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Bus Accidents

Bus Accident Lawyers in Laurel

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Whether used to transport kids to school, employees to their job, or long road trips across the country, many people rely on the bus for transportation. 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, other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

If you have suffered a serious injury in a bus accident caused by negligence in Laurel, McGowan & Cecil, LLC is committed to helping you hold the liable parties accountable for their reckless actions and recover your entitled compensation. With more than 100 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.

For detailed information on how we can help with your case, call our office at (301) 761-2007 today.

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 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 online or call (301) 761-2007 to discuss your case with an attorney from McGowan & Cecil, LLC today.

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Client Victories

Exceptional Service & Proven Results
  • $ 90,000 Automobile Injury

    Our client was stopped for traffic on 495 when she was rear-ended by a commerical truck. The client sustained permanent thoracic and lumbar strains with L2-L5 disk bulges/protrusions.

  • $222,599 Automobile Injury

    Our client was waiting to merge onto MD 100. The Defendant was exiting MD 100 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the driver's side of client's vehicle. Client sustained a concussion and a Type 2 Slap tear of his left shoulder that required surgery.

  • $162,500 Automobile Injury caused by Negligent Service

    One day, our client was driving the company truck to service a call. As he headed down I-695, a tire suddenly flew off of a car traveling in the opposite direction. It hurled through the air and ultimately struck his windshield. As a result of the collision, our client sustained multiple personal injuriesincluding tinnitus. This tinnitus is permanent and continually interferes with his ability to sleep and concentrate.

  • $100,000 Automobile Injury caused by Negligent Service

    One day, our client went to get her oil changed and tires rotated. After the service was complete, she was driving down the street when her tire came off. This automotive failure caused new injuries and aggravated previous injuries.

  • $250,000 Boating Injury

    Our client was a passenger on a boat that crashed into a seawall at night. The collision caused severe injuries to our client. We obtained a policy limits award of $250,000.00.

  • $490,000 Convenience Store Injury

    A case of water fell off of the shelf onto our client's head while she was shopping. Our client suffers from permanent head, shoulder, and vision injuries as a result.

  • $2,000,000 Drunk-Driver

    Our client was the passenger in the car when the driver lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. Our client was very badly injured and had to have his foot and two fingers amputated.

  • $125,000 Drunk-Driver

    While intoxicated, the defendant lost control of his vehicle and traveled into the lane of oncoming traffic, striking our client's vehicle head on. Our client suffered injuries in his back and wrists. The wrist injury was persistent and required surgery.

  • $872,354 Head-On Collision

    Our client's vehicle was struck head on when another driver crossed the center line and came into incoming traffic. The force of the impact caused serious head trauma to our client, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The insurance company settled after a complaint was filed and awarded our client $872,354.

  • $250,000 Head-On Collision

    The defendant's vehicle crossed the median into oncoming traffic. He struck our client's motorcycle head-on. Our client was severely injured.

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Why McGowan & Cecil?

  • Our attorneys possess more than 100 years of collective legal experience.
  • We return calls! Our goal is to provide "Platinum Concierge Service."
  • Every case will be assigned at least one attorney and one paralegal.
  • We’ve won financial compensation in excess of $1 million on individual cases.
  • We handle PIP & property damage issues at no additional fee.

Client Testimonials

We Put Our Clients First
  • “If you are looking for a powerful and well-connected personal injury attorney, first consult McGowan and Cecil and you won’t need to look any further. They are exceptionally skilled in handling traumatic and life altering personal injury cases.”

    - Anonymous
  • “I am beyond pleased with how Attorney Scott Stengel handled my case. From our the first conversation he made me feel comfortable with his knowledge in law and I felt like my case was a priority.”

    - Arlondria
  • “If you are looking for a lawyer that is going to be up front and honest and truly give it their all then Scott is the man. I would highly recommend him for any personal injury case that you may have.”

    - Ciara