What You Should Know About Bus Accidents in Florida

Blurred image of the inside of a bus with two passengers seated towards the front, facing forward. The city street outside, where bus accidents are visible through the open bus door, unfolds.

Bus accidents are not as common as, say, car accidents, however, they still happen, and if you are someone who has been injured in one. there is a very good chance that you are not alone, and that you now require financial compensation. Please continue reading and contact our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about bus accidents and how we can help you through the claims process of you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of bus accidents?

Bus accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, though not unlike most accidents, they are most commonly a result of negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of bus accidents include negligently discharging passengers, failing to ensure all passengers are seated before driving away, failing to account for large blind spots, speeding. driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while distracted, or otherwise failing to obey the rules and regulations of the road. If you were injured due to negligence either on the part of your bus driver, the bus company, or another motorist, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.

What should I do if I am hurt in a bus accident?

If you are injured in a bus accident, there is a very good chance that you are not the only injured party. This is why after you call the police, you should then speak with all other witnesses and ask them for their name, phone number, and email addresses so they can provide testimony to prove your claim. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident, seek immediate medical treatment (even if you do not feel particularly injured at the time), and retain the services of a knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.

How long will I have to file a Notice of Claim in Florida?

While the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida is four years, this is not the case if you were injured on property or in a vehicle owned by a municipality. In most bus accident cases, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within three years of the date of the accident, and once you do, you must wait an additional 180 days before filing a personal injury claim. That being said, it is always best to file your claim sooner, rather than later. Our firm is ready to assist you today.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

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.