Bus Accident Lawyer Serving Daytona Beach
The bus accident lawyers at Frankl Kominsky are available to serve victims of personal injury and wrongful death in Daytona Beach and throughout Florida. If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a Daytona Beach bus crash, our attorneys will review your case for free, offer legal guidance, and help you try to determine the most strategic way to approach the claims process.
We have many years of experience helping the injured take on large insurance companies, government entities, and corporations. Our injury attorneys are available to try to make sure you and your family are treated fairly during every stage of the proceedings, and we are prepared to fight aggressively to try to recover the compensation you deserve.
Our law firm is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling 386-227-5219.Our Bus Accident Attorneys Will Try To Gather Evidence You Might Have Overlooked
There are two elements that must be proven for your claim to be successful: liability and damages. Proving liability requires you to demonstrate that another party breached a duty of care owed to you, and this breach of duty caused your injury or loss.
Proving damages requires evidence of your economic and non-economic losses. If you intend to pursue exemplary damages ("punitive" damages), you will also need evidence that the defendant acted with intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
The first step in proving liability is identifying the liable parties. This can be more complicated after a bus crash than after a collision involving passenger vehicles because there are more parties who might be liable for damages after a bus wreck. Depending on the cause of your crash, you may have grounds for a claim against the bus driver, the bus driver's employer, the tour company, the manufacturer of the bus or its parts, a government entity, a mechanic, other drivers, or another party.
Gathering evidence of liability starts at the scene of the crash. Calling the police to get an accident report; taking photos of the crash scene, injuries, and property damage; and recording witnesses' contact information could help your personal injury lawyer prove negligence.
Our bus accident injury attorneys can try to help you obtain other valuable evidence that would be more challenging to access. For instance, if we believe the at-fault driver was using a cell phone, we can try to obtain records from his or her cell phone service provider. We can also find out if a nearby surveillance camera recorded the crash and, if so, we can help you obtain the footage. If a defective auto part contributed to the collision, we can try to search for records of previous accidents involving the same part. If necessary, we can also work with a network of accident reconstruction experts, engineers, and auto parts specialists who may be able to provide testimony.What Damages Can I Recover After a Bus Accident in Daytona Beach?
As previously mentioned, personal injury claimants can try to pursue compensation for economic, non-economic, and exemplary damages. Economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, property damage, and other objectively verifiable expenses. Non-economic damages include emotional distress, loss of enjoyment in life, pain and suffering, and physical impairment.
Exemplary damages can only be recovered if the defendant acted with particularly egregious behavior. For instance, they may be recoverable in cases involving a driver who was drunk or fleeing from law enforcement.
Proving non-economic damages and future damages may be challenging without the help of an attorney who has extensive knowledge of Florida personal injury law.. Claimants who represent themselves often overlook certain types of damages to which they may be entitled.
Before we enter settlement negotiations, our bus accident lawyers will perform a detailed analysis of the medical care you received, as well as the effects of your injuries on your career and your well being, to try to address all potentially recoverable damages.What Questions Should I Ask My Injury Lawyer During My Free Initial Consultation?
The more informed you are about the claims process and the laws related to your case, the less stressful the proceedings will be for you and your family. You should bring a list of questions with you to your initial consultation, which might include:
- What sets your law firm apart from other practices??
- Will my case go to trial?
- What are the potential outcomes of my case?
- What steps should I take to give my claim the best chance of resulting in a fair settlement?
- What mistakes should I avoid that would harm my claim?
- How should I track my damages?
The accident lawyers at Frankl Kominsky are available to provide aggressive and compassionate representation to those who have been injured in a bus accident due to the negligence of others. We will use legal strategies to try to help you fight for the compensation you need to move on with life. Call 386-227-5219 or use our Contact Form to arrange a free case assessment.