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Public Transportation Accidents

Public Transportation Accidents

Respected Miami Personal Injury Attorneys Connecting Bus and Train Accident Victims With the Financial Damages They Deserve

Every day, thousands of people board the more than 800 public buses that make up the Miami-Dade County public transportation system. With nearly 30 million miles driven per year, it is no surprise that there are a significant number of public transportation accidents in Miami. Many of these accidents end with passengers, pedestrians, and occupants of other vehicles suffering severe injuries and even deaths. If you’ve been involved in a Miami bus accident, you’ll want to know your rights and how to pursue a claim, which is where the attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada can help.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we have more than 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims stemming from public transportation accidents. This experience has given us the necessary tools, knowledge, and skills to identify the best strategies designed to obtain the maximum compensation that we can secure in your case. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients, so give us a call to learn more today.

Types of Public Transportation Accidents

There are many ways in which bus drivers can negligently cause an accident, but some of the most common causes of public transportation accidents in Miami include the following:

  • A bus driver isn’t familiar with their route and fails to yield when merging.
  • A bus driver doesn’t notice a cyclist or pedestrian and runs into them.
  • Unruly passengers on the bus distract the driver, causing him to divert his attention from the road.
  • A bus driver causes a distracted driving accident as they try to quickly answer a text message.
  • A bus driver makes too narrow a turn, clipping pedestrians or cyclists waiting at the intersection.
  • A bus driver makes too wide a turn, colliding with oncoming traffic.

As you can see, public transportation accidents in Miami can be a result of many different scenarios, most of which end in serious injury. Regardless of your specific situation, it is important to have powerful attorneys on your side when filing a bus accident claim, as your attorney’s knowledge and experience will have a major impact on how your case turns out.

The Miami public transportation accident lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada have helped accident victims obtain maximum compensation for their lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, and we can help you, too.

Unique Considerations in Bus Accident Cases

Public transportation accidents are different from other types of car accident claims for a few reasons. First, public transportation operators may argue that they are entitled to governmental immunity, which can make these cases more challenging. However, an experienced Miami injury lawyer will be familiar with ways to potentially overcome any defense of immunity.

There are also factors that can make it easier to prove these claims; for example, public buses must adhere to special regulations given their relationship with the public. Thus, bus drivers must use extra care when transporting passengers, which can simplify the process of proving a driver’s negligence. Additionally, Miami buses almost always have surveillance cameras onboard, meaning that there is often visual evidence of what happened leading up to a collision. This can be extremely helpful when pursuing a bus accident lawsuit.

Have You Been Injured in a Miami Public Transportation Accident?

Don’t let the thought of bringing a lawsuit against a large, government-backed bus system deter you from seeking the compensation you need and deserve. With the help of the experienced injury lawyers at Friedman Rodman & Frank, you’ll be well-equipped to take on Miami-Dade Transit or any other bus company. A knowledgeable attorney from our team is ready to guide you and fight on your behalf for what you’ve unfortunately been through. Contact us online or by phone at 305-448-8585 for a free, confidential consultation today. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning we are only compensated if and when your case is successfully resolved.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 Nicole D.
Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.