When a Bus Accident Happens, Call Reinfeld Cabrera Tison
Bus accidents are much less common than auto accidents, though they are not unheard of. They also, due to the size of the vehicle, tend to result in much more significant injuries. If the worst has happened and you have been injured in a bus accident, our Coral Springs personal injury attorneys can help get you the compensation that you need to cover costs. The last thing you need to worry about is how you are going to pay for your medical bills and make up lost wages while you are recuperating.
Let our personal injury attorneys at Reinfeld Cabrera Tison do the heavy lifting. We’ll worry about the finances, you focus on getting better. Contact us at 954-866-HURT (954-866-4878) today.
The Federal Government & Buses
An entity that provides transport service (either people or goods) to the general public is known as a common carrier. The people or products being transported are the responsibility of the common carrier, according to federal law. If anything should happen while in transit or while in custody of the carrier, the company is held liable. This covers bus accidents.
The United States has very strict rules and regulations when it comes to common carriers. It is for this reason that bus accidents are less likely.
Each state is required to screen potential common carrier drivers according to the following criteria set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Driver’s record review
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Physical examination
- Minimum age requirement
- Mental examination
- Attitude/personality evaluation
When You’re the Victim, Your Expenses are Covered
According to a study done by the U.S. DoT, in bus accidents where the bus operator was at fault, the error was most often improper surveillance. This means the driver did not adequately look to see if all lanes were clear before proceeding. In accidents where the other driver was at fault, the error was most frequently improperly entering an intersection or roadway. This most likely means the bus was already under way when the other vehicle approached. Whether the common carrier operator or the other vehicle’s driver was at fault, your expenses should be covered by either one insurance company or the other. Our personal injury attorneys in Coral Springs fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
Compassion & Experience Is What You Need
When you’ve been injured and you are going up against big insurance companies, you need a lawyer that will go to bat to protect your interests. Our attorneys at Reinfeld Cabrera Tison provide you with individualized, compassionate attention and will guide you every step of the way. Handling thousands of cases has given us the experience you need when negotiating.
Call Reinfeld Cabrera Tison at 954-866-HURT (954-866-4878) to schedule your free initial consultation.