Bus Accident

florida bus accident lawyer

Buses are generally a very safe form of transportation; however, seat belts and other safety measures are not commonly used in buses.  Additionally, buses are extremely heavy, weighing about the same as an unloaded semi-truck.  So when bus gets into an accident it often ends in severe injuries and/or death.

City buses, county buses, trolleys, tour buses, charter buses, school buses, sightseeing buses, and commercial charter vans are all considered “common carriers” therefore owing a high standard of care to their passengers.  In some bus accidents vicarious liability can be pursued.  This means that the bus company can be held liable for the negligence of its employees that caused injury.  Other bus accidents may involve vehicle defects or manufacturing defects, where the equipment company can be held liable for selling unsafe products.

There are many reasons bus accidents can happen, including restricted views and blind spots in pedestrian-dense areas and roadways, unsafe driving conditions, inadequate driver training, malfunctioning brakes or steering, inadequate maintenance, and impatient drivers in other cars who refuse to stop when a bus is loading/unloading passengers or stopping at railroad tracks.

Bus accident cases are very complex.  Protect your legal rights and maximize your recovery with an experienced attorney.  We investigate the details of your accident and the facts leading up to it to ensure that you get all the money you deserve and need for your injuries or the death of your loved one.


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