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Were you or a loved one injured in a bus accident in Las Vegas, NV? It can be devastating due to the size and weight of these vehicles, and you might be entitled to compensation. Our Las Vegas bus accident lawyers at De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers can help you fight for fair compensation. Call us today at (702) 222-9999.

Our award-winning lawyers have over 100 years of experience in personal injury law. We have a proven track record of successfully recovering fair compensation for our clients. In fact, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for accident victims like you over the years.

We’re passionate about helping our injured clients hold negligent parties accountable. With a cumulative experience of over 100 years, we manage a wide range of personal injury cases. Our expertise includes car accidents, motorcycle accidents in Las Vegas, medical malpractice lawsuits, bicycle accidents, Las Vegas wrongful death claims, truck accidents in Las Vegas, and more. If you’ve suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, contact our law offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, and schedule a free consultation with our team.

Why Should I Call De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers for Legal Help After a Bus Accident in Las Vegas?

Bus accident cases have unique complications. Multiple people may have been injured in the same crash. Government transit authorities and large bus companies might be involved. They have a strong incentive to try blaming others for the crash.

An experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can put a stop to the games and scare tactics.

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, we have decades of experience handling complex legal matters. Our attorneys have been recognized for our legal services with Martindale-Hubbell’s AV-Preeminent peer review rating, Avvo’s Clients’ Choice Award, and recognition as Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars.

When you hire us, we will:

  • Conduct an independent investigation into the cause of the crash
  • Obtain and analyze all evidence, including government crash reports, police reports, witness statements, and more
  • Work with leading experts who can provide additional evidence to strengthen your case
  • Document your damages and assess your case value
  • Negotiate aggressively with the insurance companies for a fair settlement offer

Our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have the skills to handle all of the legal challenges you may face. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve.

What Causes Most Bus Accidents in Las Vegas?

The causes of bus accidents vary from case to case. Most of the time, some type of error or negligent act causes the accident.

Bus drivers in Nevada must often obtain a commercial driver’s license before they can operate the vehicle. Even though they have to take a test to ensure they know the rules of the road, accidents still happen.

In our experience, some of the most common causes of bus accidents in Las Vegas include:

  • Speeding
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Racing through intersections
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other motor vehicles
  • Tailgating 
  • Stopping in unsafe locations
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to account for the bus’ wide turns and longer stopping times
  • Inexperienced bus drivers
  • Drunk driving or drug use behind the wheel
  • Fatigued bus drivers
  • Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations

Factors aside from driving behavior can contribute to the cause of a crash. Failure to properly maintain the bus can result in worn tires, faulty brakes, and other problems with the vehicle. Hazardous road conditions, poor weather, and congestion can also make bus crashes more likely.

Our Team at De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers Handles All Bus Accident Claims in Las Vegas

Public transportation offers a great way to get around Vegas. The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) operates most bus lines in downtown Las Vegas. 

We handle all types of bus accident cases, including those involving:

  • RTC buses
  • Deuce on the Strip buses
  • School buses
  • Private charter buses
  • Silver Star buses
  • Tour buses
  • Greyhound buses
  • Flixbus
  • Megabus 
  • Airport shuttle buses

If you were injured in an accident involving a bus, contact our lawyers in Las Vegas right away. We’ll sit down, listen to your story, and help you understand your legal options.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Bus Accident Injuries in Nevada?

Nevada personal injury laws allow accident victims to seek compensation from all parties who share blame for an accident. That’s especially important in bus accident cases, where someone other than the negligent bus driver may be legally responsible for paying your damages.

Examples of potentially responsible parties include:

  • A negligent bus driver
  • The bus company, as the driver’s employer
  • Mechanics and repair companies
  • Companies responsible for inspecting a bus fleet
  • The City of Las Vegas and government transit agencies
  • Third-party motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists
  • Negligent bus passengers
  • School districts
  • Manufacturers of defective bus safety equipment 
  • Bus manufacturers

Because of state vicarious liability laws, someone who wasn’t even at the crash scene may be on the hook for paying your damages. That makes it especially important to have an experienced Las Vegas bus accident attorney investigate your case.

What Is the Value of My Las Vegas Bus Accident Claim?

Many different factors will play a role in assessing the value of your personal injury case.

Some of those factors include:

  • The strength of the evidence available to prove causation and liability
  • The severity of your injuries 
  • The cost of your medical care
  • Whether you’ll need ongoing medical care and rehabilitation, and the estimated cost
  • The length of your recovery and whether you can work during recovery
  • The impact on your future earnings
  • Damage to your quality of life and emotional health
  • Whether you will suffer from any permanent damage
  • Whether you contributed to the accident in any way

Our lawyers will use our experience from past cases when assessing your case value. In more complex cases, we’ll also bring in experts to testify about your anticipated future costs and the types of trauma you’ve experienced. 

What Kinds of Damages Are Available to Bus Accident Victims in Southern Nevada?

Generally, Nevada law allows injury victims to seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses, including:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Nursing care
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and damage to your mental health
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • PTSD
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Household services and personal care needs

In rare cases, a jury might award punitive damages. To seek punitive damages, you must prove the defendant’s acts were intentional, malicious, or especially shocking. 

Can I Recover Damages if I’m Being Blamed for Causing a Bus Accident in Las Vegas?

Nevada’s modified comparative negligence law will impact the money you will receive if the at-fault party can prove you were partly responsible for your own injuries.

Under Nevada law, victims are barred from recovering any compensation at all once they’re found to be at least 51% responsible for their injuries. If you were less than 51%, your compensation is reduced proportionately.

Let’s say you were found to be 25% responsible for the motor vehicle accident. If you’re awarded a $1 million verdict, you are only entitled to receive $750,000 (75% of your compensation). If you hire an attorney, they can protect you from allegations of blame.

Bus Accidents in Las Vegas Can Cause Devastating Injuries

Because buses are so large and heavy, bus accident victims often experience especially serious injuries. Bus passengers who don’t have seatbelts are also vulnerable to more serious injury.

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, we often represent victims who have suffered:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue damage, including muscle and ligament injuries, tears and sprains
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Bus accident victims should seek medical attention quickly after an accident. It’s important to your health. You’ll also have to prove that your injuries were actually caused by the bus accident to recover compensation–which can be difficult if you delay treatment.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Bus Accident in Nevada? 

Most bus accidents happen because someone was careless, or negligent.

You’ll have to prove four elements to recover compensation based on negligence:

In other words, you must prove that someone failed to exercise reasonable caution and you were injured as a direct result.

How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Bus Accident in Nevada?

In most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations in Nevada is two years. Even if you have a valid case, your case will be dismissed if you wait longer than two years to take legal action.

However, you’ll have less time if the defendant is a government agency or the city itself. It’s always in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney quickly after an accident.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Las Vegas Bus Accident Lawyer Today

Don’t wait to seek legal advice if you were injured in a bus accident in Vegas. Contact De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers today. We offer a free consultation so you can learn more about how a Las Vegas bus accident lawyer can help prove your case.

Visit Our Personal Injury Law Offices in Las Vegas, NV

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers – Downtown Office
1149 S Maryland Pkwy,
Las Vegas, NV. 89104

(702) 222-9999

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De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers – Summerlin Office
410 S Rampart Blvd Ste 480
Las Vegas NV 89145

(702) 297-6373

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers – Henderson Office
9555 S Eastern Ave #200
Las Vegas, NV 89123

(702) 997-4264

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Areas We Serve

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers our personal injury attorneys serve the following localities: Angel Park, Anthem, Boulder City, Downtown Las Vegas, East Las Vegas, Gibson Springs, Green Valley, Henderson, Lake Las Vegas, MacDonald Ranch, McCullough Hills, Mission Hills, Paradise, Peccole Ranch, Queensridge, Reno, Seven Hills, Smoke Ranch, Spring Valley, Summerlin, The Lakes, The Strip, Whitney, and more.
We also represent accident victims in Oakland, CA.

About Our Firm

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, located in Las Vegas, NV, is a personal injury law firm established over 30 years ago.
We have 100+ years of combined experience securing hundreds of millions for injured people throughout Nevada. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today to discuss your case.

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