School bus accidents pose some of the most complex legal challenges of any vehicle injury accident. Not only is the legal process full of bureaucratic red tape, but you may also struggle to identify the at-fault party (or parties).
In Fort Lauderdale, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine understand how frightening and confusing these issues can be. Contact a school bus accident lawyer’s team in Fort Lauderdale today for a no-cost consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a school bus accidents lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale, call (800) 747-3733
Why Is Having a School Bus Accident Lawyer Important?
When you work with a child injury lawyer at our firm to represent your family’s interests after a school bus accident, our legal team will protect your legal rights and fight tirelessly on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
We Can Take on the Entirety of Your School Bus Accident Case
We will examine the evidence to identify the at-fault party or parties. We will assemble the documentation necessary to demonstrate negligence and prove your damages.
We will submit your claim to the at-fault party’s insurance company and pursue a settlement by negotiating with claims adjusters. We provide a layer of protection between you and the insurance company so that you do not unwittingly accept an unfair offer.
We will also ensure that you or your loved one gets the best possible medical care and treatment. Hiring our personal injury lawyers will allow you to focus on the critical task of healing and recovery, whether for yourself or your little one.
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How Much Might Your School Bus Accident Claim Be Worth?
Ask any parent about the worth of their child’s life, health, and well-being, and they will likely tell you it is priceless. However, to file a claim for injuries sustained in a bus crash, our legal team must demonstrate actual economic damages.
Showing real damages means providing documentation that substantiates the cost or value of the victim’s injuries or passing.
We Could Cite Medical Costs
To document your request for financial compensation, we must include doctor and hospital bills and receipts for any miscellaneous expenses. If the victim sustained injuries that require future or ongoing treatment, we must obtain statements and testimony from doctors and medical experts to establish the cost.
We Could Cite Lost Wages
If your injuries caused you to miss work, we would include the value of lost wages to date and projected future lost paychecks, if applicable. For any permanent disability or injury (including amputation, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries), we will assign a dollar value based on legal precedent and related factors.
We can also include pain and suffering as a part of your school bus injury accident claim.
How Will Your School Bus Accident Lawyer Prove Fault?
Our legal team must demonstrate the four legal elements of negligence to establish liability in a school bus accident claim. If more than one individual or entity has fault for your accident, we must demonstrate these elements:
Duty of Care
The first element of negligence is the duty of care. We must establish that the at-fault party or parties owed a duty of care to the victim. For example, a school bus driver owes a duty of care to passengers, as well as anyone who shares the road.
This includes other motorists, pedestrians, and bystanders. A school district owes a duty of care to students who ride the bus as well as the community.
Breach of Duty
If a bus driver does not focus on the task at hand (driving safely) because of fatigue, impairment, distraction, or another dangerous behavior, he or she has breached the duty of care. Likewise, if a school district fails to maintain their buses according to safety standards and manufacturer’s recommendations, they have violated their responsibility as well.
If a bus driver looks away from the road to check a text message and subsequently strikes a pedestrian or cyclist, this breach of duty caused the accident. If a school bus tire blows out because the school district failed to replace a worn tire, this breach of duty may create a school bus rollover accident.
After proving the three elements of negligence, our legal team needs to prove that you suffered damages. We show damages by providing medical bills, receipts for miscellaneous expenses, and any projected costs the victim will incur in the future, as well as any other losses you have (or will) face.
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You Have a Limited Time to File a Lawsuit in Florida
Florida Statutes §95.11 limits accident victims to four years to file a lawsuit. If you want to hold a driver responsible for your family member’s injury, you should not wait. You might also have an even shorter amount of time if you want to file against a municipality, such as the Broward County School System.
We Do Not Want Families to Worry About How Much Our Services Cost
You have enough to deal with without having to scramble to fund your legal fight. This is why we operate on a contingency-fee-basis, which will allow you to focus on paying your regular expenses. You will not have to pay us upfront for our services.
We will take a portion of your settlement as payment for our help. We do not charge per hour, either, unlike other firms.
Consult a School Bus Accident Lawyer’s Team in Fort Lauderdale Today for Free
To help you through this challenging and confusing time, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offers a free consultation and case review for Fort Lauderdale clients dealing with school bus or car accident injuries.
Do not attempt to fight this battle alone. Contact a personal injury attorney’s firm today for your consultation. We cannot begin working until you tell us about the event.