Maryland Bus Accident Lawyers: Are Discount Buses Worth the Risk?

It seems like such a good deal — traveling from one city to another along the I-95 corridor for just a few dollars. But the recent string of accidents involving these discount buses, especially since some buses have failed safety inspections, makes riders question if the discount is really worth it.

Popular Mechanics found that, in 2011, there were almost 30 deaths due to bus accidents and that March of that year was particularly bad. A bus heading back to New York City from the Mohegan Sun casino flipped and then skidded into a signpost, killing 15 passengers and injuring 18. Two days later, the driver and a passenger were killed in an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. A week after that, several passengers were seriously injured when a bus rolled over on a highway in New Hampshire. Furthermore, in May of 2011 four people died in a crash on I-95 in Virginia when the driver fell asleep behind the wheel, drove across the shoulder and an embankment, and caused the bus to roll over on its roof.

Despite these incidents, it seems ridership has not slowed. Is the cheap fare worth the risk of a catastrophic injury or even death? Or is the risk no greater than other modes of transportation? That is for the passenger to decide. Contact a skilled Maryland bus accident lawyer at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. for legal advice and information on what to do if you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident.