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Auto Injury Lawyer / Car Accident Attorney
Orlando & Winter Park, Florida
Bus accidents result in death and serious injury to hundreds of people every year. In the aftermath of such a devastating accident, you or a loved one may experience enormous psychological trauma and financial hardship. A professional, experienced attorney may offer critical evaluation and important legal counseling during this difficult time.
At the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., in Winter Park, Florida, we are experienced in handling complex lawsuits and personal injury claims. Our team consists of highly skilled auto injury lawyers with unique medical and legal qualifications. Our attorneys and legal professionals strive to serve each person with the professionalism that they would expect to receive as a client.
Florida Car Accident Attorney, Mr. Barszcz originally created, and continues to maintain, a small law firm to establish close, professional relationships with each client. Mr. Barszcz and his staff are dedicated to honestly, diligently and aggressively protecting the interests of injured people and their families.
There are several different types of buses that may be involved in an accident:
- Public transportation buses (city buses)
- Long distance travel buses (run by private companies)
- Tour buses
- School buses
Causes of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents may be caused by a multitude of contributing factors. Some of these may include the following situations:
- Driver error
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
- Driver negligence
- Driver intoxication or drug use
- Poor training
- Maintenance issues
- Equipment failure
- Poor road conditions
- Other drivers in other vehicles
Bus Accident Injuries
Bus accident injuries are often more serious and devastating than injuries sustained in regular passenger vehicle accidents. One major reason for this is the absence of passenger seat beats in many buses. Lack of proper driver training, failure to comply with safety procedures and substandard maintenance schedules are other factors that frequently contribute to serious bus accidents.
The fact that passengers are constantly boarding and exiting a bus is another significant factor that subjects passengers to an increased risk of injury during an accident. The type of injuries sustained during a bus accident may range from minor to life threatening and include the following:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
Bus Accident Liability
The owner of a privately owned bus is usually considered to be a common carrier. This common carrier has a specific duty to all passengers and other vehicles to maintain safe transportation.
Many other buses are owned and operated by school districts and the cities in which they operate. Buses owned or operated by governmental entities may be afforded special protection or limited liability by state law. The assessment or application of any available insurance coverage in these circumstances often requires evaluation by an experienced attorney.
Government immunity laws vary from state to state and are designed to allow the government to limit compensation to injured parties. For this reason and due to the extreme damage that can be inflicted as a result of a bus accident, it is very important to retain a lawyer that is experienced and skilled in handling bus accident lawsuits.
To learn more about your rights relating to an Orlando, Florida bus accident, please contact our Orlando Auto Injury Lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a free consultation in the Winter Park, Florida office.
- Law Office of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D.
- 2721 West Fairbanks Avenue #200 Winter Park, FL, 32789
- 1-800-516-2131 (toll free)
- 407-843-6353 (local)
- 407-740-7699 (fax)