Injury claims for bus accidents in Florida can be highly complicated. The experienced bus accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you by pursuing a solid legal claim, negotiating with the insurance company, and taking the claim to trial with a winning legal strategy if the insurers fail to offer fair compensation. Call us now to set up your obligation-free consultation with our team and get your questions answered.

Determining Fault in a Florida Bus Accident

There can be numerous parties responsible for a bus accident in Florida. A capable bus accident attorney will invest time in identifying all at-fault parties for the accident. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate the case, speak with witnesses, and gather the necessary evidence to establish fault and the events leading up to the accident. These are a few parties that are usually held liable for bus accidents:

  • Bus driver
  • Bus company
  • Bus passengers
  • Bus manufacturer
  • Reckless or negligent driver

It can be difficult to determine fault in bus accidents, which makes it necessary to work with a knowledgeable bus accident attorney. The proficient attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett will support you through this complicated legal process and help you from start to finish.

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Causes of Bus Accidents in Florida

Bus drivers are allowed to operate a bus only after specialized training. However, they may still experience the same problems as regular car drivers. These are a few common accidents causes:

  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Insufficient training
  • Poor weather and road conditions
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failure to yield

Bus drivers are not always to be blamed for accidents. Crashes can also happen because of negligence on the part of the bus company. For instance, the company may have unrealistic expectations from the bus driver or not maintain the bus.

You can hold the bus manufacturer at fault if they failed to build the bus correctly or used defective parts. In some cases, another negligent driver can also be held responsible for the bus accident.

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Legal Complications in Florida Bus Accident Claims

Auto accidents are rarely simple to resolve. Bus accident claims can have unique challenges. It can be difficult to establish liability for the following reasons:

  • The bus driver may not necessarily be the liable party
  • Financial losses may be significant

Bus accident claims generally result in substantial losses. This means that the insurance company will fight hard to avoid responsibility. You need the help of a seasoned personal injury attorney with considerable experience in handling bus accident claims and the tactics used by the insurance company to get out of paying fair compensation.

We will Fight to Maximize Your Bus Accident Injury Compensation

If you or someone you love was the victim of a bus accident because of the bus driver's or the bus company’s fault, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have helped numerous Florida bus accident victims and their families move forward with their lives by obtaining the rightful damages and helping ease their financial burdens.

To schedule your free case review with our lawyers, contact us at 813-223-2030 or online.

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