Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney

Important Legal Information on Bus Accident Law in Las Vegas

Whether you were shuttling from the airport to your hotel for a big night out at the casino or making your daily bus commute to work—if you were injured in an accident, we can help. The Las Vegas bus accident attorneys at Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm know how to protect your rights.

Were you injured while on a bus?

You don’t have to deal with the legal process on your own. Our skilled bus accident attorneys will handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today at (702) 444-4444 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

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Bus accidents injury resources

Causes of Bus Accidents

Crashes involving buses and other types of public transit are most likely to result in serious, or even fatal, injuries to passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists. If you’ve been involved in a public transit accident, let the Las Vegas bus accident lawyers at the Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm take care of your legal needs. We handle claims involving a wide variety of accident causes, including:

No matter what circumstances were involved in causing your accident, we can help with your claim. Our bus accident attorneys will work hard to get you the best results possible.

Common Types of Claims

Because passenger carrier vehicles are larger and have higher occupancy than standard cars and trucks, crashes of this type may result in higher rates of injuries and fatalities for victims involved. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a bus is considered any motor vehicle designed to carry more than 10 persons, including the driver.

The Las Vegas bus accident attorneys at Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm represent victims of all types of passenger carrier vehicle accidents involving:

  • Charter buses
  • Church buses or vans
  • City/metro buses
  • Limousines
  • Private motorcoaches
  • School buses
  • Shuttles (airport, casino, hotel, etc.)
  • Tour buses

Who's at Fault?

Determining fault in accidents that involve buses and other types of mass transit may be complicated. The Las Vegas bus accident attorneys at Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm can help, no matter who’s to blame for your suffering.

  • Bus Drivers may be held responsible if your accident was caused by driver error or negligence, including: distracted driving, driver fatigue, intoxicated or impaired driving, and traffic violations.
  • Transit Companies may be liable in accidents resulting from improper vehicle maintenance, inexperienced or inadequately trained drivers, or mechanical failure.
  • Municipal Entities may be held accountable for accidents involving vehicles that are owned or operated by city, county, or state government agencies—such as RTC Transit buses and Clark County School District school buses. However, municipal transit claims may be subject to complex rules or shorter statutes of limitations for filing.

We’ll make sure you meet the requirements for all types of claims and give you the best possible chance of securing the compensation you need. Our bus accident attorneys are here for you—we’ll investigate your accident and figure out who should be held accountable.

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Bus Accident FAQ

Who gets hurt in bus accidents?
  • Occupants of other vehicles sharing the roads with buses
  • Passengers including commuters, sightseers, etc.
  • Pedestrians or cyclists

Buses generally crash less often than other modes of transportation; however, due to their large size, high occupancy, and persistent lack of basic safety features, such as seatbelts, bus accidents still carry considerable risk of injury or death for victims.

What qualifies as a "bus"?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a bus is considered any motor vehicle designed to carry more than 10 persons, including the driver.

The bus accident attorneys at Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm handle claims involving school buses, as well as:

  • Charter buses
  • Church buses or vans
  • City/metro buses
  • Limousines
  • Private motorcoaches
  • Shuttles
  • Tour buses
What should I do if I'm involved in a bus accident?
Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm advises you to:

  • Visit a doctor. Even if you don’t think you were injured in your accident, you should be examined by a qualified medical professional. Injuries may take time to develop. Keep records of all treatment and recovery details—this information could be useful for your case.
  • Don’t sign or agree to anything. Transit companies, passenger carrier vehicle owners, or their insurance adjustors may approach you and offer you compensation in efforts to avoid legal action. Don’t settle for anything without first seeking legal advice.
  • Contact us. Call 702-444-4444 or fill out a free initial consultation form to see how we can help with your claim.
How can an attorney help if I'm injured in a bus accident?
Whether you’re a native Nevadan or a visitor, you have the right to stay safe while using the state’s various mass transit systems. Bus accidents differ from other personal injury cases and may involve a more complicated claims process. A skilled and experienced Las Vegas bus accident lawyer at Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm can protect your rights and help you take legal action.
How long do I have to file a claim?
If you’ve been involved in a mass transit accident, you should act immediately—the sooner you seek legal advice, the better. Most personal injury claims in Nevada have a statute of limitations, or window of opportunity for legal action, of two years; however, regulations that apply to bus accident claims can vary depending on owner/operator, service type, and crash circumstances. Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm can make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to pursue the compensation you’re owed.
How much money can I get for damages?
Because every case is different, there is no guarantee for how much you’ll receive for damages. Settlement amounts vary depending on a number of factors. The legal professionals at Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm handle each case on an individual basis.

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