Though people across Maryland, especially in areas like Baltimore rely on mass transit to get from place to place, these forms of transportation are not always safe. If you have recently been involved in a bus or train accident, you may now require financial compensation to help you recuperate from any damages you have sustained. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland mass transit accident attorneys to learn more about how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do bus accidents happen?
Despite busses generally traveling at slower speeds than, say, cars or trucks, the truth is, they can be every bit as dangerous, especially if negligently operated or maintained. Some of the most frequent causes of bus accidents are as follows:
- Heedlessly discharging passengers
- Driving while fatigued
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Overlooking massive blind spots
- Failing to ensure fire extinguishers are aboard
- Sudden stops and starts, or failing to wait until all passengers are seated
What causes train accidents?
Fortunately, train accidents are not a part of everyday life. In fact, most people ride trains their entire lives without incident. However, there are the unfortunate few. What’s worse, these accidents are very often avoidable, and if you were involved in one, you are most likely now severely injured as a result. Some of the most common causes of train accidents are as follows:
- Misaligned tracks
- Negligent train conductors
- Stalled cars on the track
- Unsafe railroad crossings
- Unexpected derailments
- Train conductors, operators, or crew working while intoxicated
- Mechanical failures
- Worn down or faulty tracks
How do I recover compensation after being injured in a mass transit accident?
To recover financial compensation after an accident, you will have to hire an attorney who can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Fortunately, our firm has been helping clients do so for years, and we are ready to do the same for you. That being said, you must act fast. Those who wish to file a lawsuit against the MTA must file a Notice of Claim within one year of their accident. If you wait any longer than one year, you will generally be denied your right to sue, which can be detrimental to your physical recovery. Do not let this happen. Our firm is here to help.
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.