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 inwrongful 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.
Railroad accidents can cause serious damage to both people and property. At Hannon Legal Group, our Miami, Florida railroad accident lawyers focus on railroad accidents that involve derailments, excessive speed by drivers, intoxication of drivers, and warning signal failure as well as those involving claims under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act for injuries to railroad employees. Our Miami, Fl railroad accident attorneys handle train accident cases all over the state of Florida.
It is very uncommon for a rail-car to derail. However, when this does occur, the railcar can destroy anything in its path and cause serious or fatal injuries to people in its vicinity as well as to passengers. The faster the train was going at the time of the derailment the greater the risk of harm to person and property.
Drivers can be held accountable if they operated the train at unreasonable speeds or if they were intoxicated at the time of the accident. In addition, the conductor’s employer can be held accountable for the consequences of his negligence.
Railroad accidents may also occur as a result of warning signal failure. Most railroad accidents that are caused by signal failure result in serious injury or death to the occupants of automobiles stopped on the tracks, though train passengers are often injured as well. When someone is killed in a railroad accident, their family may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one.
Railroad employees are very often entitled to substantial compensation under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) when they are injured on the job.
Other Transportation Accidents
Transportation accidents are some of the most common accidents resulting in serious injuries and death. The Miami, Florida personal injury lawyers at Hannon Legal Group are experienced in the litigation and trial of all types of transportation accidents. They include:
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Railroad Accidents
- Bus Accidents
Any one of these accidents can yield catastrophic results.
At Hannon Legal Group, we are proud to serve victims of transportation accidents throughout the State of Florida. Our team of experienced transportation accident lawyers at Hannon Legal Group has been successfully handling cases arising out of all types of transportation accidents for many years.
Hannon Legal Group is committed to giving each client the time and attention he or she deserves. Our firm works as a team so that our clients get the benefit of the collective skill and effort of our experienced and highly trained attorneys, paralegals and investigators.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a accident anywhere in the state of Florida,contact us today for a free evaluation of your claim or call (866) 835-6872 to speak with a Miami, Florida railroad accident attorney.