A teenager was stabbed in the arm on a Maryland Transit Administration bus No. 51 in Maryland yesterday. Baltimore police arrested two juveniles in connection to the assault. The assault occurred near Mondawmin Mall when a fight broke out in the back of the bus.
The bus driver pressed the emergency alarm button to alert MTA and Baltimore police. The girl ran away from the bus and was later found by police.
This was the third attack on a Maryland bus this month. Last week, two men were attacked by five others on MTA Bus 64. On December 4, several black teenagers attacked a white couple on an MTA bus in Hampden. The attack left 26-year-old Sarah Kreager seriously injured. Nine juveniles were charged in the December 4 attack.
If you are a victim of a crime on a bus and the bus company did not put in place the proper safety measures to prevent your crime from occurring—especially if similar crimes had recently been committed on other buses in the area—you may be able to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the bus company.
You should speak with an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer right away. That said, filing any kind of personal injury lawsuit against a bus, a bus driver, or a bus company—especially a public bus—can be complicated. This is why you need to work with a personal injury attorney who knows how to handle these types of cases.
Victims of crimes that occur on another person’s property due to inadequate security can be grounds for a premises liability lawsuit against the negligent property owner. The proprietor or owner of a premise or building must take steps to ensure that the property is safe for residents, visitors, employees, and patrons.
A person also may be able to file an inadequate security if he or she was injured due to insufficient security at a shopping mall, amusement park, office building, apartment building, convenient store, restaurant, or on a cruise ship, elevator, or bus.
Teenage girl stabbed on MTA bus, Baltimore Sun, December 19, 2007
Surveillance Photos Released In MTA Bus Attack, WJZ.com, December 15, 2007
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Maryland Transit Administration
In Maryland and Washington D.C., the personal injury law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen represents injury clients in all areas of personal injury law. If you are a victim of a crime committed on someone else’s premise and you believe the crime could have been prevented if there was adequate security on the premise, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other costs.
Contact Lebowitz & Mzhen today.