Las Vegas Bus Accident Lawyer

Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney

Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination, and millions of people visit the city each year. As a major tourist hotspot, buses are common sights in Las Vegas. Locals use buses as everyday public transportation, children in the area ride school buses every day, and there are countless tour buses driving through Las Vegas every day from all areas of the country.

Helping Bus Accident Victims Recover in Las Vegas, NV

While most people have safe experiences riding buses, and bus accidents are relatively rare compared to other types of vehicle accidents in Las Vegas, these incidents occur every year from a wide range of causes. Therefore, if you recently suffered injuries in a bus accident in Las Vegas, you need to know your legal options for recovering your damages if another party caused the incident.

Easton & Easton has a team of experienced attorneys who have successfully handled many personal injury claims in Las Vegas, including those that involve public transportation and private bus companies. Navigating the legal complexities of these cases can be challenging, and the average person may have no idea how to prove fault for the damages or identify the party responsible. But, whatever your case may entail, you can trust the attorneys at Easton & Easton to provide the legal counsel you need as you seek recompense for your losses.

Las Vegas Bus Accident Lawyer

Determining Liability for Your Bus Accident in Las Vegas

Any company that offers transportation to the public as a paid service qualifies as a common carrier, and this applies to airlines, taxi services, passenger train companies, and bus companies. As a common carrier, a bus company has a duty of care to every passenger, and they must ensure their employees are properly trained, their vehicles properly maintained, and the highest standards of passenger safety are enforced at all times.

A challenging aspect of a bus accident claim compared to other types of motor vehicle accident cases is the fact that liability may fall to more than one party. Depending on how your accident happened, it is possible for the bus driver, their employer, and/or another party to bear fault for your damages. A few of the most common causes of bus accidents in Las Vegas and surrounding areas include:

  • Bus driver negligence. If a bus driver is distracted, careless, or reckless behind the wheel, they are likely to bear fault for the resulting damages if they cause an accident. Depending on the specific details of their negligence, their employer may also share liability.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI). It is illegal for any driver to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If your recent bus accident happened because of an intoxicated driver, they face criminal charges for DUI and enhanced penalties to reflect the harm their actions caused to others.
  • Bus maintenance issues. Bus companies must ensure their buses are in full working order and address any known maintenance problems promptly. Failing to do so and causing an accident can mean liability for the accident falls to the bus company.
  • Third party negligence. It’s possible for liability for the bus accident you recently experienced to fall to another driver, and this individual can potentially face responsibility for the damages that all the injured bus passengers experienced.

Your Las Vegas bus accident attorney can help gather any evidence and witness testimony you will need to substantiate your claim for compensation. Once you have identified the party or parties responsible for the accident, you can proceed with your recovery efforts. In the event that liability is shared by more than one party, the judge overseeing your case will assign a portion of fault to each liable party. This percentage will indicate what share of the plaintiff’s damages they are responsible for repaying.

Filing an Insurance Claim for a Bus Accident

All drivers must have auto insurance under state law, and this requirement extends to bus companies and individual drivers. However, insurance alone may not be enough to fully compensate your losses and those experienced by other injured passengers. Additionally, many people compelled to file auto insurance claims experience unexpected problems with insurance carriers. They may mishandle their claims in bad faith and/or cause unreasonable delays, hoping the claimant’s desperation forces them to accept a lowball settlement offer.

With an experienced Las Vegas bus accident attorney helping you with your case, you are less likely to face any bad faith handling of your insurance claim. Your attorney can draft a demand letter to the insurance carrier on your behalf, and if any disputes arise, they can resolve them efficiently. However, it’s important to remember that your insurance claim may only yield compensation for a portion of the total damages you suffered, in which case you will need to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver to recover any outstanding losses.

Claiming Compensation for a Personal Injury in Las Vegas

Once you have exhausted your initially available recovery options through insurance, the next step in the recovery process is filing a personal injury claim against whoever caused your accident. Under state law, the party responsible for a bus accident has liability for the resulting damages. Your Las Vegas bus accident attorney can help recover compensation for:

  • Medical treatment. If you suffered physical injuries because of the defendant’s actions, state law dictates that they are liable for the expense of any and all medical care you require to heal completely from your injuries. Remember that you can not only claim compensation for the medical expenses incurred immediately following your accident but also those you are likely to incur in the future. Your injuries may require ongoing rehabilitative treatments, and the defendant is liable for these medical costs as well.
  • Lost wages. When you are unable to work and earn income due to a defendant’s negligence or misconduct, they are responsible for repaying the wages you cannot earn during your recovery. Similar to medical expenses, the same rule applies for lost future income if the accident left you permanently unable to work. Your Las Vegas bus accident attorney can help calculate the future income you are no longer able to earn and add these projected losses to your personal injury claim.
  • Property damage. If your accident caused damage to your property, such as your own vehicle or personal belongings you had with you while riding the bus, the defendant is liable for repair or replacement costs.
  • Pain and suffering. In Nevada, the plaintiff of a personal injury case has the right to seek financial compensation for physical pain, emotional suffering, and psychological trauma resulting from a defendant’s misconduct or negligence. There is no limit to the amount of pain and suffering you can seek from the defendant under state law. Your attorney will be invaluable for helping you determine an appropriate figure that reasonably reflects the severity of your experience.

Other damages could also come into play in your bus accident case, depending on the nature of the defendant’s behavior that caused the accident. If they caused the accident because of DUI, reckless driving, or any other illegal misconduct, they are likely to face criminal charges from the state along with your civil suit. You could be awarded punitive damages and/or restitution as an element of their punishment. The same can apply if your accident resulted from the bus company’s negligence or failure to abide by applicable industry regulations.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of professional experience in personal injury law, and we have helped many past clients navigate their cases with confidence and secure compensation for the losses inflicted by others. Whatever your bus accident claim may entail, you can rest assured that our firm will be readily available to provide the guidance and support you need to reach a positive conclusion to your recovery efforts.

An experienced Las Vegas bus accident attorney can carefully explain all your options for legal recourse after an accident, and this is especially valuable after you have been injured in any type of common carrier accident. We take time to listen to each client’s story and learn the full scope of the effects their injuries have had on their lives. The quicker you contact us, the sooner we can begin guiding you through the legal proceedings ahead of you as you seek recompense for your damages.

Bus Accident Lawyer FAQs

Q: What Should You Do After a Bus Accident in Las Vegas?

A: If you know another party is responsible for the bus accident you recently experienced, it’s wise to secure as much evidence as possible from the scene of the accident if you are able to do so safely. If you are severely injured, wait for first responders to arrive, and do not risk making your injuries worse. However, if you are able to move around safely, try to take photos of the scene of the accident and your injuries and obtain the contact details of other victims and witnesses. This evidence can help you substantiate a future claim for damages.

Q: Is the Bus Company Liable for Passenger Injuries in a Bus Accident?

A: Bus companies that offer transportation to the public as a paid service are common carriers; therefore, they absorb liability for any injuries their bus passengers suffer due to the negligence of the bus driver. If the driver of the bus that crashed caused the accident in question, the bus company is likely to face liability for the resulting damages. If another driver caused the bus accident, liability would fall to this third party. An experienced Las Vegas bus accident attorney can help determine fault for your recent bus accident.

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Win for My Bus Accident Claim?

A: The defendant responsible for your bus accident is liable for the expense of compensating you for all associated damages. You can seek accountability and compensation for the expense of the medical care you need after the accident, the income you can’t earn while you recover, and the pain and suffering you experienced. Hiring a seasoned Las Vegas bus accident attorney to represent you is the most effective means of enhancing the total value of the case award. They may uncover avenues of recovery you would not have considered by yourself.

Q: What Happens if a Bus Accident Is Fatal?

A: In the event that a bus accident causes fatal injuries, the surviving family of the victim has the right to file a wrongful death claim against whichever party caused the accident. A wrongful death claim is functionally similar to a personal injury claim when it comes to legal procedure, but a personal injury claim seeks compensation for the victim’s losses, while a wrongful death claim seeks compensation for the damages incurred by the surviving family.

Q: How Much Will a Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney Cost?

A: The attorneys at Easton & Easton accept personal injury clients with contingency fee agreements. If you choose our firm as your legal counsel, you will not pay any upfront fees, nor do we charge fees as your proceedings unfold. We will only take a portion of your final case award at the conclusion of your case. If we are unable to win recompense for your damages for any reason, you pay nothing. Therefore, there is no financial risk to you by hiring the Las Vegas bus accident attorneys at Easton & Easton to represent you.

Any motor vehicle accident in Las Vegas can potentially generate a wide range of complex legal issues for the victims involved, and it’s vital to have legal counsel you can trust if you intend to pursue any type of legal recourse against the party responsible for your bus accident. The attorneys at Easton & Easton have decades of experience in personal injury law that we can place at your disposal to seek the compensation you deserve for the damages you suffered. If you are ready to learn what an experienced Las Vegas bus accident attorney can do to help you recover, contact us today and schedule your consultation with our team.

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