Miami, Florida Bus Accident Injury Lawyers
Buses — school buses, city buses, tourist buses — are considered "common carriers" under the law and operators of buses are required to use the highest degree of care to ensure the safety of passengers. Vehicles must be safe and fit to transport passengers, and bus drivers are held to a higher standard than regular vehicle drivers.
This is, of course, because an accident involving a bus can have catastrophic results for a large number of people, as well as the smaller vehicles sharing the roadway with the bus.
If You Were Hurt in a Public Transportation Accident
If you have suffered a serious injury, we can help you. Our firm has obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of $20 million for our clients. These results place us among the state and national leaders in personal injury litigation. Contact us online or call now (800) 593-6178, for a free consultation with our experienced Miami bus accident lawyers.
For more than 20 years, the bus accident attorneys at Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. have been protecting the rights of injured people and the families of those who died. When you need experienced legal help to get the money you deserve after a bus overturned or a loved one was struck by a bus, contact our Miami law office to schedule a free consultation with no risk or obligation to you.
Did the Bus Driver and Bus Company Live Up to Their Responsibilities?
Florida highways carry a large number of tour buses and travel buses. Our city streets are full of municipal buses. Freeway travel and city street travel pose different challenges for buses and those on the streets with them.
Highway accidents are usually high speed accidents that involve the bus leaving the roadway and overturning. A Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. bus accident attorney will examine whether bus driver error, road conditions, bus equipment conditions, or recklessness on the part of other drivers on the road contributed to the crash. Many buses have cameras inside them, which can provide evidence of what was occurring in and around the bus that can also be used as evidence.
If a bus breaks down on the highway, the bus driver has a duty to ensure that passengers are as safe as possible, which often means staying inside the vehicle and not getting off to stand along a freeway.
City street bus accidents are low speed, but can be equally deadly. They may involve the bus colliding with a biker, or a car hitting the bus as it pulls away from the curb. If the bus turns too sharply and the back end of the bus goes over the curb, the bus can cause injury to pedestrians in crosswalks or on street corners.
All bus drivers have a duty to drive responsibly, to not allow overcrowding, to not start or stop suddenly and to not drive erratically. If bad driving causes riders to fall or suffer other injuries, the bus company can be held accountable.
Call 1-800-593-6178 Today
If someone you love was injured or killed in a bus accident, call our Miami law offices toll-free from anywhere in the state of Florida or contact us online for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and convenient evening, weekend and off-site appointments are available.
All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis; you will pay no attorney's fees unless we are able to obtain a lawsuit verdict or settlement on your behalf.
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