As 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 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.
The award-winning legal team at Benson & Bingham 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 will work to maximize your compensation following an accident.
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:
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:
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 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 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.