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Bus Accidents

Fort Lauderdale Bus Accident Lawyers

Helping Florida Residents Seek Compensation for Injuries-Sustained in a Bus Crash

city bus pulling out into an intersection​Whether a public, charter, or school bus, if you’re involved in an accident with a bus, the effects can be devastating. These types of accidents are made complex by a wide array of elements; not only do these buses transport numerous passengers who are almost always unrestrained, but the people inside also can move around inside as they wish. Seat belts are often ignored or not a legal requirement. Buses are also typically heavily used and may contain antiquated, worn-out equipment and parts. When you combine all these issues with poor weather, negligent drivers/operators and unsafe roads, collisions with buses can be highly perilous and even lethal.

Schedule your consultation with Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. by dialing (954) 833-7044 or filling out our online form.

Can You Sue a Bus Driver?

In order to sue a bus driver for an accident, you would need to prove that the bus driver's negligence led to the accident. However, if the bus driver was working for a larger company at the time of the accident, it's possible that the company itself may be held responsible to pay damages, rather than the driver.

Matters may be further complicated if you were injured in an accident with a city bus. In situations like this, the city itself may be responsible for repaying damages.

Why Should You Hire a Bus Accident Lawyer?

2018 Bus Accident Statistics Infographic

If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a bus collision either as a passenger, driver, pedestrian or driver of a different motor vehicle, you could be entitled to reimbursement for your suffering. Unfortunately, fighting against a major bus company or their insurance company can be complicated and overwhelming. Perhaps even more intimidating is going up against the state or local government or even local school board if you’ve been in an accident involving a school bus. All of this can be a daunting task but fear not; our bus accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can provide the help and support you need at every stage of the claim process.

With our expertise and resources, we can aid you in finding your way through the legal complexity that follows a motor vehicle accident, helping you to get the compensation you deserve. Even if you don’t think you’ve got a case, it’s always worth speaking to an attorney to see what your options might be.

Competent Bus Accident Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale

If you or a family member has suffered an injury in a bus accident or bus-related auto accident in Fort Lauderdale or in one of the surrounding areas like Miami or West Palm Beach, getting in touch with an experienced attorney should be your first step. An attorney knowledgeable in bus injury law can help you determine who was at fault, what caused the accident, who is to blame and how much money you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.

At Ginnis & Krathen,P.A., we have highly skilled, experienced Fort Lauderdale bus accident attorneys who can talk to the insurance companies, investigate the collision scene and interview key witnesses in order to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.

Get started resolving your case by contacting our bus injury lawyers today for a free initial consultation!

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Every Case Matters

Millions of Dollars Recovered in Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Fatal Truck Accident $3,000,000

    We recovered $3 million for the family of a pedestrian who was fatally struck in a truck accident.

  • Slip & Fall $2,950,000

    Our client slipped and fell on commercial private property due to a leaking roof. As a result, Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. was able to secure $2.95 million for our client.

  • Rear-End Car Accident $2,000,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a rear-end motor vehicle crash on behalf of their clients in the amount of $2,000,000.00. Our clients were driving south on I-95 when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The force of the crash was so significant that it sent our clients’ vehicle into a wooded area on the side of the road.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1,520,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a motorcycle crash involving a fatality in the amount of $1,520,000.00. The decedent was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle.

  • Sidewalk Fall $1,400,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a Slip and Fall case on behalf of their client in the amount of $1,400,000. Due to the negligence of Defendant, our client fell in the common area of a 55+ condominium community and sustained significant injuries.

  • Rear-End Car Accident $1,350,000

    A drunk, uninsured driver going 60-70 mph crashed into the rear of a vehicle with a man and woman in their 70s and a 99-year-old passenger. Attorneys Eric Ginnis and H. Ross Zelnick successfully negotiated to obtain a $1.35 million settlement for the two seniors and the estate of the 99-year-old decedent.

  • Slip and Fall – Slippery Floor $950,000

    Our client slipped and fell on a very slippery polished marble floor. The carrier denied liability prior to a lawsuit being initiated. The attorneys at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., after contested litigation,  we were able to reach a settlement for our client in the amount of $950,000.

  • Side-Swipe Auto Accident $900,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a side-swipe motor vehicle crash on behalf of their client in the amount of $900,000.00. Our client was operating his motor vehicle when he was sideswiped by another motor vehicle.

  • Automobile T-Bone Accident $750,000

    While traveling in their vehicle, our clients were struck on the side by a large pickup truck. Through aggressive presuit negotiations, with the Defendant’s insurance company, our attorneys were able to settle the case in an amount of $750,000.

  • Auto Sideswipe $650,000

    Our client was sideswiped by another vehicle and sustained injuries due to the crash. Our attorneys were able to settle the case in the amount of $650,000 for our client.


Client Testimonials

Real Stories, Real Recoveries
  • They remain on top of everything !

    “Ross and Eric are very professional and caring. They remain on top of everything and if you have questions they’re more than willing to take the time and explain things in detail! Their staff ...”

    - Stacia D.
  • I had a lot of peace of mind being their client as I knew I had nothing to worry about.

    “Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. and his team were very professional, encouraging, and thorough with my case. They helped me understand the whole legal process and they always kept me updated with my case. I ...”

    - Carlos G.
  • I am very grateful.

    “I would recommend them after 3 very different cases. They have been available and supportive just when needed most, and I am very grateful.”

    - Leland L.
  • They will fight hard for you and go above and beyond for you.

    “Ginnis and Krathen have been such a godsend! Eric, Ross, Milly, and the staff are some of the nicest and genuinely caring people and Firm you will find. Whenever I’ve needed to speak to Eric, he’s ...”

    - Ericka R.
  • Miguel Amador is an amazing attorney and takes client care to the next level.

    “Miguel Amador is an amazing attorney and takes client care to the next level. He is well-respected by other attorneys who practice personal injury law and he serves as a valuable asset and resource to ...”

    - James J.

What Makes Us Different?

Learn About Our Unique Legal Approach
  • Proven Record of Success

    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements, including a seven-figure case that another firm turned down.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    Our personal injury attorneys have extensive jury trial experience and have collectively tried more than 250 jury trials to verdict.

  • Extensive Medical Resources

    Our firm benefits from a qualified network of medical experts who will waste no time in assessing your injuries, no matter how extensive.

  • A Network of Support

    When you hire us, you will benefit from the unwavering support of our attorneys, legal staff, forensic investigators and more. 

  • Personalized Legal Approach

    As our client, you can rest assured that your case will receive the personalized care and attention of a knowledgeable senior partner — no matter the size.

  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the recovery that our clients deserve and have successfully settled cases that other law firms have turned down.