When a private or public company operates a line of buses, they are expected to have the highest standards for their drivers and vehicles.
Buses are generally considered common carriers under Florida law. This means that bus drivers are held to a higher standard of care than the typical motorist. Additionally, most buses are not equipped with seatbelts or other restraint systems so passengers can be easily injured in a collision, particularly if they are standing at the time of the crash.
Injuries can range from bruising and broken bones to life-altering brain injuries and spinal cord damage requiring expensive treatment and long-term care.