Bus & Train Accident Attorney FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
If you’ve been hurt in a bus accident occurring anywhere in Florida, contact this Fort Lauderdale Bus Accident Lawyer. Stephen Morse handles all types of bus accident, crash and wreck cases in Broward County, South Florida and throughout Florida. Mr. Morse handles accident cases involving all types of buses. These include school busses, tour busses, and Greyhound busses. Mr. Morse also handles cases involving city busses and county busses.
Bus accidents can occur due to many different reasons. Busses can be hit by other vehicles. If that is the case, your claim will be against the driver of the other vehicle – just as it would be if you were in a simple car accident.
Bus crashes can also be caused by the bus driver. If you were the passenger in a bus and the bus driver caused an accident which hurt you, you may have a case against the bus driver, his or her employer, and the owner of the bus. If you were injured by the driver of a city bus, county bus or public school bus, your case will be against a governmental entity (either the City or the County). A case against a governmental entity is called a case of sovereign immunity. Such a case carries with it certain restrictions and limitations. For example, in a sovereign immunity case, you can typically only recover $200,000 from the governmental entity. In order to recover more, you will have to pursue (and the Florida State Legislature will have to pass) a “Claims Bill” approving your recovery of more than $200,000.
In addition, although the statute of limitations for a sovereign immunity case is four years, you will need to put the governmental entity in your case on notice of the claim within three years. Once the governmental entity is put on notice, you will need to wait for six months before filing suit against the governmental entity. These time limitations may be different in a wrongful death case, as the time limitations are typically shorter.
Train accidents occur due to several different types of reasons. Train operators can be negligent and cause train crashes. Train operators are responsible for regulating the speeds of their trains so as to be able to navigate around turns in the train tracks. If a train operator doesn’t do so, a train can derail and fall off of the tracks – causing devastating injuries.
If the accident was caused due to the negligence of the train operator, you may have a personal case against him or her if you are hurt in the crash. You may also have a case against the train operator’s employer or the owner of the train. When an employee of a company is negligent on the job and causes injury, the employer of the employee may be responsible. This is known as vicarious liability.
This is true if the employee was acting within the scope of his or her employment (that is, if the employee was negligent in doing an act that he or she would normally be expected to do in his or her job). On the other hand, if the employee does something outside the scope of his or her employment (for example, committing a crime on the job), the employer may not be liable. In the case of a train operator negligently causing a train accident, the employer will generally be liable.
If you are harmed in a bus or train wreck occurring anywhere in the State of Florida, contact this Fort Lauderdale Bus Accident Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation. Stephen Morse works on bus and train accident cases in all areas of Florida, including Miami and West Palm Beach. If you retain Mr. Morse to work on your case, there will be no charge to you until Mr. Morse recovers compensation for you in your case. That is, there is no charge to you up front – so there is no risk.
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If you were thrown about a bus due to the erratic driving of a bus driver, you may have a case against the driver or his or her employer. That is, it doesn’t necessarily take an accident with another vehicle in order for you to have a case. You may have a case if the bus driver was only driving poorly and caused you to be injured within the bus.
The statute of limitations for a bus wreck case in the State of Florida is four years, although, as mentioned above, this may be different if the bus was owned or operated by a governmental entity. In either case, time is of the essence for you to contact a South Florida Bus Accident Lawyer and begin your case.
Train accidents also occur as a result of malfunctioning train equipment. Technology on trains regulate the speeds of trains as well, and this technology and equipment can malfunction. When it does, the train manufacturer or whoever maintains the train can be held responsible.
Train accidents can be catastrophic. Fires frequently result after train crashes. Vehicle fires can be extremely hazardous to vehicle occupants. Burns and scarring can result which can permanently affect the lives of the victims. This Broward County Train Accident Lawyer helps clients who have sustained all sorts of injuries.
Finally, when a train hits a vehicle on the tracks, it may not always be the vehicle driver’s fault. Sometimes, stop bars at the intersection of roadways and train tracks fail to go down. In this situation, if a vehicle drives onto the tracks and an oncoming train collides with the vehicle, fault may lie on the train operator or whoever was in charge of putting the stop-bars down. In this situation, injured people inside the vehicle that was hit may have a case against the operator of the train or whoever controlled the stop bars.
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If you are injured due to a bus or train wreck occurring anywhere in the State of Florida, contact Stephen Morse at 954-560-3063 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you decide to hire Mr. Morse to represent you on your case, there will be no charge to you up front. In fact, this Broward County Bus & Train Accident Lawyer will only get paid if you make a recovery in your case.