Bus Accidents in Washington D.C. | What You Need to Know

Many people throughout Washington D.C. rely on buses and other forms of mass transit to get them from place to place. Generally, these forms of transportation are both reliable and safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you are someone who was injured in a bus accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about bus accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of bus accidents?

Bus accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons, though they are most frequently caused by negligence, either on the part of the bus driver or another negligent motorist. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents are as follows:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to account for the size of the bus
  • Negligently discharging passengers
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Failing to obey all other rules and regulations of the road

What should I do after sustaining an injury in a bus accident?

If you are injured in a bus accident, you should move swiftly to document the circumstances of your injury. This means you should call the police, ask anyone on the bus who witnessed the accident for their contact information, take pictures of the scene of the accident, receive immediate medical treatment, and retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can work to obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.

How long will I have to sue after being injured in a bus accident in Washington D.C.?

After sustaining an injury in an accident, you will have to take legal action within the statute of limitations. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years, however, this is generally not the case when someone is injured in a mass transit accident. If you were injured in a bus accident, you will most likely have to file a Notice of Claim within six months of the date of the accident. Do not make the mistake of waiting any longer than six months, for if you do, you may be permanently time-barred from suing. We are ready to help you today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.