There are few auto accidents more devastating than bus accidents, and this is particularly because so many of these accidents involve several people. Buses generally are not equipped with seatbelts, and if you are injured due to negligence, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about bus accidents and how our firm can assist you through the claims process if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Are most bus accidents preventable?
Yes, they are, though this is not dissimilar to other accidents. Bus accidents are generally either caused by bus driver negligence or the negligence of another motorist, and passengers are seldom liable. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include failing to observe massive blind spots, negligently discharging passengers, failing to wait until all passengers are seated before driving, driving while intoxicated, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, speeding, and more. If you are injured in a bus accident, you should obtain witness statements, call the police, receive medical treatment, take pictures of the scene of the accident, and retain the services of a knowledgeable Orlando personal injury attorney as soon as you can.
To learn more about what you should do after sustaining injuries in a bus accident in Florida, click the video below.
What is a Notice of Claim?
To file a personal injury claim in Florida, you will have to do so within the statute of limitations. While the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, four years, this is not the case when someone is injured on a public bus or one owned by the government/a municipality. In this case, you will have to file something known as a Notice of Claim within three years of the date of your accident, and from there, you will have to wait at least 180 days to file your personal injury claim. Remember, it is always best to speak with a knowledgeable attorney sooner, rather than later. Our firm is ready to assist you.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the 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 Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.