How to Sue After Sustaining an Injury in a Florida Mass Transit Accident

How to Sue After Sustaining an Injury in a Florida Mass Transit Accident

Generally, the LYNX Bus Service and LYNMO Downtown Circulator, and the SunRail, Amtrack, and Brighline train services are regarded as some of the most reliable and safe means of transportation. However, if you were involved in an accident, you must read on and speak with our experienced mass transit personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you going forward.

What can cause a train accident?

Train accidents, fortunately, are rare occurrences. However, when they happen, they often have devastating results. Some of the most common causes of train accidents include excessive speeding, worn down rails, improper alignment of railroad switches, railroad employees falling asleep or failing to comply with orders, and more.

What can cause a bus accident?

Bus accidents are even more common than train accidents, and though they are sometimes inevitable, they can generally be traced back to bus driver negligence. Some of the most common types of bus driver negligence include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while fatigued, texting while driving, disregarding large blind spots, negligently discharging passengers, and more.

How do I know if I am entitled to financial compensation after a mass transit accident?

To recover financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. To do so, our firm will work to recover various types of valuable evidence, including pictures of the accident’s aftermath, police reports of the incident, security camera footage of the accident as it happened, medical documentation detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, witness statements confirming your claim, and more.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit against a municipality in Florida?

If you have been injured in a Florida bus or train accident, you will have to file what is known as Notice of Claim. Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, however, when suing a municipality, you will have far less time to file your Notice of Claim. Do not put off filing, as time is of the essence. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Our firm understands the potential repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.

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