According to a report from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, there was a three-vehicle crash involving a school bus in Sarasota Thursday, August 15.
The accident reportedly occurred near the intersection of Proctor and Clark Roads in the city of Sarasota. Responding to the accident call were Sarasota County sheriff’s deputies, Sarasota County Government Emergency Services and the Florida Highway Patrol.
There were fortunately no children on the bus at the time of the accident, but one driver involved in the collision had to be transported to a hospital from the scene for treatment with injuries of an unnoted severity. Police did not initially indicate who was liable in the accident or the cause of the accident.
Special considerations in accidents involving buses, public transportation
Any personal injury claims involving accidents with buses or other forms of public transportation have some additional considerations to keep in mind.
For example, a passenger on a bus (or parent of a child on a school bus) could file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver, whether it be the bus driver (and the company that employs him or her) or another driver on the road. The drivers, however, only have the option to file a lawsuit if another driver was the one responsible for causing the accident.
In addition, any lawsuit against a bus company rather than an individual driver could result in different strategies being used, depending on the circumstances of the case.
To learn more about the process of filing a personal injury claim if you’ve been injured in an accident involving public transportation, work with an experienced Sarasota personal injury attorney at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.