Many of us rely on buses to safely and timely get us from place to place. Though buses are a convenient form of transportation for many, at times, bus accidents occur and people can sustain very serious injuries as a result. Continue reading and contact the knowledgeable and experienced Howard County auto accident attorneys from Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates to learn more about bus accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of bus accidents in Maryland?
Bus accidents happen for a variety of reasons, though they most commonly occur when either the bus driver or another motorist on the road behaves negligently. Bus driver negligence can include a wide variety of behaviors, including the following:
- Sudden stops and starts
- Failing to brake on time
- Failing to account for blind spots
- Unsafely merging or changing lanes
- Driving while fatigued
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
What should I do after getting hurt in a bus accident?
If you are injured in a bus accident, the first thing you should do is call 911 and request emergency medical services at the scene. You should then take pictures of the accident, any property damaged by the accident, and any injuries you’ve sustained. If you were hurt as a passenger, you should be sure to gather the contact information of other passengers who witnessed the accident, as they can corroborate your claim at a later date. Once you receive medical treatment and are in stable condition, you should speak with a Howard County personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you need to heal.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim in MD?
In Maryland, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, typically, three years, which gives accident victims two years from the date their accident occurred to file a lawsuit against the liable party. However, if you were hurt in an accident caused by a public bus, meaning the bus is owned either by the state or a municipality, you will most likely have far less time to file a Notice of Claim. This is why it’s always best to simply retain competent legal counsel as soon after an accident as you can. We are prepared to help you today–you just need to give us a call.
Contact Our Howard County, Maryland Firm
If you or a family member has sustained serious injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today. We are here to provide you with the steady and effective legal guidance you deserve.