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Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney

If you’ve been injured while riding a bus, you might not know where to turn for help.  Let the experienced personal injury attorneys at Anthem Injury Lawyers guide you through the legal process.

Because of the massive size of buses, victims of bus accidents often suffer serious injuries that require immediate medical attention.  If you or a loved one has been injured by a bus, getting medical care should be your first priority.

Causes of Bus Accidents

Bus accidents occur when a public transit bus, school bus, tour bus, or similar commercial vehicle crashes into another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, or a non-moving object.

The cause of these accidents is often human error.  Bus accidents can be caused by:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Dangerous road or weather conditions
  • Mechanical failure
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Negligence of the driver

Common Types of Bus Accidents

Commercial vehicles like buses are larger and hold more passengers than standard motor vehicles.  The size and capacities of these vehicles means that more people have the potential to be injured in each crash.

The personal injury lawyers at Anthem Injury Lawyers are experienced at dealing with personal injury claims involving:

  • School buses
  • Tour buses
  • Charter buses
  • City and metro buses
  • Shuttle buses
  • Church buses
  • Limousines and party buses

What are common examples of personal injury cases in Las Vegas?

The most common example of a personal injury case is a car accident. A vehicle accident occurs when a driver fails to exercise reasonable care while driving. If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you should consult an experienced Auto Accident lawyer in Las Vegas. Other common types of personal injury claims include:

Responsible Parties

Under Nevada law, there are numerous parties that may be held responsible for injuries that you’ve suffered in a bus accident.  In the United States, every motor vehicle owner and operator has a “duty of care” to ensure that vehicles are safe to be on the road and carefully operated.  If a bus driver or bus owner fails to fulfil this duty, they will be liable for the resulting damages and injuries.

  • A bus driver may be held responsible if the accident was caused by driver error or negligence such as driving under the influence, driver fatigue, or traffic violations.
  • A bus company may be held accountable for an accident if it was caused by improper vehicle maintenance, mechanical failure, or inexperienced or poorly trained drivers.
  • A city or state agency may be held liable if the vehicle is owned or operated by a city, county or state government agency such as a RTC bus.  Claims against government agencies may be subject to additional rules and a shorter statute of limitations during which a claim can be filed.

Experienced Las Vegas Bus Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact Nevada bus accident attorneys at Anthem Injury Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation.

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