A bus accident can leave victims suffering serious injuries. If you or a loved one was hurt in a collision involving a bus or while riding a bus, you have rights. Our team of West Palm Beach bus accident lawyers can help you by providing a free case assessment and explaining your legal options.
At Ged Lawyers, our personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach is here for you after a crash and injuries. We provide free consultations for victims and their families. Let us review your case facts and discuss the applicable laws with you. Contact us today to get started.
Our West Palm Beach Bus Crash Lawyers Identify and Recover Damages
At Ged Lawyers, our West Palm Beach attorneys handle each injury case based on its own merits. There is no way to determine how much your case might be worth based on previous cases or others hurt in the same bus accident.
Our bus accident attorneys need to investigate the crash and document the expenses and losses you incurred as a result. This will allow us to seek a fair payout through a settlement, arbitration, or trial.
Some common types of recoverable damages in bus accident cases include:
- Current and future medical care costs
- Ongoing medical expenses for catastrophic injuries
- Income losses if you miss work
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Wrongful Death in a West Palm Beach Bus Accident
A West Palm Beach wrongful death attorney from Ged Lawyers can help you fight for justice if your loved one died from their bus accident injuries. Under Florida Statutes § 768.21, the estate executor, known as the personal representative, can sue the liable party to recover compensation. Our attorneys handle these cases regularly and will help your family hold the at-fault party or parties accountable.
How Our West Palm Beach Bus Collision Attorney Can Help You Get Justice
At Ged Lawyers, we help our clients get justice by seeking a financial payout and holding the negligent party or parties accountable for their carelessness or recklessness. We believe this is important for our client’s financial future, their peace of mind, and preventing similar incidents.
Our case results show that our team recently recovered a $1,062,000 arbitration award in a wrongful death bus accident case for one of our clients. While this does not indicate we can recover this amount in your case, it shows we know how to navigate the process—and win.
Our West Palm Beach attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. We do not ask for upfront payments from our clients. Our attorney’s fees come only from the money we recover in these cases, which allows you to avoid spending anything out-of-pocket.
Let Our West Palm Beach Bus Accident Lawyer Build a Compelling Case for Financial Compensation
Bus accident injuries can occur in West Palm Beach in several ways. Our clients could be:
- Passengers on a bus during a collision
- Passengers on a bus injured because of reckless driving
- Occupants of a passenger car hit by a bus
- Pedestrians or cyclists hit by a bus
Some of the possible bus operators and liable parties in these cases could include:
- Tri-Rail Commuter Connector
- Palm Tran
- The School District of Palm Beach County
- Touring companies
- Private coaches
The rules vary somewhat when the liable party is a government agency, so we encourage you to contact us as soon as your injuries allow. We need to ensure we handle cases against a government agency carefully and follow the strict rules about pursuing compensation from them.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Bus Accident Claim
We need to show how one party’s negligence caused the crash and injuries for you to recover fair compensation. This requires us to identify the proximate cause of the collision. That is the action or inaction that directly led to the crash. For example, a driver failing to stop at a red light might be the proximate cause of an intersection accident.
We do this by investigating what happened and gathering evidence. This could include:
- The accident report filed by police officers
- Eyewitness statements
- Video of the incident
- Photographs from the scene
- An accident scene survey
- Accident reconstruction
- Relevant medical records
- Expert medical opinions
- Documentation of your damages
Our West Palm Beach Bus Accident Lawyer Will Help You Explore Your Legal Options
There are several ways our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers can use the evidence we gathered to pursue and recover compensation for our clients. Most commonly, we demand a payout from the liable party’s insurance carrier and negotiate a settlement. However, there are other options. These could include:
- Mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute-resolution techniques
- Filing a lawsuit in civil court and taking the case to trial
If you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit, the statute of limitations, or Florida Statutes § 95.11 states that you generally have two years to do so. Similarly, you typically have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties.
In addition, we need time to investigate the case and identify as much evidence as possible. The bus company might have this evidence in its possession, and they will not preserve it without us requiring it. Let us know about your accident quickly after your injuries are stable.
Discuss Your Options With Our West Palm Beach Bus Accident Team for Free
Ged Lawyers provides a free initial case consultation for accident victims. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a West Palm Beach, FL, bus accident, we are here to help you. Reach out to our team for answers to your questions during a free, no-obligation, confidential case evaluation.
Contact us online or over the phone to get started today.