If you were seriously injured in an accident involving a bus or another form of public transportation, you should not have to suffer through the emotional, physical, and financial costs that someone else’s negligence caused! The Florida Law Group’s elite team of personal injury lawyers can help you recover maximum compensation for your bus accident injuries. Call us today for a free case evaluation! You never pay us until we win your case.
Safety Isn’t Guaranteed
Most of the time, people do not consider the possibility of getting into an accident while taking public transportation. You trust buses to get you and your school-aged children to destinations safely, or you trust buses to drive responsibly on the road, but sadly, bus safety is not guaranteed! Bus accidents are rare, but no vehicle is immune from the potential of a collision. If the driver of the bus is distracted, or fatigued, or under the influence, or if another driver or pedestrian or cyclist is, then a severe crash resulting in severe injuries can occur. Though they do happen infrequently, bus accidents tend to be more dangerous because the vehicle is so large and the passengers are often not wearing seatbelts.
The Tampa Bay Area, which is one of the main locations that The Florida Law Group serves, actually has one of the worst public transit systems in America, according to a Tampa Bay Times article. If a bus accident interrupted your life, contact our bus accident injury attorneys, who have successfully recovered multi-million dollar settlements for personal injury victims.
Seeking Damages For A Bus Accident Injury
Buses are considered “common carriers” in Florida; this means that legally, bus drivers and bus companies need to keep their buses safe for passengers. If you can prove that they breached this duty, you are entitled to full compensation for your injuries sustained in the bus accident, no matter what position you were in in relation to the negligent party (whether you were a passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist, or other vehicle driver). An experienced personal injury attorney with The Florida Law Group will be able to help you understand your options for pursuing a financial settlement and guide you through every step of the claims and litigation process!
Depending on the extent of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the bus crash, you may be able to recover damages for injury-related costs that could include, but are not limited to:
- Hospital stays
- Doctor visits
- Imaging tests (X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc.)
- Bloodwork or blood transfusions
- Medical devices (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.)
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering (non-economic item)
- Loss of consortium (non-economic item)
The court may also award punitive damages (a financial amount designed to set an example and punish the defendant) in certain cases.
What To Do If You Are Injured In A Bus Accident
You have no control over getting into a bus accident, but you do have control over what happens next. As with any accident, it is extremely important that you do not admit fault at the time of the crash (avoid phrases like “I’m so sorry”, because they could be held against you later). You should take pictures of the scene, if you are able, and immediately call law enforcement and seek medical attention, even if the damage does not seem very extensive or you do not think you are injured. Adrenaline could be preventing you from noticing your bus accident injuries, and some take weeks to present themselves; the longer you wait without getting a full medical examination, the more likely it is that insurance companies will claim that another incident could have occurred that caused your injuries.
Just because Florida is considered a no-fault state does not mean that no one is to blame for a bus accident. Your best chances at recovering compensation lie with local personal injury lawyers who specialize in bus accident cases and know what you need to get the fair amount that you deserve!
Why Choose The Florida Law Group?
The Florida Law Group’s compassionate attorneys fight to advocate for you and recover maximum compensation. When you are our client, we treat you like family; we truly care, not just about winning your case, but also about giving you all of the resources you need to make a full recovery if possible. We want to make a positive difference in your quality of life! We understand that after a bus accident injury, any sort of legal action can feel intimidating or confusing or frustrating. That’s why we are here to handle everything, consulting you at every step so you know and have control over your lawsuit without having to worry about the details. Our attorneys will never let you settle for a low offer.
The Florida Law Group has received national recognition from organizations like the Best Lawyers in America® Florida Super Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the Trial Lawyer Board of Regents, and The National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Our ability to get sizable verdicts for our clients has earned us a spot in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® (fewer than 1% of U.S lawyers are members). You can trust us to get justic for your bus accident injuries! Cal us today for a free case evaluation (virtual consultations available).