If you’ve been hurt in a bus accident occurring anywhere in Florida, contact this Fort Lauderdale Bus Accident Lawyer. He handles all types of bus accident, crash and wreck cases in Broward County, South Florida and throughout Florida. Mr. Quackenbush handles accident cases involving all types of buses. These include school busses, tour busses, and Greyhound busses. He also handles cases involving city busses and county busses.
Bus accidents can occur due to many different reasons. Busses can be hit by other vehicles. If that is the case, your claim will be against the driver of the other vehicle – just as it would be if you were in a simple car accident.
Bus crashes can also be caused by the bus driver. If you were the passenger in a bus and the bus driver caused an accident which hurt you, you may have a case against the bus driver, his or her employer, and the owner of the bus. If you were injured by the driver of a city bus, county bus or public school bus, your case will be against a governmental entity (either the City or the County). A case against a governmental entity is called a case of sovereign immunity. Such a case carries with it certain restrictions and limitations. For example, in a sovereign immunity case, you can typically only recover $200,000 from the governmental entity. In order to recover more, you will have to pursue (and the Florida State Legislature will have to pass) a “Claims Bill” approving your recovery of more than $200,000.
In addition, although the statute of limitations for a sovereign immunity case is four years, you will need to put the governmental entity in your case on notice of the claim within three years. Once the governmental entity is put on notice, you will need to wait for six months before filing suit against the governmental entity. These time limitations may be different in a wrongful death case, as the time limitations are typically shorter.
If you are harmed in a bus wreck occurring anywhere in the State of Florida, contact this Fort Lauderdale Bus Accident Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation. Mr. Quackenbush works on bus accident cases in all areas of Florida, including Miami and West Palm Beach. If you retain Mr. Quackenbush to work on your case, there will be no charge to you until Mr. Quackenbush recovers compensation for you in your case. That is, there is no charge to you up front – so there is no risk.Advice for Clients of Fort Lauderdale Bus Accident Lawyer
If you are injured in a bus crash occurring anywhere in Florida, it will be important to determine exactly what caused your injuries. It may be that defective or missing equipment in the bus worsened your injuries. For example, some buses that should have seatbelts actually don’t. If you are injured in a bus accident because the bus did not have seatbelts, you may have a case against the manufacturer of the bus or against the owner of the bus. This Broward County Bus Accident Attorney will hire an expert on bus safety to determine if the bus was up to code.
Additionally, operators of buses should ensure that disabled people riding on electric scooters inside buses are secured (i.e., the scooters are strapped down). If your scooter was not strapped down and fell over during the bus ride (causing you injury), you may have a claim against the operator of the bus or his or her employer.Pursue your Rights with a South Florida Bus Accident Attorney
If you were thrown about a bus due to the erratic driving of a bus driver, you may have a case against the driver or his or her employer. That is, it doesn’t necessarily take an accident with another vehicle in order for you to have a case. You may have a case if the bus driver was only driving poorly and caused you to be injured within the bus.
The statute of limitations for a bus wreck case in the State of Florida is four years, although, as mentioned above, this may be different if the bus was owned or operated by a governmental entity. In either case, time is of the essence for you to contact a South Florida Bus Accident Lawyer and begin your case.Discuss your Options with Broward County Bus Accident Law Firm
If you are injured due to a bus wreck occurring anywhere in the State of Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you decide to hire Mr. Quackenbush to represent you on your case, there will be no charge to you up front. In fact, this Broward County Bus Accident Lawyer will only get paid if you make a recovery in your case.