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Bus Accident Lawyers Serving Maryland, Virginia And Washington D.C.

No Control For Those On The Bus

Those riding on a bus at the time of an accident have zero control over the factors leading to a collision. Additionally, most public transportation buses in Maryland and Virginia do not have seat belts. A great majority of serious bus injuries are caused when individuals are thrown about inside the vehicle upon the force of impact. The law typically holds the operators of commercial carriers (vehicles providing transport to the public) to the “highest standard of care.” Essentially, when you ride a bus being operated by another person (or any other commercial vehicle for that matter: airplane, boat etc.) you are essentially putting your life in someone else’s hands and trusting them to safely navigate you from point A to point B. The operator must thus act with the highest level of care to ensure your safety and often when an accident does occur, it is because this duty has been breached.

What’s the Cause of Your Accident?

The causes of bus accidents can vary. The most typical causes include but are not limited to:

  • Speeding
  • Talking on the cell phone
  • Texting
  • Reckless Driving
  • Improper Lane Changes
  • Failing To Yield
  • Drug Use
  • Alcohol Use
  • Negligent Maintenance
  • Brake Failure
  • Failure of driver’s to comply with the legal standard of care

Every Second Counts

Because bus accidents often result in substantial injuries and substantial liability for the bus company, the bus companies are typically well prepared to respond to an accident scene and perform an internal accident investigation to determine the cause of the crash. These investigations often result in performing drug tests for the bus driver’s, capturing and preservation of video footage, interviewing witnesses and other kinds of evidentiary preservation. Not surprisingly, despite all of these efforts, it is very rare that the bus company or its insurer will voluntarily attribute the cause of the accident to their own bus driver’s negligence. Therefore, if you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a bus accident, you should obtain an attorney as soon as possible after the accident to aggressively conduct an independent investigation into the facts and to rapidly secure the evidence that you will need to prove whose fault the accident was.

Who Will be Held Responsible?

Bus collisions in Maryland and Virginia usually involve one of the following entities:

  • Maryland Government Buses
  • DC Metro Buses
  • Transit Companies
  • Greyhound Lines
  • Metro Access Buses
  • School buses
  • Other Private Bus Companies
  • Medical Transport Companies
  • Tour Bus Companies

Again, because the operators of buses can face substantial liability after a collision, the companies who employ the operators typically are prepared to visit the accident scene immediately after an accident and obtain recorded statements, witness information, video recordings, photographic evidence, and otherwise secure whatever evidence they can. This is why it’s important to contact an attorney immediately to discuss the specific facts of your case. Your attorney will be able to promptly secure the evidence you need to prove your case and make sure actions are taken immediately to preserve your claim.

Our lawyers fight every day to help those who have been injured receive just compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident in Maryland or Virginia, contact our Lawyers today for a free consultation! 1-888-540-2599

Read Some of Our Recent Client Reviews!

02:32 04 Aug 18
The lawyer who was initially handling my case parted ways with the company and I was assigned a new lawyer. This new lawyer was amazing! Christina Franetovich made me feel secure by double checking all the facts and notes in my case so that I was not worried during this transition. I was on disability from an a different accident while she was finalizing my case, and I had called and hounded her about the time frame of my settlement very frequently to the point that I felt guilty for calling so much. Christina was very sympathetic to my situation and assured me that she would do everything in her power to make sure the situation would be resolved quickly. She actually finalized my case before the time frame she had given me, was always very courteous and knowledgable on the phone, and I feel extremely lucky that she ended up handling my case because the previous lawyer was not as amazing with customer service as Christina. She also has a way of making you feel comfortable and builds incredible rapport quickly. I am going to highly recommend her to my friends and family. Thank you Christina!!!
Andrea Barajas
Andrea Barajas
15:13 16 May 18
My husband and I were in a car accident in August 2017. We contacted Bob Katz team for legal representation in our case. Kristen A. Turner was our paralegal and she was excellent. It took 9 months for us to receive our settlement and Kristen kept us updated throughout this entire process. She was very kind and patient as I happened to have several questions. She always answered my questions promptly and thoroughly. I would highly recommend this firm and Kristen if you are in need of legal assistance.
Richard Hose
Richard Hose
02:26 27 Jun 18
On Feb 23, 2017 I was in a bad accident on the JFX. I had been rear end by another driver. Almost immediately I felt pressured by the other drivers insurance. Everything from wanting a recorded statement; to failing to acknowledge responsibility. No one would answer my questions, nor would anyone take responsibility. I was frustrated and overwhelmed with everyone from the towing company, to the repair shop, to the insurance company nightmare I just entered. I reached out to Attorney Robert Katz and I was assured they were here to help. He provided with some much needed information, and told me not to worry, Sarah his Paralegal would be in touch to help get things moving. Sarah reached out as expected and explained their process and walked me through what my expectations would be. She as well assured me they were here to help me navigate the obstacles. What Sarah really did was so much more than help. She took the stress and burden off my shoulders and assumed ownership for handling everything on my behalf. I knew what to expect, and I received regular updates throughout the entire process. Honestly, I received so much more than I anticipated. Some of the most frustrating items to chase after are medical records and hospital charges. While I was trying to recall events and timelines, she had already obtained my records and information. She made this process so painless. I truly cannot say enough about the exceptional service she provided. Many thanks for all your help. Sincerely, Richard Hose
Claudette Pope
Claudette Pope
13:18 30 Aug 18
I was referred to Gordon & feindblatt in 2014 when my family was in an accident, Mr. Katz personally consulted with me by phone and he was very polite and professional, Mr. Carpuso, one of the litigation attorneys even came out to our home and went over our case with us, he made sure all of our needs was addressed and before he left our home that day I felt like we were old friends. that case was settled and I was very pleased, I have used this law firm twice since then and the results are always the same, I have nothing but great experiences with Gordon & Feindblatt the staff are courteous and professional and they get the job done but the one in particular that really stood out for me is Rebecca Slattery, she is truly a gem, she is so compassionate, she walked me through the entire process, she even checked up on me from time to time just to see how I was feeling and I really appreciated her kindness. I will use this law firm again and again for any future legal issue that may arise and I would highly recommend Gordon & Fiendblatt to friends, family and co-workers.
15:24 09 Feb 18
My experience here was great. My lawyer Rebecca was so professional and I love her personality. She handled my case well and kept me updated and made the process easy and always made me feel comfortable to call whenever I needed to know anything.
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Chris Shin
Chris Shin
18:23 20 Jun 18
They were very polite, professional. and informed current status of the case time to time. Great Job !!!
Jonathan Roane
Jonathan Roane
22:51 17 Nov 17
If you ever need any assistance with an accident or injury-related claim this is the firm you need hands down. These are the most professional and caring people I have ever met in my life. Two people you should contact are Rebecca Slattery who was actually my paralegal and also Allan Serrano. You will be in good hands.
Israel Thompson
Israel Thompson
00:52 06 Dec 17
Attorney MR Bob Katz outstanding Human being, went beyond and above to help me during my accident, he showed me tremendous kindness and support.Thank you so much will highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with their auto accident
Marta Kritselis
Marta Kritselis
16:19 01 Sep 17
Rebecca Slattery the paralegal She took care my case and she was very helpful throughout the whole process. I highly recommend to my family and friend the services of Attorney Bob Kats and there team .
Myong Kim
Myong Kim
22:04 31 Mar 17
I am grateful to Bob and Justin Katz and their team for working hard to get me the most money. They were very professional and easy to work with in Korean. I will recommend them to friends and family any chance I have.
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