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I-95 Bus Crash Injury Victims Should Obtain Legal Representation

When you’re involved in a bus crash, it can be difficult to grasp what just occurred.  Not only is it frightening, but, now what?  Do you stay on the bus? Should you get off the bus? What if you’re injured?  What if you’re not sure if you’re injured? 

That’s probably just some of the concerns that went through the minds of the bus passengers involved in two recent accidents in the Metro/Maryland & Northern Virginia Areas. 

1-95 Bus Crash: 1 Fatality, Multiple Injuries

It was early in the morning on May 5th of this year, when the accident happened. The driver of a party bus lost control of the vehicle in Hartford County, Maryland, and struck a guardrail. According to CNN. “Police said the bus had been carrying 24 people and was traveling northbound when it crashed. One passenger was pronounced dead on the scene and 23 others, including the driver, were transported to a local hospital, state police told CNN.”

Police, troopers, and sheriff’s deputies who responded to the crash had to shut down all northbound lanes of Interstate 95 at mile marker 77 while The Maryland State Police Crash Team conducted its investigation.” 

23 people with injuries means 23 should have an experienced bus accident lawyer supporting them in their time of need.  At the very least, they should individually be reaching out to an attorney for a free, no-obligation consultation.  Since they were transported to a hospital for their injuries, there should be well-documented details of how and where they were hurt and the extent of their injuries, which will be hugely helpful for the legal team to pursue a fair and reasonable settlement. There will also be police reports and investigations that may well identify all of the at-fault parties.  

For those victims who have not yet contacted a personal injury attorney, it’s not too late. Doing so as soon as possible is always ideal, but now is still a good time to contact The Lapidus Law Firm for legal guidance. 

School Bus Crashes Into Virginia DMV Building

This school bus accident occurred about two weeks before the party bus crash. Luckily, there were no fatalities, but three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. 

According to WTOP, the bus crashed into a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles building. 

“The DMV location is at the intersection of Braddock Road and Burke Station Road. The school bus driver swerved off the road and hit the building after a second vehicle on the road failed to yield, according to a spokesperson for Fairfax County police. The bus driver was taken to the hospital along with two children, and they all are expected to recover. No DMV employees were injured, Virginia DMV spokesperson Jillian Cowherd said in a statement.”

What should these bus accident injury victims do?  The exact same thing as the other bus injury victims, with the exception of minors. For minors, their legal guardians should contact the bus accident attorneys at The Lapidus Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Involved in a Bus Accident with Injuries?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, getting to a hospital is the first step. Your health and well-being always come first.  Next, reach out to a bus accident lawyer, like those at The Lapidus Law Firm. For fatalities, the family of the victim should contact a lawyer as well.  The insurance company will likely cover medical bills on a no-fault basis, but those payments may be a fraction of what it could be for an injured person if you don’t have a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the medical recovery and insurance claim process. 

Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation at (301) 852-7500 or (202) 785-5111. We will fight to make it right.

Written by Larry Lapidus

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