Any type of car accident can leave victims greatly suffering physically, emotionally, and financially. However, because of how large and heavy buses are, they often have a greater impact and cause even more destruction.
If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident, then it’s crucial that you contact The Law Place as soon as possible. Whether you were injured as a passenger in a school bus or public transport bus, or in a separate vehicle, you could be entitled to compensation, and our skilled team of lawyers is here to help you. While we understand that financial compensation can’t heal the injuries and trauma that you sustained, it will help you manage the bills you’re now facing and act as proof that justice has been served.
With over 75 years of collective experience in helping their clients receive the compensation and justice that they deserve, you can trust that our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers can help you. It can be somewhat difficult to file a personal injury lawsuit and deal with the Florida legal system, which is why we recommend that you contact us immediately. When hiring an attorney from our law firm, you’ll be guaranteeing that a reputable team will be working your case alongside you, which will greatly increase your chances of securing the compensation that you’re entitled to. We offer a free consultation to everyone who believes they have a valid personal injury claim, so don’t hesitate to schedule your free case evaluation today!
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Types of Buses Involved in Accidents in Florida
School buses and public transport buses are a regular sight on the roads of Florida, and unfortunately, this means that bus crashes are not as rare as you may imagine. These bus accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries to the bus passengers, passengers in other vehicles involved, and destruction to the vehicles.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that the buses most commonly involved in bus accidents are the following:
- School bus – School buses accounted for 40% of buses involved in fatal crashes across the United States from 2007 to 2017.
- Transit bus – Transit buses were the second most common buses involved in fatal crashes across the country from 2007 to 2017, at 35%.
- Intercity bus – Intercity buses accounted for 13% of buses involved in fatal crashes across the country from 2007 to 2017.
Whether you or your loved one was involved in a bus accident with a school bus or a public transportation bus, you could be entitled to compensation. To speak to an experienced bus accident lawyer about your case, call The Law Place today and arrange a completely free case evaluation.
What Injuries Are Commonly Sustained in Bus Crashes?
Buses are much larger than the majority of other motor vehicles that are on Florida roads, and their large size and weight make them particularly dangerous. If you or a loved one were unfortunate enough to have been injured in a bus collision, then you may be entitled to compensation. Victims are often left suffering from severe injuries, which can prove to be fatal. Some common injuries sustained in bus accidents include the following:
- Burns, lacerations, cuts, bruises, and sprains.
- Broken or fractured bones.
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash.
- Brain damage and head trauma, such as concussions.
- Separated joints.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Disfigurement and dismemberment.
- Internal bleeding.
- Internal organ damage.
- Wrongful death.
If you have suffered from any kind of injury, regardless of how minor or major, in a bus accident that was not your fault, then you should consider seeking compensation. Our personal injury lawyers have the in-depth knowledge and extensive experience necessary to fight on your behalf and secure the compensation and justice that you deserve. So don’t delay – contact our law firm today and arrange a completely free consultation with one of our attorneys today!
Establishing Who Is Liable for Your Florida Bus Accident
It’s not unusual for multiple parties to be at fault for a bus crash, which can make injury lawsuits quite complicated to file without the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Your bus accident lawyer will need to establish who is at fault for the crash before filing your claim, or else it will be unlikely to be successful in court. If you do make the decision to work alongside our team of highly qualified attorneys at The Law Place, then they will thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and speak to witnesses to work out exactly what happened and who is liable for your damages.
In most bus accidents, the following parties could be at fault:
- The bus driver – It’s not uncommon for bus drivers to cause a bus crash if they made an error, whether it was because they were distracted or fatigued, lack of training, poor weather conditions, or something else.
- The bus manufacturer – In some cases, the bus manufacturer may have used defective parts or poorly built the vehicle, which then caused the accident.
- Another reckless or negligent driver – If the accident was caused by another vehicle, then that driver may be at fault and culpable for the crash.
Listed below are the parties most likely to be held liable for an accident involving public transport buses:
- The bus company – If the bus company inadequately maintained their buses or did not hold their drivers to a realistic standard, then they could be liable for the bus accident.
- Bus passengers – If passengers were distracting the driver in any way, then they may have been largely at fault for the accident, and our lawyers could hold them liable for the accident and the injuries you sustained. This can happen if the passengers are behaving inappropriately, are rowdy, intoxicated, or trying to speak to the driver while they’re driving.
However, if you or a loved one were injured in a school bus accident, then you may also be able to hold the following party liable:
- The school system or local government – If the bus driver was incompetent and should not have been hired, or was overworked, amongst other examples, then the school system or local government could be at fault for your or your loved one’s school bus accident.
It can be difficult to determine who is liable for an accident, which is why you need the help of a bus accident lawyer. Our team will be able to navigate and support you through the complicated legal process from start to finish, so schedule a free case evaluation with us today.
Losses You May Be Able to Recover After a Florida Bus Accident
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident that wasn’t your fault, then The Law Place will be able to help you secure all the compensation and justice that you’re entitled to. The accident may have left you struggling to manage with new financial burdens, as well as with the injuries and trauma sustained, so for help coping with these burdens, call us today.
Our team at The Law Place commonly win compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses – If you needed medical treatment for the injuries you suffered from the accident, then you should get compensation to cover these bills and any related costs.
- Lost wages – If you couldn’t go to work for a long time because of your injuries, then you could be entitled to compensation to cover the wages you lost.
- Lost earning capacity – If you can no longer work in the same capacity that you did before the accident, such as not being able to work as many hours, or having to take a lower-paying job, then you could be owed compensation.
- Pain and suffering – If you’re experiencing emotional distress and trauma or can no longer partake in hobbies you used to enjoy because of the accident, then you may deserve compensation.
- Property damage – If your vehicle or other property was damaged in the crash, then you should receive compensation to pay for the repairs or replacements necessary.
- Wrongful death – If you sadly lost a loved one in a bus accident, then you could be entitled to compensation for the burial and funeral costs and loss of consortium.
You shouldn’t have to bear the consequences alone if you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident because of another person’s negligence. We know that compensation can’t heal your injuries or trauma, but it can help you with the financial burdens and act as proof that justice has been served, which can offer you closure and comfort during your recovery.
So, to receive legal advice and support that you can trust, contact The Law Place today and schedule a free consultation with one of our professional accident attorneys.
Differences in School Bus Accidents and Public Transport Bus Accidents
While all personal injury claims are different, most motor vehicle accidents can be handled in a similar way, and this can be said for bus accidents. Once our Florida bus accident lawyers have investigated your case and determined who is at fault and the extent of your damages, they can file a lawsuit and represent you in court if necessary. However, there are, of course, some differences between the two types of buses and accidents.
If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident, either because you were on the bus or in another vehicle, then you may be entitled to compensation. Most public transport buses in Florida do not have seat belts, which could potentially worsen any injuries. This is unlike school buses, as any school buses purchased after 2001 must be fitted with seat belts. However, this does mean that there may be some school buses still used today that don’t have seat belts. This is just one of the few differences between a public bus accident and a school bus accident.
All of our skilled attorneys at The Law Place have plenty of experience in helping clients involved in school bus accidents and public transport bus accidents. To confidentially speak to a reputable lawyer about your case and to get reliable legal advice, contact The Law Place today and schedule your free consultation.
Contact The Law Place, Florida, Today!
We take every personal injury lawsuit very seriously here at The Law Place, and so you can trust that we will prioritize your case and be determined to win your case if you have a valid claim. Because of our many years of experience and in-depth knowledge, working with us will be your best chance at securing the justice you deserve, and we will fight tirelessly to ensure that we do.
So, if you or a loved one have been injured in a Florida bus accident, contact The Law Place today. One of our skillful personal injury lawyers will be happy to discuss your case with you and answer any questions you may have, so schedule your completely free consultation now!
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