Collisions involving buses can result in serious injuries––especially to passenger vehicle occupants. If you were hurt in a bus accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses, including pain and suffering.
A Davie bus accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can guide you through the financial recovery process. We can identify the at-fault party, negotiate with the liable insurer, and calculate your losses.
Your Case Comes with a Filing Deadline
Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) notes that most bus accident claimants have four years to file a lawsuit. The keyword here is “most.” Some exceptions under Florida Statutes § 95.051 could give you more time to act.
It’s critical to file your case within the appropriate deadline. If you don’t, you could lose the right to seek damages through litigation, possibly leaving you with few legal options.
What does a Bus Accident Lawyer in Davie Cost?
To save money on hiring legal aid, you might consider representing yourself (known as “pro se” representation). Yet, there are significant risks that come with serving as your own lawyer, and an error could cost you the chance of recovering compensation. The good news is that legal representation is more affordable than you realize.
Our firm operates on what is known as a contingency-fee basis. When we work on contingency, we keep a portion of anything we recover on your behalf. This means you don’t pay anything at the beginning of your case. In fact, you will never pay out of pocket for our fees. If we are unable to recover compensation on your behalf, you will never owe us anything.
Securing Compensation for Your Bus Accident Injuries
When you pursue a claim or lawsuit following a bus accident, you could recover a host of damages related to your condition, including:
You may have suffered broken bones, lacerations, and other life-threatening conditions because of your collision. Yet, even minor medical treatment can be costly. With our team’s help, you could recover the cost of surgical procedures, physical therapy, ambulance transportation, and emergency room visits.
Missing work is not unusual following a bus accident. Many people recovering from physical injuries are unable to return to work or perform the full range of their usual tasks. This could result in missing out on:
These losses are compensable. Our team will evaluate the details of your employment to determine what you need.
The bus might have totaled or damaged your car upon impact. Your legal team will first determine the value of your vehicle before the collision. Then, we will pursue what you need from the liable party.
While your car is out of commission, we can include the cost of temporary transportation arrangements in your case’s value, including the cost of taking public transportation or relying on rideshare services.
Various Non-Economic Damages
Your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage costs are all economic damages, meaning they all come with tangible dollar values. In addition to these losses, you can also recoup the cost of non-economic damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
These are just some of the damages you can recover through legal action. Our team is prepared to seek damages for your past, present, and future injury-related expenses.
How Much Can I Recover for My Bus Accident-Related Losses?
The value of your losses depends on many aspects of your case, including your estimated recovery period and injuries’ severity. When calculating what you’re owed, we will consider:
- Your employment records
- The types of injuries you suffered
- Your financial losses
- Your injury-related invoices, bills, and receipts
- Your portion of fault for the accident
We will recover everything you need to account for your losses. While you stay at home and focus on your physical recovery, we’ll work on your financial recovery.
We Will Determine Who Should Pay for Your Losses
There could be a number of parties that should pay for your losses, such as:
The Bus Driver
Most of the time, bus accidents occur as the result of driver error. These errors include driving while intoxicated, speeding, or failing to yield the right-of-way. When a bus driver is negligent, you could hold them accountable through a claim or lawsuit. This could apply in situations where a bus driver owns the vehicle.
The Bus Company
When buses are privately owned, the bus company could also be liable for a crash. Many employers, including bus companies, are generally liable for their employees’ actions.
A Vehicle Manufacturer
There are times when bus accidents do not result from human error. Sometimes, accidents happen when a mechanical part on either the bus or another involved vehicle malfunctions.
When defective vehicle parts cause a bus crash, you could pursue damages from the part’s manufacturer through a product liability claim.
A Government Entity
Many buses are owned by various government entities. Local school districts own the large number of school buses that traverse Davie during the week. Broward County Transit is responsible for many of the public buses that transport passengers.
If you were hurt by a government-owned and operated vehicle, you could sue that agency. While this is easier said than done, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can manage everything your case requires.
Why Partner with Our Florida Bus Accident Firm?
We’re more than a law firm. We’re a team of respected professionals who advocate for injured people. When you work with us, you get your attorney’s personal cellphone number, so you can call them at any time with questions or concerns.
We also help with scheduling your appointments, negotiating a settlement, and managing the claims adjuster. If there’s anything you want help with, we’re here to serve.
Begin Your Free Case Review with Our Legal Team
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is prepared to advocate for you. When you’re ready to pursue compensation for your injury-related losses, we’re ready to hear your story.
We Can Help.