Fort Myers Bus Accident Lawyer
Whether you were hit by a bus in your car or on your feet, you are almost certainly owed compensation if the bus driver caused the collision. Damages that you may be entitled to include medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. Here at Cardinal Law, P.A., our Fort Myers bus accident lawyer has experience handling all types of bus accidents, from bus occupants and pedestrians, to drivers and motorcyclists. We can help you get the justice you deserve.
Examples of Bus Accident Injuries
There are four basic injury scenarios when it comes to bus accidents. These include:
- Driver of a personal vehicle is injured in a crash caused by a bus
- Pedestrian, cyclist, or other non-vehicle-occupant gets struck by a bus
- Bus occupant gets injured in a collision involving a third party road user
- Bus occupant suffers injuries during a quick stop, emergency maneuver, or otherwise negligent act of the bus driver (no collision with another road user)
We assist victims of all types. Whether you were an occupant or other road user, our lawyers can help you receive the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
Identifying the Liable Party
Unlike private cars, vans, pickups, and SUVs, buses are usually not owned by the driver. As such, even if the driver caused the crash or incident in which you were injured, they are likely not the party to take legal action against. Typically, the liable party would be the driver’s employer or entity/party that owns and operates the bus service. Examples of various types of bus operators include:
- Municipal/city buses
- School buses
- Private charter buses
- Greyhound and other intercity bus companies
- Buses owned by private individuals
- Tour buses
- Mini buses (for airports, hotels, special events, etc.)
- Prison buses
A major complication of many bus accidents is when the liable party is a municipality or school district; personal injury claims filed against cities or governmental institutions are always complex.
Injured as an Occupant of a Bus
If the victim was injured as a bus occupant, it can be exceptionally difficult knowing who to seek damages from. Usually, bus occupants do not have a good view of the road ahead, and therefore are often left in the dark about how the crash happened. The bus operator may claim that another driver caused the crash, when in fact the bus driver was fully or at least partially negligent. An attorney will ensure that all liable parties are held accountable.
Contact a Fort Myers Bus Accident Lawyer Today
Buses are one of the safest modes of transportation, but only for occupants. Collisions with buses often leave victims with serious to catastrophic injuries, which require lengthy hospital stays, surgery, and months of rehabilitation. If you or a loved one were injured in a bus crash, you deserve to be fairly compensated. Call the Fort Myers bus accident lawyers at Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 844-874-PAIN to schedule a free consultation.