Anyone who has ever driven on any of Florida’s interstates or highways knows that there are a lot of buses out there. Whether it’s on a charter bus, city bus, school bus, party bus, tour bus or airport shuttle bus, thousands of people in Florida use bus transportation on a daily basis.
When you board a bus, you probably don’t think twice about whether or not the driver is properly licensed or whether the bus has been thoroughly inspected for safety. However, these things matter because if the answer to either is ‘no’, then the result could be a bus accident.
When accidents happen, people get injured. When the injuries are the result of negligence – either on the part of the driver, the bus company or the bus manufacturer – you have the right to seek compensation for your loss.
Buses are big, and as a result, bus accidents tend to cause serious injuries. In fact, in some cases, these injuries can be life threatening. Bus accident injuries may require hospitalization and ongoing medical care. Depending on the nature of the injury sustained, one’s ability to work might be limited. The cumulative effect of the accident is that you may soon find yourself facing a financial nightmare.
Know Your Legal Rights
To reduce some of the stress of a bus accident, it is important that you know your legal rights. The first step is to seek the advice of an experienced Florida bus accident attorney, who will be able to examine your situation and determine what type of compensation you are entitled to. In bus accidents, Florida law allows one to claim such damages as:
- Emergency room costs
- Past, current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Disability coverage
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Long-term care
Remember, in order to get compensation for your injuries, you must first prove negligence. To do this, you must show that the other party was in fact negligent, that their negligence is what caused the accident, and that your injuries are the direct result of this accident. Putting together the necessary evidence to prove this can be complex, but an experienced Florida bus accident attorney will be able to assist.
Since 1977, James Cunningham has been helping Florida bus accident victims receive justice and fair compensation for their injuries. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your bus accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
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