Bus/Truck

Bus / TruckD.C. and Maryland Bus/Truck Attorney

Buses and trucks have different roadway views than automobiles. When you’re involved in an accident with a bus or truck the injuries can be catastrophic because of the sheer size of the vehicles. Accidents caused by a bus or truck operator need to be reviewed carefully to determine the cause.

Common Causes:

  • Failure to yield
  • Driving without proper rest breaks
  • Faulty equipment
  • Failure to signal when changing lanes
  • Being under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs

In the circumstance that a remiss transport driver causes a severe mishap such as injuring innocent passengers or other civilians, the impact on their life is a legitimate grievance. It cannot be assumed that all public transportation drivers act in such a careless manner that it is common to cause an accident. However, due to the roadways of the Washington D.C metropolitan area being so regularly busy, the accidents that occur due to the lax and negligent driver is not an uncommon case either. Tragically, these disastrous occurrences are ones that can negatively alter the lives of individuals forever.  The DC and Hyattsville personal injury lawyers at Morris LLP have experience representing injured victims and holding bus and truck companies responsible for their negligent and careless behavior.

 

While it may appear that the majority of commercial drivers are experienced, engaged, and persevering, failure to follow work protocols such as getting enough sleep is enough to cause life-debilitating injuries to any person or object in the path of the vehicle or inhabiting it. Neglecting to work in a preventative manner causes thousands of roadway accidents a year leaving hundreds of victims in their wake.

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) The FMCSA is the organization that sets the safety regulations and requirements of transport carriers. The goal of enforcing these regulations on truck drivers and bus carriers remains to diminish the possibility of roadway accidents and life-debilitating injuries. Some of these regulations include:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Drug and alcohol-free transportation
  • Remaining alert behind the wheel
  • Driving hours must remain within the Hours-of-Service rules

Violation of these regulations could be definite representations of the negligence behind your accident.

If you or a loved one is left injured in an accident involving a truck or bus and you believe the operator was at fault, you should contact Morris LLP at (301) 731-1000 to receive a free case evaluation Victim’s’ injuries after these accidents can result in weeks of hospitalization, pain, extensive rehabilitation time and permanent disability. We can help recover medical costs, compensation for pain and suffering, lost time from work  and loss of future income following a Maryland or D.C. bus or truck accident. Call now 301-731-1000.  There is no fee unless we win.

 

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