Las Vegas Bus Accident Lawyer
Traveling by bus is a popular way to get around in Las Vegas, Nevada. City buses, tour buses, and party buses often fill local highways and roadways. As common carriers, buses come with strict standards of care to ensure passenger safety. Unfortunately, not all companies and drivers take the responsibilities this comes with seriously. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a bus accident in Clark County, contact our attorneys. The bus company, the city, another driver, and/or other parties could be responsible for paying your damages.
Who Caused Your Bus Accident?
Finding out why your bus accident happened is the first step in obtaining financial recovery. Our Las Vegas bus accident lawyers will investigate your crash to determine if a negligent bus driver, another driver, passenger, bus company, or bus manufacturer caused your wreck. From there, we can file a claim against the appropriate party/parties. A private bus company could be liable for your accident on a charter or party bus in Vegas, while the city could be liable on a public bus.
Can You File a Claim Against the City of Las Vegas?
The city of Las Vegas owns the Monorail, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) bus system, complimentary trams throughout the Strip, and shuttle services to and from hotels to casinos and resorts. If your accident occurred on any of these buses, trains, or shuttles, you might have grounds to file a claim against the city itself. Victims in school bus accidents from public schools in the Clark County School District may also have claims against the government.
A case against the city could be possible if the city was negligent in some way that caused the accident, such as a failure to maintain its bus fleet. The city could also be vicariously liable for the negligence of bus drivers or other city employees. Claims against the government in Nevada aren’t much different from standard personal injury claims. The statute of limitations is the same: two years from the date of the bus accident. However, the filing process is different.
To bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the city of Las Vegas for a public bus or school bus accident, you will need to file a written, signed notice with the Nevada State Board of Examiners. The notice must include the amount of damages you wish to recover as well as a description of the accident and why you think the state is responsible. The state board will review the claim and either accept it and offer a settlement or deny it, at which point the claimant will have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the city.
Get Help for Your Las Vegas Bus Accident Claim
Whether your bus accident will result in a claim against a private bus company or the city of Las Vegas, retain an attorney to smooth the legal process. A Las Vegas bus accident attorney from Panish Shea & Boyle LLP can make all the difference in your claims experience. We’ll deal with insurance carriers, city representatives, and the web of regulations you must navigate for a successful case on your behalf. You can focus on healing from your broken bones, spinal cord injury, brain injury, or other injuries while we handle your case.