Bus Accident Lawyer
Millions of individuals rely on public transportation to get them to and from work, home, and elsewhere around Lakeland, FL.
Unfortunately, bus drivers or malfunctioning buses often cause serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries.
To seek the compensation you deserve, talk to Moody Law's bus accident lawyers. We've won many multi-million dollar personal injury cases.
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Bus accident cases need to be handled in a swift manner. Florida recently slashed its personal injury statute of limitations in half, giving those harmed in a bus crash just two years from the date of their bus accident to file a lawsuit. Similarly, you have only two years from the date of your loved one's passing to file a wrongful death claim.
If the bus company involved in your claim is owned by the government, you have three years from the bus accident to file your personal injury claim. However, starting your lawsuit as soon as possible allows our attorneys to obtain evidence while it is still fresh.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a school bus or any similar vehicle, contact our firm today so we can begin investigating your case. The earlier you contact our personal injury lawyers for your free consultation, the sooner we can begin seeking the compensation you and your family deserve. In addition to our office in Lakeland, we also have offices in Bartow and Tampa.
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We Can Seek Major Compensation
Our car accident and bus accident attorneys have won many major cases, such as a $50 million verdict awarded in a 2022 motorcycle accident case. We stand up to insurance companies to seek the maximum compensation for our clients. This compensation can help cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earnings
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Examples of Negligence In a Bus Accident
Florida law states that a school bus should never exceed posted speed limits, and in no circumstance should a school bus ever be driven faster than 55 MPH. If a bus breaks either of these rules, their driver was negligent.
Bus drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care. If a driver was on their cell phone, whether they were texting, calling, or scrolling, our lawyers can prove their distracted behavior caused your harm.
The bus company who hired and employed the bus driver involved in your crash can be held legally liable if they retained a driver who was unqualified to perform their duties, or who had a history of unsafe driving.
We Can Pursue a Product Liability Lawsuit
Public transportation vehicles are held to high performance and safety standards to ensure the safety of all who use their services. However, if there are defects present at the time of the accident, the bus driver, bus company, or manufacturer of the bus can be held liable for not properly manufacturing or maintaining equipment.
In order to determine if the bus was faulty, we can hire a team of expert investigators to examine the bus for defects and the details surrounding your accident that could have led to your injuries.