Whether you use a bus regularly or not, there is no denying that they play a vital role when it comes to our transportation needs. We have thousands of buses that operate daily in and around Fort Lauderdale, but you probably never consider what would happen if one of them gets into an accident.
Bus accidents can be devastating when it comes to property damage and injuries. If you are involved in a bus accident that was caused by another person’s mistake or negligence, Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. is here to help recover compensation. When you need a Fort Lauderdale bus accident attorney, contact us today.
Did you know that there were hundreds of bus crashes in Florida during the latest reporting year?
Think about how many buses you see around the city on a daily basis. There are thousands. We have school buses taking kids to and from school. There are public transportation buses and long-distance buses. All of them have the potential to cause serious injuries.
Why is that?
Because, buses are large vehicles that weigh tens of thousands of pounds. They can cause much more damage than regular passenger vehicles. Not only will a bus accident affect the passengers on the bus (usually unrestrained), but it can affect many other vehicles around it.
It is not uncommon to see the following injuries as a result of a bus accident:
These injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, especially if long-term rehabilitation is needed for a person to make a full recovery.
Many bus accidents occur because a bus company or agency has failed to regularly inspect and maintain the bus. This negligence can lead to a tire or wheel blowout, a powertrain failure, a problem with the brakes, or a suspension problem. If this happens, the driver could lose control of the vehicle while moving at higher speeds.
Other times, the problem revolves around driver negligence. Bus drivers should also obtain and maintain proper licensing to drive a bus. They should also never operate while impaired by drugs or alcoholor while distracted by their phones or other devices. This kind of behavior can cause serious harm or even death.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, you may not know where to turn. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. can help you chart a path forward and get you the compensation you need after an accident. This can include:
We do not think that another person’s mistake should mean that you or your family have to suffer financially. When you need a Fort Lauderdale bus accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 305-831-4333. We will handle insurance companies and other parties involved so you can be with your family.