Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Although there were no life-threatening injuries reported, the victims of the Bus Crash that occurred in Montgomery County, Maryland are lucky to be alive. Each year an average of 137 fatalities and 17,000 injuries result from school bus accidents across the United States. These figures do not include injuries arising from accidents involving public transportation busses. Contributing to these figures is the fact that only a handful of states have laws that require busses to be equipped with seatbelts. If you have been involved in a bus accident, experienced bus accident attorneys recommend that you take at least the following steps:

1. Seek medical attention. Even if you are unaware that you are injured, it is critical that you see a doctor as soon after the accident as possible to ensure that you are unharmed.

2. Take notes. As soon as you are safe and able, take notes of what you witnessed, including what led to the accident, who was involved, the driver's name, bus number, and any other witnesses at the scene.

3. Seek an experienced attorney. Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia each have laws requiring that a personal injury claim be filed within a certain amount of time. Therefore, it is critical that you seek an experienced bus accident lawyer as soon after the bus accident in order to determine if you are the victim of a personal injury. 

The cause of the Montgomery County Bus accident involving a public transportation bus that drove into a citizen's home remains under investigation. This accident is an example of many bus accidents that occur in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Bus accidents that occur in these localities too frequently involve the negligence of a bus company and an absence of seatbelts that can otherwise minimize the harm to bus passengers. If you, or someone you know has been injured as the result of a Bus Accident in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia, call the experienced Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Bus Accident Attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. (301) 854-9000.

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