Seek Compensation with a Proven Bus Accident Lawyer
Millions of individuals rely on public transportation to get them to and from work, home, and any other locale. Unfortunately, buses are sometimes involved in accidents and individuals can sustain serious, sometimes fatal, injuries. You can find an experienced and skilled bus accident lawyer at Moody Law serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City. Our legal team knows exactly what steps to take to help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries so you can focus on your health and recovery.
What Causes Bus Accidents?
While we all expect drivers to practice the utmost care and caution, sometimes bus drivers and other individuals can display dangerous behavior that can cause an accident. Whether the fault of a private driver or a public transportation official, accidents can be caused by a range of circumstances, such as:
- Texting and driving
- Lack of training
- Alcohol and drugs
- Over capacity
- Negligence or ignoring of traffic laws
Who is Liable?
When you are injured in a bus accident, liability needs to placed on the party who acted negligently or carelessly. Moody Law can work to determine if liability should be placed on:
- The company responsible for maintaining the bus or vehicle
- The bus driver who may have acted in a careless or negligent manner
- The Floridian municipality in the case of municipal transportation
- The manufacturer of the bus in the case of product liability
- Another private driver that caused the accident
If you sustained a personal injury from a municipal transportation system, there are certain laws in place in Florida that limit the amount of compensation you can secure. Our attorneys are well-versed in the complex limitations of liability in the state of Florida, and can help you seek the maximum restitution for your pain and suffering.
Proving Negligence and Liability
Individuals can become injured in a number of ways, including as a passenger on a bus, a pedestrian, a cyclist, or in another vehicle. Regardless of the way in which you sustained your injury, our attorneys can aggressively fight for your right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and emotional pain and suffering. To build your case, we must establish liability, and may take various approaches.
Each day, bus drivers are responsible for the well-being of thousands of individuals. Whether it be a school bus, metropolitan transport bus, or any other form of public transport, bus drivers are expected to follow a strict set of rules and guidelines when behind the wheel. However, bus drivers sometimes abandon their duties and display negligent behavior. In other situations, private individuals may not provide ample room for a bus or drive recklessly, causing the bus driver to overcompensate. At Moody Law, we can provide essential legal representation to prove that the opposing party behaved in a negligent manner that ultimately caused the accident resulting in your injury.
Bus accident cases need to be handled in a swift manner. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact our firm today so we can begin investigating your case.
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.
Seek Proven Representation
Bus accident cases need to be handled in a swift manner. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact our firm today so we can begin investigating your case. The earlier you contact us, the sooner we can build your case to seek just and fair compensation for past and future medical bills, mental anguish, and lost wages.