Bus accidents often involve multiple people, and they can change each of their lives forever if the accident is bad enough. Though bus accidents are not as common as other types of auto accidents, they still happen fairly regularly here in Florida, and if you are someone who has been injured in one, you need an experienced Broward County bus accident lawyer on your side. Read on and reach out to learn more about these accidents and how our legal team can fight for you if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most bus accidents happen? Who is to blame?
Bus accidents can have several causes, which is why it is always best to speak with a Broward County personal injury attorney who can work to assess the circumstances of your case and assign liability appropriately. In some cases, these accidents are caused by faulty bus parts. In other cases, they are caused by other negligent drivers. They can also be caused by a bus company’s failure to regularly inspect and maintain buses. Additionally, they are frequently caused by negligent bus drivers themselves. For example, when bus drivers made sudden stops or starts, drive while under the influence, fail to make safe turns, drive while distracted, or otherwise violate the rules and regulations of the road, serious accidents can happen as a result.
Is there a time limit on bringing a personal injury claim for an injury sustained in an accident in Florida?
There is. If you were injured on a private bus, you will most likely have four years from the date of your accident to sue. However, in most cases, if you were injured on a bus owned by a municipality or the state, you will only have three years to bring a Notice of Claim. From there, you will have to wait 180 days and then file your personal injury claim. Missing either of these deadlines can result in you permanently losing your right to sue. Our firm can ensure you file your claims timely and efficiently. If you have additional questions or you need a lawyer to fight for you, give us a call today.
Contact Our Experienced Broward County Firm
If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, family law, criminal defense, commercial litigation, or aviation litigation, look no further than The Finizio Law Group. Our firm has decades of combined experience representing clients from all walks of life, and we are here to put those years of experience to work for you as well. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our team and to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.