Bus Accident

 

Bus Accident Lawyer Baltimore, Maryland

 

Millions of Americans rely on public transportation to go back and forth to school, work, the mall and many other destinations. School buses operated by public and private institutions ferry millions of school children everyday.

 

The are tens of thousands of public transportation operators with some being local companies while others have a national reach and are well known. The proliferation of low cost bus options have allowed more folks to take a day trip to New York for a relative small sum of money.

 

With the ease of transportation unfortunately comes the thousands of bus accidents that happen every year. In 2011, there were 56,000 bus accidents in the US. Some are sensational and covered in local news while thousands more happen without much furor but nevertheless come with injuries to passengers.

 

In connection with NHTSA’s newly proposed rule regarding bus safety and rollovers, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that “The consequences for passengers in rollover crashes are severe.I want passengers to know that when this Department sees opportunities to make their travel safer so that they can more confidently visit their families or get to work, we are going to do just that and we believe this proposal is a step in that direction.”

 

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

The most widely recognized reasons Bus accidents occur are:

 

  • Driver exhaustion
  • Driver ineptitude
  • Aggressive, careless driving
  • Poor or lack of maintenance
  • Defective parts 

Bus Accident Injuries

 

Depending on the severity of the accident, the injuries can be as minor as whiplash and scratches to broken bones or paralysis.

 

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, NHTSA, estimates that 6,000 and 10,000 children per year are injured in school bus accidents.

 

Reaching a Bus Accident Lawyer

A knowledgeable bus accident attorney can help you analyze your claim, including but not limited, to identifying all potential defendants. As part of any claim, you are entitled to recover medical expenses paid by you or your behalf. In addition, you are entitled to any lost wages and, when there are long term consequences that impact your ability to earn a living, you can recover damages for lost earning capacity.

 

You have three years to file a claim from time of the accident, but you should not wait that long for very good reasons. Memories fade, witnesses are hard to find over time and evidence gets lost.

If you think you have a case call 410-849-9529.

 

If you think you have a case call 410-849-9529.

 

 

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