Accidents involving buses, bicycles, and pedestrians occur every day in the United States, adding up to thousands of injuries and deaths each year. For many victims – and the loved ones of victims – these accidents change their lives forever. Although personal injury lawsuits may not ease the physical suffering that result from such accidents, they can relieve the financial burden faced by victims and their families.
If you or a family member has been harmed in Central Florida, a Melbourne-area pedestrian, bicycle, or bus accident attorney at Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. can help increase your chances of obtaining compensation for your losses.
Bus accidents pose serious dangers not only to drivers and passengers of other vehicles, but also to the innocent people who are riding in the bus. Drivers and passengers involved in bus accidents often suffer severe injuries, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, and even wrongful death. The expenses associated with such injuries can be overwhelming for most families to bear, especially during such a traumatic time in their lives.
A Central Florida bus accident attorney at Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. may be able to help you obtain compensation for the injuries you have suffered as a result of an accident. If the bus accident was caused by the negligence of another party or parties, they can be held accountable for injuries and property damage incurred. For example, if the driver of the vehicle that was at fault for the accident was illegally intoxicated or driving aggressively, that driver may be held liable for the accident. In other auto accident cases, in which an auto defect is the cause of the collision, the manufacturer of the defective product is generally held responsible. Regardless of the cause of the bus accident, it is important to speak with an attorney about your case.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Riding bikes is a fun, healthy activity for adults and children alike. Unfortunately, because bike riders share the roadways with drivers of motor vehicles, collisions can and do occur. Because bicycles do not offer the protection that cars and trucks do, bicycle riders are susceptible to serious injury during accidents.
Like bicycle riders, pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to injury when they are involved in an accident with a vehicle. With nothing to protect pedestrians and bike riders from the full blow of the automobile’s impact, traumatic injuries are often sustained.
The serious injuries resulting from bicycle and pedestrian accidents sometimes result in permanent disability or death to the victim. The victim and the victim’s families may suddenly find themselves responsible for costly medical bills in addition to other unexpected expenses. Further, victims of bike accidents may face loss of wages in the present and in the future.
The immediate and long-term costs associated with such traumatic injuries can be monumental. That is why it is important for victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents to have an experienced attorney represent them in their pursuit of the compensation that they are rightfully owed. Contact our Melbourne-area office in Central Florida for a review of your bicycle or pedestrian accident case. An attorney from our firm will evaluate the merits of your case and advise you of your legal options.
Contact a Pedestrian, Bicycle, or Bus Accident Attorney in the Melbourne Area
With offices in Titusville, Cocoa, and Melbourne, our firm is conveniently located for Central Florida bus, bicycle, and pedestrian accident victims. And because each attorney at our firm has the education, experience, and determination to provide you with skilled and aggressive representation, you can rest assured that your case will be in good hands. Contact the law firm of Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. for an evaluation of your case.