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Bus Accidents

Maryland Bus Accident Lawyers

Bus Accidents Are Rare but Serious

Perhaps because they tend to be driven by professionals, buses are rarely involved in accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bus accidents represent about 0.5% of fatal collisions and an even lower percentage of injury accidents in the U.S. each year. When a bus accident occurs, however, it has the tendency to be very serious because of the number of passengers it may be carrying. The extremely heavy weight of a bus and the lack of seatbelts or other basic safety measures on most buses may also make these accidents more serious.

Bus crashes pose a special challenge for attorneys because so many buses are owned, operated, or hired by government organizations. Federal, state, and local government organizations in Maryland have sovereign immunity, a legal theory allowing them to avoid being sued for some injuries and set strict rules for other suits. People who were hurt on a municipal bus, school bus, or mass transit bus may sue the government entity responsible for their accidents, but they must follow strict rules to do it, including very short deadlines by which they must notify the organization that they intend to pursue a legal claim. That’s one reason why so many experts recommend strongly that injured people get the help of a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.

For experienced legal counsel, call our Maryland bus accident attorneys at (301) 812-4777. Your consultation is free, and we have offices in Lexington Park, Bowie, Waldorf, Frederick, and Prince Frederick to better serve you.

Consequences of Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can affect people both inside and outside the bus. In fact, a crash involving a bus and a car, pedestrian, or bicyclist can be especially serious because of the large weight difference between buses and most other vehicles on the road. Just like large trucks, buses weigh many times what a passenger car or even an SUV weighs, which means they bring a much greater force to a collision. In a crash, this means the smaller vehicle—or an unprotected person on foot or on a bicycle—is almost always very seriously damaged or injured. The result is death or permanent disability for many victims, regardless of who was at fault.

Call (301) 812-4777 to Speak with a Maryland Injury Attorney

Our Maryland bus accident lawyers have successfully represented clients throughout the state who have suffered serious physical, financial, and emotional losses because of another person or organization’s carelessness. If you or someone you love was hurt in a bus collision, Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC can help.

To set up your free case evaluation, call (301) 812-4777 or contact us online.

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  • $2,600,000 Jury Verdict for Road Hazard in Baltimore City
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    Prince Georges’ County firefighter awarded $1.8 million dollars from State Farm for permanent damage to her wrist in a car crash.

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SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact us today. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.