Public transportation provides a valuable resource for thousands of people all across South Florida. During the 2015 fiscal year, the Palm Tran in Palm Beach County alone provided 10,773,132 one-way passenger trips. Needless to say, various transit systems across the state serve all kinds of communities. Buses benefit everyone from locals who make public transit part of their daily routine, to people on vacation taking advantage of affordable travel options. Sadly, bus accidents are also far too common on America’s streets and highways.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately three hundred fatal bus crashes occur annually. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, 264 people died due to bus accidents in 2016. Furthermore, 35,000 people were injured in accidents involving buses that year. That is why having an attorney with experience in bus accident litigation can make all the difference for you or your loved ones.