Bus Accidents

Miami Auto Injury Lawyer Our  Miami, Florida bus accident lawyers know that bus accidents occur infrequently in Florida, but when they do, the results are often catastrophic. Because buses have a high center of gravity and tremendous size and weight, bus accidents can result in wrongful death and can leave surviving victims with life altering injuries which may include: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, or orthopedic injury.

Private charter buses, tour buses, school buses, city buses, county buses and other commercial buses and passenger vans are classified as "common carriers" under Florida and Federal laws. In order for a common carrier to operate, they must adhere to certain industry specific regulations implemented to protect the general public. Common carriers owe a heightened duty of care to passengers and the general public.

Depending on the circumstances, personal injury claims arising out of an accident involving a bus which is owned and operated by a municipality may be limited by Florida laws providing for sovereign immunity. However, claims for personal injury or wrongful death arising out of an accident involving a privately owned bus such as a private charter bus, a tour bus or a bus or shuttle operated by an airline or rental car company are not ordinarily subject to those limitations.

Anyone injured in an accident involving a bus may be entitled to substantial compensation. This is generally true whether they are a bus passenger, a pedestrian, riding a bicycle or motorcycle, or the driver or passengers of another vehicle hit by a bus.

The Florida bus accident lawyers at Hannon Legal Group limit the number of catastrophic injury cases we handle to ensure that each client receives the time, attention and resources they deserve. We work with leading transportation and engineering experts to establish liability and to maximize the compensation recovered for our clients.

If you have been injured in a Florida bus accident or someone you know has been injured or killed in a bus accident, contact a Florida bus accident lawyer for a free evaluation of your case or Call (866) 835-6872 to speak with an attorney today.

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