Sarasota and Tampa Bus Accident Attorneys
Buses are generally safe to ride. However, anytime that moving motor vehicles are involved, there’s always the possibility of a serious accident occurring, usually due to driver negligence or error. Buses inherently pose various safety risks because of their structure and size.
They’re also more prone to rolling over than other vehicles, which could result in devastating accidents and injuries to passengers. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and drivers and passengers in other vehicles that are hit by negligent bus drivers likewise face a greater risk of catastrophic injuries due to the weight of the bus.
If you sustained serious injuries in a bus accident, whether as a pedestrian, passenger, or driver in another vehicle, you might be entitled to seek monetary compensation for the damages you incurred because of the accident. Our Sarasota and Tampa bus accident attorneys here at Matthews Injury Law can make sure that you obtain fair compensation and, if necessary, take your case to trial.
What Makes Bus Accidents So Complex
Bus accidents could occur while you’re riding in or if you get struck by a city bus, public bus, charter bus, tour bus, school bus, or shuttle bus, among others. You might suffer serious injuries in a bus accident in which the driver works for a commercial bus company, private bus company, or a government-operated and/or owned bus company.
Fortunately, you have the legal right to pursue damages for all your bus accident-related damages against the responsible party. On the other hand, determining and proving liability and fault for the bus accident could be complex because of the possibility of multiple liable parties.
For example, if the at-fault driver is an employee of a bus company and not an independent contractor, the driver and the company may both be liable for the bus accident. In such cases, the company, its legal team, and insurance provider will try to fight your claim for compensation at every turn to avoid paying the real value of your claim, which could be substantial and bad for their business.
Likewise, when a government entity is involved, your claim would be even more confusing and complicated to navigate. There are strict rules and deadlines for claims against the government, and you must follow all of them or forfeit your right to compensation.
Learn How Our Sarasota and Tampa Bus Accident Attorneys Can Help
When you work with us, you won’t have to concern yourself about investigating the accident and dealing with the liable parties. The Sarasota and Tampa bus accident attorneys of Matthews Injury Law will handle all of these on your behalf. Our experienced lawyers can:
- Determine who and what exactly caused the bus accident by investigating the accident and gathering relevant evidence to prove the negligent party’s liability and your losses.
- Evaluate the damages and losses you’ve incurred, including medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost wages, among others.
- Calculate the value of your damages and compensation.
- Handle negotiations with the liable parties.
- Take your case to trial, if necessary.
Start the process of recovering compensation for your bus accident damages today by calling 813-530-1000 or 941-877-5800 or contacting us online to schedule your no-obligation, free case review.