The Best Bus Accident Lawyers in Pembroke Pines, FL

More and more Americans are relying on public transportation to travel between work and home every day. This is especially true in large cities, such as Pembroke Pines (population >170,000 residents). There are a lot of reasons why one might opt to ride the bus. For example, gas money savings, no vehicle maintenance, and the fact that vehicle ownership is almost always an expensive endeavor… Public transportation is truly a wonderful thing. It reduces the number of cars on the road, thereby reducing congestion and the incidence of automobile collisions.

Moreover, riding the bus is statistically safer than driving your own vehicle. But, of course, public transportation accidents do happen. And, unfortunately, bus collisions are much more complicated than your average automobile accident. Why? Because when it comes to bus accidents, multiple parties may be at fault for the incident. Now, you’re going to be contending with elements such as the bus driver, equipment manufacturers, the management company, and much more. Because of these nuances, you’re going to need an experienced legal team to navigate the hoops and hurdles.

The Ward Law Group is one such team. Our firm is equipped with highly trained, passionate attorneys who have nearly a decade of experience in handling bus accident and personal injury claims. Additionally, our attorneys offer bilingual legal services to the Spanish community. So, if English is not your primary language, you can still get the compensation that you deserve. Get your claim started off on the right foot by contacting us today!

Personal Injury & Bus Accident Statistics For Pembroke Pines, FL

One good thing about bus accidents: You are less likely to be seriously injured than you would be in a car accident. According to the Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the year 2016 saw a total of 7,702 bus accidents. This figured included 268 accident-related injuries.

Again, you must consider that these cases do happen and when they occur, they’re much harder to handle than your average claim. Of course, you will likely encounter more hardships than just a personal injury in your case. There are still other factors to consider, such as property damage, lost wages, and psychological trauma.

Stepping into a courtroom and fighting for anything is already a stressful situation. This fact is only compounded when you add mental trauma and bodily harm to the mix. You should never take on this challenge by yourself. Always enlist the aid of lawyers who know the lay of the land. In that regard, count on The Ward Law Group to make the whole process much smoother for you. Don’t handicap yourself by adopting a DIY approach. Secure the maximum settlement possible out of your claim today!

Types of Bus Accident Injuries

One of the most common causes of bus accidents is dangerous driving conditions. According to Broward Palm Beach New Times, Pembroke Pines is America’s second most dangerous city for driving. Furthermore, in 2012, Broward Intersection was named the most dangerous intersection in the country. These assessments were derived from comparative statistics and rising trends over time.

Usually, bus accident injuries are relatively minor. That being said, the number of severe and incapacitating injuries that occur from these collisions is far from negligible. Of course, any time bodily harm is added into the equation, your case only gains another layer of complexity. Types of injuries that may result from bus accidents include:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Bruises & Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Ligament Damage
  • Bone Fractures
  • Herniated Disks
  • Wrongful Death
  • …and more.

Naturally, these items just represent a few possibilities. Some of these may seem too minor to warrant legal action. However, in reality, you should always contact a skilled lawyer when you suffer a personal injury resulting from negligence. Look no further than The Ward Law Group for award-winning, effective, and compassionate legal consultation. We are here to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your pain.

Florida Law & Bus Accident Compensation

First of all, make certain that you file your claim within Florida’s statute of limitations. You have a period of four years to file your claim in order to be eligible for compensation.

The most complicated business behind bus accident cases is determining who is at fault. For example, if the bus is owned and operated by the local government, your claims process is going to be much different than it would be if the bus was privately owned. If the transportation vehicle is privately owned, for example, you will have to file a claim with the bus company and its insurer. If the driver of another car is at fault, things become a bit more typical. You can file a claim with the driver’s insurance company. Lastly, if the bus is owned by a government agency, you must meet three circumstances to file a claim:

  • Your injury must have been caused by a wrongful act or negligence
  • Your losses must be able to be remunerated through monetary means
  • The nature of the accident resulting in personal injury must be such that the offending party would have been liable if it were a private party

All of this is pretty difficult to absorb. However, you can easily avoid a headache by turning to The Ward Law Group. They will handle all of these legal particulars and more. Of course, that’s not even the best thing about recruiting an experienced team of attorneys. When you do, you’ll find that you’re likely eligible for even more forms of compensation than you initially assumed. In addition to property damage and medical expenses, you may also be able to receive compensation for loss of consortium, lost earnings capacity, psychological distress, and much more.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

The process of responding to an automobile accident of any kind is typically the same across the board. Generally speaking, your first mode of action should be to focus on your health and the health of those around you. Contact emergency responders, seek out medical evaluation, and make sure that you get treated for your injuries if you have any.

Providing that you are physically capable, absorb as much information about the accident as possible. Request a copy of the police report, exchange contact information with involved parties, and take as many pictures as you can. Snap some images of any property damage (including the clothes on your back) as well as any visible injuries. Remember, there is truly no such thing as collecting too much information.

Normally, after an accident, you would want to open up a claim with your insurance company. However, because of the complicated nature of public transportation accidents, get in touch with a lawyer first. Remember, the insurance entity that you contact will depend on who owns the bus. Your attorney will be able to help you with this process. And, of course, the sooner that you contact a legal team, the more time that they will have to collect all relevant evidence and receipts related to your accident.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Motor vehicle accidents take a lot out of you. They will eat up your time, causing undue stress due to their expensive nature and the possibility of personal injury. In some cases, the consequences of a bus accident may follow you around for the rest of your life.

You can’t make this stress disappear overnight. But, you can fight it with the right amount of legal assistance. The Ward Law Group is here to provide you with just that. Our team of attorneys is passionate about fighting insurance companies who are out to minimize your settlement. Don’t forget: We also offer our services to both Spanish and English speakers. So, don’t let your primary language get in the way of pursuing your case. Contact The Ward Law Group today!

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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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