After a bus accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. You deserve to be fairly compensated for your injuries, but who is the party that owes you those damages? If you listen to the liable parties, then they will tell you it isn’t them.
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., Fort Lauderdale bus accident attorneys are here to help you get to the truth and file a bus accident claim with confidence. We have more than 60 years of total practice experience, which makes us more than prepared to take on any case and any sized opposition. In other words, when you want a legal ally to guide and represent you for the days and weeks ahead, you will want to work with us first and foremost.
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Liable Parties in a Bus Accident
Filing a bus accident claim in Florida can be deceptively complicated. Particularly, identifying all of the liable parties can be a challenge. If you bring your bus accident claim against the wrong defendant, it can add a large delay to your case’s timeline. Or, if you don’t bring your claim against all possible defendants, you could feasibly miss out on deserved compensation. It will be our job as your bus accident attorneys to sort through all the details of your claim to name all possible liable parties.
Who can be liable for a bus accident?
- Bus company: In many situations, the company that owns and manages the bus that crashed will be responsible for passenger damages. This is typically the case for charter buses for tourists, traveling, etc.
- Bus driver: Rarely, the bus driver might be accountable for damages, depending on the cause of the bus accident, ownership of the bus, insurance coverages, and more.
- Another driver: When a bus is struck by another vehicle and the bus driver could not have reasonably prevented the accident, the fault could lie on that other driver.
- Local municipality: In some cases, a local municipality can be partially liable for a bus accident. For example, if you are riding a city bus when it crashes, the city could have some responsibility, especially if it knew the bus driver had a history of reckless or negligent driving yet allowed them to continue operating a bus in the city’s name.
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When you let Schlesinger Law Offices and our Fort Lauderdale bus accident lawyers handle your claim, you will be taking a lot off your own plate. We have the experience, skills, and team needed to efficiently handle your claim from start to finish. While we dig into the details and prepare your claim, you can settle into rest and try your best to recuperate, just like you deserve. Our law firm has a history of record-setting verdicts, so you don’t have to worry if your case needs to eventually go to trial for a fair resolution.
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