A Clark County School District bus crash killed the driver of a sedan and injured more than a dozen students in northeast Las Vegas yesterday. As of yet, thankfully none of the children have died. However, news reports put the number of children injured in the Las Vegas school bus accident at three dozen. Sixteen of the children were said to have been hospitalized following this Las Vegas school bus crash accident, some of them quite seriously. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law are some of the best Las Vegas school bus crash and injury lawyers in Las Vegas. If your child was injured in this crash, our best advice is to be better safe than sorry.
If your child was seriously injured in this Clark County School District bus crash then we certainly do not need to tell you to seek medical care, as your child is likely already in or at least was taken to the hospital. If your child was not taken directly to the hospital, it is important that you visit your primary care provider, an urgent care clinic, or the emergency room as quickly as possible. Some injuries can get worse over time, and it is important to start a record of visits with a medical professional. Even if your child was not immediately displaying any signs or symptoms of injury, it is worth getting them checked out regardless. Some injuries, like whiplash or other spinal injuries, can take time to show up or manifest. In as serious an accident as this one appears to be, the chances are not small that even a child who did not appear to be injured at first could display symptoms and serious, debilitating injuries in the following days or even weeks. A visit with a qualified doctor or medical professional now can help ensure that if these injuries do manifest later that the insurance payouts from this accident cover your medical bills and more.
So that is the first thing: go see a doctor. Even if you do not think you need to, just be safe. The second thing would be: go see a lawyer. Not just any lawyer, either, you need one of the best Las Vegas bus crash and injury accident lawyers around, like we have on staff at Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law. While this accident does appear to be the fault of the driver who died when their vehicle hit the Clark County School District bus, who knows what their insurance will cover. It is possible that school district uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance may have to pick up some of the tab, and you need a lawyer who knows where to look to get you the compensation you need to pay your child’s medical bills, reimburse you for lost time from work in dealing with these injuries, and compensate any pain and suffering as a result of this accident. Contact Benson & Bingham today for a free consultation if your child was injured in this Las Vegas school bus crash, or any other.
What do we know about this accident? A pretty fair amount, given that the subject matter is so ripe for a media feeding frenzy, a lot of information has been given out. The cause of the accident, as we alluded to earlier, appears to be a Ford Taurus. This vehicle reportedly ran a red light and struck the school bus. This happened at the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and East Carey Avenue. The children were on their way to school at Bailey Middle School, just a few miles away, when this Las Vegas school bus crash and injury accident occurred. This was about 8:30 in the morning yesterday (Thursday). The Clark County School Bus was heading south on Nellis Boulevard, and the Ford allegedly ran into it after running the light at East Carey Ave. The Ford more or less got trapped under the bus for the bit, pulling the bus to the side and off the road. The bus then turned over on its side. This is likely the cause of the injuries to the students, as well as the driver who was also injured in the Las Vegas school bus crash.