November 18, 2015
The number of local, regional and specialized buses traveling along the roads and highways of Florida significantly increase the risk of an accident involving one of these large passenger vehicles. If you or someone you know has suffered physical harm in any type of accident involving such a vehicle, you will probably require financial compensation. A personal injury attorney can help assure that you are treated fairly under the laws of the state.
After a Bus Accident
Although buses are safer than cars, an accident involving one of these vehicles can have far greater consequences than the average traffic crash. Bus accidents usually involve more than one vehicle, thus increasing the chance of death or injury to pedestrians, bicyclists,
motorcyclists and automobile passengers.
The number one priority after a bus accident is to treat the injured parties. Even a minor injury may be serious if not treated, which is why the victims should seek immediate medical attention. This may also be a good time to consult with a personal injury attorney.
Settling the Case
Buses are considered common carrier-type vehicles, which means they are strictly regulated by both state and federal law. Bus accidents can happen due to a variety of reasons, including distracted driving, fatigue or mechanical failure. After an accident, the insurance company representing the bus operator may attempt to settle the case for less compensation than is required. Victims should never sign an agreement or accept an offer without first consulting with an attorney.
Although the victims of bus accidents are usually entitled to significant compensation, personal injury claims against municipal operators may be limited under Florida law. A personal injury attorney understands the laws and will do what is necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.
Contact the Khonsari Law Group After an Accident
The Khonsari Law Group is dedicated to providing strong representation to the clients we serve. Our attorneys work hard to fight for clients’ rights. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a bus accident, contact our office at (727) 269-5300 or reach out to us online.