Public Bus Accident Lawsuits
Attorneys serving victims of public transit bus accidents in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and greater Maryland
When a careless bus driver causes a serious accident, the lives of injured bus passengers and occupants of other vehicles are often forever altered. Sadly, these catastrophic accidents are all-too-common in the metro D.C. and Baltimore areas.
While most public bus drivers are focused, hard-working, and fully qualified individuals, some drivers may receive poor training, inadequate supervision, or act negligently. Because buses like those operated by MetroBus are so large and heavy, careless drivers can cause catastrophic injuries and even deaths when they fail to operate their bus in a safe manner. If you or a loved one suffered a serious, life-changing injury involving a bus, you may be able to hold the municipality or transit company responsible for your damages.
If You’ve Been a Victim in a Public Bus Accident:
Causes of Bus Accidents
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- Swerving between lanes
- Improperly pulling over to make stops
- Lane changes without signaling
- Failure to drive properly in inclement weather
- Mechanical failures
Metrobus Injury Lawyers
Metrobus is the sixth busiest bus agency in the U.S. WMATA’s Metrobus services over 11,000 bus stops in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. The Metrobus fleet includes 1,500 buses and shuttles making 400,000 trips on 325 routes everyday.
Due to the sheer scope of Metrobus activity in the Washington, D.C, Maryland, and Virginia area, accidents involving Metrobuses are more common than those involving Metrorail. If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in an accident with a Metrobus, our team of attorneys and investigators can look into your case and determine if WMATA may be held responsible for your injuries.
Fairfax County Connector Accident Lawsuit
The Fairfax County Connector bus service is operated by Dallas, Texas based MV Transportation, Inc., the largest privately owned transit contractor in the U.S. The Fairfax County Connector first took to the streets in 1985 as a lower cost alternative to WMATA’s Metrobus.
If you or someone you care about was hurt in an accident involving a Fairfax County Connector bus The Cochran Firm, D.C. has the resources and experience to find out the cause of your accident. Our firm regularly represents injury victims hurt by powerful entities like municipal governments and large corporations.
Maryland MTA Bus Accident Attorney
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) operates 80 bus lines throughout Baltimore and the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Maryland MTA connects to other bus and mass transit systems in Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, the Charm City Circulator, Annapolis Transit, Rabbit Transit, Ride-On, and TransIT.
If you were hurt by a Maryland MTA bus, it may be due to negligence on the driver or operators responsible for maintenance of the vehicle. The Cochran Firm, D.C. is prepared to determine if the cause of your Maryland MTA bus accident was due to driver error or intoxication, failure to properly maintain the bus’s safety equipment, improper driver training and supervision, or other factors.
Alexandria Public Bus Accident Lawyer
Alexandria, Virginia has several bus lines which operate in the city limits. These include DASH-Alexandria, the King Street Trolley, and the REX (Richmond Highway Express). If you were hurt in an Alexandria public bus accident, you may need a skilled legal team and investigators to prove liability on the part of the bus’s driver, owner, and operator.
Local governments and private contractors operating public buses like DASH-Alexandria, King Street Trolley, and REX may not accept liability of your public bus accident. The Cochran Firm, D.C. are willing to take your Alexandria bus accident lawsuit all the way to trial if that is what is necessary to secure justice for your and your family.
Bus Accident Lawyers in Maryland
In addition to Maryland MTA, there are a number of other bus lines operating throughout the state of Maryland. If you were seriously hurt by one of the following buses in Maryland, contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. for a free case evaluation to determine if the bus line is responsible for your injury:
- Howard Transit – Howard County
- Ride On – Montgomery County
- Shuttle-Um, College Park
- TheBus – Upper Marlboro and Prince George’s County
- VanGo – Charles County
Northern Virginia Bus Accident Lawyer
Like most of the Washington, D.C. area, Northern Virginia has some of the busiest roads and highways with a number of public buses operating hundreds of stops along the way. If you suffered a catastrophic or life-changing injury involving any of the following bus lines in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, or Prince William County, contact The Cochran Firm, D.C.
- ART – Arlington County
- ATC – Alexandria Transit Company
- CUE – Fairfax City
- Go Tysons – Tysons Corner
- PRTC Bus Service-Omnilink – Manassas, Dumfries, Woodbridge, Dale City
- Loudoun County Transit – Loudoun County
DC to NY Bus Accident Lawsuit
Other commercial buses operating in the Washington, D.C. area include travel coaches traveling between Washington, D.C. and New York City. These bus routes have gained popularity in recent years and now have several private companies operating travel coaches up and down the East Coast.
Because of the hundreds of miles traveled and extended time spent on the highways, the possibility of suffering a catastrophic injury at the hands of the bus operator’s negligence may be vastly increased compared to local public commuter buses. If you or a loved one were hurt by one of the following travel coaches operating between Washington, D.C. (many lines leave from Union Station) and New York City, contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. to speak to an attorney about your case. Sometimes these bus lines are known colloquially as “Chinatown Buses.”
- Chinatown Bus
- Dragon Bus LLC
- Eastern Travel
- New Century
- Washington Deluxe
Free Bus Accident Legal Consultation
The Cochran Firm, D.C. understands the financial difficulties bus injury victims and their families may face following an accident. That is why The Cochran Firm, D.C. offers free legal consultations to help determine if there is liability on the part of the public bus operator or municipal government. Our team of seasoned attorneys and investigators will take time to see if you have a case, for free. Compensation may be available to victims of serious bus accidents.
The Cochran Firm, D.C. also represents our clients on a contingency basis, meaning there are absolutely zero legal fees unless we win your case. That’s right, we don’t take any money unless we secure compensation for you. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to secure justice and restitution on your behalf.
Because there are strict time deadlines when filing a public bus accident lawsuit, we ask that you contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. at your earliest convenience. Call us during business hours at 202-682-5800 or at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may also fill out a contact form online.