When you send your kids out the door each day, the last thing you want to worry about is that they will get injured on the school bus. After all, school bus drivers are supposed to be well-trained and operate safely at all times.
Unfortunately, an accident in December between three school buses sent five children to the hospital with injuries. Miramar police say that one bus was stopped and this caused two other buses behind it to run into each other. The students were all taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
At the Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman, we know that you probably do not think much about buses when you hit the road each day, but there are thousands of them performing valuable services in our area.
But what happens if one of them is responsible for an accident with injuries?
If you need a Miramar bus accident attorney, you can count on us to recover the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.
You Don’t Expect It
According to the latest statistics from the Florida DOT, there were thousands of bus accident injuries across the state last year. Thankfully, most of them were relatively minor, but even minor injuries can result in major medical costs.
Some of the injuries, though, were severe. Buses are large and have the potential to cause harm to many people at one time. Consider that the people inside of a bus are rarely restrained and that dozens of vehicles outside of a bus can be affected in a crash.
- Bus crashes can become mass casualty incidents.
How many of the following do you see around town each day?
- School buses
- Long-distance transportation buses
- Public transportation buses
Are you certain that the companies and agencies responsible for operating these vehicles regularly inspect and maintain them?
Can you be sure that the bus driver is well-trained?
Many times, these accidents occur because a bus driver was distracted by their phones or other devices and was not paying attention to the roadway. There are even times when a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of an accident.
If a bus driver or bus company’s negligence is responsible for an accident with injuries, then they need to be held accountable for their actions.
What You Can Do Now
If you are here because you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, please consider seeking help from a qualified and experienced attorney. These accidents can be confusing when it comes to figuring out who is liable, so let the Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman help. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need, including medical expenses, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Miramar bus accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 954-438-1000 for a free consultation.