Tampa Bus Accident Attorney
Commercial, Private, and City Bus Accidents
Givens Givens Sparks offers legal representation to individuals who have been injured in bus accidents. We want our clients to receive the financial compensation they need to recover from their injuries and put their lives back together again. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in the pursuit of this goal. If you or a family member has been injured in a bus accident or school bus accident, we invite you to contact a bus accident lawyer from our firm.
Bus Accident Cases We Handle
We represent clients who have been injured in a wide range of bus accidents, including:
- Public transportation (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit "HART")
- Greyhound buses (and other charter buses)
- RedCoach USA (Airport bus services and shuttles)
- School buses
- Megabus (for city-to-city bus transit)
- Amtrak buses
As a personal injury law firm, we represent people injured through the negligent or wrongful acts of others. This includes people who were injured while riding on a bus, pedestrians/bicyclists hit by buses, or other drivers involved in car accidents with a bus.
What Do I Do if I was Hurt in a Bus Accident?
Bus companies have a record of disregarding safety concerns for their riders. In 1968, the National Transportation Safety Board asked national bus carriers to install safety belts for passengers. Over forty years later, most buses still do not have belts. There are also questions about the strength of bus roofs and windows. Bus drivers of course can make mistakes due to fatigue, distraction or lack of proper training. All of these can lead to devastating accidents and catastrophic injuries for the victims.
When we take on a case, we meticulously investigate the accident and interview witnesses. We contact accident reconstruction experts as needed to establish our case for liability and we also contact our client's physician to learn the care our client will require for full recovery. We prepare our claim seeking full compensation for medical expenses, hospitalization costs, loss of income, lost earning capacity, property damage and pain and suffering. Then, we make a diligent effort to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim if I was Injured in a Bus Accident?
If you were injured in a bus accident, there are various types of compensation you may be able to pursue. When you let our team help you file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party, we will pursue the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Damages to property
If the company refuses to do what is right, we are prepared to take the case to court to aggressively seek full compensation.
If you were injured in a bus accident, know that we will not charge you attorney fees unless we secure a financial recovery. If you or someone you love was involved in a bus accident, view our helpful article on seeking compensation after your bus accident and contact us today for a free consultation.
The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.