Experienced Bus Accident Attorney Representing the Injured in Orlando
Many people in Orange County trust public transportation to take them from one place to another. Passengers never expect to be involved in a crash, but unfortunately, it happens all the time. In urban centers like Orlando, traffic accidents involving public buses could kill and injure dozens. Catastrophic bus and train wrecks can cause severe personal injuries and also lasting emotional damage. If you are injured now or in the future riding in a bus or train anywhere in central Florida, you are entitled by Florida personal injury law to complete reimbursement for all of your medical treatment and other injury-related expenses, but you’ll need the help of one of the top bus accident lawyers. Experienced Orlando bus accident lawyer Robert J. Horst can provide that help. At the Horst Law Firm, attorney Robert J. Horst can evaluate your personal injury case, determine liability, and explain your legal rights and options. Robert J. Horst defends the rights of accident victims throughout central Florida, and he can hold the responsible parties accountable for the negligence that injured you. He is an accident attorney who understands your concerns and is ready to help.
HOW DO BUS ACCIDENTS OCCUR? ORLANDO ATTORNEYS EXPLAIN THE MOST COMMON CAUSES
Bus accidents occur all the time. There are many different causes of bus accidents, but some of the most common ones are:
- Driving at excessively high speeds
- Reckless or negligent driving
- Fatigued driver
- Distracted driving
- The bus driver fails to follow proper protocol when loading passengers on the bus and unloading passengers off of the bus
- A part of the bus was defective and malfunctioned while in use
- The bus tips on its side because there are too many people on board
WHY DO YOU NEED A LAWYER IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN A BUS ACCIDENT?
Bus accident injuries can be severe, medically complex, and sometimes permanently disabling in the event of a brain or spinal cord injury; these kinds of serious injuries can stress or even destroy families and careers. Robert J. Horst can investigate the accident that injured you, study the vehicle accident report, identify those responsible, and advocate vigorously on your behalf for the full compensation you need and deserve. Robert J. Horst will determine whether the driver, bus company, city, or school district is at fault for the accident. He can address concerns, answer your legal questions, explain how the law pertains to your individual personal injury claim, and provide the aggressive legal representation you’ll need. With Robert J. Horst’s help, you and your family can recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering under the state of Florida’s personal injury law.
WHO CAN ORLANDO LAWYERS DETERMINE LIABILITY FOR YOUR INJURIES AFTER A BUS ACCIDENT?
Bus accidents are much more complex than car accidents because a number of different parties could be held liable, including the bus driver, bus company, manufacturers, or the city in which the accident occurred. To determine who should be held liable, lawyers need to look at the facts of the case. If the accident was caused by a defective product, the liability will fall on the manufacturer of the product. However, in many cases the liability will fall on the bus driver and the operating company. For example, drivers and/or operating companies could be held liable in bus accidents when:
- The driver was behaving recklessly, intoxicated, or distracted.
- The operating company over scheduled the driver, so he was operating the bus while fatigued.
- The driver did not have the proper license to operate a bus.
- The operating company did not perform scheduled maintenance checks on the bus.
- The operating company did not properly train the driver.
- The bus driver allowed too many people onto the bus.
LAW FIRMS IN ORLANDO CAN ALSO REPRESENT VICTIMS OF SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENTS
Unfortunately, school bus accidents involving children are all too common. School bus drivers must drive with extreme caution to protect the children on board. They are required to follow all rules of the road, monitor children as they cross the street, check to ensure traffic has come to a stop before allowing children to exit the bus, and use flashing lights and stop signs when appropriate. Failure to follow these rules could lead to a tragic accident. If a school bus accident does occur, the school bus drivers, bus owners, or school district may be held liable for any injuries. These cases can be extremely complex–not to mention heartbreaking for the families involved–so if you or a loved one has been injured in a school bus accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to an attorney at Horst Law Firm for legal assistance. Let us work tirelessly to recover the compensation you deserve so you can move on with your life.
OUR LAW FIRM HAS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HELPING BUS ACCIDENT VICTIMS REACH FAIR SETTLEMENTS
Attorney Robert J. Horst will negotiate a fair and just accident compensation settlement on your behalf, or he will take your case to trial and tell your story to a jury of your peers. When you need an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer to help you with complex legal issues, you’ll also want an attorney who can provide sound advice tailored to your specific legal problems and personal goals. Attorney Robert J. Horst represents victims in personal injury claims involving bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, car accidents, boating accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, premises liability, and slip and fall cases in Orlando, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Winter Park, and throughout central Florida. Please contact attorney Robert J. Horst by phone at (407) 601-3999, or complete the online intake form here on our site to schedule a free consultation. If you have been injured in a bus accident by another person’s negligence anywhere in the Orlando area, don’t wait any longer to call our offices and schedule your free case evaluation.