Buses are an essential part of many people’s lives, providing them with much-needed transportation. These large vehicles help cut down on traffic, speed up commuting times, and are typically very convenient and economical. Buses are capable of causing serious injuries and damages, however, given their size, the routes they typically travel, and the fact that they typically carry many people, making it important those injured consult with an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible. Our Orlando bus accident lawyers are well-equipped to help you succeed in a civil lawsuit against a negligent bus driver or their employer.

Parties Involved in a Bus Crash Claim

There are four general parties involved in a bus accident claim: the plaintiff, their lawyer, the liable party, the liable party’s insurance company. You would be the plaintiff if you were hurt by someone else’s carelessness or negligence in a bus accident and would be entitled to compensation for your resulting damages.

The liable party is the person or entity responsible for your injuries and damages. If multiple factors contributed to the cause and severity of a bus collision, multiple parties may bear liability. For example, liability could belong to the bus driver, the bus company, maintenance companies in charge of the bus’s condition, or even a government entity in charge of keeping public roads safe. Through investigation, we will figure out who the liable party is and hold them accountable for the damages they caused you.

The liable party is going to be represented by their insurance company, which is going to try to save money by reducing what they owe you or by throwing out your case altogether. Regardless, our team can help hold them accountable for the damages and injuries their insured has caused you.

How Our Lawyers Can Help You

Bus accidents can involve both State and Federal Law violations depending on the bus company, where it travels, and where it is based out of. It is important to hire a lawyer who is familiar with these laws and regulations and how they may impact an individual case.

Our team of attorneys has over 30 years of experience handling bus crash cases and would investigate whether any of the following elements contributed to the cause of an accident:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Distracted driving (i.e., cell phone usage)
  • Improperly or poorly maintained equipment and tires
  • Failure to properly inspect the bus prior to use
  • Aggressive driving
  • Lack of education and training for bus driver
  • Unsafe hiring practices leading to the hiring of an unfit bus driver
  • Failure to properly supervise a bus driver
  • Reckless driving
  • Driver fatigue due to being overworked by the bus company
  • Compliance with applicable State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations

Regardless of whether your case can be settled out of court or must proceed to trial, our lawyers can help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation available to you.

Call Our Orlando Bus Accident Attorneys Today

Contact Norden Leacox today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Orlando bus accident lawyers. We will answer any questions you have and explain your rights and legal options.

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