Baltimore Bus Accident Lawyers
Advocating for Bus Accident Victims in Baltimore, Maryland
Maryland is a mecca for passenger bus transportation. Many residents throughout the Baltimore area use a bus to commute to and from work. Children are routinely transported on school buses. Others use charter buses or tour buses when traveling for a specific event or vacation. Thousands of passengers put their lives and welfare in the hands of bus drivers on a daily basis. They trust that the driver is properly trained and licensed, is well-rested and has their safety as a top priority. Unfortunately, bus accidents can and do occur. Due to the sheer size and weight of buses, the injuries sustained in these types of accidents can be quite serious causing long-term or permanent consequences, and even death.
Since 1987, LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. has helped numerous bus passenger victims recover compensation for their injuries and damages caused by a bus accident or bus disrepair. In addition, our Maryland accident law firm has successfully represented thousands of other victims injured in car, train, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, winning more than $250 million in settlements and verdicts.
Cases We Handle
Our experienced team of Baltimore accident lawyers handle cases involving:
- Greyhound and other interstate buses
- Long-distance buses
- Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) public transportation
- Medical transport accidents
- School bus accidents
- Shuttle bus accidents
- Sightseeing tour buses
In addition, our law firm handles cases in which bus passengers are injured in accidents caused by other motorists.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Many times, bus accidents are caused by negligence on the part of a bus driver, bus company or the manufacturer of the bus. Often, it is a combination of these factors and multiple parties can be held responsible. Some of the more common causes of bus accidents include:
- Alcohol or drug use by the bus driver
- Distracted driving such as texting while driving, eating or talking on cellphones
- Driver error including making too wide of turns and failing to check blind spots
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience or lack of training
- Faulty or defective equipment
- Improper maintenance
- Safety hazards to passengers such as broken sensors on doors and falling objects
- Top-heavy design of the bus
- Traffic violations such as improper lane changes and speeding
- Violation of hours of service requirements
Our legal team has the resources to properly and thoroughly investigate a bus accident so that all wrongdoers are held accountable. We have the experience and skill to go up against large bus companies.
Baltimore Auto Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton get Compensation for Victims of Bus Accidents
Our Baltimore bus accident lawyers understand the physical, emotional and financial injuries that can occur in the aftermath of a serious bus accident. We will aggressively fight to protect your rights and ensure you get the maximum compensation to which you are entitled under the law. For more than a quarter of a century, we have been championing the rights of injured victims throughout Maryland. If you or a loved one has been hurt in any type of bus accident, call Leviness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our qualified Maryland bus accident lawyers. Our attorneys maintain a 24-hour hotline to take phone calls from accident victims. We handle injury claims throughout Maryland on a contingency basis. Your satisfaction is our top priority.