Orlando Bus Accident Lawyer
111 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 800
Orlando, FL 32801
If you have driven along any of the highways in the Greater Orlando area you have probably noticed the fleets of limousines, airport shuttles, hotel courtesy vans and tour buses that zip along the highways at all hours of the day and night. It should therefore come as no surprise to learn that many of these relatively large vehicles are transporting visitors to, and from, the large theme parks for which the area is known.
Aside from the occasional minor traffic accident, accidents involving resort and hotel shuttles or large touring buses are not common in the Orlando area. Unfortunately, when a bus accident does occur it always means that there is the potential for a multi-victim accident and seriously injured accident victims.
Fortunately, most bus accident injuries are relatively minor and are usually the result of passengers who are standing while a bus is in motion are thrown about when their bus collides with another vehicle or when passengers are struck by unsecured baggage that flies from storage racks during an accident.
According to federal and state investigators, most bus accidents can ultimately be traced back to one or more factors:
- excessive speed and/or reckless driving
- impaired or tired divers
- failure to comply with mandatory drug and alcohol screening
- hiring or employing unqualified drivers, including drivers with multiple traffic offenses added to their traffic records since hire
- improper vehicle maintenance and inspections leading to equipment failure
Who Is Responsible For Bus Accident Injuries?
Any business has a legal obligation to protect its customers from a danger to the customer that could lead to an injury. If the business fails to meet that obligation, the business may be held liable for any injuries that may occur because of its breach of duty to protect.
From the above concept of a legal duty to protect it follows that any injury that occurs on a bus is usually held to be the responsibility of the company operating the bus. There are some instances, of course, when the bus operator is not held to be responsible such as when a bus is struck by another vehicle.
Damages That Can Be Recovered Following a Bus Accident
“Damages” is the term used to describe the compensation that may be awarded to victims of an accidental or an intentional injury.
Damages may include:
- Current and anticipated future medical expenses
- Lost wages or other income due to an inability to work after an accident
- Repair or replacement of damaged personal property
- Pain or emotional distress arising from the accident
- Punitive or unspecified compensatory damages
Contact the Orlando Bus Accident Lawyer at the Doan Law Firm
If you or a family have been injured in a bus accident you may not be aware of the fact that the amount of compensation that a bus accident victim may recover can vary over a wide range depending on the circumstances of the accident, the nature of the injuries, and whether or not the injuries were to a family’s chief wage earner. To get a reliable picture of the damages that may be available to bus accident victims, your first move should be to contact an experienced bus accident injury lawyer.
In the Greater Orlando area, the Orlando bus accident lawyer at the Doan Law Firm can be reached by calling (800) 349-0000 at any time that is convenient for you. Our bus accident attorney will analyze the facts of your bus accident injury case and then provide you with a list of your available options to pursue a lawsuit against the bus operator and any other parties that may have contributed to your injuries.
At the Doan Law Firm, your first consultation with our Orlando bus accident lawyer is always free and does not place you under any obligation to hire our firm to represent you in your bus accident injury case. Should you decide to have us manage your bus accident injury claim, we will assume responsibility for all the expenses that are necessary for us to win your bus accident injury case in exchange for a previously agreed-upon percentage of your final settlement.
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