Most of us tend to think of buses as reliable, safe means of transportation, and typically, we don’t expect a serious accident to occur, as these vehicles often travel at relatively low speeds. Unfortunately, bus accidents can happen, and if you’ve been hurt in one, you need an experienced Broward County bus accident lawyer on your side. Contact The Finizio Law Group, P.A. to learn more about how we can help you today.
Should I Hire a Broward County Bus Accident Lawyer?
If you’ve been hurt in a bus accident, you need a legal team who can fight for you. Our firm is here to help you in any way we can. If you’ve been injured, you can rely on a knowledgeable Broward County auto accident lawyer right here at our firm.
Bus Accident Causes
Bus accidents are often the result of bus driver negligence, though they can also occur because of faulty bus parts, insufficiently maintained buses, and other drivers. That said, the most common cause of bus accidents we see is negligent bus drivers. Bus accidents typically happen because of the following:
- Ignoring blind spots
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Unsafely discharging passengers
- Sudden starts and stops, or failing to wait until passengers are seated to drive away
- Failing to brake on time
Bringing a Notice of Claim
In the state of Florida, in most cases, people will have four years from the date of an accident to pursue financial compensation from the liable party. However, if you were injured on a publicly-owned bus, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within three years of the date of your accident. From there, you will have to wait 180 days to file your personal injury claim. Do not miss any of these deadlines. You can help ensure everything is on time by simply speaking with an experienced Broward County bus accident lawyer today.
Our firm is here to help you gather and present all evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim. Some of the evidence we can use include:
- Pictures of the accident
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident
- Medical documentation regarding your injuries
- Surveillance footage or bus camera footage of the accident
- Witness testimony corroborating your claim
Contact a Broward County Bus Accident Lawyer
A bus accident can have a lasting impact on multiple lives at once. If you’ve been hurt, the time to take action is now. Contact The Finizio Law Group, P.A. today to schedule your initial consultation with our competent legal team.