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Is a Bus a Commercial Motor Vehicle?

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November 5, 2015
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Florida Bus Accident Attorney Explains Bus Injury Claims under Commercial Vehicle Law

Which vehicles are considered commercial motor vehicles (CMV)? In this video, Florida bus accident attorney Joseph Kalbac, Jr. discusses how bus accidents are treated similarly to truck accidents, citing a past case involving a bus full of children and a fatigued bus driver. If you have suffered injuries in a commercial motor vehicle accident, call our nationwide accident attorneys near Miami at 305-476-7400, or fill out our online case review form.

Video Transcription:

When we talk about truck accidents, we’re also talking about, in generic terms, commercial vehicle accidents. Those would include the commercial buses, passenger buses, things of that nature. I handled the case up in Jacksonville, Florida, where a bus full of school kids had left Canada early in the morning. They’d driven all night long and were driving southbound on their way to Fort Lauderdale for spring break when they rear-ended at 68 miles an hour my clients who were in a truck. They were stopped because of fog and we were able to determine in that particular case that the bus drivers had overdriven their time by several hours, and this accident clearly could have been avoided. The bus driver behind the wheel shouldn’t have been behind the wheel. If you need more information, call me, Joe Kalbac or Colson Hicks Eidson at 305-476-7400, or you can visit our website at Colson.com.