Bus Accident Lawyers in Pompano Beach
Trusted Injury Lawyers Passionate About Getting Justice for Bus Accident Victims in Pompano Beach, Florida
Thousands of South Florida residents rely on buses for transportation in Pompano Beach and throughout our communities, and thousands more are brought into our towns on tour buses throughout the year. Because buses are massive vehicles that carry many passengers, bus drivers are required to satisfy special licensing requirements and undergo training in order to operate the bus—meaning that most bus trips occur without incident. When someone is negligent and causes a bus accident, however, the resulting injuries can be serious and even catastrophic.
Bus companies that are responsible for these accidents often try to minimize their liability for the damages caused by offering unreasonably low settlement offers to take advantage of the fact that many bus passengers would prefer to avoid the legal system. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we believe that you should not have to worry about your family’s financial future while you struggle to recover from the physical and emotional trauma of a bus accident. We work to establish the responsible party’s liability for the bus accident so that we can make sure that person or entity is held financially responsible for the serious damage a bus accident can cause.
Pompano Beach Bus Accidents Often Cause Dramatic Injuries
Because bus passengers are not restrained by seat belts or other types of safety devices, and usually do not even have the benefit of the vehicle’s airbags to protect them, injuries sustained in a serious Pompano Beach bus accident can be much more dramatic than those that would occur had the passenger been in a traditional motor vehicle. Injuries sustained in a bus accident can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Serious burns
- Loss of limbs and amputation injuries
Regardless of the type of injury sustained in the bus accident, if you were a victim of a bus crash, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible to prevent further complications from your injuries. Even if you believe you cannot afford the cost of health care, our lawyers will fight to win reimbursement for all of your medical expenses from the responsible party who caused your bus accident.
Dedicated Florida Lawyers Work Tirelessly to Hold Negligent Parties Responsible for Pompano Beach Bus Accidents
Like other cases involving non-private or commercial vehicles, establishing liability in bus accident cases can be complicated by the fact that multiple parties are often involved. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we will work tirelessly to identify the party who bears ultimate responsibility for your bus accident, which can include:
- The bus driver
- The company operating the bus
- The manufacturer of a bus component
- The company responsible for inspecting or maintaining the bus
Even if it was the driver’s negligence that ultimately caused the bus accident, in many cases the company that owns the bus will ultimately bear financial responsibility for the crash based on employment law theories that require employers to accept responsibility for the negligent actions of employees. Essentially, this means that the bus company—which profits from the operation of the bus—must make sure that its drivers are properly screened, trained and supervised in order to protect the safety of passengers who rely upon the driver’s careful driving to keep them safe.
Contact Our Offices to Schedule a No-Cost Initial Consultation with Our Compassionate Pompano Beach Bus Accident Lawyers Today
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we understand the serious difficulties that you may be facing if you or a loved one have sustained injuries in any type of accident in South Florida. Unfortunately, because bus companies that are usually required to take the ultimate financial hit in these cases stand to lose a significant amount of money if found liable, recovering compensation after a bus accident can be even more difficult than a typical car accident case.
Our experienced bus accident lawyers are here to handle every aspect of your legal claim for compensation after a bus accident, so call us today or fill out this online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
About Pompano Beach, Florida
Pompano Beach is a growing community in Broward County, Florida, and is a part of the Miami metropolitan area, which is home to over six million residents. The Pompano Beach community is served by the Broward County Transit system’s bus lines and has two major transfer hubs at the Pompano Citi Centre and the Northeast Transit Center. In addition to the buses operated by the county, Pompano Beach is a frequent destination for various tour buses, as well as those buses that move through the area on the way to Miami, which is located about 35 miles to the south, and further down to the Florida keys.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bus Accident Claims in Pompano Beach, FL
FAQ: Why should I pursue compensation through the legal system if my insurance company will cover the costs of my medical expenses?
If your own insurance will cover the costs of all of your current and future medical expenses, you are very fortunate. In many cases, bus accident victims are left with medical expenses that are not covered by insurance and must find some other way to pay for them. Even if your insurance does cover all medical expenses, your insurance will not provide compensation for the pain and suffering or emotional distress that you suffered as a result of the bus accident. A formal lawsuit may even be unnecessary to recover these types of damages, as our lawyers will negotiate with the negligent parties to reach a full settlement package.
FAQ: The bus company offered me a settlement after I was injured in a bus accident. Should I accept?
Bus companies frequently offer a settlement to accident victims in order to quickly dispose of the problem, but it is very likely that the initial settlement offer does not fully account for the true cost of your injuries. If you sustained injuries in a bus accident, it is very likely that others did too—meaning that these accidents can become very expensive for the bus company if every victim is fully compensated. Our experienced bus accident lawyers can sit down with you and evaluate the settlement offer on the table. In many cases, we can negotiate a much higher settlement award that more fully accounts for the injuries you have sustained.