Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney

Buses are a popular way to get around Las Vegas, to transport children to school, or to visit the city as a tourist. Las Vegas is a popular destination, with countless tourist buses arriving and leaving the city each day. School buses, city transit buses, private buses, and motor coaches are all large, heavy vehicles, difficult to maneuver, and exceptionally dangerous when involved in a collision. At Cogburn Law Offices, we serve people throughout Las Vegas who have been injured in a bus wreck caused by the conscious decisions of another. Every Las Vegas bus accident attorney at our firm is dedicated to recovering full and fair compensation, including medical costs, wage loss, and mental and emotional anguish.

Nevada Bus Accident Resources:

 

Bus Accident Statistics: The Facts

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) has issued statistics that reveal the staggering number of bus accident fatalities and injuries. In a recent year, the agency reported the following national statistics:

Most Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Bus accidents typically result in a higher rate of injury and fatality than your standard car accident because of the higher number of passengers and the larger size of the vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Admissions (NHSTSA), a bus is considered any motor vehicle designed to carry more than 10 people. A claim for compensation can be legitimately filed when it is determined that the cause of the accident was:

Most Common Types of Bus Accident Claims in Nevada

School Bus Accidents

Clark County has one of the nation’s largest school districts, more than 320,000 students, and 358 schools. School bus transportation is provided to thousands of students. Shocking numbers of school bus accidents take place every year, from minor fender-benders to serious injury and fatal accidents. If you or your child suffered injuries in a school bus accident, an experienced Las Vegas bus accident attorney at Cogburn Law Offices can provide legal representation to help you seek full financial compensation for all damages.

Metro Bus Accidents in Las Vegas

If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a city bus accident, seek legal representation immediately. The first step in filing a claim will be identifying what party (or parties) were at fault in the collision. A full investigation into the facts will be conducted. Our firm has all the resources to perform this critical task.

When filing a claim against the City of Las Vegas to recover compensation for an RTC bus accident requires specific legal actions. A “Notice of Claim” will be filed against the city. It is imperative that every aspect of your case is managed professionally, with correctly listed and named departments, city employees, or other negligent parties. Under NRS 11.010, the Nevada statute of limitations allows for two years from the time of an accident in which to file a claim. Our legal team can manage the many complex details while you focus on regaining your health.

Motor Coaches

Las Vegas has millions of visitors, with 42,214,200 visitors reported in a recent year. Many tourists come to the city on private tour motor coaches, and they are a common sight on city streets and roadways. Tour buses are large and heavy, weighing in the range of 30,000 to 44,000 pounds. Drivers are required to get extensive training prior to operating such a vehicle, as it requires special skills to maneuver a motor coach, including making turns, stopping distance, and speed. With 11.9 percent of fatal accidents nationwide involving a large truck or bus, the risks of being injured in a collision with a motor coach are particularly high in the Las Vegas area.

Proving Fault in a Nevada Bus Accident

It is often difficult to determine fault in accidents that involve buses and mass transit. However, if you were injured in an accident, our legal team at Cogburn Law Offices can help you figure out who is liable for your injuries. The most common persons at fault during bus accidents are:

What to do if You’re Involved in a Las Vegas 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. If you’ve been involved in a bus accident it’s important to follow these steps in order to remain safe, and receive the compensation you may be entitled to.

Hire a Top-Rated Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney

Drivers of commercial buses are entrusted with the safety of their passengers. This higher degree of responsibility causes commercial bus drivers to be held to higher standards than non-commercial drivers. There are additional rules governing the physical conditions, safety features, and licensing of buses and their drivers.

If you are injured in a bus accident, you may be unaware of any potential violations that have been committed by the commercial carrier or the bus driver. Our experienced Nevada personal injury lawyers will investigate the accident to ensure that any and all violations are uncovered.

At Cogburn Law Offices, our goal is to protect the rights and interests of the injured, or families who have lost a loved one in a bus accident in Las Vegas. As a premier trial law firm, you can rely upon us to be professional, dedicated, and committed to you and your family on a personal level.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured a bus accident in Las Vegas, call a Las Vegas bus accident attorney at Cogburn Law Offices for a free case consultation.