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Hurt in a Bus Accident? Here’s What You Should Know

| April 30, 2021

Buses are a fantastic option when it comes to transportation around the Laurel area. Inexpensive, efficient, and dependable, many people rely on the local bus systems to get where they need to go. And while buses are largely safe, with well-trained drivers and well-maintained busses, accidents can still happen. Unfortunately, bus accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. Cases involving bus accidents are more complicated than people realize. If you’ve been injured in a bus accident, a Laurel bus accident attorney can help you get the compensation you need. 

Bus Accidents Are Unique

If you take the bus, you are already aware that public transportation buses do not have seatbelts. As a result, passengers are exposed to extreme danger and are likely to suffer severe injuries in even a minor accident. In some cases, passengers may even be thrown from the bus. Compared to accidents involving passenger vehicles, passengers in bus accidents are likely to suffer far more serious injuries.  

Another thing that makes bus accidents unique is you may need to pursue a claim against both the bus company and the bus driver. While the bus company is typically responsible for the actions of the driver, there are certain situations where this may not be the case. For accident victims, it can be difficult to determine who should be held accountable. A Laurel bus accident attorney can investigate the accident and determine from whom you should seek compensation. 

Were You Injured on a Public Bus?

A knowledgeable Laurel bus accident attorney should have experience in handling all types of bus accident cases: 

  • Private charter bus accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Metro Bus accidents (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)
  • RTA Bus Transit (Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland) 

The type of bus you were injured on will significantly impact how your case is handled. If you were a passenger on a public bus, then you should be aware that pursuing your claim may be more complex than if you were injured in an accident on a privately owned bus. This is because there are special rules and procedures for filing a suit against either the state or local government. If you fail to follow these rules, you could jeopardize your claim or even forfeit your rights to compensation altogether. A Laurel bus accident attorney will know how to navigate the claim process so that you can get the compensation you need.

Contact Laurel Bus Accident Attorney Thomas E. Pyles Today 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other losses. At the Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, we know how to navigate the claim process, whether your case is a school bus accident or you were injured on a private charter bus. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 301-705-5006 or contact us online to discuss your case with someone who knows how to get results.  We have offices in Waldorf and Leonardtown for your convenience.