If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a school bus accident in Florida, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit and recover damages from the responsible parties. A Florida personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can take your case, identify the liable parties, gather evidence against them, and pursue them for damages.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we fight passionately for the rights of accident victims and their families. If you or your child suffered harm because of someone else’s negligence, we can help you recover the damages you deserve. We offer a free consultation and do not collect a fee until you recover money. Schedule a case evaluation today by calling 1-800-747-3733.
Count on the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to Help You Recover Damages After a Florida School Bus Accident
School bus accidents are uncommon — according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), children are 70 times less likely to suffer injuries on the way to or from school when taking the bus versus riding in a standard car. Only four to six children nationwide die each year in school bus accidents, compared to thousands in car accidents.
When a school bus crash does occur, however, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Children and adults involved in the accident can incur expensive medical bills and a host of other economic and non-economic costs. A school bus accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover these damages.
Here is what our firm can offer you after a school bus accident in Florida:
A Free Consultation and Case Evaluation
Before we take your case, we will evaluate your options, review the details, and let you know what to expect during a free, no-risk consultation.
A Full Investigation
We have extensive investigative resources to get to the bottom of your child’s school bus accident. We can determine who was responsible, how they were responsible, and what evidence we need to collect in order to prove they were responsible.
Aggressive Trial Lawyers
If your case ends up at a jury trial, you want attorneys on your side who can make a thorough and compelling case on your behalf.
Communication, Transparency, and Customer Service
Our bus accident lawyers value communication and transparency with our clients. You will never be left to wonder about the status of your case or its latest developments. We go the extra mile to provide not just high-quality representation but also top-notch client service.
School Bus Accidents vs. Regular Car Accidents
Many factors differentiate school bus accidents from regular car accidents. One is the nature of the accidents themselves. Buses are bigger, heavier, and hold substantially more passengers than most vehicles on the road. A bus accident, therefore, tends to result in more injuries than a car accident.
Another differentiating factor involves liability. School buses are owned by school systems, most of which are run by the government. Because of a legal principle called sovereign immunity, government entities are shielded from most lawsuits by citizens. A lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you navigate the complexities of sovereign immunity when a government party injures you or a loved one.
Suing a Government Entity for a School Bus Accident
While sovereign immunity adds a layer of complexity to most school bus accidents, there are ways around it in Florida. Under state law, an accident victim may still take legal action when injury or harm results from negligence or wrongful actions by a government employee carrying out job-related duties or by a private employee working under the purview of a government entity.
The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine have helped many clients navigate sovereign immunity laws and win damages from government entities. We can put our knowledge and resources to work for you.
Call Us No Matter How the Accident Happened
School bus accidents happen for many different reasons. Among the most common are:
- Driver error
- Road conditions
- Hazardous weather
- Vehicle defects (e.g., worn tires, faulty brakes)
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
In each of these scenarios, and in most other circumstances that can lead to a bus accident, one or more parties is responsible.
Responsible parties for you or your child’s school bus accident may include:
- The bus driver
- The bus manufacturer
- The driver of another vehicle
- The school system or local government
There may be more than one responsible party. If so, we can file a lawsuit with multiple defendants and pursue damages from all of them.
We Can Help You Recover Fair Compensation for Your Child’s Injuries
After a school bus accident in Florida, you deserve compensation for the damages you and your child have incurred. We can help you win a judgment or settlement that covers some or all of the following:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages from work
- Future costs of care for your child
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation
The Florida statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a case after your school bus accident, so it is important to take action as soon as possible. The Florida school bus accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine know how long you have to initiate a lawsuit and are eager to get to work on your case today. We can help you hold the responsible parties liable and recover damages. For a free consultation, call 1-800-747-3733.