Although public transportation is generally safe, accidents do occur. They can occur on buses, trains, and other forms of transportation. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is the 13th largest public rapid transit system in the country, with buses, trains, and metro service. In the event of a Maryland public transportation accident, there are generally multiple people involved and often multiple responsible parties. In the case of public transportation, such as a city bus or train, injured victims may also run into the issue of immunity. Cities often have immunity from lawsuits unless the legal claim meets an exception. In addition, in cases involving cities, parties may have to act fast and file a notice of the claim to the appropriate authority within a certain period of time. Needless to say, Maryland public transit accident cases can be exceedingly complex.
If you have been injured in a Maryland public transportation accident, the first thing is to seek medical attention if you are injured. Injuries may also manifest after some time so it is good to get evaluated by a doctor after an accident even if you feel fine. Once you are safe and able to do so, if possible, it is important to document the scene, as well as your injuries and property damages. It is also important to get the names and contact information of involved parties as well as witnesses at the scene who may be able to testify in support of your case. Getting insurance and policy information from involved parties is also a good idea. You may need to file a claim with the insurance company before you can file in court.
Public Bus Accident Leaves Many Injured
According to a news report, sixteen people were injured in a recent bus accident in New York City. The crash occurred on a Saturday morning when the bus crashed into a barrier on a ramp to the bus depot on its way to drop passengers in New York from New Jersey. Emergency responders had trouble accessing the bus due to severe damage to the front of the bus. According to a deputy chief from the Fire Department, some people were trapped inside the bus while others were on the ground outside the bus when responders arrived. The individuals injured in the crash were hospitalized, and one was in critical condition. The intersection where the crash occurred is one of the busiest intersections in the city. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
Contact a Maryland Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a Maryland bus accident, working with an experienced, qualified attorney is essential because small errors and missteps can be fatal to a claim. The experienced injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, take pride in advocating for the rights of victims against careless drivers, negligent nursing homes, incompetent health care providers, and other defendants. We have decades of combined experience and understand the complex issues that can arise in personal injury cases. We treat each client with the personal attention that they deserve. Call us at 800-654-1949 or use our online form to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.