According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics, an estimated 54,000 buses are involved in a traffic accident each year with 12,000 of those crashes involving injury. School districts were the most common operator, accounting for 41% of fatal bus crashes.
As children are often the victims, substantial damages are often sought in these cases, and aggressive legal representation is needed to bring all parties to justice. In Florida, each school district board can be held liable for tort claims arising from an incident involving a school owned or operated vehicle.
Bus accidents by tour operators and nationwide bus companies can also be heartbreaking, as innocent people are seriously injured during a long-awaited trip home or dream vacation.
At Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, we have a whole team of injury attorneys with the knowledge and experience to bring devastating bus cases to successful outcomes. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a bus operator, call us today for a free initial consultation. If you prefer, you may complete the requested information on our contact form, and we will be in contact with you shortly.