Bus Accident Lawyers in Vero Beach, FL Assisting Injury Victims Obtain Full and Fair Compensation
Public bus transportation can be a cost-effective way to get to and from destinations. For schoolchildren, it is often their only option to get back and forth to class. However, riding a bus can be dangerous because some buses do not have seatbelts. As a result, if a bus is involved in an accident, passengers have the potential to fall into one another, causing severe injuries.
If you have been a passenger on a bus, pedestrian, or in another motor vehicle involved in the accident, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Grall Law Group has extensive experience handling various bus accident cases. Contact our law offices and ask to schedule a free case review with one of our highly qualified bus accident lawyers, who will gladly answer your questions and help explore your legal options.
Who Can Be Held Liable For a Bus Accident?
Determining liability for a bus accident can be challenging and requires the skill of an experienced attorney. Bus accidents can be challenging due to the various circumstances that may have caused the accident to occur in the first place.
For example, the bus driver may have been fatigued, distracted, or even driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, even if it is determined that the bus driver failed to exercise proper caution, the bus company will most likely still be liable for your injuries. However, it may also be discovered that the company that owned and operated the bus may have failed in its obligation to ensure that proper maintenance was performed on the vehicle. Finally, a third-party driver may have caused the accident by running into the bus or causing the bus to lose control and be involved in a collision.
Despite how the bus accident occurred, our highly knowledgeable bus accident lawyers can analyze the facts surrounding your case and determine who should be held liable for the damages you have suffered.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover After Being Involved in a Bus Accident?
If you have been injured in a bus accident, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how you will provide for yourself and your family due to your inability to work. You may also feel overwhelmed by the stack of medical bills that may begin to pile up. The bus accident attorneys of Grall Law Group are dedicated to helping injury victims recover the financial compensation they deserve for their incurred damages.
Some of the most commonly awarded damages in bus accident cases include:
- Past and present medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
The compensation you recover in your settlement will depend significantly on the facts and circumstances surrounding your particular case. One of our bus accident attorneys will be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding compensation and the number of damages that may be appropriate for your case.
Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim if My Loved One Died as a Result of a Bus Accident?
You may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim if you have lost an immediate family member due to a bus accident. However, Florida state law mandates that only a personal representative of the deceased’s estate is legally permitted to file the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of family members.
The Florida statute of limitations allows families up to two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim. If you allow the specified time period to elapse, the court will most likely refuse to hear your case.
If you have tragically lost a loved one due to a bus accident, contact our law offices and ask to speak with one of our qualified personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.
How Can a Bus Accident Lawyer Help Me?
You must immediately obtain skilled legal representation if you have suffered injuries due to a bus accident. Often bus companies have teams of lawyers whose only job is to look for ways to deny or undervalue your claim. In addition to representing your legal interests, we can submit the necessary paperwork and negotiate directly with the insurance company.
At Grall Law Group, our primary goal is to ensure that our clients recover a settlement that is in their best interests. Contact our law offices by calling 772-773-6697 and asking to schedule a free consultation today.