Orlando Bus Accident Lawyer
The Francis Law Group
Bus Accidents in Florida
A bus accident can be a distressing -- and in some cases, catastrophic -- experience for both the passengers on the bus and any other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians involved in the accident. It can cause serious injuries, and some might suffer extensive financial damages as a result of the wreck.
In fact, the design of many buses – many are built without seatbelts for most passengers – can make a bus accident very dangerous, especially if it occurs at high speed. Pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants of other, smaller vehicles are at a serious disadvantage if hit by a bus. Accident victims might suffer broken bones, lacerations and bruises, and even more serious injuries like internal organ damage, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury.
Fortunately, Florida law provides recourse for victims of bus accidents that another party – like a bus driver – caused. A bus accident attorney in Orlando from the Francis Law Group can help recover damages to which you're entitled, so call 888-327-2745 today!
Types of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents aren’t just limited to city buses. The Orlando metropolitan area is a major tourist destination, and as such there are all kinds of buses on the streets. Below are just some of the types of buses you'll find around Orlando that might be involved in an accident.
- LYNX buses
- Charter buses
- School buses
- Disney World buses
When a bus accident involving any of the above types of buses occurs, injuries can be extremely serious. As such, victims should work with a bus accident attorney in Orlando to take legal action against the responsible party.
Understanding Liability for Bus Accident
Common carriers like buses have a duty of care to transport passengers safely and securely. If a common carrier fails to do so, and if that failure was based on the negligence or irresponsible behavior of the bus driver, the company that owns and operates the bus may be liable for any injuries incurred by passengers or other victims involved.
Additionally, the bus company may be liable if the bus accident was caused by defective bus equipment, such as defective tires or failed brakes. The manufacturer of the defective part – like a brake or tire manufacturer – may be liable in such cases. Work with an attorney to identify liable parties based on the specifics of your case.
If the accident involved a publicly owned bus, then the school district (in the case of a school bus accident) or other government agency may be liable if its bus driver is to blame. These cases can be more complicated than cases against private parties, but your lawyer can help you take all of the steps required to file your claim successfully.
However, the statue of limitations is reduced to three years if pursuing a claim against the government. All other personal injury cases must be filed within four years of the date of injury. Don't procrastinate – take action as soon as possible to make sure you get all available evidence to prove liability and establish damages.
Speak with a Bus Accident Lawyer in Orlando at the Francis Law Group Now!
At the Francis Law Group, our attorneys can help file your personal injury suit, whether it is against a private bus company, a school district/government entity, or another party like a bus or parts manufacturer. We'll help identify and pursue the damages to which you are entitled under Florida law.