A Pompano Beach bus accident lawyer is your best resource if you or a loved one suffered serious injuries as a bus passenger, a pedestrian hit by a bus, or a driver injured when a bus hit your car. You may be eligible to recover financial compensation for any damages you suffered.
An auto accident lawyer from GED Lawyers can help you understand your case and explain our role in these claims today for free. We provide complimentary consultations for crash victims, especially those hurt in complex cases such as bus accidents. Contact us as soon as your injuries allow so we can ensure you meet all necessary deadlines.
What Compensation Is Available After a Pompano Beach Bus Accident?
The money that might be available through an insurance claim or lawsuit based on a bus accident depends on many factors. These include:
- The circumstances of the accidents
- How many victims suffered injuries
- The available insurance coverage
- The severity of the victim’s injuries
- The value of their expenses and losses
Every victim suffers unique injuries and economic damages in a collision. This plays a significant role in their case because we seek compensation based on the costs and losses they incurred. The payout that might be available in a Pompano Beach insurance claim or lawsuit includes:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Medical bills for injuries, current and future
- Income losses if there is time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts
Wrongful Death in a Florida Bus Accident
Unfortunately, some families also face the fatal injuries of a loved one. A wrongful death case is often possible when someone else’s negligence leads to a victim’s death. Under Florida law, only the victim’s personal representative can file these actions.
Our team can help you identify the necessary party and discuss how this process works. Ultimately, the immediate family may receive compensation for expenses and losses related to their loved one’s death.
How Will a GED Lawyers Attorney Help With My Pompano Beach Bus Crash?
The role of a personal injury lawyer in a Pompano Beach, FL, bus accident is to manage the legal case and represent their client’s side of the story. They fight for justice for their client by developing a compelling case and seeking a negotiated settlement, arbitration decision, or verdict.
At GED Lawyers, our attorneys:
- Answer our client’s questions
- Investigate the accident
- Determine fault and liability
- Review the available insurance coverage
- Demand fair compensation from the negligent party’s insurance carrier
- Represent the client’s best interests throughout this process
- Negotiate with the insurance adjuster
- Sue the at-fault parties as necessary
Case results for our team include a $1,062,000 award in arbitration for wrongful death in a bus accident. We also have numerous other seven-figure settlements, verdicts, and decisions on behalf of deserving clients. This does not guarantee we can win your case or secure a significant payout. However, it does show we know how to manage these cases and recover appropriate compensation based on case facts.
Our team does not charge any upfront fees to begin work on a case. We work based on contingency. Our attorney’s fees come only from the money we recover for our client. If we do not win their case, we do not get paid.
Building a Case Based on a Pompano Beach, FL, Bus Accident
When victims hurt in Florida car accidents suffer serious or lasting injuries, they can pursue fault-based compensation. In a bus accident, this generally allows them to hold the bus company vicariously liable for a crash caused by a careless or reckless bus driver.
To show the driver caused the crash, our attorneys need to present evidence that shows:
- The bus driver had a specific duty to act in a way to keep others safe
- They failed to uphold that duty
- This caused the accident
- Our client suffered serious injuries and other harm as a result of that accident
For example, imagine our client was a pedestrian. They were crossing a road in the crosswalk. The bus driver failed to stop. The failure to stop was the proximate cause of the crash. Our client suffered catastrophic injuries because of that driver’s actions. We would seek compensation from the bus driver’s employer on behalf of our client.
Some of the potentially liable parties in a bus accident case include:
- Pompano Beach Community Shuttle
- Broward County Transit (BCT)
- Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)
- Private schools
- Greyhound and other bus companies
- Tour bus companies
- Private owners of coaches
Many bus accident victims with serious or catastrophic injuries spend time in one of the area’s Level I trauma centers. This includes:
- Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale
- Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood
According to Florida Health, there is also a Level II trauma center in Broward County, Broward Health North. Any of these facilities could stabilize, treat, and rehabilitate a bus accident victim.
Timeline of Filing a Lawsuit Based on a Pompano Beach Bus Crash Injury
We ask bus accident victims to call us as soon as their injuries let them after a crash. If your injuries are stable, reach out and let us assess your case. Our team will take your call if your loved one has catastrophic injuries and cannot call us. There could be short deadlines in some bus accident cases.
Generally, victims have up to two years to sue after an injury, according to the statute of limitations. This is a new deadline, reduced from four years with the passage of HB 837/SB236 in March of 2023.
However, other deadlines could apply based on the case facts. Some people have additional deadlines to meet or could qualify for an exemption. We need to look at the details in your case to know.
Discuss Your Legal Options With an Auto Accident Lawyer in Pompano Beach, FL
Our GED Lawyers team provides free legal case consultations for bus accident victims and their families in Broward County, including Pompano Beach. We can evaluate your case and discuss your options with you today. Connect with our team to learn how we seek and secure fair compensation based on your injuries and losses.
Contact us today to get started with your free case assessment.