Bus Accident Lawyers

Florida Bus Accident Lawyer

Representing Bus Accident Victims in Florida

Bus accidents are not as common as car accidents, but they can be far more dangerous. When a bus crashes, it can cause life-altering injuries and even fatalities. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus crash in Florida, you need to work with an attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases.

At Burnetti, P.A., our experienced lawyers have represented bus crash victims and their families throughout the Sunshine State. We know the law, and we know how to fight for you. When you choose our firm, we will work tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation you are owed.

Contact us online or call (888) 444-8508 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

What Causes Bus Accidents?

Bus accidents happen for a variety of reasons. In many cases, they are caused by driver error. Bus drivers, like all drivers, can be distracted, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or simply not paying attention to the road. When a bus driver is negligent, he or she can cause a crash.

In other cases, bus accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers. When a motorist is not paying attention and crashes into a bus, it can cause significant damage and injury. In some cases, the bus driver may not be at fault at all.

Bus accidents can also be caused by the negligence of the bus company. For example, if the company fails to properly maintain the bus, it can cause a mechanical failure, which can lead to a crash. If the bus company is responsible for the accident, you can file a lawsuit against the company to recover damages.

Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Driver error
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver impairment
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield
  • Traffic violations
  • Defective equipment
  • Poorly maintained roads
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Construction zones
  • Reckless driving
  • Negligent drivers
  • Bus company negligence
  • Defective bus design

Bus accidents can cause serious injuries. For example, a person who is hit by a bus while walking down the street can suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and even spinal cord injuries. In some cases, these injuries can be fatal. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a bus crash, you may be entitled to compensation.

Who is Liable for a Bus Accident?

In Florida, liability for a bus accident can fall on various parties depending on the circumstances of the accident. Here are some potential parties that might be held liable:

  • Bus Driver: If the accident occurred due to the negligence or recklessness of the bus driver, they could be held liable. This includes situations where the driver was speeding, driving under the influence, or otherwise violating traffic laws.
  • Bus Company: The company that owns or operates the bus may be held responsible if the accident occurred due to inadequate maintenance, negligent hiring practices (such as hiring drivers with poor driving records), or if the company failed to properly train their drivers.
  • Manufacturer: If the accident was caused by a defect in the bus or its parts, the manufacturer or distributor of the faulty equipment could be held liable under product liability laws.
  • Government Entity: In some cases, if the accident involved a publicly owned bus (such as a city bus), the government entity responsible for maintaining the bus system could be held liable. However, suing a government entity often involves different procedures and limitations compared to suing a private company.
  • Other Negligent Parties: Liability might also extend to other drivers, pedestrians, or entities whose negligence contributed to the accident. For example, if another driver caused the accident by running a red light and hitting the bus, that driver could be held liable as well.

Contact Our Florida Bus Accident Lawyers Today

Bus companies and their insurers will fight aggressively to avoid liability. They will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible for your claim. You need an experienced attorney on your side to fight for you. Our bus accident lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and resources to take on the bus company and their insurers. We will not back down, and we will not settle for anything less than what you deserve. When you choose Burnetti, P.A., you will have a team of lawyers and other professionals fighting for you.

Our team will:

  • Investigate the accident
  • Determine liability
  • Calculate your losses
  • Handle all communication with the insurance company
  • Build the strongest possible case
  • Take your case to court, if necessary

Our goal is to help you recover the compensation you are owed. We will guide you through the process and be there to answer your questions. You can count on us to be there for you every step of the way.

What Sets Us Apart?

Reasons to Trust Burnetti, P.A. with Your Case
  • A Proven Record of Results

    We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including many multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

  • A Culture of Customer Service

    We treat all of our clients like family, requiring regular calls to clients in an effort to promote the best possible client experience.

  • Decades of Unwavering Service

    Our firm has proudly served injured people throughout the state of Florida for 30 years, and we're just getting started.

  • A Network of Support

    We help clients find doctors, deal with insurance companies and recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages.

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