Washington DC and Maryland Bus Accident Law Firm

Public transportation in the Washington D.C. metro region is a very popular and convenient way to get to work and move about town. It is far more preferable than the stress involved in driving your own vehicle downtown in stop and go traffic. Driving you own car means dodging aggressive drivers, looking out for cyclists and pedestrians, and dealing with metro buses and ubiquitous tour buses that idle in your travel lane or outright ignore you as they occupy large swaths of pavement. All of these inconvenient facts precede the ultimate burden of looking for parking. Private garage parking is available on every corner but the prices are steep. If you choose to park on the street, things are not much cheaper.

It is no wonder, then, that riding a bus is the preferred method by which many people get to work. The metro trains don’t reach many neighborhoods and so the bus is often the best option.

CAUSES OF BUS ACCIDENTS

Bus accidents happen for many reasons. Sometimes a bus driver is distracted in much the same way as individual car drivers look at their cell phones or simply look away from the road. On occasion, bus drivers could be working a long shift and experience fatigue as they navigate busy city streets. 

Some other bus accidents have nothing to do with negligent driving but are instead attributed to faulty machinery.  Buses in general are not brand new vehicles because they are expensive for cities to purchase. So cities try to repair and maintain older fleets and extend their life span. Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan and accidents happen. When a bus has been poorly maintained and mechanical problems caused your accident, you may have a case against WMATA. Call us for more information.

SAFETY FIRST

If you have been involved in a bus accident with serious injuries, you should remain calm because if you panic things usually get worse. Seek immediate medical attention if you were injured and then call us.  We will do our utmost to help you.

Our firm has the experience needed to deal with WMATA on your behalf.  We will fully investigate your case and be armed with a complete understanding of your injuries. In this manner, we can protect your right to full compensation.  An experienced lawyer is critical for obtaining the best possible result.

SIX MONTHS’ NOTICE

If you are claiming that WMATA is negligent then then you must act quickly and contact a lawyer.

You only have 6 months to file a claim with the District of Columbia Government before filing a lawsuit in court. Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.

You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you.  Contact us at 202-330-6290 or info@serranolegal.com for a free initial consultation if you suffered a serious injury.

Count On Us

We represent drivers and passengers who have been injured in a bus accident. We have the experience of going up against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to help put your life back together following an accident. If WMATA’s actions caused your injury, our accident reconstruction experts and lawyers will find the evidence. Our job is to then hold WMATA responsible for causing you to suffer a serious injury. Contact us for a full investigation of your case in order to determine whether negligence was the cause of your injury. If WMATA was negligent, we will find the evidence. And if you suffered a serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, future wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.