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Personal Injury Claims from Bus Accidents

By Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover  Sep. 12, 2013 9:25a

Bus accidents can lead to injuries and deaths of both bus passengers and the occupants of the vehicles with which they collide. Where negligence on the part of the driver is the cause of the accident, those who sustain injuries may have grounds for legal action to cover their damages. A recent example of a tragic bus accident occurred last month when a tour bus crashed into a passenger car at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Disney Magical Express bus rear-ended the car, causing the rear of the vehicle to be crushed into its front. The accident left a passenger of the car dead. The car was apparently slowing done when it was hit by the bus.

Bus accidents can occur for a number of reasons, including driver inattention, excessive speed, failing to yield, driver fatigue, drifting out of one's lane, and a failure to observe other traffic laws, signs, and signals. All of these can be considered to be negligence and grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Other factors that can play a part in bus accidents are poor vehicle maintenance by bus companies as well as defective component parts of the bus, such as brakes or tires. These can also become grounds for a legal claim by those who are injured as a result. A bus is any motor vehicle that has been designed to carry more than 10 passengers, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In 2008, the latest year that statistics were published by the FMCSA, approximately 24,000 people were injured in U.S. bus accidents.

Personal Injury Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Bus drivers as well as bus companies are entrusted with the safety of passengers who use them for transportation. They are also responsible for driving safely so as to avoid injuries to the occupants of other vehicles on the road. For some people, public transportation by bus is a necessity and a daily activity. Bus transportation can, however, lead to injuries for these passengers especially in light of the fact that buses generally do not come equipped with seatbelts.

The Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover represents those who are injured through negligence in bus accidents or other types of traffic accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicycles. The firm also represents clients injured through medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, dog attacks, on cruise ships, and in other types of negligence-based incidents. Contact the firm's offices for a free legal consultation if you believe you have been harmed through negligence. Get the competent and compassionate legal advice you need in such a difficult situation. The firm serves clients throughout the Florida counties of Broward and Palm Beach.

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