Bus accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries. If you have been injured in a bus accident, you need to contact a Miami bus accident lawyer as soon as possible. With years of experience, we know how to uncover the cause of the accident and help you pursue compensation in your case. We know that it is very stressful to deal with a bus accident, which is why we will make every attempt to resolve your case with compassion.
Last week, a school bus wound up partly inside a backyard swimming pool after a separate accident involving a Jeep. The wreck took place in in the Pine Hills area where the driver of the Jeep veered to stop from hitting a lifeless cat on the road and collided into the bus, causing the bus to crash into the fence and ultimately careening into a backyard pool. The bus was carrying nine children, but fortunately no one was hurt in the wreck. The owner of the house was able to help everyone inside the bus exit the vehicle through its rear door, which stayed elevated above the edge of the pool.
Liability in Florida School Bus Accidents
Due to the sheer size and weight of buses, the injuries caused by a collision are often severe and debilitating. This is especially true on school buses where children are often young and more susceptible to harm. In the vast majority of cases, a bus accident is caused by negligence either on the part of the bus driver or another driver on the road. Negligence is the failure of one person to take reasonable care to avoid causing injury or loss to another person. The behavior typically consists of actions but can also consist of omissions when there is some duty to act. Essentially, negligence consists of any error or inattentiveness behind the wheel that leads to a preventable accident. For instance, if a truck rear ends a bus because the truck driver was texting and driving, the truck driver will likely be liable for the resulting harm.
Damages in Bus Accident Cases
When someone has been injured in a bus accident, they may suffer a variety of physical injuries. In addition, they may have to miss work and may even have trouble doing basic day-to-day tasks depending on the severity of the injury. Fortunately, Florida law allows victims of bus accidents to recover a variety of damages including, but not limited to: medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and more. Calculating damages is a complex process but you can rest assured we know how to come up with a fair number in your case.
Skilled Florida Bus Accident Attorneys
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a bus accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to recover damages for your harm. Without a seasoned Miami bus accident lawyer on your side, receiving compensation can seem impossible. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we are committed to helping protecting the rights of victims and helping them resolve their case in an efficient and effective manner. For a free case evaluation, please call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.
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