Hurt in a South Florida Bus or Limo Accident? Call The Winston Law Firm

By its very nature, Florida is a state that courts tourists from around the world and encourages them to relax, cut loose, and keep an open tab. Our economy thrives on people who want to visit and have a good time, and there are plenty of businesses here happy to bring them in and take them around so that they do not have to worry about trying to drive or walk from place to place.

For the most part, this is a smart choice for visitors to make. Traffic of all kinds is intense in our state, and anyone who is going to be drinking alcohol should avoid getting behind the wheel at all costs. Taking a bus or calling a limo is by far the safer decision to make.

However, the attorneys at The Winston Law Firm know that just because something is safer does not make it safe. While most people who come to Florida and use professional transportation do not have any problems, accidents still occur occasionally. Often, they are due to overzealous drivers from these companies who are trying to get you from place to place as quickly as possible so that they can collect a tip and move on to their next job.

We do not believe this is right at The Winston Law Firm. If you are injured in an accident because the driver of your limo or bus was acting recklessly or negligently, you should not be the one who foots the bill for your recovery.

You deserve compensation, and we promise to fight for you until you receive what you owe.

Why Limo and Bus Crashes Are Different From Car Crashes

You might think that a bus or limousine accident will be handled like a regular car accident, but that is not true. Confusing, complex rules and regulations govern the operation of these kinds of vehicles in the South Florida area, which can significantly impact your insurance claim or legal case.

Beyond this, the situation is far different from dealing with an individual driver and his or her insurance company because bus and limo companies are big businesses in this state, and you can be sure that they will do all that they can to protect themselves, including bringing in the best legal team that money can buy.

That is why you want to make sure that you have professionals on your side with just as much experience and knowledge. The legal team at The Winston Law Firm has successfully handled all kinds of injuries stemming from accidents involving professional drivers and companies, including people hurt in limousines and buses, and we can help you, too. We know the statutes that apply in these kinds of cases backward and forwards and how to use them best to win you compensation.

The Winston Law Firm Knows How Serious Bus and Limo Injuries Can Be

When limousines and buses get into accidents, even minor fender benders can cause serious injuries. Why? Because people ride in these types of vehicles differently. Most of the time, passengers do not have the benefit of seat belts or other restraints, so a simple bump can send someone flying. There is also more danger because of the increased number of people – often, it is not just one person who gets tossed around, but several. Flying and flailing limbs can cause just as much harm as the crash, and you need to work with lawyers who understand this and how to use it to benefit your case.

  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Amputation
  • Death

Some of the most severe injuries involving buses and limos do not necessarily involve passengers but the vehicle or pedestrian that was hit. Because both vehicles are far bigger than the average car on the road, damage tends to be far more severe. Many people end up suffering permanent injury, and it is not uncommon for victims to die after being hit by one of these vehicles.

Common Causes of Florida Limo and Bus Accidents

All kinds of things can cause a bus or limousine to get into an accident. Still, a surprising number are due to various kinds of negligence or recklessness, either by the driver or the company employing them. Here are some of the most common reasons that limos and buses crash:

Fatigued drivers. Some companies expect or encourage their drivers to work long shifts to get passengers where they want to go as quickly as possible, and some drivers choose to do so because they make more money this way. Unfortunately, this often causes drivers to become overtired and may lead to mistakes on the road.

Lack of qualifications. Sadly, it is not uncommon for bus and limousine companies to hire drivers who are not qualified to drive around a large group of people in a large vehicle. If this is the case in your situation, the business must be held responsible to ensure they do not do this again and hurt someone else.

Distracted driving. Even though they are supposed to be professionals, that does not stop limo and bus drivers from engaging in many of the same distracting behaviors that cause regular drivers to get into accidents. If the driver was using his or her cell phone while behind the wheel or was distracted for some other reason, notify your lawyer immediately.

Reckless driving. Was the driver speeding? Did he or she neglect to check blind spots? Did they turn onto a road where buses are forbidden? Professional drivers display bad behaviors that increase their chances of getting into an accident.

Improper maintenance. Sometimes, the driver does not make a mistake, but because the company did not properly maintain their vehicle, something goes wrong at the worst possible time, and people get hurt. A good lawyer will know to look into the maintenance history of the responsible vehicle to see if there are any issues.

Winston Law Believes You Should Not Pay When Another Is At Fault

After a bad bus or limo accident, reaching out to personal injury attorneys is probably the last thing on your mind, but if you want the compensation you need to get your life back on track, you cannot delay. The earlier our lawyers at Winston Law can start working on your case, the better your chances at a positive outcome.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case and go over potential strategies. You can get in touch by completing our short online case review form, emailing, or calling:

Toll-Free: 866-306-9606
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