Volusia County has a full system of public transportation based on buses that run all around Volusia County. From Edgewater to Daytona Beach and westward to DeLand you can always find a bus to take. The public transportation system is, for the most part, a completely safe option when it comes to traveling. There are, however, exceptions to this. There is no vehicle that drives on the road which is completely free from the possibilities of accidents. There is always the chance of an accident happening no matter what you are driving. The issue with a bus is that while a sedan might have up to four passengers, a bus can have quite a few more. They can have a few as 10 passengers on a minibus to over 50 passengers in larger models.
What happens if you are injured on one of these buses? Beyond putting a damper on your good day, you are due compensation for your injuries. When you step on a bus, they become responsible for your safety. If you are injured because of the driver’s negligence, it could fall on the bus line to pay for the injuries you received. If the accident is caused by another driver then they are going to have a very expensive insurance claim or lawsuit to pay for your injuries and the injuries of anyone else on board. Regardless of who is to blame for the incident, the important part is that you don’t get forced to pay for taking a bus ride gone wrong.
The good news is that while accidents do occur while taking a bus, they are still considered to be one of the safest forms of transportation. For all the accidents that happen on roads in the U.S. bus accidents make up a very small percentage of them. This includes your normal public transportation bus and your basic school bus. So don’t think that getting on a bus is a dangerous decision that you need to worry about. The odds are definitely in your favor that you will reach your destination without any issue.
Like all things in life though, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared just in case something does happen. The best way to be prepared is to have a number ready for any kind of situation. Some numbers that are good to have in your phone is law enforcement, fire department, and Rue & Ziffra. We can guide you through step by step what to do from the moment the accident occurs to the moment you are fully compensated for your injuries. Have that peace of mind that someone is watching out for you by putting 1-800-526-4711 in your phone.