Every day, millions of people depend on buses for transportation, expecting a safe journey to their destinations. However, the reality can sometimes be starkly different. The aftermath of a bus accident can be filled with shock, pain, and confusion. At The Ruth Law Team, we recognize the severe impact such an event can have on your life.

The experience of being involved in a bus accident can be traumatic, and the path to recovery is daunting. Dealing with physical injuries, emotional distress, lost income, and medical bills can feel like an uphill struggle. You are not alone in this. For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been supporting and representing people like you who are facing the unexpected challenge of a bus accident’s aftermath.

We understand the turmoil you’re in and that it’s something no one should have to face alone. Our team is ready to shoulder this burden with you, to guide you through the situation’s complexities, and to help you explore your legal options.

The Ruth Law Team has the understanding and experience to help you in your time of need. Your path to recovery deserves to be accompanied by legal advocacy that acknowledges your rights and fights for them. Reach out to us today, and let us stand with you in this journey toward justice.

Let’s start a conversation today – to discuss your case with a Sarasota bus accident attorney, please call (941) 366-9725 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing bus accident victims in Sarasota, FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Car Accident Case Results

$160,000

Settlement for Pedestrian Hit After Car Runs Stop Sign

Settlement to our client after being hit by a car which ran a stop sign.
$100,000

Brain Injuries After Bike Accident

The insurance company tendered the policy limits for a client who survived multiple fractures and brain injuries and after a bike accident in Tarpon Springs.
$350,000

Settlement in Head-On Collision

Settlement for victim of head on car crash. Our client and her husband sustained significant injuries, including multiple fractures, when a driver crossed over into oncoming traffic and hit them head on.
$22,000

Settlement For Car Passenger Injured

$22,000 settlement for a passenger in a car hit during a left hand turn.
$250,000

Head-On Collision with Commercial Truck

Settlement for victim injured when hit head on by commercial truck. She experienced significant injuries including compound fracture of tibia and fibula that broke through the skin requiring surgical repair.
$350,000

Driver Sideswiped by Commercial Vehicle

Settlement for driver sideswiped by a commercial vehicle. The victim suffered neck and low back injury resulting in lumbar laminectomy. The driver also suffered from depression and anxiety which was aggravated by this collision.
$275,000

Driver Rear Ended While Stopped in Traffic

Verdict of $275K obtained for a driver rear ended at high rate of speed while stopped in traffic for a school bus. Our client sustained significant injury to his knee, resulting in surgery as well… read more?
$125,000

Settlement for a Client Who Was Rear Ended at a Red Light

We obtained a $125,000 settlement on behalf of our client who was rear ended at a stop light in the Feather Sound neighborhood. Our client dealt with neck and back… read more?
$425,000

Car Accident Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case for a gentleman who was in a five-car pile up caused by an erratic driver. He underwent shoulder surgery as a result of being rear ended.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Bus Accident Injuries

Due to the size and speed of these vehicles, bus accidents can unfortunately result in severe and even catastrophic injuries. While no two accidents are exactly the same, we’ve found over our decades of experience that some injuries are more commonly seen.

  • Whiplash: This is a common injury sustained in bus accidents, often due to sudden deceleration or acceleration. Whiplash can result in long-term neck and back pain.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The force exerted during a bus accident can lead to fractures and broken bones. These injuries can range from minor fractures to more severe breaks requiring surgery and long-term recovery.
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): A sudden jolt or blow to the head can cause concussions or more severe forms of TBI. Such injuries can have serious and long-lasting effects on cognitive function.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These injuries can be devastating, leading to partial or complete paralysis. Even minor spinal injuries can result in chronic pain and mobility issues.
  • Internal Injuries: The impact of a bus accident can cause damage to internal organs, leading to serious complications that may not be immediately apparent after the accident.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: Broken glass and flying debris can cause significant cuts and lacerations, leading to scarring and requiring surgery.
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, bus accidents can result in significant emotional distress, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Wrongful Death: In the most tragic of circumstances, a bus accident may result in fatalities.

It’s crucial to remember that every bus accident and every injury is unique. The pain and suffering that follow can be immense and life-altering, and it’s our job at The Ruth Law Team to ensure you receive the representation and advocacy you deserve. Reach out to us today, and let us stand by your side in your time of need.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Sarasota Bus Accident Victims

A whirlwind of expenses and losses can make the recovery process challenging in the aftermath of a bus accident. If you choose to pursue a claim, there are various types of compensation you might be eligible to receive to help mitigate these financial burdens. Here are some of the typical areas where you may receive compensation:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes compensation for hospital stays, surgeries, medication, physical therapy, and any other medical treatment associated with the injuries sustained in the bus accident.
  • Future Medical Costs: If your injuries require ongoing medical treatment, you may be eligible for compensation to cover future medical expenses.
    Lost Wages: If your injuries prevent you from working, either temporarily or permanently, you could be compensated for lost income.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: If your ability to work and earn a living has been compromised due to the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for future lost earnings.
    Pain and Suffering: This compensates for the physical pain and emotional distress you’ve endured as a result of the accident.
  • Property Damage: If your personal property was damaged in the accident, you may be eligible for compensation for the repair or replacement of those items.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases where the conduct of the responsible party was particularly egregious or reckless, a jury may award punitive damages as a way to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.

Remember, the process of pursuing a claim can be complex, and the specific compensation you may be eligible for will vary based on the unique circumstances of your case. The Ruth Law Team is here to help you understand these elements and navigate the complexities of the legal process. Let us help you take the next step on your journey to recovery. Reach out to us today.

Next Steps After a Bus Accident

A bus accident can be a highly distressing event, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about the next steps. To help guide you through this challenging time, here are the steps you should consider following a bus accident:

  • Prioritize Your Safety: Your immediate concern after an accident should be your safety and that of others involved. If possible, move to a safe location away from traffic.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don’t believe your injuries are severe, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately. Some injuries may not present symptoms immediately, and a medical professional can properly assess your condition.
  • Document the Accident: Gather as much information as possible about the accident. This might include the driver’s details, witness statements, and photographs of the accident scene. This information can be helpful for your attorney when reviewing your case.
  • Notify Law Enforcement: The bus driver will likely call 911 but if not, it is important to report the accident to the police. They will create an official report that can provide key details about the accident..
  • Contact Your Attorney: It’s crucial to speak with an attorney before speaking to anyone else about the accident, especially insurance companies. The Ruth Law Team can provide advice and guidance on handling discussions with insurance companies and other parties involved in the accident.
  • Preserve Evidence: Keep a record of any medical bills, repair costs if your car was involved, and other expenses related to the accident. Also, maintain a diary detailing your physical and emotional state following the accident.

Remember, in the aftermath of a bus accident, it’s important to take these steps to protect yourself and your potential legal case. The Ruth Law Team is here to provide guidance and advocacy throughout this process. Get in touch with us at your earliest convenience following an accident, and we can help ensure your rights are protected.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

If you’re involved in a bus accident, it may seem intuitive to immediately discuss the incident with your insurance company. However, it’s important to be cautious. Insurance companies often aim to minimize the compensation they have to pay, and statements you make can be used to undermine your claim. Before speaking to any insurance company, it’s strongly advised to consult with an attorney. At The Ruth Law Team, we can help guide you through the process of communicating with insurers and advocating for your rights and interests to ensure that you are not taken advantage of during this vulnerable time.

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How Do I Sue a Bus Company?

A bus accident lawsuit has numerous deadlines that our team will help you with, such as notice of claim and statute of limitations.

If you’re thinking about filing a lawsuit against a bus company, contact The Ruth Law Team’s experienced personal injury attorneys for advice on your case and how we would approach it.

Can You Sue a Bus Company or Public Transportation for Negligence?

How to proceed in a lawsuit will depend on whether the bus company is privately owned or operated by a state or local government.

For example, a school bus may be owned by either a government entity or private company:

  • In the event that your accident was caused by a privately owned bus, the process will follow customary procedures for negligence(opens in a new tab)(opens in a new tab) and personal injury cases.
  • If the bus company is owned by a government agency, you may have to go through a different legal process. However, there are still special procedural requirements that you will have to follow and there might be limits on how much money you can get for your claim. You should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact Our Bus Accident Attorneys

Navigating the aftermath of a bus accident can be an overwhelming journey. You don’t have to face it alone. The Ruth Law Team of Sarasota is here to lend a supporting hand, offering legal guidance rooted in four decades of experience. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident, contact The Ruth Law Team at (941) 366-9725 for a free case review by one of our dedicated Sarasota injury attorneys. As you grapple with the physical and emotional impacts, allow us to shoulder the legal complexities and fight for the justice you deserve.

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Our Sarasota Injury Law Offices

At The Ruth Law Team, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a cornerstone of the Sarasota community. Our local offices are staffed by dedicated professionals who have been serving the people of Sarasota for over 40 years. Our deep roots in this community inspire our commitment to every client, and it’s a privilege to stand with our neighbors in their times of need. Whether you’ve been involved in a bus accident or any other vehicle injury incident, our Sarasota offices are ready to welcome you, listen to your story, and provide the compassionate and comprehensive legal support you need.

Contact our Sarasota office:

Physical Address:
677 North Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
By Appointment Only
(941) 366-9725

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (941) 366-9725. Our lines are open 24/7.

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