03 Jul '19

Bus Accidents

One of the most common types of accidents that occur in the state of Florida are bus accidents. If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident in Florida as a passengers, as a driver in a car involved, or as a pedestrian, then it is possible that you may be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills and other losses incurred. If such an event has happened and you are seeking compensation, it is important to hire legal help in order to protect your rights. A bus accident lawyer such as Olsen Law Firm in Florida can assist you in seeking compensation for damages and represent you in litigation if it is necessary. We at Olsen Law Firm are experienced with legal services for bus crash victims and their family members. We can provide legal counsel, and if it is needed, represent you in court. It is possible, depending on the exact situation of your accident, that you may be able to seek compensation from one or more parties involved. In order to do so, you must first file a claim with the insurer of the party at-fault. With Pam Olsen, P.A., at Olsen Law Firm, we can help you handle each step in this process, including submitting any necessary paperwork to the insurer, gathering documents or evident to support your claim, managing communication and negotiating with insurance companies involved, and filing an injury lawsuit in a Florida court if needed. 

 

When a bus accident happens, you must first establish what happened and who is at fault. We will investigate the crash to get all the facts and figure out who caused or contributed to the accident. There are many parties who may have possibly played a role in your bus crash. Here are some examples:

 

  • The Bus driver- Operator error may have been the cause of your crash, and the driver may have been distracted or tired, or he/she may have exercised an error in judgement
  • The Bus Company- Another possibility is that the company managing the bus may have not provided proper maintenance or training
  • The Bus Manufacturer- Defective parts may have been used in the production of the bus
  • Another Reckless Driver- It is possible that a reckless or negligent third-party may have caused the bus to veer off the road in some way.

 

Even if the bus company didn’t have anything to do with the collision, if the bus driver’s negligence caused the crash, then it is possible that the company is the party that is liable. We can assist you in determining the liable party and file against it. As the local government will always ferociously defend their drivers in a lawsuit, it is important to know a few general steps to take following a bus crash that you are involved in. These steps include getting appropriate medical attention, calling the police, getting all the correct contact information, and calling an experienced bus accident attorney such as the team at Olsen Law Firm. If you have been in a bus accident and are suffering from an injury or lost property, call Olsen Law Firm at 352-671-9777 today for an experienced bus accident attorney!

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