Many people depend on public transportation daily. Because of this, you can expect that accidents will happen. If you or a loved one were injured in a bus or train accident, you may want to consider your legal options. Continue reading and give our skilled Prince George’s County personal injury attorney a call today to discuss your options. We are on your side. Here are some questions you may have:
How do train and bus accidents occur in Maryland?
There are several different ways that train and bus accidents can happen. Depending on the severity of the situation, mass transit accidents can result in serious injuries and, in worst-case scenarios, deaths. Mass transit accidents can occur from several causes. If a train accident happens, it may be the result of:
- Faulty tracks
- Driver negligence
- Sudden stops
Bus accidents can also cause serious injuries. Unfortunately, buses may offer less defense than trains since they share the road with other drivers who can be irresponsible and dangerous. Also, buses do not always require passengers to sit, suggesting passengers standing room when all of the seats are occupied. As a result of this, those standing passengers may be put at a higher risk. Bus accidents may be caused by the following:
- Driver negligence
- Improper maintenance
- Other drivers on the road
- Poor weather conditions
Our firm recognizes the hardships individuals may face after being injured in a bus or train accident. If you are in this unfortunate situation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to learn more about how our legal team can help you obtain the justice and compensation you need to heal and move forward. We are just one call away.
What steps should I take if I was injured in an accident?
No one expects to have their morning commute interrupted by a mass transit accident. However, if it does happen, it is a good idea to understand what to expect. Usually, individuals injured in a mass transit accident are required to provide information including:
- Date of incident
- Time of incident
- Location of incident
- Route or property where the incident occurred
- Whether you were injured on a bus/train or a property
Mass transit accidents can have serious negative effects on those involved. Because of this, it is important to reach out to an experienced attorney after being injured in a mass transit accident. Attempting to negotiate with the company themselves may be more difficult without competent legal representation on your side. We are ready to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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If you suffered an injury or loss because of another person’s negligence, contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today.