Gainesville Bus Accident
Riding a bus is one of the safest ways to commute, but any vehicle can be involved in a serious accident. If you were hurt or lost a family member in a bus crash, the bus accident lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky will evaluate your Gainesville Bus Accident case for free, answer your questions, and try to provide reliable legal guidance.
We understand how stressful the aftermath of a serious injury or a loved one's death can be. Our accident attorneys are here to try to help you and your family navigate the claims process and hold all liable parties accountable for your losses. Call 352-269-5979 to arrange a free initial consultation.Who Is Liable for Damages After a Gainesville Bus Accident?
Proving liability is an essential component in any personal injury or wrongful death claim. The bus accident lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky will review any evidence you have gathered, investigate your case, and talk to witnesses to try to determine the cause of your collision and identify all potentially liable parties.
Some of the most common causes of bus accidents in Florida include:
- Drunk and distracted driving;
- Poorly trained or inadequately supervised bus drivers;
- Poor road conditions; and
- Auto part defects.
Unlike collisions involving regular vehicles, the liable party in bus accident claims is often a person or entity other than the bus driver. For example, the bus driver's employer might be held liable for its employee's negligence. If you were injured while on a tour, the tour operator might be held liable. Depending on the cause of your crash, other potentially liable parties include:
- The company hired to maintain the bus;
- A government entity;
- The bus driver;
- The school district-in the case of a school bus accident;
- An auto part manufacturer; or
- Other drivers if their negligence caused your accident.
After we have identified all potentially liable parties, our personal injury attorneys will try to compile evidence to prove liability. The evidence we use will depend on the specific cause of your accident, where your crash occurred, and a variety of other factors. This evidence might include:
- Toxicology reports;
- The crash report;
- Photos of the accident scene;
- Eyewitness testimony;
- Testimony from engineers, auto parts specialists, and accident reconstruction experts; and
- Videos of your accident.
Our attorneys try to make sure you have the strongest possible case before entering into settlement negotiations. We are prepared to meticulously investigate every case we handle to try to avoid disputes related to liability and damages. We are available to help you and your family try to fight for the maximum compensation.We are available to Handle Bus Accident Cases Involving Catastrophic Injuries
Bus accidents can result in just about any type of injury. When a bus rolls over or is involved in a high-speed collision, the injuries can be especially severe. Some victims are sidelined from work; others never make a full recovery. Medical bills can be prohibitively expensive, but our bus accident lawyers will not settle for anything less than what you need to regain your financial stability.
Damages in bus accident cases can be substantial. If you or a someone you love suffered a disabling injury, it is important that you seek legal counsel. The attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky are available to handle personal injury cases involving spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and a variety of other catastrophic injuries that require ongoing care. We are also available to handle wrongful death claims arising from bus accidents.
Proving the value of damages in catastrophic injury cases requires strong evidence, which may include:
- CT scans, MRIs, and other medical imaging;
- Medical bills;
- Invoices for treatment modalities and home care;
- Testimony from medical expert witnesses;
- Paystubs and tax documents; and
- Other documentation to prove lost wages and medical expenses.
The more evidence we have before entering into settlement negotiations, the more likely it will be that your case will result in a fair settlement. Bear in mind that valuable evidence can potentially disappear within days of a bus crash, so you should contact our law firm as soon as possible to initiate the claims process.Call 352-269-5979 to Set up a Free Consultation with a Lawyer about your Gainesville Bus Accident Today!
If you or a member of your family was injured in a bus crash, turn to the accident attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky for guidance. Contact Us Online or call 352-269-5979 for a free initial consultation.