Plantation Bus Accident Attorney
Injured in a bus accident in Plantation?
For many people, public transportation is a huge part of their daily lives. When they do not have a car of their own, public transportation, such as buses, may be their only effective way to get around in their daily lie. Many people assume that this is a perfectly safe way of traveling and never stop to think that by stepping on to that bus that they could be putting their personal safety in danger. Buses, however, can be dangerous and especially with the lack of personal safety devices, such as seatbelts, can lead to detrimental effects. If you have been injured in a bus accident, please contact the Plantation injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover as soon as possible.
Dangers of Bus & Public Transportation Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that in 2008, there were over 11,000 injury crashes involving a bus, with over 24,000 suffering an injury as a result. This calculated out to over 153 people suffering an injury per hundred million vehicle miles traveled (VMT). In many cases, these accidents could have been avoided had the bus driver taken the proper precautions. Unfortunately, many accidents are attributed to the negligent behavior of the driver.
The FMCSA reported that in 2008, that the following were the most common driver errors:
- Failure to yield;
- Driving too fast;
- Not staying in the lane;
- Driving while fatigued;
- Over-correcting the bus;
- Inattentive behind the wheel;
- Driving erratically / recklessly;
- Running the bus off the road; and
- Failing to obey traffic signs / signals
Other common causes include bus drivers who have not received the proper level of training and those who do not even have the proper credentials to be behind the wheel of a commercial bus. Still, there are some accidents that cannot be attributed to driver error in the slightest. In some cases, a bus accident may be caused due to some defect or malfunctioning part in the bus itself.
Buses are expected to drive thousands of miles and are not always given stellar maintenance. When not maintained or inspected for failing parts, it can lead to devastating accidents. For example, tire separation, tire blowouts, brakes giving out and steering wheels locking up can all be the cause of life-threatening and even fatal bus accidents throughout the state of Florida. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you to file a claim or pursue a lawsuit, do not hesitate to give us a call today.
Bus Accident Lawyer Protecting the Rights of Victims in Plantation
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in an accident while riding a bus, do not hesitate to secure the legal assistance of a skilled Plantation personal injury attorney as quickly as you can. By working with an attorney that is well-versed in this area of the law, you can take the steps necessary towards protecting your rights and defending your future.
At the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover, we are compassionate to the plight of victims in accidents such as this and will do everything in our power to help you. In the time immediately following a personal injury accident, you need to be confident that you are receiving the comprehensive and creative legal representation that will best help you fight for your optimum outcome. You simply cannot leave your future up to chance at a time like this. By working with our legal team, you can be confident that we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to help you reach your desired result.