City Transit Bus Crashes and Causes Irreparable Property Damage to Miami Shop Owner in Little Haiti
Miami-Dade: Not necessarily does a City Transit bus have to run into another car or run somebody over to be on the receiving end of a personal injury claim for compensation. On many occasions, buses lose control for reasons other than human error and crash into buildings, houses, or shops. When this happens, the property damage entailed due to the negligence on behalf of a bus company and/or the recklessness of the bus operator can be devastating. Nevertheless, bus companies and/or operators aren’t always to blame for injuries or property damage from bus related accidents. In one of the most recent bus related accidents in Miami involving property damage, a northbound Miami-Dade County transit bus drove straight into a corner design boutique shop after it crashed into a truck that had run a red light at a busy Miami-Dade intersection. The bus spent five days lodged within the Little Haiti corner shop, with the impact of the crash having a devastating structural effect on the stability of the 92-year-old building, which sadly, will need to be demolished. To make matters worse for the property owner, neither did he nor the driver of the pickup truck that blew the red light which caused the accident have any sort of insurance to protect them from personal injury or property damage. Public buses are operated by the City and have strict rules regarding compensation for personal injuries and property damage. In this particular case and according to a spokesperson for the City Transit Authority, it seems that the city will not be granting the property owner any compensation for the damage to the property by the bus. In fact, the city presented a demolition notice upon the crashed bus’ removal from the shop a few days ago. Apparently, the bus impact and its arduous removal led to destabilizing the building’s support columns and compromising the entire structure, according to Miami Fire Rescue teams, who added that the building was in danger of collapsing if structural support wasn’t added immediately. Sadly for the owner, who’s owned the property since 1988, the entire building is set to be demolished in October to prevent any further risk of property damage or personal injury. The question is; Does the property any right to claims for property damage or loss as a result of the accident that led to a bus crashing into the shop and the building now on route to be brought to the ground? For the answer to this question, contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE or visit the Homepage to chat with one of our expert Personal Injury attorneys.
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