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We Can Sue Any Number of Liable Parties

In Frederick, Maryland, there is a high volume of traffic across several major roads and highways. Without a doubt, when the roads are crowded, accidents are more likely to happen, especially when public transportation buses are in the mix of traffic. Buses are essential modes of public and private transportation, but they are notoriously dangerous when operated by a negligent bus driver.

If you were in a bus accident that caused painful and permanent injuries like spinal cord injuries, fractures, paralysis, and soft tissue injuries, it is time to discover your rights as an injured party. Our Frederick bus accident attorneys from Portner & Shure, P.A. want to be your first choice for legal representation. Allow us to fight for the compensation you deserve!

Schedule a free consultation by dialing (240) 770-0509. Thank you!

What is a Common Carrier?

Buses are usually considered common carriers in the law. This title means that bus drivers are held to a higher standard of care than a typical motorist.

Bus drivers might not be the only party liable for a crash, too. In some cases, maintenance companies or part manufacturers can also be liable, as well as the parent bus company that hired the driver or prepared their route. Under the theory of respondeat superior, our Frederick bus accident attorneys can attempt to hold the bus company accountable for the mistakes of their employee, which can open a good opportunity to get more damages than if you had to sue the bus driver only.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents in Frederick

At Portner & Shure, P.A. we have handled a variety of bus accident cases. No matter what unfolded to cause your bus accident, you can be sure we have most likely dealt with a situation very much like it. Our insight can become your advantage when you hire our team.

The most common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Bus driver negligence
  • Poorly maintained buses
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Driver fatigue

Why Should You Hire a Bus Accident Lawyer?

As the victim of a bus accident, you deserve compensation for your economic and non-economic damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and your emotional trauma. Oftentimes, insurance companies will try to offer a quick settlement to close a bus accident case as soon as possible and for a minimal amount of money. Do not accept this offer without letting our lawyers review it first to make certain it is fairly considering all of your damages.

At Portner & Shure, P.A., we have the leverage necessary to get you the compensation you deserve from stubborn insurance companies. We can gather all the relevant information, investigate the cause of the crash, ensure that all of the deadlines are met, and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf.

More Reasons to Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.

Portner & Shure, P.A. is backed by more than 30 years of successful personal injury claimant representation. Throughout the years, we have fought for many bus accident victims and guided their claims to successful conclusions. We are familiar with Maryland judges and the overall community that will comprise a jury pool if your case goes to court.

Our Frederick bus accident attorneys also have countless five-star reviews, excellent past results, great ratings, and national recognition. Also, our staff consists of some of the best bilingual paralegals in Maryland. Members of our team at Portner & Shure, P.A. speak Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, and Spanish! Lastly, we offer contingency fee agreements on bus accident claims, which means we do not get paid unless we win your case.

Time to start your bus accident case! Call (240) 770-0509 now.


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