Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney
We fight for victims of Nevada bus accident injuries
Accidents involving commercial buses can often result in serious or even fatal injuries to passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists. If you have been involved in a bus accident, either as passenger, pedestrian, or motorist, Call Christine today for your free consultation. We will advocate for your rights so you can focus on recovering.
What are some common bus accident injuries?
Bus accidents can cause serious and debilitating injuries especially if multiple vehicles or pedestrians are involved. There are also added safety risks unique to bus accidents including higher risk of rolling over during an accident. Furthermore, many buses lack seat belts and safety devices, such as air bags. As a result, the chance of sustaining a serious injury during a bus accident are high, even if the chances of getting in an accident while riding a bus are lower than if you were driving a car.
Further, many elderly and disabled members of our community ride the bus to their doctor’s appointments and social gatherings.The risk of injury to an elderly or disabled individual is far greater than to a young individual.
Some common injuries sustained in bus accidents include the following:
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Lacerations and abrasions
Who is liable in a bus accident?
Bus accidents, whether involving a charter bus, school bus, or city or public transportation, can be devastating. Knowing how to proceed and determining which parties are responsible can be challenging.
The large size of the vehicle, number of passengers, and lack of safety restraints mean buses pose significant risks to passengers and other vehicles. Further complicating matters is that several parties can be at fault in a bus accident, including:
- Bus drivers;
- Bus company managers;
- Manufacturers of the bus;
- Third party negligent drivers (other motorists);
- Tour company if the bus is chartered; and
- City government if public buses are involved.
Common Carriers and Duty of Care
Federal and state law regulate buses as common carriers along with trains, subways, and taxis. Common carriers have a high duty of care, or obligation to their passengers, which is strictly enforced to protect the safety of passengers. Bus companies must take precautions to avoid accidents and injuries. However, mistakes and negligence by management, drivers, and maintenance staff can result in injury and even death. In the event of a bus accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can ensure you receive compensation for your injuries.
Consult a dedicated injury lawyer in Las Vegas
We have extensive experience advocating in personal injury cases involving tour buses and municipal buses. If you’ve been injured in a Las Vegas bus accident, let us fight for you. Call Christine (702) 986-0000 or contact us online to set up a consultation today.Same day appointments available in most cases.