Bus and ride-share collisions are on the rise in Florida. These accidents are devastating and often result in catastrophic injuries, property damage, or even death. Failure to provide a duty of care on the roadways is a negligence claim. In addition to drivers, potentially liable parties in ride-share and bus accidents may be the owners of the vehicles, negligent mechanics, municipalities responsible for road maintenance and traffic signage, or the manufacturers of defective vehicles. Bus companies may be liable if they fail to properly screen or train a bus driver.
Lyons Legal, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm. Attorney Jarian Lyons is a compassionate lawyer who has earned a reputation as a tough negotiator and trial attorney. He works diligently for clients that have experienced significant and unexpected losses. Attorney Lyons has an in-depth knowledge of Florida Statutes and relevant case law. Over nearly two decades, he has won millions of dollars for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents.
Ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft have become popular transportation choices in Florida as a safe way to travel instead of drinking and driving. Florida is the tourist capital of the world, and ride-share companies provide a convenient way for visitors in the Sunshine State to get to an airport, a theme park, or another location. Or, it may be an option to get to the workplace. Whatever the reason, there are risks associated with any form of transportation. A night out on the town, a vacation destination, or a ride to work can quickly become a tragedy.
There are various types of buses, including party buses, tour buses, over-the-road motor coaches, and mini-buses. Our most precious cargo, our children, travel to school on a bus. Parents trust that when their children board the bus, they will safely arrive at school and back home. However, this is not always the case. Accidents happen, causing debilitating injuries and wrongful death. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported 2,700 school bus accidents in 2021, and the numbers are expected to rise.
At Lyons Legal, LLC, our investigation will determine the sequence of events and the liable party or parties for an accident. Significant injuries include:
When the negligence of another causes harm, Lyons Legal, LLC can file a claim against the insurance carrier of the at-fault persons or entities. Our legal team fights for full financial recovery for medical expenses, lost and future earnings, pain and suffering, and more. When there is wrongful death, additional losses include burial, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, loss of inheritance, and more.
Under Florida law, ride-share companies and drivers must carry liability insurance to cover passengers and others in an accident. However, ride-share collision cases are complex. Ride-share drivers are generally independent contractors. Ride-share companies may challenge claims as they do not own the vehicles or train the drivers. Those injured in these accidents must have knowledgeable legal counsel.
The owners and drivers of buses have a huge responsibility to get passengers to their destinations safely. Bus accidents are complicated as there are usually multiple claimants filing claims simultaneously. Passengers are at high risk of injuries, as many buses do not come equipped with seat belts. Under Florida law, there are minimum limits of liability insurance required for all buses and motor vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a bus or ride-share accident, contact Lyons Legal, LLC. Whether the injured is a bus passenger, bicyclist, pedestrian, or occupant of another vehicle, we can help them pursue compensation for their damages. We perform comprehensive investigations to identify all potentially liable parties. At Lyons Legal, LLC, we know how to craft a strategy to ensure maximum financial compensation. We are ready to stand up against insurance carriers who try to minimize and devalue claims to preserve their profits.
You deserve to receive compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact Lyons Legal, LLC, at (407) 720-7990 to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION in our Orlando, Florida location. We will fight for you every step of the way.