Nationwide, nearly 63,000 buses are involved in traffic accidents each year, including 325 fatal injuries, 14,000 non-fatal injuries and 48,000 that result in property damage only. Compared to other types of vehicles, the proportion of bus crashes is quite small. But that is small consolation if you or a loved one have already sustained injuries in a bus accident. Who can you hold responsible and for what? If you are asking yourself these very questions, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Washington, D.C. mass transit accident attorneys to learn what you should know about bus accidents in Washington, D.C.
Are bus drivers liable for accidents in Washington, D.C.?
Yes, you can hold bus drivers liable for accidents in our nation’s capital. As it so happens, you may file suit against the bus company as well. You see, Washington, D.C. bus companies have a duty to screen, hire and train competent drivers to perform regular vehicle maintenance on a regular basis and to comply with government regulations. If they fail to do so, you may hold them liable for crashes and other accidents. However, doing so will not be easy.
What types of injuries can you sustain in Washington, D.C. bus accidents?
The list of injuries one might sustain in a Washington, D.C. bus accident is long and varied. However, the most common types of injuries are as follows:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Victims can incur these injuries due to the following:
- Hazardous weather conditions
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Tired driving
- Drunk driving
If you or a loved one suffered any of the above-mentioned injuries, you should reach out to one of our skilled Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyers to discuss what your next steps should be.
How can a Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney help you?
Pursuing compensation after any sort of accident is a time-consuming hassle, but bus accidents are especially so. That is because all manner of corporate, municipal and government entities could face accountability for your injuries. That said, they will not readily accept responsibility for their individual or collective negligence. They will point fingers, make excuses or even blame you, the victim. Furthermore, victims have only six months to file a Notice of Claim, or else they forever forfeit the ability to sue. A qualified legal professional from our firm will fight to protect your rights and to keep the spotlight on the defendants. Please give us a call today, so we can handle the legal work.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED WASHINGTON D.C. FIRM
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.