Liability for Bus Accidents
Determining liability for bus accidents can be difficult due to the numerous factors that could be responsible for your injuries. You may have a claim against the bus driver, the driver of another vehicle, the bus company, a manufacturer, or even another passenger. Contact our experienced Tampa bus accident attorneys to arrange a free consultation. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
Liability for Bus Accidents | Determining the At-Fault Party
Finding out who is at fault for the accident is essential to getting the compensation that you deserve. Regardless of whether you were a passenger on the bus, a pedestrian, or a driver of a vehicle that the bus hit, you need help from an attorney to discover all liable parties.
There are many reasons why a bus accident may happen. Some of them include:
- Over-tired driving
- Drunk driving or Driving while abilities impaired
- Under-trained drivers
- Improperly maintained bus
All of this should be investigated at the scene. It will also be investigated by the insurance companies as well as your very own attorney. What you want to avoid is having the blame wrongfully placed on you. When the police show up, you should not for any reason admit fault. You may think that you caused the accident, but upon further investigation, it proves that you are not. But if you tell the police you caused the accident, the insurance company can and absolutely will use that against you to barre you from getting compensation.
Liability for Bus Accidents | Faulty Equipment
In the cases where there was a malfunction of the bus itself, you would be looking at bringing the claim against the manufacturing company as opposed to the bus driver. There may also be more than one person liable for your accident. If the malfunctioning bus was driven by a driver who was not properly trained, there may be two liable parties. If the bus and another driver shared fault for the accident, there would be two liable parties.
Liability for Bus Accidents | Contact an Attorney
If you were seriously injured in a bus accident, you should call an experienced personal injury attorney. Our Tampa bus accident attorneys have handled these types of cases for decades and we are here to fight for your rights. You deserve compensation for your injuries and damages, and you don’t need to take on the insurance companies by yourself. Let us handle them while you focus all your energy on healing and getting better.