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 personal injury lawyer in your corner can make for a truck accident claim.
Lakeland, Florida A Growing Commercial Hub
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 led 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 and 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.
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What Are Some Types of Evidence
in Truck Accident Cases?
After a truck collision, our truck accident lawyers will consider several sources of evidence to build a strong case on your behalf. Our lawyers serving Lakeland, FL, are prepared to collect and evaluate the evidence in your case to help with your truck accident claim. The types of evidence we collect and are proactive in preserving include:
We are prepared to interview all witnesses present at the scene of the accident and any medical staff responsible for caring for you after the accident.
Any available camera footage, including video evidence of the truck accident from stores, roadways, private residences, and even the commercial truck, will be promptly obtained and reviewed by one of our attorneys.
With the assistance of reputable experts, our team will collect and analyze your medical records. If you were injured in a truck accident, accessing your medical records is essential in establishing the at-fault party in your claim.
Our team has experience retrieving data from the truck’s Electronic Control Module and will submit any necessary paperwork to obtain truck data evidence.
Put your trust in our team of experts; we’ve worked with consultants to reconstruct the accident scene and circumstances of the truck collision.
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Major Highways in Lakeland
Three major thoroughfares connecting the east and west coast of Florida run through Lakeland, including:
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 through 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
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 the 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.
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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 the 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? Has there been a preventable wrongful death in your family? 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 personal injury 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.
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Potentially Liable Parties
in Truck Accident Cases
One or more parties may be held responsible for a truck accident. The circumstances of the accident will determine who is ultimately held responsible. Ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries begins with identifying those who are directly or indirectly liable for the accident. Proving liability can be complex in truck accident cases because multiple insurance companies and lawyers are often involved. Working with a highly knowledgeable lawyer will give you the best chance at receiving the compensation you deserve. Florida truck accident lawyer Daniel D. Moody will investigate the unique details of your case, including witness statements and visual evidence.
Some potentially liable parties may include:
- The truck driver
- The vehicle manufacturer
- Other negligent drivers
- The company that owns the truck
- The truck’s parts manufacturer
- The party responsible for leasing the truck
- The party responsible for packing the truck
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Verdicts & Settlements $3,000,000.00 - Truck Accident
A young family of three suffered permanent debilitating injuries when their vehicle was involved in a truck crash.
Were you Injured in a Truck Accident? Contact Our Law Firm
Truck accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries or result in wrongful deaths. Our truck accident attorneys have experience helping victims of large truck accidents seek damages for their injuries and damages they’ve endured. We diligently select the cases we choose to take on because we believe in dedicating individualized service to all our clients.
If a negligent truck driver injured you or a loved one, contact our office to schedule a complimentary legal consultation with one of our attorneys. During your free consultation, one of our personal injury lawyers will go over the unique details in your case and help you understand your options.
Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck Accidents Can Lead to Catastrophic Injuries
A car 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 car 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:
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.
From whiplash to more serious injuries, a car 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.
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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 of Lakeland truck accident lawyers will go the extra mile to ensure you achieve the justice you deserve.
To schedule a free consultation with an injury lawyer at our offices in Lakeland, FL, contact us online or call:
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Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents have several causes and are most often caused by driver negligence. These accidents are often complex because more than one party can potentially be held liable. Having a skilled truck accident lawyer on your side is essential and will give your case the best chance for success.
Here are some of the most common causes of trucking accidents:
- Inadequate training
- Mechanical defects
- Driver fatigue
- Poor road and weather conditions
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
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.