Many people rely on buses to get them safely from place to place. Though buses are typically slow-moving and don’t pose a real threat to passengers, this isn’t always the case. Bus accidents happen, and if you’ve been hurt in one, you’re most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Continue reading and reach out to our Jacksonville mass transit accident lawyers to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been injured. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most bus accidents happen?
Bus accidents occur for a wide array of reasons. In most cases, bus accidents are caused by negligent bus drivers. Some of the most common types of bus driver negligence are as follows:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Negligently discharging passengers
- Failing to observe blind spots
- Not braking on time
- Distracted driving
- Making turns too wide
- Failing to observe any other rule or regulation of the road
If you were hurt because your bus driver was exhibiting any of the aforementioned behaviors, you will most likely have a valid personal injury claim. However, you should note that bus drivers aren’t always the cause of bus accidents. In some cases, other negligent drivers will collide with a bus, injuring passengers as a result. For this reason, you must retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who can assess the circumstances of the crash and determine the liable party before bringing a personal injury claim.
How long can I wait to sue for an injury sustained in a bus accident?
If you were injured on a bus owned and operated by the state or a municipality, you will have three years from the date of the accident to bring a Notice of Claim. Waiting any longer than three years will result in you losing your right to sue.
What damages can I recover in a personal injury claim?
If your injury claim is successful, you can recover compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you sustained as a result of the accident. These damages can include lost wages, the cost of medical bills, the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement or scarring, and more. Our firm is here to help you recover the maximum compensation for your injuries. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys a call so we can begin working on your claim.
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Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.