In 2015, around 68,000 bus accidents occurred in the United States, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ most recent data.Our South Florida accident attorneys focus on bus accidents and vehicular crashes that occur in Miami Dade and Broward County. If you or someone you love was involved in a bus accident, you may be able to file a claim for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
Types of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can be overwhelming. Filing a claim can help take some of the financial burdens off of the injured person and their family. The approach your attorney will take and the results of a bus accident claim will vary depending on the type of bus involved. In the state of Florida, a bus accident usually involves the following type of vehicles:
- Public transportation, such as Metrobus or City buses
- School buses
- Privately owned companies, such as long-distance buses
- Private community buses
- Special needs buses
- Taxis and limousines
- Light rail
In the event that your bus accident involves a public transportation vehicle, such as a city or metro bus, there will be a $100,000 maximum recovery per individual and a $200,000 maximum recovery per accident for the victim(s) involved.
Privately owned bus companies must abide by a duty of care to passengers. These cases are handled differently; they are not protected by the same immunity city buses receive.
Causes of Bus Accidents
South Florida is a fast-moving place with plenty of busy streets full of people. In Miami, bus accidents may involve pedestrians, automobiles, mopeds, motorbikes, bicycles, and scooters. Bus accidents can often cause fractures, injuries, sprains, burns, or even death. At DRG Law Firm, we can help victims sue for monetary compensation in the event of:
- Driver distraction
- Driver negligence
- Poor training
- Driver fatigue
- Faulty equipment or maintenance
- Human error
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Even if your bus accident does not fall into these categories, you may be able to recover damages to help with medical expenses, grievances, or lost wages. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bus accident, our attorneys can help you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
In the event of a bus or similar vehicular accident, get in touch with a qualified accident attorney as soon as possible. DRG Law Firm is available 24/7 at 1-888-413-8353.