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Have You Been Injured In A Florida Bus Accident?
Bus accidents are more common than you may realize. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), hundreds of bus accidents occur each year on our highways, roads, and streets. Some of those bus accidents result in catastrophic injuries or death while others result in property damage and minor injuries. Regardless of the level of injury, you will likely be forced to deal with huge corporations, aggressive insurance companies, and even municipal governments.
Common causes of bus accidents include:
- Reckless, careless, or negligent driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Speeding or violating other traffic laws
- Defective buses or bus equipment
- Poor weather conditions
- Dangerous road conditions
- Other drivers or forces outside the control of the bus driver
In order to receive compensation for your losses, you must prove why the bus accident happened. This involves a comprehensive and thorough bus accident investigation.
You need an experienced West Palm Beach bus accident attorney to stand by your side and protect your right to a fair and just settlement for your injuries.
What Types of Compensation Can I Receive for Bus Accident?
As with other types of motor vehicle accidents, you are entitled to receive compensation for your losses pursuant to Florida’s personal injury laws. Regardless of whether you were a passenger on the bus or if you were a pedestrian or a passenger in another vehicle hit by a bus, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. You may be entitled to receive compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages and loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Funeral expenses
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Permanent disability, scarring and disfigurement
Unfortunately, bus accident claims are unlike other motor vehicle accidents because you must deal with large corporations or government entities who own the bus. In some cases, you may also be required to deal with special state and federal laws applicable to buses. For this reason, you want a personal injury attorney who has extensive experience representing bus accident victims.
Consult With An Experienced Bus Accident Attorney Before You Settle Your Accident Claim
Bus accidents can be extremely difficult and complex to litigate. You may have more than one defendant who is responsible for your injuries including:
- The owner of the bus;
- The bus driver;
- Other drivers;
- Bus and/or parts manufacturers;
- Repair shops; and,
- Government entities.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Florida bus accident, contact Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey& Fronrath immediately for a free consultation. Call our office at (561) 655-1990 or (800) 654-2024 to speak with a bus accident attorney today.