Did you or a loved one get injured on a bus and have questions? Read these 3 bus accident tips, then give our Orlando lawyers a call today.
Choosing a Bus Accident Attorney
We recently spoke with a client who was injured in a bus accident. These types of cases can be devastating, to say the least. It’s important to choose an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases. That’s the number one factor when choosing an attorney for your bus accident case.
Now, there’s buses that are privately owned, and there’s buses that are owned by the municipality, city or county. These types of cases can be completely different. Sometimes people are injured because they’re passengers on a bus that’s involved in an accident; sometimes you’re a vehicle driver who was hit by a bus. Sometimes a bus invades your lane and causes you to impact another vehicle or vice versa – another vehicle is forced into you because of a bus. In a recent case, we had a cyclist who was hit by a bus while waiting at the bus stop.
These types of cases tend to come with very significant injuries, and it’s very important that you hire an attorney who can extract the most from these types of cases. There’s a lot of things you need to do right away. There are things that an experienced attorney will know to do right away in your bus case, and there’s several different insurance policies that might be in play that most attorneys may not even consider. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a bus driver or in any case involving any type of bus, be it private or public, please contact our office as soon as possible.
Child Injured on a School Bus
Here in Central Florida, hundreds of thousands of children go to school and home on school buses and, unfortunately, sometimes children are hurt in school bus accidents. It is very likely that you and your family have a claim for injuries sustained by your child in a school bus accident here in Central Florida.
Accidents involving buses often involve the driver who was negligent in one way or another. Either they weren’t paying attention; they were distracted or perhaps tired. Oftentimes there’s many things going on in a school bus that can divert the driver’s attention.
It’s critically important that you contact an attorney right away to get that investigative process done quickly as possible. There are facts on the ground that could be lost if an attorney is not involved who doesn’t know what questions are needed to be asked. If your child is hurt in a school bus accident, please, it is critically important that you contact an attorney who might be able to help you out on this case and extract the maximum value possible, right from the beginning. Please reach out to the Victory Law Firm.
Taking the Initial Offer From the Insurance Company After a Bus Accident
Here in Central Florida, we get asked by friends and family alike if they should just go ahead and accept an offer, particularly an initial offer, made by an insurance company. In bus accident cases, the value of these cases tends to be a lot higher than your average automobile accident case – at least in Florida – and you should absolutely never accept the first offer made to you by an insurance company. They will attempt to settle your case for a dime on the dollar and brush your case to the side as quickly as possible without having to incur the cost of fighting the case or even litigating the case.
It is critically important that even if you do get an offer, you contact an attorney to represent your interests. That initial offer is always going to be far below what your case is truly worth, and that is something that you can count on. Please reach out to us at the Victory Law Firm if you’ve been involved in any type of bus accident here in Central Florida. We will be happy to represent you.
Have you suffered a serious injury in a bus accident in Florida and have questions about these 3 bus accident tips? Contact our experienced Orlando bus accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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