Most of us do not have a fear of buses, as they generally travel at low speeds and seldom crash. Unfortunately, there are times where buses can collide with other vehicles, and when it happens, serious injuries often occur as a result. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Orlando personal injury attorneys to learn more about bus accidents in Florida and how we can assist you if you have been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of bus accidents?
As you can imagine, bus accidents can happen for many different reasons, though they are most commonly associated with driver negligence, either on the part of another motorist or on the part of the bus driver. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents are as follows:
- Negligently discharging passengers
- Failing to allow sufficient time to stop
- Ignoring blind spots
- Unsafely merging or changing lanes
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Driving while fatigued
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
If you’ve been hurt in a bus accident as a passenger, the accident was probably not your fault. However, to win a personal injury claim, you and your attorney will have to gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence.
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How long will I have to sue for a bus accident in Florida?
While the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida is four years, this is not the case if you were injured on a public transportation vehicle owned by a municipality, as many buses in Orlando are. In this case, you will only have three years from the date of your accident to file a Notice of Claim. Waiting longer than this timeframe will most likely result in you losing your right to sue. If you’ve been hurt, give us a call today.
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.