The Best Bus Accident Lawyers in Kissimmee, FL

Public transportation is a convenient aspect of our society that we often take for granted. Millions of people use buses every day to access school, work, social functions, and more. Sadly, we are not exactly the masters of our own lives and sometimes things do not work out as planned. Using public transportation is no exception to this.

Bus accidents, believe it or not, are more common than you may think. And to make matters worse, as a passenger you are always at the mercy of the driver. There is something understandably scary about that at a fundamental level. Every time you get on the bus, you are essentially putting your life in the hands of a stranger. Usually, we don’t think about this as we go on about our lives, but it is technically the truth. All you can really do is hope that the operator of the bus is competent and well-trained.

Maybe you have recently been a passenger on a bus that was a part of a traffic collision. And, you didn’t walk away unharmed. Instead, you sustained injuries, leaving you unsure as to how you should proceed. This is where enlisting The Ward Law Group comes in handy. With over a decade of experience, our personal injury lawyers are well-versed in a plethora of different compensation claims. In addition to this, we also serve both the English- and Spanish-speaking communities. Don’t let the insurance adjusters use your language against you during your case. Contact The Ward Law Group today!

Personal Injury & Bus Accident Statistics for Kissimmee, FL

While bus accidents may not be as commonplace as regular automobile accidents, buses carry more passengers than ordinary vehicles. This creates opportunities for more potential injuries, considering the simple fact that more passengers are on board. According to the Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the following statistics were reported during 2016:

  • There were 4 passenger fatalities
  • 87 of the reported injuries were incapacitating
  • 359 of the reported personal injuries were comparatively minor but caused major financial damages
  • The remainder 32,328 passengers did not sustain any injuries

This last statistic is included here to provide you with a sense of scope. It is easy to think that bus accidents are not that common. (And, when compared to automobile accidents, this is certainly true.) However, the possibility of sustaining catastrophic injuries from a bus accident is definitely feasible. Especially in an area (like Kissimmee) that relies heavily on tourism (and on tour buses in particular) as a sizeable chunk of our economy and transportation.

Being a participant in any type of accident is scary, whether you sustain injuries or not. The Ward Law Group understands your hardships and is here to guide you through your legal journey. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to maneuver around the particulars of your case in order to maximize your claim. Don’t hesitate to recruit our help – contact the Ward Law Group today!

Types of Bus Accident Injuries

According to Moovit Insights, the average commute time for bus riders in Florida is roughly 90 minutes. Additionally, roughly 39% of all transit riders have a commute of 2 hours or more every day. Naturally, the amount of time we spend on the bus also increases our risk of being involved in a bus accident. In turn, this also increases our chances of sustaining a personal injury.

When you become the victim of a bus accident, there is always the chance that you will walk away unscathed. Of course, the opposite is also true. Here is a list of some common (and not-so-common injuries) that may occur in conjunction with public transport accidents:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Disc herniations
  • Lacerations or burns
  • Deafness or blindness
  • Disfigurement
  • Internal bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Death
  • …and more.

Note that some of these injuries are much more serious than others. Remember, however, that no matter the seriousness of your condition, it is always important to seek out a medical evaluation. Doing so soon after your accident will help bolster your case and thus maximize your claim. Remember, The Ward Law Group is here to help you during this trying time. Our team of lawyers is here to take care of the legal particulars of your case so that you can have the chance to recover without worry. Don’t hesitate, contact us today!

Kissimmee, FL Law & Bus Accident Compensation

If you sustain an injury from a bus accident, then you should pursue your lawsuit under the assumption of negligence. In the state of Florida, buses are “common carriers.” Common carriers have many responsibilities that they owe to their passengers, such as the guarantee of safety during transport. They must operate under a certain level of “reasonableness” in order to avoid liability. For instance, if it is raining and road conditions are deemed poor, then bus drivers must proceed under the speed limit in order to exercise this reasonableness. If they fail to do so and it leads to an accident, the law considers this a liability. As such, the passengers have the right to pursue compensation against the driver for damages.

Proving negligence in the state of Florida is not always an easy task, but it is certainly possible. A skilled team of lawyers can help you file for the following forms of compensation:

  • Loss of Consortium: If your injury affects your relationship with your spouse or family, including your ability to provide and care for them, then you may be able to receive this form of compensation.
  • Medical Bills: Medical care for injuries—even for less serious ones—is expensive for those with and without medical insurance. This form of compensation helps to cover costs related to doctor’s visits, prescribed medicines, emergency surgery, and more.
  • Loss of Income: If your injuries put you out of work for an extended period of time, then this compensation covers missed payments from those absences. Additionally, if your injury is permanent and affects your ability to excel in your field, you may be able to receive even more compensation.
  • Property Damage: This includes the cost of personal effects, such as clothing and handheld electronics.

Reach Out to the Ward Law Group

The Ward Law Group will work tirelessly to ensure that you are able to receive all of the viable forms of compensation on this list and beyond. You may be surprised to know just how much you are able to receive in return for your personal injuries. This is why enlisting an experienced team of lawyers behind you is important. Contact our Kissimmee, FL legal team today!

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

The most important aspect after any accident is safeguarding your health. Always seek out medical attention immediately. Doing so is important for your well-being, but it is also vital for maximizing your claim. Many states require that you receive a medical evaluation within a certain period of time following the incident. So, don’t hesitate! You may miss out on a portion of your compensation if you do not adhere to this timeframe.

In addition to seeking medical attention, get the police involved immediately. The police will generate a report documenting the details of the accident. This will eventually become a great advantage for you in your pursuit of compensation.

If you are able to at the time of the incident, then you should also record the details of the accident. These days, everyone has a portable camera in their front right pocket, so take advantage of it. This will only act as further evidence that your team of lawyers will be able to use in a court of law.

Lastly, make sure you contact a team of lawyers as soon as possible! The sooner you do this, the better your chances become. Doing so will give your legal team more time to gather evidence. And, time is always a valuable asset in cases such as these. You may not feel up to it immediately after a traumatic event, but the sooner you get this done, the better your compensation will be.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Usually, bus companies have their own insurance for their passengers. This may cover each passenger individually, or it may be a large sum to cover everyone aboard the bus. Either way, it may not be enough to cover the damages incurred. There is always a very good chance that you are entitled to more than you think. This is why contacting The Ward Law Group is always a great choice.

Remember, our personal injury lawyers advocate for both English- and Spanish-speaking accident victims. Don’t let your language become an added barrier to your pursuit of reimbursement. The Ward Law Group is passionate about helping absolutely everyone. Contact our expert lawyers in Kissimmee, FL as soon as possible to get your case started off the right way. After all, you deserve the peace of mind.

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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