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Bus Accident Attorney in Dunedin

Helping Injured Bus Accident Victims in Clearwater, Palm Harbor & the Surrounding Areas

Bus accidents happen every day in Florida, and they often result in serious injuries. If you were injured or if someone you love was killed in a bus accident, you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim to recover your losses. However, due to the complexities of these cases, it is important that you work with an attorney who has experience handling bus accident claims.

At Paulsen Law Group, our Dunedin bus accident lawyer is prepared to fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed. We have helped many victims of negligence, including those injured in bus accidents, and we know how to skillfully navigate the claims process. Our legal team can guide you through each stage of your case and provide the aggressive representation you need.

Call our office at (888) 352-7180 or submit an online contact form to request a consultation with our bus accident attorney in Dunedin. We can help you understand your legal options and whether you may have a viable claim.

Who Is Liable for a Bus Accident in Florida?

Identifying responsibility for a buss accident is an important part of any injury lawsuit. Essentially, it is about determining who caused the accident and hence who is liable for your damages.

In a bus accident, numerous parties may be held liable, including the driver, employer, manufacturer, maintenance firm, and another motorist.

If the bus driver was working for a firm at the time of the accident, the corporation could be liable for damages because employers are often held accountable for their workers' negligent behavior. However, if the bus driver is an independent contractor, the driver, not the firm, may be liable for the losses.

Bus accidents are often caused by the negligence of the bus driver. This might include speeding, driving while distracted, driving while intoxicated, or driving while fatigued. In such cases, the bus driver may be held liable for damages. However, as previously mentioned, the bus driver's employer may also be held liable for damages.

It is also possible that the bus manufacturer or maintenance business will be held liable for the damages. This could happen if a malfunctioning bus part or component caused the accident, or if inadequate maintenance contributed to the crash.

Finally, a bus accident may be caused by another motorist. In such cases, the motorist who caused the accident may be held liable for damages.

How Long Do I Have to File a Bus Accident Claim in Florida?

There is a short window of time in which you can file a lawsuit if you were injured in a bus accident, so you need to move quickly. Based on Fla. Stat. § 95.11(4) (2024) two years from the date of the accident is the statute of limitations in Florida for personal injury claims. Should you not submit a case within this time frame, you can forfeit your ability to pursue compensation.

It is important to note that these deadlines are not extended if you did not discover your injuries or losses until a later date. For example, if you suffered a brain injury in a bus accident but did not realize the extent of your injuries until several months later, you cannot file a claim four years after the date of the accident. Instead, the clock starts ticking on the date of the accident. However, in certain situations, it is possible for the statute of limitations to be extended.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a bus accident, it is best to speak with an attorney rigght away so you understand if you have a case and what your options are.

Reach out to us at (888) 352-7180 to learn more about how our bus accident attorney in Dunedin can help you during a free initial consultation. Se habla español.

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