The Florida Bus Accident Guide was created by Serrano | McGuire to help residents who have been injured obtain maximum compensation for their claim.
With Offices In Tallahassee And Wesley Chapel
Have you been hurt in a bus accident? We understand how your life has been flipped upside-down by these events and we want to help you make your life easier. We can fight for your legal rights to full and fair compensation for your accident. You deserve to get justice when you have been wronged by a liable party. Please call our Florida bus accident attorneys as soon as possible to set up a free initial consultation to get started on building a strong case for your defense. Justice is waiting for you and we can help you get it.
The Parties Involved in a Bus Accident
The very first party involved in a bus accident is going to be you. You are the injured victim in this accident and would be considered the plaintiff. You have every right to bring a case about your accident against the person who caused your injuries and damages.
The person who caused the injuries and damages is called the liable party and they are the ones who were physically responsible for causing harm to you. They are going to be held accountable for their actions. In a bus accident claim it’s a bit less straightforward than, say, a car accident. Typically, with a car accident there is someone who violated the rules of the road and caused a collision. Bus accident claims could involve the bus driver operating in a way that violates the rules of the road, another motorist on the road who collides with the bus, or having an accident getting on or off the bus.
This brings us to the third party involved in your case— your Florida bus accident attorneys. They are going to investigate the details of your case and figure out what action needs to be taken against who. Having someone on your side who knows how to handle these kinds of cases is going to be of benefit for you. They will be able to defend your rights to full and fair results.
The last party involved in a bus accident case is going to be the insurance company that represents the liable party. They are going to present obstacles that will be impossible get past without the help of a attorney. They don’t want to give you what you deserve because it could cost them money. While they have a responsibility to cover your damages, they’re going to try every possible opportunity to devalue your claim.
How Claims Are Valued
Any of our Florida bus accident attorneys will tell you that you need to get to maximum medical recovery in order to know the full value of your claim. If you sit down with a attorney and they tell you right off the bat within the first consultation that they can get you X amount of dollars for your claim, you can be sure that you need to walk away from that person.
Claims are valued based on the severity of your damages. They look at how the accident has affected your life. For instance, if you had been involved in an accident that left you bedridden for weeks or months you are likely missing out on work. It’s going to cost you a lot of money and you might need surgery. All of those damages go into your end result. We fight tooth and nail, taking cases all the way to trial if need be in order to get the results that are fair. We settle for nothing less.
There are two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Your Florida bus accident attorneys are going to fight for you to be fully compensated under both of those categories. Economic damages include your missed time at work, decrease in earning capacity if you cannot return to the same kind of work, the cost of medical bills and treatments, etc. Non-economic damages are things like your decrease in life quality, pain and suffering, etc. Those damages are harder to calculate but they are certainly important.
Suing a School For a School Bus Injury
We got a call recently from a mother whose child was unfortunately injured in a school bus accident in Florida. She was wondering whether or not they have a claim against the school. The answer to that is yes. You do, however, want to make sure that you hire a lawyer who knows what they’re doing with bus accident cases because there are many rules and regulations that apply specifically to school buses. If you have any questions or concerns or if your child was injured in a school bus accident, please give us a call.
Differences Between Bus And Car Accidents
A family member recently asked me how bus accident cases are different from regular car accident cases in Florida and if there are any differences. The answer is there are absolutely many differences. You want to make sure that you hire a bus accident attorney because there are many different rules and regulations in Florida law that apply specifically to buses. If you have any questions about what laws might apply to your bus accident case, please give us a call.
Choosing The Right Bus Accident Attorney
We got a call from a potential client in Tampa recently who was involved in a bus accident. They were wondering how they can pick the best bus accident attorney for their case. The first thing you want to do is go online, make sure that they have good reviews, and make sure that they’re a trial lawyer. Bus accident cases tend to more complicated, and you want to make sure that you pick a lawyer with experience in those cases. If you have any questions about our experience with bus accident cases or if you were injured in a bus accident, please give us a call.
Bus Accident Case Value
We recently met with one of our Tallahassee clients who was injured in a bus accident in Tallahassee. They were wondering how much their case was worth. Case values depend on what your medical bills are, how injured you are, if you’re going to need future medical care, and whether or not you’re entitled to past and future pain and suffering. If you have any questions about the value of your bus accident case, please give us a call and we can shed some light on it.
Bus Accident Case Timeline
We recently met with a client who was injured in a bus accident case in Tampa. They were wondering how long their case was going to take to resolve. It varies from case to case, but the most important consideration for how long your case is going to take is how long it’s going to take to reach maximum medical improvement, which means that medical treatment isn’t going to help you out anymore. If you have any questions about how long your case is going to take, please give us a call and we can help you out.
Initial Offer for a Bus Accident Case
A client came into Wesley Chapel recently asking if they should take an offer that they were given from the insurance company for injuries they received in a bus accident. I told them no. It’s usually not a good idea ever to take the first offer from an insurance company because their incentive is to pay you as little as possible. Typically, they never give you the full value of your case with the first offer. If you have any questions about whether you should take an offer from an insurance company regarding a bus accident case, please give us a call.
Bus Accident Insurance Investigation
I received a call recently from a potential client in Tallahassee who was involved in a bus accident. They were wondering if it’s okay to talk to the insurance company. My advice to them was it’s usually never a good idea to talk to the other insurance company. You never want to take a recorded statement. You should definitely talk to a lawyer before you ever reach out to the other insurance company. If you have any questions about what communication you should have with the insurance company involving a bus accident, please give us a call.
After a Bus Accident Injury
We recently received a call from someone who was injured in a bus accident. They were wondering what they should do. The first thing you should do if you’re injured in a bus accident is to make sure that you document your injuries, make sure that you document what happened in the accident, call the police if that’s appropriate, and then call an experienced bus accident attorney to help evaluate your case. If you have any questions or if you want to talk about your bus accident case, please give us a call.
After a Bus Hits Your Car
We recently received a call from a client in Tampa who was involved in an accident with a bus in which the bus hit their car. They were wondering what they should do. The first thing they should do is make sure to take pictures at the scene and get as much documentation from witnesses as possible. The second thing you should do is call an experienced bus accident attorney, as there are many considerations that are unique to bus accident cases. If you have questions about your bus accident case, please give us a call.
Please Call Our Florida Bus Accident Attorneys Today
Having a attorney on your side means you get to focus on healing and recovering while they do the heavy lifting for your case. You can rest assured knowing someone with the knowledge needed to win will be working towards your case’s success.
If you have been hurt in a bus accident please do not hesitate to reach out. We can help you seek the legal action you require. You deserve full and fair results and we can help you get that. Our Florida bus accident attorneys are here to help guide you every step of the way. Call us right away to set up your free initial consultation.
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