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Written by karl   
Monday, 25 October 2010 03:29

Know Your Rights over Bus Accidents

Facts about bus accidents

This is about laws on common carriers. Buses in general are considered as the safest mode of common transportation because of their size and speed on the road. However, in most cases, buses are involved in alarming number of road accidents and crashes resulting to damage to properties and injuries to passengers and even death.

Who may be considered at fault for bus accidents?

Buses carry large numbers of passengers where bus companies and bus operatorss may be held at fault for failure to exercise due diligence in the securing well-trained and qualified bus drivers and bus helpers to deliver the passengers safely to their destination. Generally, a bus driver can be held at fault for negligence caused by a bus accident; however, it requires the services ofan expert Miami Bus Accident lawyers to determine the extent of liability in bus accident cases as well as the extent of the liability of bus operators for such negligence.

Liability of common carriers

"Common carriers" refer to any person or company responsible in transporting goods or people safely to their destination for a fee. Common carriers include commercial bus companies which require extra diligence in the exercise of their performance and responsibilities as drivers of these vehicles. They must have adequate training and experience and required to follow strict standards for their performance. Normally, when bus accident happens, they are deemed always at fault.

Miami Bus Accident lawyers can make the difference

To be able to file appropriate charges and avail of complete compensation, only an experienced lawyer can help you established your claim properly in any part of the United States. Log in to www.MiamiEsq.com or call (888) 338-3643 and schedule for consultation with any of our Miami Bus Accident lawyers who is familiar state laws involving common carriers.

What should be done in the event of a bus accident?

Common to all law enforcements when road accidents happened, the following procedure must be followed:

(1) Immediately file an accident report with the police, sheriff, or highway patrol;

(2) Be sure to indicate for the record the name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number, and driver's license number of everyone involved in the accident. Also get some witness name and the contact information of witnesses;

 

(3) Take photographs of the accident, the vehicles involved, and the condition of victims involved in the accident;

(4) Do not discuss the accident or any injuries to anybody except your doctor or to your lawyer;

(5) Do not make any arrangement or give written statements or sign any document without first conferring to your lawyer;

(6) If you have injuries, seek medical treatment. Inform your doctor of the source of your injuries; and

(7) Find help with Miami Bus Accidents lawyers. You can visit MiamiEsq.com for free consultation with Miami personal injury attorneys.

Talk to our Miami Bus Accident lawyers for free consultation at (888) 338-3643.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:09
 

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