Bus And Truck Accidents

Representing Truck And Bus Accident Victims

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 involving buses or trucks need to be reviewed carefully to determine their origins.

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

Tragically, these disastrous occurrences are ones that can negatively alter the lives of individuals forever. Victims’ injuries after these accidents can result in weeks of hospitalization, pain, extensive rehabilitation time and permanent disability.

At Morris Margulies, our legal professionals have the experience you need to hold bus and truck companies responsible for their negligent and careless behavior. We can help recover medical costs, compensation for pain and suffering, lost time from work and loss of future income.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (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:

  • A commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirement
  • Drug- and alcohol-free transportation
  • Alertness behind the wheel
  • Restricted driving hours that remain within the hours-of-service rules

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

While it may appear that the majority of commercial drivers are obeying the rules of the road, 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.

Get A Strong Legal Advocate By Your Side

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 Margulies online or call us at 301-816-1600 to receive a free case evaluation. There is no fee unless we win.