Bus accidents are not extremely common, but when they do occur, they can be devastating. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Maryland bus accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about bus accidents and what to do in the event of an injury.
How are Bus Accidents Caused?
Unfortunately, many bus accidents are a result of negligence. Some of the most common types of bus operator negligence are as follows:
- Texting and driving
- Operating the bus while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Navigating directions while driving
- Failing to take large blind spots into account
- Negligently changing lanes
- Negligently discharging passengers
- Abrupt stops and starts
- Operating the bus while drowsy or fatigued
- Ignoring all other rules and regulations of the road
What do I do After an Accident
If you are involved in an accident, there are a few important steps you should take to help yourself and those around you. Some of the most important steps include:
- Call 911. Even if you do not feel serious pain immediately, certain injuries take a couple of days to set in, so it is always best to call an ambulance to the scene. Additionally, there may be other people injured as well, so it is crucial someone contacts the police immediately.
- While awaiting an ambulance, ask other passengers for their contact information, as they may vouch for you and corroborate your claim if need be.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, and collect any other evidence that may be useful in proving a future personal injury claim.
- Never speak with the driver. Unfortunately, polite statements can be twisted and used against wrongly injured persons.
- After you?ve been transported to and treated at a hospital, ask your physician for medical documents regarding your injuries.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable and compassionate Maryland personal injury attorney. A skilled personal injury attorney may be able to gather further proof of negligence, such as security footage and police reports.
- File your claim on time. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years.
We understand the toll an accident can take. You may suffer physically, mentally, and financially. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve for these burdens. If you have been injured in a bus accident in Maryland, reach out to our firm today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We will fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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