Baltimore, Maryland Bus Accident Lawyer
Bus Crash Victims Trust Us with Complex Claims
Baltimore City has an extensive public transportation system that relies heavily on buses. People who ride these buses do so with the expectation that their safety is a priority for bus operators and other motorists. Sadly, bus accidents are common in Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area.
If you recently suffered injuries due to being the victim of a bus accident, you will want to obtain strong legal representation by a Baltimore, Maryland bus accident attorney. Bus companies and insurance companies routinely minimize the injuries that bus accident victims suffered. The attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. can fight to obtain compensation for your injuries.
For a free consultation, contact us at (855) 954-4141 or online.
Bus Accidents in Baltimore
Buses are subject to extensive regulations because they are “common carriers.” Specifically, bus drivers must hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and undergo specialized training before being allowed to operate a bus. Buses must undergo maintenance at regular intervals.
Despite these regulations, bus collisions often occur due to:
- Maintenance issues
- Unqualified drivers
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Illegal maneuvers
- Unsafe lane changes
Injuries Caused by Bus Accidents
Bus accidents produce a variety of injuries.
Common injuries include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Bone fractures
- Muscle sprains
The severity of these injuries depends on the severity of the collision. Nonetheless, these injuries often require emergency medical treatment. Bus accident victims usually need additional treatment such as physical therapy.
Damages in Bus Accident Cases
Bus accident victims are often left deeply in debt due as a result of their medical treatments. Fortunately, bus accident victims can seek financial compensation for their injuries. Maryland law allows bus accident victims to be compensated for the cost of their medical treatment, lost wages, and the pain and suffering they endured as a result of their injuries.
Litigation & Defenses Used by Bus Companies
To win a personal injury lawsuit, the victim must prove that the other party caused the accident and that the victim’s injuries were caused by the accident. A personal injury victim must prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. Bus accident victims must often sue the bus operator and the driver of the other vehicle. This is because both drivers deny fault and instead blame each other.
Insurance companies often deny a claim on the basis that a bus accident victim did not suffer injuries as a result of the collision. To successfully navigate the litigation process and overcome defenses asserted by insurance carriers, skilled legal representation by a Baltimore, Maryland bus accident lawyer can be extremely helpful.
How a Baltimore, Maryland Bus Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Bus companies and insurance companies routinely minimize or deny claims by bus accident victims. They take these actions with the hope that bus accident victims will simply give up. The attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. fight for their clients. We have spent more than 25 years fighting on behalf of our clients from Maryland’s Hispanic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, and Korean communities. We are ready to fight for you, too.
Portner & Shure, P.A., receives no fee unless our client obtains a settlement or judgment in court. To schedule a free consultation regarding your Baltimore bus accident case, dial (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.