenue (SR 35) as it enters Lakeland before following Bartow Road (SR 35) on the way out of town.

In May 2018, a fatal crash occurred at US 98 North and Rockridge Road when a truck driver impeded a passenger car's right of way, striking the car. The driver of the car did not survive while the truck driver was uninjured.

U.S. Route 92

Connecting Daytona Beach in the east to St. Petersburg on the Gulf Coast, U.S. Route 92 (US 92) is a 181-mile intrastate highway that prior to the construction of I-4, connected Lakeland to Tampa and Orlando. US 92 runs concurrently with Wabash Avenue as it heads north until heading east as Memorial Boulevard on its way out of Lakeland towards Winter Haven.

While the volume of traffic on US 92 is lower than I-4, US 92 is still a major roadway in the area. A motorcyclist was killed in July 2019 after colliding with a semi-truck at US 92 and Fish Hatchery Road.

U.S. Route 92

Verdicts & Settlements $5,600,000.00 - Truck Accident

A family driving to Walt Disney World was rear-ended by a fully loaded semi-truck while stopped at a red light. The entire family suffered serious injuries and one family member was killed. Under deposition from Daniel D. Moody, the truck driver admitted to being in violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's regulations for working too many hours without rest.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Truck Accident Lawyer

Have you or a family member suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of a truck driver? Our compassionate team of truck accident attorneys understands the many layers of complexity involved in building a successful truck accident case. While commercial vehicles share the road with passenger vehicles, the rules and regulations of the trucking industry can lead to a dizzying number of aspects that can affect the outcome of a settlement that you may not even consider. This is why hiring a truck accident lawyer is so important.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates the trucking industry and has strict guidelines for any trucking company conducting business within the United States. Our truck accident attorneys will work diligently to investigate any contributing cause to your accident to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries so you can achieve the justice you deserve.

To schedule a free case review at our Lakeland, FL, law office contact us online or call:

(863) 733-9090

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2020

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Mr. Moody and his staff are amazing! They sure know how to turn a terrible incident into a positive experience. I stumbled upon their office on google, and I’m so glad I did! Debbie is truly excellent at what she does. She helped me through everything with my car accident, communicated throughout my case, and completed it in my favor. I will be using them for all of my future law firm needs!

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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Driver Error

Like many car accidents, trucking accidents are often caused by the behavior of the driver. Distracted driving, driving under the influence, and reckless driving can all contribute to a truck crash. In other cases, entering a corner with too much speed or taking a turn too wide can lead to an accident resulting in personal injury.

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Unsafe Conditions

Poor visibility or slick roads due to weather, irregular road surfaces, and improper signage can cause a trucker to lose control of their vehicle. Truck accidents caused by unsafe road conditions may not be the direct fault of the driver, but that does not mean you do not have a case. Our truck accident lawyers will investigate every contributing factor to ensure you receive fair and just compensation.

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Component Failure

Regular maintenance is crucial for a commercial vehicle to operate safely and to avoid dangerous truck accidents. Sometimes companies cut corners by using aftermarket or used parts, and in the process put their drivers and the general public at risk. Even quality original equipment parts are prone to failure and can lead to truck accidents. Our truck accident lawyers and our team of investigators will inspect the damaged commercial vehicle to see if part failure may have contributed to your truck accident.

Verdicts & Settlements $3,000,000.00 - Truck Accident

A young family of three suffered permanent debilitating injures when their vehicle was involved in a truck crash.

Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer

If you are involved in a collision with a large truck, the aftermath can be devastating. Truck accident lawyer Dan Moody has represented many motorists involved in trucking accidents, helping them negotiate the special rules and regulations to recover meaningful compensation.

Truck Accidents Can Lead to Catastrophic Injuries

An accident between a passenger vehicle and a large truck can leave victims with a life-changing personal injury that can take years to fully realize. This underscores the importance of seeking medical attention following a truck accident even if you do not think you have sustained a serious injury. This fact also illustrates why seeking the services of a truck accident lawyer is so important.

Dealing with a trucking company and its insurance company directly may cause you to settle before realizing the long term repercussions of your accident. In such cases, any subsequent medical bills from future treatments will not be covered.

The team at Moody Law, P.A. has dealt with all aspects of truck accident cases and has seen a number of long term injuries reveal themselves months and years following the initial accident, including:

Brain Injuries

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The significant forces generated during a truck accident can cause traumatic brain injuries. Symptoms such as cognitive disorders, memory loss, concentration issues, mood swings, and chronic headaches are just a small sample of the long term effects of a brain injury. Brain injuries can also lead to sensory issues such as vision problems, hearing loss, or a loss of sense of smell. Difficult to treat, a brain injury can impact the victim's personal relationships and affect their ability to return to work.

Spinal Injuries

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From whiplash to more serious injuries, an accident with a commercial truck can exacerbate the severity of injuries common to car accidents. Depending on the level of damage and the location of the injury, this pain may resolve itself through extensive physical therapy, but some victims may experience pain for the rest of their lives. More serious truck accidents can lead to partial or complete paralysis due to a spinal cord injury, which can impact the victim's ability to return to work and live independently.

Verdicts & Settlements $2,500,000.00 - Truck Accident

An elderly woman was making her way through an intersection on a green turn arrow when a commercial truck ran a red light. She sustained significant internal and brain injuries.

A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Make All the Difference

A personal injury sustained from a truck accident can leave you and your family overwhelmed. As medical bills pile up, you may feel pressured to accept the offer provided by the insurance company so you can move on with your life. The reality is that the lasting damages from a trucking accident may linger for the rest of your life.

Before you settle, schedule a free case review with a truck accident attorney at Moody Law, P.A. to learn how we can help you achieve just compensation for your injuries. Our compassionate team will go the extra mile to ensure you achieve the justice you deserve.

To schedule a free consultation at our offices in Lakeland, FL, contact us online or call:

(863) 733-9090

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I’ve had several patients use Moody Law for their auto accident cases. They have been extremely helpful and they find that the Moody law firm is professional and aggressive in settling their claims. I would highly recommend using them if you’ve been involved in an accident

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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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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

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090

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