Fighting On Behalf Of Victims

At the Law Offices of John P. Zanelotti, PC, we have the experience and resources to investigate the causes of bus and truck accidents, and the ability to counsel clients with regard to the best medical care available.

Thorough Knowledge Of Laws

When a bus or truck is involved in an accident, the consequences could be devastating. These types of vehicles have great mass and length and as a result need extra stopping distances and a greater turning radius.

Drivers of buses and trucks must follow a strict set of qualifications. They must:

  • Possess a special license
  • Undergo DOT physical examinations by a certified doctor listed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration registry on a biannual basis
  • Abide by federal rules and regulations such as hours of service on the road for safety reasons.
  • Follow inspection procedures for the truck or bus, regulations for carrying Hazmat materials, drug and alcohol testing and many others.

An investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to discover the actual cause of the accident and to ensure that the best medical care is received by the injured victim.

Understanding The Impact

If a passenger vehicle is also involved in a bus or truck accident, the injuries to the occupants are often catastrophic and require admission to a Level 1 or 2 trauma center with associated rehabilitation programs.

In Maryland, the trauma centers are Johns Hopkins Hospital, Prince George's Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Sinai Hospital. These facilities have paved the way for the treatment of the severely injured with trauma teams made up of different medical specialists.

Rehabilitation programs associated with major hospital systems provide excellent resources for ongoing recovery. Minor injuries may require an ER admission and orthopedic, neurological or neurosurgical evaluation, along with physical therapy or chiropractic treatment.

If any of the individuals injured were working for an employer at the time of the accident there are potential workers' compensation claims available, in addition to third party claims against the negligent drivers and their insurance companies.

Investigating With Dedication And Skill

The complexity of discovering the exact cause of bus and truck accidents, and the necessity of finding excellent medical care, requires an experienced personal injury lawyer who is capable of counseling the injured party through the legal and medical issues that arise.

If you have been injured, let us help. Contact us today. Call 410-202-8067 to speak with an attorney at our Laurel or Ocean pines offices. We have been assisting victims in Maryland, the Eastern Shore and the District of Columbia, for over 35 years.