Whether you realize it or not, there are plenty of buses in and around North Miami Beach. Aside from the many school buses that cross our area daily, we also have public transportation and long-distance buses moving around regularly. While most of these vehicles operate safely, do you know where to turn if a crash occurs?
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates wants to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a bus driver or the bus company. We will work to secure compensation to cover all of your crash-related expenses. If you need a North Miami Beach bus accident attorney, call us today.
Buses are large vehicles and they can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. When they collide with a regular passenger vehicle, the injuries to both the bus passengers as well as the people in the vehicle can be devastating.
Consider the following injuries that we commonly see occur to bus crash victims:
All of these injuries require immediate emergency medical care. Surgery is often required to repair damages, followed by extended periods of rehabilitation. Bus crash victims may be temporarily or permanently disabled and not able to earn an income.
We often find that bus crashes are the result of a careless bus driver or negligence on the part of a bus agency or company.
Bus drivers must all be properly licensed and trained. It is vital that they follow all laws, especially drivers who travel longer distances. They should never operate while fatigued or while distracted by their phones or other devices. Under no circumstances should a bus driver operate while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Bus companies should never take shortcuts when it comes to maintenance. There should be inspections that take place before each trip as well as more thorough regular inspections and maintenance in order to prevent vehicle failure. A failure in the steering, tires/wheels, lighting, brakes, powertrain, or other vital vehicle systems could lead to disaster at high speeds.
According to the US Department of Transportation, there were more than 35,000 people injured in the U.S. in bus crashes during the latest reporting year.
Moving forward after a bus accident that has left you or a loved one with injuries is not easy, especially if the insurance companies are not offering a settlement big enough to cover your expenses. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is ready to step in and fight on your behalf. We will work diligently to investigate what happened and secure compensation for the following: