Bus Crash Injury Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL Fight for Clients Injured in Bus Accidents in Broward County and Throughout Florida

Bus accidents are relatively uncommon, at least as compared to most other motor vehicle accidents. But the injuries sustained by victims in bus accidents also tend to be more severe than most other accidents that occur on our roadways. One reason is that buses don’t necessarily have seat belts, so passengers typically aren’t restrained by a safety device at impact. And if a bus hits a smaller motor vehicle or pedestrian, its size and weight are likely to be a big factor in terms of the injuries suffered by victims. Additional complications can arise in trying to recover compensation for injuries sustained in a Florida bus accident, as many buses are owned and operated by local government. So if you have been injured in a bus accident, you need experienced and motivated Fort Lauderdale bus accident lawyers who can help you pursue financial compensation for your injuries.

At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our bus crash injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL are committed to protecting our clients’ rights and recovering compensation for bus accident injuries caused by the negligence or recklessness of a bus driver, bus owner or operator, or the negligence of another driver. We bring our fighting spirit to work in undertaking the often complex investigations that can be required to determine liability. We also recognize that it may be stressful for many of our clients to stand up to government agencies, so our Fort Lauderdale bus accident lawyers and support staff are here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. Know too that we’re one of the premier Spanish-speaking law firms in the Fort Lauderdale area, and we’ve been catering to the local Hispanic community since attorney Adriana Gonzalez co-founded the firm in 2010. In addition to fighting for the rights of accident victims, she is a past president of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association and devotes time to the Palm Beach Coalition for Immigrant Rights.

Types of Bus Accidents

Fort Lauderdale Bus Accident Lawyers

As for the types of business accidents we commonly see at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A, these include:

  • Single-bus crashes: Typically, the driver loses control of the vehicle, and the bus sometimes rolls onto its side. Passengers are often seriously injured or killed in this type of crash, with the absence of seat belts often a contributing factor.
  • Bus accidents that involve smaller motor vehicles: If an accident involves smaller vehicles, the passengers of those vehicles often sustain serious or catastrophic injuries, due in part to the size and weight of the bus. These individuals may be entitled to compensation if the bus driver’s negligence caused the accident.
  • Pedestrian accidents: A pedestrian accident involving a bus is often a fatal accident. Many times bus vs. pedestrian accidents occur at intersections or crosswalks, when a pedestrian finds him or herself in one of a bus driver’s blind spots, typically at the front or sides of the bus.

Gonzalez & Cartwright Offers Compassion, Expert Legal Advice for Individuals Injured in Bus Accidents

At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we focus on identifying each and every possible negligent party in a given bus accident, and we attempt to reach a fair settlement with the relevant insurance company (or insurance companies). While it can be advantageous to avoid a time-consuming, emotionally-draining trial, we are more than willing to take a case to trial to protect a client’s rights and obtain full and fair financial compensation.

And thanks to our extensive experience, we have a good sense of what each client’s case is worth—and what expenses may accrue in the future. In other words, our Fort Lauderdale bus accident lawyers can help you obtain compensation for existing hospital bills and medical bills, but also for future expenses. We evaluate each case to help determine whether compensation may be owed for:

  • Future rehabilitation expenses.
  • Costs of modifying a home because of a permanent injury or disability.
  • Home health care costs, including the cost of in-home nurses.
  • Lost earnings.

Contact Fort Lauderdale Bus Accidents Lawyers to Discuss Your Case, Legal Options

At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our personal injury lawyers are proud to be part of the community in which we practice law. We also pride ourselves on treating clients with compassion and respect, and we work tirelessly to protect their rights so they can focus on recovering from their injuries and the emotional trauma of an accident. Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the circumstances surrounding your bus accident and how we might move forward should you decide to pursue legal action or a lawsuit. If you were in a car that had an accident with a bus then you can get more information on our Fort Lauderdale bus accident lawyers page.

About Fort Lauderdale, Florida

On Florida’s southeast coast, the city of Fort Lauderdale is well known for its boating canals and beaches. Near the water is Promenade A1A, also referred to as “The Strip.” Fort Lauderdale’s enormous network of canals has earned the city the moniker “Venice of America.” Throughout its length, there are opulent hotels, shops, outdoor dining establishments, and bars. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park has paths and a lagoon in addition to the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum, which has pools and a museum devoted to the history of the sport. Since 1986, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has taken place every year.

The third busiest cruise port in the nation, Port Everglades, is located in Fort Lauderdale. It is crucial for Florida’s oil imports because it is the state’s deepest harbor. Frequent international passenger ferries are run by Baleària Bahamas Express between Fort Lauderdale and Freeport on Great Bahama Island in the Bahamas.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fort Lauderdale Bus Accidents

Can I pursue legal action against a bus that is owned/operated by local government?

Yes, you can still recover compensation for your injuries if you were injured in an accident involving a public bus, though different legal rules apply to public buses. As a general rule, you need to take action quickly, so if you’ve been the victim of a bus accident you should reach out to a Fort Lauderdale bus crash injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL as soon as possible after a crash.

How much financial compensation will I receive if I’ve been injured in a bus accident?

It depends on the nature and severity of the injuries you sustained—and the losses you can prove. Losses don’t have to be readily quantifiable, though it is easier to prove economic damages like medical bills and lost wages. In many cases, you may also recover for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium, among other things.

What People are Saying


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