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New Port Richey Bus Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured because of a recent bus accident in New Port Richey, Florida? Schedule a free consultation at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers. You may be entitled to financial compensation. Our New Port Richey bus accident lawyers can help you, so give us a call at (727) 910-5060 today.

Since 2001, Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers has been a source of guidance and support for victims of major bus accidents in New Port Richey and throughout the Tampa Bay area. As award-winning Florida trial attorneys, we’ve developed a reputation for going above and beyond for our clients and achieving life-changing results for them in the process.

Our law firm has won tens of millions of dollars in compensation – and we’re ready to stand up and fight for you and your case, you can count on us to handle a variety of personal injury cases, such as: pedestrian accidents in New Port Richey, workers’ compensation, wrongful death cases, New Port Richey child injuries, and many other practice areas.

Put a team with 119+ years of combined experience in your corner. Contact us online to discuss your legal rights and options with the team

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt in a Bus Accident in New Port Richey, FL

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt in a Bus Accident in New Port Richey, FL

Bus accidents aren’t like other types of traffic accidents. They can be incredibly complicated, especially when a government agency or school board gets involved in litigation. The parties you’ll be up against will have experience navigating the complexities of bus accident claims. It’s important to put yourself on a level playing field.

That’s where the New Port Richey personal injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers come in.

While you focus on recovering from your bus accident injuries, our law firm will:

  • Launch a prompt and in-depth investigation into your bus accident
  • Analyze evidence obtained through the discovery process
  • Bring in experts and specialists to support us throughout the legal process
  • Determine why the bus accident happened, how it could have been avoided, and who’s at fault (and therefore legally responsible for your damages)
  • Aggressively negotiate with bus services, manufacturers, insurance companies, and other parties on your behalf

We’re tough negotiators but thrive in the courtroom. Our attorneys will take on responsible parties head-on and fight to hold them accountable for the pain and suffering you’ve endured because of the bus accident.

If you don’t get a fair offer, we’ll be more than ready to bring your bus accident case to trial to get you the best result possible.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we represent bus accident victims in New Port Richey on contingency. The costs of a bus accident can already be high enough without the added stress of legal representation. So you only pay us if we win your bus accident case – and our fee comes right out of your financial award.

Don’t hesitate to contact our law office in New Port Richey to learn more about our legal services and how we might be able to help you maximize your financial recovery.

How Common Are Bus Accidents in Florida?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 10,619 bus accidents reported nationwide in 2022. 

Florida was home to no fewer than 913 bus accidents that year – about 8.6 percent of the nation’s total.

On an average day in Florida, there are between 2 and 3 bus accidents across the state. 

In 2022, bus accidents resulted in 718 injuries and at least 14 fatalities. 

We Handle All Types of Bus Accident Cases in New Port Richey

Buses offer a convenient way to travel in New Port Richey and surrounding cities in Pasco County, FL. However, any bus ride has the potential to end in a crash. If you’re involved in a bus accident, it’s important to work with a law firm that has experience navigating the intricacies of all different types of bus crashes.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we represent clients in cases involving:

  • Charter bus accidents
  • Private bus accidents
  • Tour bus accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Rental bus accidents
  • GoPasco bus accidents
  • Fatal bus accidents

Call our law office in New Port Richey, FL to learn more about our experience handling complex bus accident cases like yours.

What Are the Leading Causes of Bus Accidents in New Port Richey?

Bus accidents are largely avoidable. Everyone who operates a motor vehicle in New Port Richey shares a responsibility to follow traffic laws and drive with care. Bus drivers must have a CDL and demonstrate the ability to navigate a large bus safely. Bus companies and drivers are bound by strict state and federal guidelines, which are in place to limit the chances of accidents involving these types of vehicles.

So, when a bus accident happens, it’s typically because someone was negligent.

Some common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Drowsy driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Illegal stopping
  • Unsafe turns
  • Passing illegally
  • Braking errors
  • Following too closely
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Negligent vehicle maintenance
  • Failing to inspect buses regularly
  • Negligent hiring

Bad weather conditions, limited visibility, road defects, and vehicle defects can also contribute to car accidents involving buses in New Port Richey.

Who Could Be Liable If I Got Hurt in a New Port Richey Bus Accident?

Liability for a bus accident could extend to anyone that directly or indirectly contributes to the wreck.

Depending on the specific circumstances of your crash, one or more of the following parties could be on the hook for your damages: 

  • Bus driver
  • Private bus company
  • Charter bus company
  • School board
  • Driver of a passenger vehicle
  • Bicyclist
  • Pedestrian
  • Bus passenger
  • Property owner
  • Pasco County Public Transportation
  • Employer of a negligent party

Our bus accident attorneys in New Port Richey will dig deep and work to identify all potentially liable parties to help increase the odds of recovering maximum compensation.

Common Bus Accident Injuries

Even though some buses are built to compartmentalize passengers and protect them in the event of a collision, the risk of serious injury is still high.

Whether you were a passenger on the bus, a bystander, or an occupant of another vehicle, our New Port Richey bus accident attorneys can help you seek compensation for all of your crash-related injuries, including:

  • Concussion
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injury
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Nerve damage
  • Joint injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Back injury
  • Neck injury
  • Crushing injury
  • Chest injury
  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • Catastrophic injury

If you’ve lost a family member in a fatal bus accident in New Port Richey, we can help you navigate this incredibly difficult time and fight to recover compensation from those responsible.

What Do I Have To Prove To Win My Bus Accident Case?

As the bus accident victim, you’ll have the burden of proving that (a) another party is strictly liable for your injuries or (b) someone else was negligent.

Strict liability is typically limited to situations when a defective bus or vehicle component causes a crash. In these situations, the manufacturer could be legally responsible for your injuries, regardless of how careful they were.

For most bus accident cases, however, you’ll have to establish negligence.

Negligence involves showing that another party:

  • Owed you a duty of care;
  • Breached this duty of care by failing to act reasonably under the circumstances; and
  • Caused you to get hurt as a direct and proximate result of their actions.

You’ll also have to show that you’ve suffered damages – like medical bills, a loss of income, and/or distress.

What Damages Are Available To Bus Accident Victims in New Port Richey?

Compensatory damages – including economic awards and non-economic awards – are typically available to plaintiffs in bus accident cases.

This could allow you to recover money for:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Therapy
  • Property damage
  • Nursing care
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Embarrassment
  • Pain and suffering

Our bus accident attorneys in New Port Richey will aggressively seek all available compensation on your behalf. We’ll enlist the help of qualified experts and specialists as we work to understand the full scope and impact of your bus accident injuries. Our goal isn’t just to win but to get a financial award that accurately represents what your bus accident case is worth.

How Long Do I Have To File a Claim After a Florida Bus Accident?

If you’ve suffered a personal injury in a bus accident in New Port Richey, Florida, you will have four years from the date of the collision to file a claim for damages.

If you’ve experienced the tragic wrongful death of a family member in a fatal New Port Richey bus crash, the statute of limitations is just two years.

Do not hesitate to assert your rights. The sooner you call a personal injury attorney near you in New Port Richey, the greater the likelihood of a successful result.

Schedule a Free Initial Case Evaluation With an Experienced New Port Richey Bus Accident Lawyer

You got hurt in a New Port Richey bus accident because someone else was careless. They should be held fully accountable for the harm they’ve caused. Our New Port Richey bus accident lawyers are ready to help make that happen.

Benefit from a legal team with over 119 years of collective experience that’s won tens of millions of dollars for clients like you.

Call our law office serving New Port Richey to begin working with our top-rated law firm. We offer a free case evaluation, so contact us today.

Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
Hameed Owens
Hameed Owens
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