Wheaton Bus Accident Lawyer
Representing Victims of All Types of Bus Accidents
Injuries resulting from bus collisions tend to be severe and often have permanent effects. Montgomery County, Maryland has some of the most congested highways and roads in the entire state of Maryland. Sadly, bus collisions occur on our congested roadways all too often. These collisions result in devastating injuries and, in many cases, deaths.
Fortunately, victims of bus accidents can seek compensation for their damages by filing personal injury claims. Accordingly, in order for a victim of a bus accident to receive the compensation they deserve, it's critical that they obtain sound legal representation from a Wheaton bus accident lawyer. The award-winning attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have been successfully representing victims of bus accidents in Montgomery County for over 25 years.
Contact us online or by phone at (855) 954-4141 today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
What Makes Bus Accidents So Complex?
Victims of bus accidents often suffer terrible injuries due to the sheer weight and mass of these vehicles. Additionally, bus passengers are particularly at risk of severe injury because buses are often not equipped with seatbelts. Buses are considered “common carriers,” which means bus drivers are held to a higher standard of care than other types of motor vehicle operators. While buses do not offer seatbelts, bus drivers are required to hold a commercial driver’s license. Additionally, buses must undergo regular maintenance.
All of these factors are important, as collisions involving buses are often legally and factually complex. Accordingly, these requirements may offer more evidence to show that a bus driver or their employer was negligent—by failing to properly train the driver, failing to properly maintain the bus, or in some other way.
Defenses & Damages in Bus Accident Claims
The defense of contributory negligence is available under Maryland state law. Under this defense, a plaintiff is unable to recover damages if the defendant successfully proves that the plaintiff’s own negligence contributed to the accident in any way. This defense is commonly asserted in bus accident cases involving other motorists, bicyclists, or even pedestrians.
Personal injury victims are permitted to claim economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are meant to compensate a victim for their medical bills, lost wages, futures lost wages, and future medical care, as well as any other concrete expenses caused by the accident/incident. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are meant to compensate the victim for the pain and suffering, emotional trauma, reduced quality of life, and other intangible losses they endured as result of their injuries.
How A Wheaton Bus Accident Lawyer Can Help You
The attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have been successfully representing bus accident victims in Montgomery County and throughout the state of Maryland for over 25 years. Our reputation for excellence can be seen in the numerous awards our attorneys have earned, along with the countless five-star reviews we have received from our former clients.
Portner & Shure, P.A. offers legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning our attorneys receive no fees unless/until they recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf. We also offer free initial consultations at no obligation to you.
Contact us today at (855) 954-4141 to request your private legal consultation.