Estero Bus Accident Lawyer
Each year, municipal and intercity buses in the United States carry about eight million passengers. Drowsiness and distraction frequently cause these large vehicle crashes. Many bus drivers are behind the wheel early in the morning and/or late at night. Most people are naturally drowsy at such times, no matter how much sleep they had the night before. Furthermore, many bus drivers wear multiple hats. They drive the bus, clean the inside, and chaperone passengers. No one can focus on driving in such a situation.
The experienced Estero bus accident lawyer at Cardinal Law routinely handles such matters throughout the Sunshine State. Over the years, we’ve developed proven methods in these cases that have obtained life-changing results for our clients in the past. We’re confident we will achieve the same results in your case. An attorney is a counselor as well as a powerful legal advocate. We give our clients solid legal advice throughout the injury recovery process, so they can make the best possible decisions for themselves and their families.
Bus Accident Injuries and Estero Bus Accident Lawyers
Rollover wrecks are among the most common bus accidents in Florida. Usually, a driver takes a sharp turn just a little too quickly. The vehicle’s high center of gravity causes it to tip over.
Most buses have few or no passenger safety protections. Typically, buses don’t even have seat belts. As a result, such a collision often causes serious injuries, such as:
- Broken Bones: During collisions, bus accident victims are usually thrown around the passenger area and out a window. All this motion often shatters bones, instead of merely breaking them. Doctors must work very hard to surgically reconstruct these crushed bones. So, physical therapists must work extra hard to restore lost function. These extra costs add up quickly.
- Internal Injuries: When bones jostle uncontrollably, they often scrape internal organs. Sense these organs don’t have protective skin layers, a slight cut could cause severe bleeding that’s difficult to spot and stop. As a result, many bus accident victims are in hypovolemic shock by the time doctors examine them.
- Head Injuries: The human body, including the skull and brain, simply wasn’t designed to withstand such extreme motion. When the brain slams against the skull, injuries include brain bleeding and swelling. Only a very skilled, and very expensive, surgeon can address such injuries.
These crashes might injure dozens of people from different counties, or even different states. Therefore, an Estero bus accident lawyer often handles these matters as a single class action case. The streamlined process helps victims receive their compensation sooner.
This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Settling a Bus Accident Claim
Most personal injury matters are settled out of court. Settlement is a process, not a result. This process cannot begin until medical treatment is at least substantially complete. Otherwise, the settlement might not account for all future medical costs, and the victim will be financially responsible for them.
Settlement negotiations usually begin with a demand letter. In exchange for a liability waiver, an attorney demands the aforementioned compensation. Usually, the insurance counter-proposal is a low-ball offer that’s completely unacceptable.
Therefore, most bus accident claims settle during mediation. A third-party mediator ensures that both sides negotiate in good faith. A low-ball offer is not a good faith negotiation tactic. Instead, both sides must want to settle the case, and they must try hard to reach that end.
Rely on a Diligent Lee County Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Estero bus accident lawyer, contact Cardinal Law, P.A. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we start working for you.