If you were injured in a bus accident in Maryland, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to our firm today and speak with one of our Prince George’s County passenger accident attorneys.
How does a bus accident occur in Maryland?
Just like any other accident, bus accidents can occur because of a number of different factors. There are some instances where bus accidents are inevitable, however, there are many times when this is not the case. Bus accidents are typically a result of 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, it is highly likely that you will be eligible to file a personal injury claim and receive compensation for your injuries. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include texting while driving, failing to account for blind spots, releasing 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. If you were injured in a bus accident because of any of the following, reach out to our firm today to discuss your legal options.
What steps should I take after a bus accident injury?
If you were injured in a bus accident and would like to pursue legal action, you will want to obtain as much evidence as possible to support your claim. You can do this by acquiring witness testimony, as there should be other witnesses of the accident on board who can verify your claim. You should also take plenty of photos and videos of the accident, call the police to the scene, seek immediate medical treatment, and speak with our knowledgeable Prince George’s County motor vehicle accident attorneys. Our legal team will put in the work required to formulate your case and collect additional evidence.
How long will I have to file a Notice of Claim in Maryland?
If someone is injured in an accident in Maryland, he or she will have to file their personal injury claim within three years of the date of their accident, in agreement with the state’s statute of limitations. However, when an individual 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 miss this deadline, you will lose the ability to file this claim entirely. Reach out to our firm today to ensure you meet each of your claim’s deadlines.
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.