Bus Accidents in Maryland
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Whether they are used to transport the kids to school, employees to their job, or long road trips across the country, many people rely on the bus for various purposes. Although this mode of transportation is generally safe and economical, accidents involving these massive vehicles can still occur. Bus accidents can lead to catastrophic and life-threatening injuries to passengers (due to the absence of safety equipment such as airbags and seatbelts), other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.
If you have suffered a serious injury in a bus accident caused by negligence in Maryland, McGowan & Cecil, LLC are committed to helping you hold the liable parties accountable for their reckless actions and recover your entitled compensation. With more than 90 years of combined legal experience and millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, our Laurel personal injury attorneys know what it takes to maximize your award and help you make the best possible recovery from injury.
Liability in Bus Accident Cases
In Maryland, commercial and public bus companies are known as “common carriers.” This means that bus operators are required to exercise a very high degree of care for the safety of their passengers and other motorists on the road.
In many cases, bus accidents are caused by bus driver error, either due to lack of experience and/or training, or even simply inattention. Additionally, driver impairment is another common cause, whether due to alcohol, drugs, or even fatigue.
Bus companies can also be held liable for these accidents. If a collision occurs due to a defective or faulty bus component, the company could be held liable for improper maintenance, which typically occurs to keep costs down.
Other motorists may also collide with buses. The roadways buses use may be defective.
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Our Laurel personal injury lawyers can conduct an investigation on the bus accident, collect evidence to support your claim, negotiate with insurers, and help you get the most favorable award or settlement possible. Bus companies will fight diligently to deny or reduce your claim, but we are not afraid to hold them liable for their negligent actions to recover your monetary damages and ensure this type of accident doesn’t happen again.
For more information, contact us and discuss your case with McGowan & Cecil, LLC today.