Charter buses play an important role in the state of Florida for a number of reasons. When a large group of people require transportation to and from an event, a game, or any other activity involving many individuals, they often hire a charter bus for a simple solution to transportation needs. Charter bus travel helps to reduce the number of cars and vehicles traveling on the roads and highways of Florida, which is essential in reducing the number of motor vehicle collisions.
Unfortunately, however, charter bus accidents present a serious danger for those traveling inside of the bus as well as any surrounding vehicles in close proximity to the crash. Typical charter bus travel is a very popular choice for those traveling in groups to special events, as it reduces the amount of resources used and creates a safe method of transportation. In addition, charter bus travel affects the number of vehicles on the roadways, a common cause of accident.
When sports teams or religious groups choose to travel by charter bus they are trusting that they will safely arrive to and from whatever their chosen destination may be. Sadly, far too many charter bus accidents leave the passengers within the buses helpless in the hands of the driver or other motorists on the roadways. While this type of travel is certainly convenient, it does not occur without a serious risk. Charter bus accidents occur in the state of Florida far more often than the typical driver would believe.
Gordon & Doner has spent many, many years studying the ins and outs of bus accident litigation. When a crash occurs during a group event, there are a variety of factors that will play a role in the pending legal proceedings. Therefore, it is essential to hire an experienced, knowledgeable personal injury attorney to handle your case. If you or a loved one has been involved in a charter bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses you have suffered.
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Arrangements for Florida Charter Bus Travel
Much like tour bus travel, charter buses are arranged for a specific purpose of traveling to and from an event. Often hired by a group of people for their services, charter bus companies are responsible for ensuring the safety of those traveling in the bus. As a convenient way to move a large group of people to the same destination, charter bus travel is very popular amongst a variety of groups and organizations throughout the state of Florida.
Florida charter buses are hired for a wide variety of arrangements. Some of the most common activities requiring a charter bus are sporting events, concerts, one-day social events, and or any other activity that would require a large group of individuals to gather in one destination. Those who utilize charter buses do so in the hopes that they will safely arrive to and from that particular destination.
In the event of charter bus accidents, it is absolutely critical for those in charge of the event to be aware of their legal options. Therefore, hiring a well-versed, experienced charter bus accident attorney is imperative to properly navigating the legal process. If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash, Gordon & Doner has the resources and capabilities to represent you in the court of law.
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Charter Bus Accident Liability
Understanding where the liability falls in charter bus accidents can be both challenging and beyond the scope of a typical passenger. Therefore, it is important to speak with a professional charter bus lawyer prior to making any decisions or taking any actions. In doing so, accident victims can feel assured that they are fully aware of all options and potential techniques for recovering. The following parties may be held liable in the event of a charter bus collision:
Charter Bus Driver
For the most part, the charter bus company will be named as a defendant in a lawsuit regarding any injuries endured during the accident. However, this does not indicate that the charter bus driver is in the clear. If any negligent actions took place which caused the collision to occur, the charter bus driver may be held liable for contributing to the crash.
Charter Bus Company
In almost all cases the charter bus company is held liable for a crash. Charter buses traveling along the interstate must adhere to the federal rules and regulations outlined by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Any type of poor maintenance or other negligence on the part of the charter bus company will be reason to hold this company liable in the event of an accident. In addition, if it is found that the charter bus company has employed an unqualified driver, they will also be named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
Driver of Another Vehicle
In many cases in Florida, charter bus accidents involve more than one vehicle. In these situations it is very common that more than one vehicle will be deemed at-fault in causing the collision to occur. Therefore, it may be determined that the driver of another vehicle held some percentage of fault in causing the crash to occur and will therefore be held liable in the court.
In some cases involving charter bus accidents, the actual premises where the crash took place is responsible for some portion of the accident. For instance, if the destination does not maintain safe roads or otherwise puts visitors at risk, they may also be held liable in the pending legal proceedings.
Gordon & Doner is Here for All Legal Advice
With offices located in Pembroke Pines, Stuart, and Palm Beach Gardens, Gordon & Doner has happily provided professional legal services to residents all throughout the state of Florida. In our many years of experience we have come to understand just what it takes to be successful in the courtroom. Our goal is to always achieve the maximum compensation possible for our clients.
If you or a loved one has suffered from any injuries following a charter bus crash, you may be entitled to recompense for the losses that you have endured. Our personal injury attorneys are prepared to take on your case today.
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