A bus accident can happen due to the negligence of the bus driver or faulty operation of the bus. Those who are injured on the bus tend to suffer injuries due to the lack of safety belts while sitting, and the force of impact and lack of restraint to those who are standing.
If you've been involved in a bus accident in Boynton Beach, you may be asking yourself, “Do I need a bus accident lawyer?” At Bottari & Doyle, we are committed to helping you receive the best possible outcome for your case. We will investigate thoroughly, handle the insurance companies, and negotiate on your behalf to make sure you receive all the compensation owed to you. If you have been involved in a bus accident or car crash, contact the Boynton Beach bus accident lawyers at Bottari & Doyle today to find out how much your case is worth.
Bus Accidents and PIP Insurance in Boynton Beach
In the state of Florida, PIP insurance typically pays up to $10,000.00 of medical bills for those who are in an accident. However, under Florida law, a public bus is not considered a motor vehicle. Under Florida Statute Chapter 627, vehicles used in mass transit owned by the government or municipalities are not considered motor vehicles. However, school buses and privately-owned buses do provide pip insurance as they are not owned by the government or a municipality. This means that if your child is injured on a school bus, your PIP insurance, or the PIP insurance of the school bus if you do not have coverage, will provide medical benefits to your child.
Injuries sustained by someone who is in an accident with a bus can result in tens of thousands of dollars of medical bills. These medical bills include hospital visits, chiropractic bills, doctor's bills, diagnostic bills and bills for potential surgery. It is important to obtain identify how much insurance coverage the at-fault insurer for the bus driver has when investigating your claim. This will help to figure out the value of your case. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a bus driver, please call us at 561-588-2781 for a free consultation.