Public or private bus transportation requires trusting the skills of a driver you don’t know and, trusting that the bus is mechanically safe. When a bus company fails to provide safe transportation for its passengers, it is often liable for their injuries.
When your personal injuries are not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you experienced a life-changing injury due to a negligent bus driver or bus company, we can help. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC now to speak to a Boynton Beach bus accident lawyer at 800-921-7227.
Determining Liability for Your Bus Crash
A bus crash caused by negligence can result in serious injuries and possible death. Determining liability for your bus accident injuries requires a careful review of your case.
Liability may fall to the driver, the bus company, or both. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, our bus accident attorneys can review the evidence, witness statements, and other valuable evidence to help determine the parties responsible for your injuries.
Examples of Bus Driver Negligence
Depending upon the type of bus, a driver may need special endorsements. A driver responsible for transporting passengers of all ages may partake in the same dangerous actions as drivers of motor vehicles. Examples of bus driver negligence include:
- Distracted driving.
- Driving while drowsy.
- Engaging in road rage or aggressive driving.
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol.
The legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is .08 percent or higher.
No one should experience serious injuries due to a negligent bus driver. If your bus driver drove in a reckless manner, resulting in mounting medical bills and lost wages for you, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC now at 800-921-7227.
Examples of Bus Company Liability
Bus companies may face liability for failing to maintain buses and for not properly investigating driver records. Examples of possible bus company liability include:
- Failing to conduct routine maintenance on such parts as brakes and tires.
- Failing to adhere to official inspection requirements.
- Failing to conduct background inspections on drivers, including searching for prior traffic convictions.
- Failing to properly train drivers.
A bus company should never place profits over people. Whether it is a public transport service or a private bus company, all passengers deserve to arrive safely at their destination. Preventable bus accidents involving children are inexcusable.
If you lost a close loved one due to a bus accident, you may be entitled to filing a wrongful death claim. Possible types of compensation include final medical expenses for the decedent, funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship, and more.
To determine if your case qualifies, contact our personal injury law firm today to speak to a Boynton Beach bus accident lawyer.
For a free legal consultation with a bus accidents lawyer serving Boynton Beach, call 800-921-7227
Let Our Accident Lawyers Protect Your Best Interests
Insurance companies like to settle claims quickly and for the least amount of money possible. As for-profit businesses, insurance companies are out to protect their best interests.
It is likely that an insurance company may reach out to you soon after your bus crash. Their goal is to get you to accept a low-dollar settlement. This is a vulnerable time for you and not a time for making important financial decisions.
If you accept a settlement offer, you forfeit your right to pursue civil litigation later should your medical condition worsen.
Florida law limits the amount of time you have to file a wrongful death or personal injury claim. Four years is usually the time limit for filing a personal injury claim. While this may seem like a long time, it can pass quickly as you deal with your injuries.
The time limit for a wrongful death claim is generally two years. Do not delay in taking legal action that could get you the compensation you are entitled to.
While you may feel overwhelmed by the sudden and unexpected changes in your life, securing legal representation as soon as possible is important. Our personal injury lawyers can not only ease your stress, but we can hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions.
No one should pay out-of-pocket for ongoing medical treatments or hospital bills, nor should they suffer financial hardship due to a negligent bus driver, company, or both. Depending upon the severity of your personal injuries, you may never return to the same career you once had before the accident with a bus.
If your injuries disrupted your career, you may be entitled to compensation for diminished earning capacity. Nothing can return your life to the way it was before the collision; however, a financial award can possibly help make your financial future a little brighter.
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Contact a Bus Accident Attorney Serving Boynton Beach Today
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we understand your anger and frustration over your situation. When the negligent actions of another person or business change your life forever in a negative way, you deserve justice.
We can speak with insurance company representatives for you and handle all other aspects of your personal injury case. You have nothing to lose by scheduling a free consultation. You owe us nothing up front—our fee is contingent upon the outcome of your case.
If you sustained injuries in a bus accident or you lost a close loved one, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC now for legal guidance at 800-921-7227.