Delray Beach bus accidents can happen when you least expect it. You may be traveling to work on Linton Blvd. or Atlantic Ave. and in the blink of an eye you are hit by a bus. You may even be a passenger on the bus when the accident happens. Either way, it is important to consult with an experienced bus accident lawyer who can help you to pursue all of your legal options. Our office is located in Palm Beach County close to the Delray Beach Courthouse on 200 West Atlantic Ave. We travel the same streets that you do and understand how dangerous driving in Delray Beach can be to passengers and to drivers.
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 Delray 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 Delray Beach bus accident lawyers at Bottari & Doyle today to find out how much your case is worth. We offer a free consultation, and we only receive money if you obtain a settlement for you from the at-fault driver's insurance company.
What do I do after a bus accident?
There should be a police officer who arrived at the scene. Make sure that you get a copy of the police report or the driver exchange form from the officer. This form will provide you with the insurance company information for the bus company or from the driver who collided with the bus. After you receive this information, it is important to see a medical doctor or a chiropractor to document and treat your injuries. Medical documentation is essential for any personal injury case because this is what the insurance company adjuster looks at when valuing your case. It is important to consult with an experience bus accident attorney after you were in an accident.
What do I do if my child was in a school bus accident?
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 do not hesitate to call us today for a free consultation.
Medical Bills From A Bus Accident
The graph below shows the average medical bills associated with automobile and bus accidents throughout the United States. As you can see, victims of bus accidents and car accidents spend billions of dollars throughout their lifetime to treat injuries from accidents. We can help you recover money from the insurance company to help pay for your medical bills. A hospital bill from Boca Raton Regional Hospital, West Boca Medical Center, Bethesda Hospital or any of the South Florida hospitals can cost clients over $10,000.00 just for one visit!. We will help you get money from the insurance company to pay your hospital bill and your ambulance bill.
Florida Bus Crash Injuries and Settlements
Florida bus crash injuries can range from minor to severe. The injuries sustained in a bus accident include headaches, bruises, herniated discs, head injuries, broken bones and even death. The amount of money that you will receive from your bus accident injury will depend on how badly injured you were from the accident. For example, headaches and bruises will be worth less in the eyes of an insurance adjuster when compared to someone who suffers from broken bones and a head injury. A small case may only settle for $15,000 or $20,000 and a big case can settle for over a million dollars. We deal with insurance companies such as State Farm Insurance, Geico Insurance, Progressive Insurance, and Allstate insurance on a daily basis. These insurance companies typically do not pay as well as a company like Metlife, The Hartford Insurance or Chubb Insurance. The latter insurance companies do a better job of protecting their insured by paying out a fair value for the claim rather than forcing us to file a lawsuit.
As South Florida residents, we have travelled on the same roads where you may have been injured in your bus accident. We are familiar with all of the following roads in Delray Beach and can quickly obtain any surveillance footage that may have captured your accident.
- Linton Blvd.
- Atlantic Ave.
- Federal Highway
- Military Trail
- Lake Ida Road
- Congress Ave
- Florida Turnpike
What are the types of injuries that you handle from a bus accident?
We handle cases for clients who have suffered from any of the below list of injuries and any other physical injury not mentioned in the list.
- Broken Bones
- Herniated Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Brain Injury
- Neck Injuries
- Foot Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Mental Health Issues (Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress)