Miami Bus Accident Attorneys
Helping Bus Accident Victims in the South Florida Area
With our current economy, it has become more cost-effective for many individuals to use public transportation and mass transit as their primary means of transportation. Buses are also a main source of transportation for millions of school children. Daily usage of school buses for field trips, camping trips, sports games, and taking children to and from school continues to occur throughout Florida. As more people and children of all ages use buses, we have seen an increase in the number of injuries and fatalities as the result of Florida bus accidents.
If you or someone you love was injured in a bus accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, a Miami bus accident attorney at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC may be able to help. From the moment you contact our firm, we will work quickly to schedule a consultation at your office, home, or even in the hospital if you cannot travel. With extensive experience in Florida personal injury cases and complete dedication to our clients, the lawyers at our law firm can offer you the legal counsel you deserve in your time of need.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Like other traffic accidents, bus crashes can have numerous causes. From bad weather to rough terrain, just about anything can result in a sudden accident. However, the majority of crashes we are concerned with at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC involve those caused by human error. In such cases, the injured party/parties can bring a claim against the negligent bus driver or other individual or entity responsible for the crash.
Common causes of bus accidents caused by human error include:
- Driving while distracted or exhausted
- Inadequate construction or maintenance of the bus
- Inadequate driver training
- Insufficient credentials to operate a bus
- Speeding or otherwise operating the bus recklessly
- Violation of traffic laws and/or bus regulations
Liability in Miami Bus Accidents
A bus accident may occur as the result of driver error or negligence on the part of the bus company or bus driver. Improper maintenance of a bus may lead to equipment failure, causing an accident to occur. An inexperienced driver may react improperly to an emergency situation, putting every passenger’s life at risk.
Buses are considered “common carriers” and are thus obligated to provide safe passage to all their passengers. As such, virtually any driver, passenger, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian injured in a Miami bus accident may have the right to take legal action against whatever party caused the accident to occur.
A bus accident lawyer at our law offices can work to determine who should be held accountable:
- The bus driver
- Bus company
- Another driver
- Some other party that caused the accident to occur
How We Can Help
The experienced legal team at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC understands how to investigate bus accident claims to determine liability, collect evidence, calculate the damages you are owed, and more. Our representation is comprehensive, effective, and tailored to each client’s unique needs. We look forward to helping you secure the compensation you deserve!
For more information about your particular case, contact a Miami bus accident attorney at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC today.