Florida Bus Company Fails to Respond To Deadly Crash in Philippines

If an accident happens and the responsible party refuses to communicate, can you still take action?

Absolutely. Just because an at-fault company fails to respond to an accident and the ensuing claims, you still have legal recourse. Our lawyers at Steinger, Greene & Feiner want you to know that you have rights that should be exercised and we are here to be your voice.

Such is the case of this Florida-based transportation company, who has yet to formally respond to their victims. GV Florida Transport, a company operating in the Philippines, is under scrutiny after a fatal crash in Bontoc, Mountain Province, in which a bus fell into a ravine – killing 14 and injuring more than 30. These victims, and family members of those lost in the bus accident, are signing a petition, asking the company to step-up and give them answers.

One survivor, whose injuries are “less severe” than other passengers, has already incurred up to $50,000 in medical costs. Without a statement direct from GV Florida Transport or its representatives, and bills piling up, victims are left wondering what the next step might be in collecting due compensation.

As a result of the company’s lack of response, GV Florida’s franchise has been suspended by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for 30-days pending an investigation. The LTFRB found that the ill-fated bus bound for Bontoc was not authorized to operate.

A hearing connected to the bus crash in Bontoc is scheduled at 9 am on February 19th.

Don’t let the silence of at-fault parties make you feel helpless, or worse go uncontested. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident like this, you do have a right to justice. Steinger, Greene & Feiner have years of experience fighting to make our clients’ voices heard. Our thoughts go out to everyone involved in this unfortunate crash and hope that if you need us to help sort through the pieces, you won’t hesitate to reach out. Call us anytime at 1-800-560-5059 or fill out a free, no obligation consultation form.

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Michael Steinger

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.