Fort Lauderdale Bus Accident
Fort Lauderdale is one of the largest cities in southern Florida. It is famous for its gondolas and its canals, which have earned it the nickname Venice of America. In addition to gondolas, many types of boats and ships are popular in Fort Lauderdale. There many yachts owners in the area, as well as many boat enthusiasts, and Fort Lauderdale is a major port of call for cruise ships as well. In addition to a boating lifestyle, Fort Lauderdale has a vibrant nightlife, with over 4000 restaurants, 120 night clubs, and other attractions.
As a major city, Fort Lauderdale sees quite a lot of bus traffic, and residents as well as visitors in the area have access to public transportation, charter buses, tour buses, school buses, and other forms of bus transportation. Buses provide an affordable and generally safe way to see the area, but when bus accidents do occur in Fort Lauderdale they can lead to devastating injuries.
Bus accidents are often extremely tragic because the large number of people on a bus. In addition, the lack of seatbelts on most buses can mean that serious injuries, multiple injuries, and fatalities often occur in these types of accidents. Since buses are larger vehicles they can be hard to control and have many blind spots, making it harder for a bus driver to avoid a devastating Fort Lauderdale car accident in some circumstances. The tall height of buses also creates a high center of gravity and increases the risk of rollovers in the event of a collision. Bus accidents involving rollovers are likely to cause devastating injuries, including head injuries and spinal cord injuries, since passengers generally do not wear seatbelts and a rollover will cause passengers to crash into each other, the sides of the bus, as well as any objects that become projectiles in the event of a crash.
A bus accident generally affects the lives of more people than a car accident. In a bus accident, it is common for multiple parties to be injured. Due to the size and force of buses, the injuries sustained in a bus accident can also be more significant than injuries sustained in a fender bender or smaller Fort Lauderdale car accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, you owe it to yourself and your future to speak with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney. You need someone fighting for your legal rights in order to get the fairest compensation possible. Insurance companies and others may be relying on your lack of knowledge about your legal rights in order to offer you a lower settlement than you may deserve. Don't allow your future to be sold short. Call the Flaxman Law Group today at 866-352-9626 to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case.
Charles Flaxman of the Flaxman Law Group has more than 25 years of experience in South Florida personal injury trial law. Before becoming a personal injury attorney and dedicating his life to helping personal injury victims, he worked for ten years as an insurance claims adjuster. This gives him a unique insider's perspective of the insurance industry, which is often important when negotiating with insurance carriers on your behalf. Charles Flaxman has been qualified by courts as an expert witness in a number of hearings and cases, making him a strong advocate for your case. A member of the Florida Bar, Charles Flaxman has been admitted to practice law in the Federal District Court as well as the district, circuit, and Supreme courts of Florida.