Though buses are generally reliable, safe means of transportation, the truth is, there are times where buses can become extremely dangerous, usually as a result of negligence. Please continue reading and speak with our Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about bus accidents and how our firm can help if you have recently been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the causes of most bus accidents?
There are many times where bus accidents are unavoidable, however, this is not always the case. Bus accidents are usually caused by negligence, either on the part of the bus driver or another motorist. However, if you are a passenger on a bus and you are injured in an accident, you will most likely qualify for compensation, as the accident was not your fault. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include texting while driving, failing to account for blind spots, discharging passengers negligently, making sudden stops/starts, driving while fatigued or while under the influence, failing to ensure that all passengers are seated before driving off, and more.
What should I do after being involved in a bus accident?
If you are injured in a bus accident, there should be other witnesses of the accident on board who can confirm your claim. This is a good start, though you should also attempt to take pictures/videos of the accident, call the police to the scene, seek immediate medical treatment, and speak with a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to prove your claim.
How long will I have to file a Notice of Claim in Maryland?
In Maryland, when someone is injured in an accident, they will have to file their personal injury claim within three years of the date of their accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. However, when someone is injured on a property or in a vehicle owned by a municipality, such as a bus, they will have to file a Notice of Claim within one year of the date of the accident. If you fail to file a claim within one year of your accident, you will most likely lose your right to sue. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.