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Las Vegas Bus Accident Lawyer

Nevada Bus Accident AttorneysAs a major tourist mecca in the United States, Las Vegas has an abundant amount of buses. Residents and visitors alike use public and private buses to travel throughout the city. When a bus accident results in bodily harm, injured individuals suffer the pain of injury and recovery and miss work while medical expenses grow. Even if another party didn’t intentionally cause you harm in a bus accident, that party may still be liable for damages related to the accident and injury. You shouldn’t have to struggle financially because of another party’s actions.

If you live in the Las Vegas area or were visiting the area and sustained injuries in a bus accident, Nevada law entitles you to seek compensation from liable parties by filing a personal injury lawsuit. The skilled legal team at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC is here to help you seek compensation for the full cost of your injuries. Call us at (702) 382-9797 for a free consultation and to discuss the details of your accident and injury. We can help determine your best course of action.

Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC’s Results in Personal Injury Cases

The award-winning legal team at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC remains dedicated to exceptional client service. Their continued commitment has resulted in the recovery of more than 125 million dollars for clients who have been harmed as a result of another party’s actions. Recent case results do not guarantee a specific outcome for your case; each case has distinctive circumstances that can contribute or detract from a potential settlement or judgment amount. They, however, show that you can trust that the skilled personal injury attorneys at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC will work to maximize your compensation following an accident.

We also take great pride to see the positive impact we can make in the community. After one of our firm’s lawsuits, the Regional Transportation Commission put up remedial measures so pedestrians don’t trip over concrete curbs.

Bus Stop Accident Curb Settlement
Pictured Above is the Regional Transportation Commission response for remedial measures after the slip and fall case settlement by Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC.

Bus Stop Accident Slip and Fall
Pictured above is the curb of a bus stop that a client of Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC had a slip and fall accident prior to the Settlement of injury accident.

Potentially Liable Parties in Nevada Bus Accidents

Determining liability in bus accidents can be a daunting task for insurance companies, investigators, and courts; it isn’t always the bus driver’s fault. Buses are often owned by one party, operated by another party, and maintained by a third party. Sometimes, multiple parties can share liability for an accident. Parties who the court might find wholly or partially liable for a bus accident are:

  • Bus driver. When bus drivers cause an accident because they were distracted, drowsy, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or violating other Nevada traffic laws, a court can find them liable for damages.
  • Bus owner. Many different entities might own a bus, including the City of Las Vegas, a school district, or a private charter operation. Owners are responsible for hiring qualified drivers, adequately training drivers, and maintaining buses in a safe condition. When an owner’s failure to uphold its responsibility, and that failure leads to an accident, a court may find the owner liable for damages.
  • Bus maintenance personnel. Bus mechanics are required to perform detailed checks and preventative maintenance to keep buses safe for the road. Sometimes, bus companies contract third-party maintenance companies to perform necessary checks and repairs. If a bus mechanic makes a mistake during a repair or fails to complete required maintenance, and this failure leads to an accident, a court may find both the mechanic and his or her employer liable for damages.
  • Bus manufacturers. Any party involved in bringing a bus or a bus part to market might be liable for a bus accident if a defective bus or bus part causes an accident.
  • Other drivers. Those who share the road with buses in Las Vegas might be sleep deprived, drunk, distracted, speeding, or breaking other traffic laws. If one driver’s actions cause a bus accident, he or she might be liable for losses related to the injury and accident.
  • Government entities. A court may find the City of Las Vegas, Clark County, or the State of Nevada liable if a poorly maintained road causes a bus accident. This includes hazards like potholes and sinkholes, but it can also include fallen traffic signs and malfunctioning traffic signals. Government entities can also be liable when poor road design leads to a bus accident.

Recovering Damages After a Las Vegas Bus Accident

Buses are typically safe in comparison to other forms of ground transportation, yet accidents still occur. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) estimates that more than 15,000 injury-causing bus accidents occur on the nation’s streets, roads, and highways each year. Nationwide, school and public transit buses account for approximately one-third of fatal crashes, and city bus accidents only account for about 13 percent of fatal crashes.

If you were harmed in a bus accident and file a lawsuit against liable parties, you might receive compensation in the form of a settlement or court-awarded damages. Nevada courts might award punitive damages in extreme cases of willful harm, but it’s more likely that you will receive only compensatory damages. Some commonly awarded damages you might recover include:

  • Cost of medical treatment, including ambulance ride, emergency room visit, hospital stay, X-rays, surgery, and prescription medication
  • Future medical costs when a bus accident leads to a severe injury requiring extensive recovery or leads to a permanent injury requiring ongoing care indefinitely
  • Rehabilitation expenses for visiting specialists who help injured individuals regain function
  • Costs of assistive devices, such as crutches, wheelchairs, canes, and artificial limbs
  • Lost wages from time away from work as a result of injury, treatment, and hospitalization
  • Lost future wages when a catastrophic or severe injury prevents an injured person from returning to work
  • Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, scarring and disfigurement, and others which might apply to a specific person

Get the Legal Counsel You Need After a Las Vegas Bus Accident

If you or your child has suffered injuries in a bus accident in the Las Vegas area, contact an experienced bus accident lawyer who has experience dealing with the complexities involved in bus accident cases.

The seasoned legal team at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC can handle communication with insurance companies, investigate the accident, and build a strong case against the defense while you focus on healing.

Call Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC today at (702) 382-9797, or contact us online, to schedule your free consultation and to learn about your rights and how we can assist you after a Las Vegas bus accident.

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