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What you should know about bus accidents in South Florida

You don't hear about bus accidents every day, but they occur occasionally in South Florida and serious injuries or death can be the tragic result. A bus, like an 18-wheeler, is one of the largest vehicles you generally will see using the road. When you combine size and speed in an accident, the forces at work can cause significant property damage and bodily harm.

If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., today at (800) 608-2965 for a free consultation. We can answer any questions you might have about your bus accident. We can also explain all the legal options available to you and which one makes the most sense for your particular case.

Along with involving some of the largest vehicles on the road, bus accidents can also be some of the most complicated cases from a legal standpoint. That's because such accidents don't simply involve two drivers. You will also likely need to deal with the company that employs the driver and an entire team of attorneys since bus accidents often involve multiple injuries. Don't try to tackle such a tough case on your own. We can help.

Understanding bus accidents in Florida

Bus accidents can occur on a Tri-Rail shuttle, a public school bus or any commercial bus. While catastrophic accidents involving bus drivers sometimes make headlines in the United States, some accidents happen quietly, but are nonetheless serious for the victim. Passengers sometimes suffer serious injuries because they slip and fall getting on or off a bus, which can lead to broken bones or even brain injuries and spinal cord damage. If you've been involved in a bus accident, please contact your lawyer right away so you can begin receiving compensation for your injuries.

While Florida's bus system has earned a deservedly good reputation, accidents can happen involving any of the following public transit systems:

  • Tri-Rail
  • Palmtran
  • Broward County Transit (BCT)
  • Metrobus
  • Metrorail
  • MetroMover

Contact a bus accident lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL

At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we thoroughly investigate a bus accident injury case in South Florida. We are well versed in state and federal laws governing bus transportation. Let an experienced lawyer fight to protect your rights if you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident.

We can look at driver logs and other information to help determine any possible negligence on the part of the driver, or the driver's employer. Don't hesitate to contact us. Call (800) 608-2965. We are prepared to stand up to the insurance companies and pursue maximum compensation.