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Commercial vehicle accidents: Students injured in bus crash

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are a daily occurrence on Florida roadways. Some may include commercial vehicle accidents, which can often result in significant property damage and serious injury of anyone involved. Many people were horrified to learn that a Florida school bus with multiple students onboard was recently struck by a semitruck.

Approximately 40 students were on board the bus headed to a middle school when the accident occurred. Reportedly, high school and middle school students were on the bus. Although the accident investigation is still pending, investigators believe that the semitruck did not slow down soon enough and collided with the bus from behind. The impact of the collision resulted in the bus flipping over onto its side.

At least 20 students were injured as a result. Sadly, two students suffered serious injuries and were flown to a trauma center for treatment. Both the bus driver and the truck suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The bus driver has been formally charged with careless driving.

Florida attorneys who have handled other commercial vehicle accidents understand the intricacies of the claims process. A consultation can quickly allow victims in similar accidents understand the financial stress that they may expect regarding ongoing medical treatment and other monetary concerns. Personal injury lawyers are familiar with negotiating with truck companies, filing insurance claims and, when it is appropriate, filing a lawsuit seeking recovery of monetary damages in civil court. In many cases, victims may be able to recoup compensation to help cover past, present and future medical and therapy expenses as well as other financial losses.

Source:, "Several injured in Florida semi-truck vs. school bus accident", Dec. 13, 2017

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