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Personal injuries due to school bus accident

Motor vehicle accidents often lead to personal injury and can sometimes be devastating for those involved. In Baltimore County, someone seriously injured due to such an accident may benefit from promptly consulting an experienced personal injury attorney regardless of who is at fault. The attorney can help assess the best options to move forward, and can assist in putting together an effective plan of action to initiate a lawsuit seeking the recovery of monetary damages.

Recently in Baltimore County, a car collided with a school bus from behind. The bus was carrying four students at the time, but fortunately none of the students received any personal injuries. However, the bus and car drivers were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for minor injuries.

It appears the school bus that was struck had stopped for another school bus that was picking up students on the other side of the road. The other bus had its red lights flashing. The car then rear-ended the school bus after the bus had come to a stop. However, police have not filed any charges as of yet and are still investigating the causes of the crash.

In motor vehicles like these, the motor vehicle and traffic laws require each operator to drive a safe distance behind vehicles in front of them. That, coupled with the fact the other school bus had its red lights flashing, indicates fault for the accident most probably lies with the car driver. If so, he may be liable for any injuries sustained by the school bus driver or others.

A personal injury attorney in Baltimore County can help assess culpability for similar incidents and when necessary, plan for an accident reconstruction to assist in any subsequent litigation. Maryland law specifically provides for the right of victims injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by the negligence of others to recover monetary damages. The lawyer can also gauge the relative value of a lawsuit and help obtain full and fair compensation for personal injury as well as pain and suffering.

Source: Dundalk Patch, "School Bus Accident on Wise Avenue," Ron Cassie, Sept. 28, 2011

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