Bus drivers are supposed to be cautious and caring when it comes to their job. Irresponsible bus drivers can get into trouble, so it is essential that they are always on the alert and driving safely. Children on school buses do not wear seatbelts, and are often standing up or moving from seat to seat while the bus is in motion. A sudden collision can cause serious injury to these little passengers within the bus. According to The Miami Herald, five students sustained minor injuries this week when a bus in Tampa Bay rear-ended a pick-up truck at an intersection.The Florida Highway Patrol headed to the scene of the accident immediately after the report and saw that the school bus was on State Road 54 when the accident occurred.
The vehicle was from the Pasco County school district. The diver was a 53-year-old woman named Deborah O’Connor. She says that she was checking her rearview mirror at the time of the accident, and didn’t realize that the traffic had stopped in front of her. Because the large bus does not facilitate easy braking, she was unable to stop it before it slammed into the bus ahead of her. Neither driver reported any injuries. The bus was carrying 44 students to Charles S. Rushe Middle School when the accident occurred. O’Connor was cited for careless driving, because Highway Patrols argued that she should have been looking ahead.
Had the bus driver been texting, drinking or committing some other offense at the time of the crash, she may have been cited for an even more serious sentence. As well, if any of the passengers on the bus were severely hurt and needed medical attention, then the parents of those students would have the right to sue Deborah O’Connor for carelessness in transporting their children. When your loved ones are harmed because of another driver’s negligence, you have the right to hold them accountable with a lawsuit. Whether you or a loved one is injured on a school bus, a transit bus, or in a taxi cab, the driver has assumed the responsibility to watch out for your safety while you are aboard. This also applies in situations where you may hire a chauffeur or take a trolley. Trains and ferries also operate under the same code of responsibility.
Whenever you are involved in a car accident, you need to gather all the necessary information to prove who was at fault for the accident. If another driver was at-fault, or road conditions are to blame, then you have the right to seek compensation. In order to do so, you will want a Coral Gables injury lawyer on your side. With the right representation, you may be able to prove that you deserve compensation and eventually get your medical bills and lost wages covered. If you want to hire Mesa Law Firm to work on your case, you can get ahold of them by calling (305) 831-4533. You can also use their toll-free line by dialing (888) 897-7230. The firm’s office is located at 131 Madeira Avenue Coral Gables, Florida 33134. This firm is capable of taking on your case because Attorney Mesa is a hardworking and dedicated attorney.
He has a 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo, which is the highest possible rating that an attorney can receive on this website. In addition to this high rating, Attorney Mesa was granted with the Avvo Client’s Choice for 2012 in the area of personal injury law. This honor is only given to the most impressive and hardworking of attorneys. If you are looking for a compassionate and caring lawyer that will take an aggressive approach in court or against an insurance company in regards to your case, then Attorney Mesa is your man.
You will want to take advantage of the firm’s free case evaluation offer by filling out your information and a brief description of your case on the website. This case description will be sent to the Mesa Law Firm, where it will be reviewed and you will get a response back about whether or not you have a legitimate case. If you do have a legitimate case and the attorneys at the Mesa Law Firm believe that you could obtain a settlement, then they may offer their services to you. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this free case evaluation offer today if you were injured in a bus accident and want to obtain compensation!