Buses have been used as a form of transportation since the 1800s when passenger carriages were horse-drawn. After being replaced with the motorized bus nearly a century ago, it was only a few short decades before the first public transit systems were created. For more than half a century, buses have become a vital method of transportation throughout the world. Nowadays, buses come in various forms and serve many purposes. As more buses occupy our roadways, the risk of severe injuries and fatalities increases. At Alba & Straile PLLC, we represent victims and family members injured or killed as passengers aboard a bus or outside the bus. Our attorneys have the knowledge and proficiency necessary to provide effective results as legal representatives to the victims of serious bus accidents.
Who is Responsible?
There are provisions of state and federal laws that regulate buses and strict standards for bus drivers. A violation of these laws and standards can result in civil and criminal charges in a court of law. In a bus accident, there may be multiple parties with shared liability for injuries and damage. Causes of bus accidents may be due to the bus driver or other motorists, defective components of the vehicles involved, third-party persons such as pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, poorly maintained or debris on the roadways, and other factors.
With more than three decades of combined experience in personal injury and criminal law, Alba & Straile PLLC have comprehensive knowledge of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. These regulations specify the minimum safety performance requirements in motor vehicles. It includes the design, construction, performance, and safety-related components applicable to buses. At Alba & Straile PLLC, we meticulously prepare each case according to these provisions and analyze each bus company’s internal rules and regulations.
Types of Bus Transportation Vehicles in Rural and Urban areas are:
- School buses
- Elderly transport service buses
- Transit buses equipped for the disabled or special needs
- Commercial bus lines
- Shuttle bus services for events or in conjunction with hotel accommodations
- Public transit buses
- Freight buses
- Private and charter buses
Bus Accidents often have Multiple Victims
‘Accidents,’ by their very nature, can occur for various reasons. Unless there is a defective vehicle component, defect in the roadway, or some other intervening factor, bus accidents most commonly result through the negligence of either the bus driver or that of another motorist. Tragic bus accidents with wrongful death often involve bus or vehicle roll-overs or head-on or rear-end collisions. In the most catastrophic cases, there may be a plunge from an overpass or bridge. Bus accident claims can also be slip and fall allegations from a passenger on public transportation. Our bus accident attorneys have provided representation in a diverse range of accidents involving buses and other multi-passenger vehicles.
As massive pieces of machinery, buses have an immense potential for destruction and commonly involve multiple victims. Apart from the bus driver and passengers, those injured or killed may include third-party motorists and their passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and even bystanders.
We are Serious about our Clients receiving Maximum Compensation
If you or a loved one were victims of an accident involving a bus, or similar multiple passenger vehicles, our experienced bus accident attorneys want to assist you in seeking the just compensation you deserve. At Alba & Straile PLLC, we understand that the claims process can be overwhelming. In addition, there may be multiple insurance carriers and private companies, each trying to protect their interests.
Our bus accident attorneys are dedicated to obtaining the justice and compensation that our clients deserve through favorable verdicts or settlements. We initiate an independent investigation process as soon as possible for our clients. We advocate for full financial recovery through meticulous preparation for negotiations and litigation, naming all the parties involved and their insurance carriers. Alba & Straile PLLC is committed to providing our clients with compassion, attention to detail, and ease of attorney accessibility. Our Florida bus accident attorneys provide the sound legal representation necessary to effectively and efficiently address your legal needs. Contact Alba & Straile at (352) 371-9141 to schedule a consultation today.