Orlando Bus Accident Attorney
Have You Been Hurt in an Orlando Bus Accident?
Bus accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths to passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers each year in the United States. Because bus drivers are entrusted with the care of many people at a time, they are held to a high standard of care and are duty-bound to ensure that their passengers reach their destination safely. While most bus drivers are highly capable drivers that take this duty seriously, there are unfortunately many accidents that arise from a breach of this duty in the form of negligence. If you or someone you love suffered an injury, the bus accident attorney in Orlando from our firm can help.
Negligence can come in many forms, including:
- Aggressive driving (i.e. speeding, failing to signal, failing to yield, etc.)
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poor hiring practices
- Poor maintenance of vehicles
Who Can Be Held Liable in a Bus Accident?
Because there are so many factors that can contribute to a bus accident, there are several parties that may be held responsible when something goes wrong. When determining liability in a bus accident, the following parties can be guilty of negligence:
- The driver of the bus
- The driver’s employer
- The manufacturer of defective bus equipment or parts
- The city, if a public bus
- A third party whose own negligence contributed to or directly caused the accident
Victims of bus accidents are encouraged to reach out to an Orlando personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Injured people may be entitled to compensation for damages incurred by the accident, including past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income, and more.
Call Todd Miner Law today for the help you need. Consultations are free!
Bus Accident Statistics
In 2008, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported more than 11,000 injury collisions involving buses in 2008, resulting in injury to approximately 24,000 people and nearly 300 deaths per year. Some of these collisions involve school buses, resulting in 12,000 annual injuries approximately 11 fatalities.
Contact an Orlando Personal Injury Attorney
Dealing with a bus company after an accident can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you have been recently hurt and are trying to recover from your injuries. Todd Miner Law has a long and successful track record of representing clients injured in bus accidents and helping them recover maximum compensation for their losses. With a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo and an AV®-Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell, you can be confident that our Orlando bus accident lawyer has what it takes to secure excellent results.
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