Bus accidents are still too prevalent in Las Vegas, and they continue to cause devastating bodily injuries. Perhaps you’re currently recovering from injuries from a bus hitting you. What should your next move be?
It’s time to think about getting legal help to win a settlement. We’re here to help you at Pacific West Injury Law.
We Can Help Prove How Your Bus Accident Happened
Statistics show bus accidents continue to happen more often than they should here in Las Vegas. Some of them occur with tour buses or city buses, and other times with school buses.
We can help you establish proof that your accident occurred due to one of the following:
Bus drivers can easily become distracted due to the large size of the vehicle. It’s easy for a driver to become confused on the road if a passenger is talking too much. Or, maybe the radio is playing too loud.
Any scenario like this can change lives in a mere minute. Once the bus hit you in a crosswalk or while in your vehicle, you knew your injuries would change your own life, irreparably.
Once we start investigating your accident, we’ll find out what distracted the bus driver. This usually requires interviewing witnesses on the bus, including any security camera footage. Fortunately, many city buses in Las Vegas have security cameras, something available only in the last few years.
Drunk Drivng or Driug Use
One of the worst bus accident scenarios is drunk driving. Once in a while, we find out the negligent bus driver was drunk, or maybe under the influence of a legal or illegal drug.
Evidence of this comes in toxicology reports after the accident occurs. You have a right to sue for punitive damages later against the driver for their egregious actions.
Punitive damages are always sought to send an extra message for preventing Duty of Care. All bus drivers need to adhere to Duty of Care since they literally place your life in their hands.
On occasion, it’s the bus itself to blame rather than the driver. The company that manufactures the bus perhaps put in defective brakes. Or, the maintenance crew responsible for keeping the bus in good working order failed to check for mechanical issues.
When this happens, it’s possible to sue the company responsible for the bus. Perhaps the driver is also partially to blame for not noticing a problem.
Nevada is a modified comparative negligence state where maybe more than one person is responsible for an accident. It’s possible to still receive compensation from those responsible as long as your own comparative negligence doesn’t go beyond 51%.
For a free legal consultation with a bus accidents lawyer serving Las Vegas, call 702-602-HURT
What to Do Following Your Bus Accident
Your first step is to take time for yourself to recover from your injuries. It’s possible you’re suffering from spinal injuries, a traumatic brain injury, or severely broken bones.
Next, it’s time to think about seeking legal help. Never try to deal with legal matters related to your bus accident by yourself. Our legal track record at Pacific West Injury Law is well-noted throughout Las Vegas.
As soon as you give us the go-ahead to represent you, we’ll get to work finding the evidence to prove your case. The first thing we’ll do is visit the scene of the accident.
Collect Evidence at the Scene
As you see, numerous scenarios exist in how a bus accident happens. What kind of evidence should you gather to prove the bus driver caused your injuries?
It starts with us interviewing witnesses who saw what happened. Maybe the accident occurred on a city bus you rode on. We’ll interview witnesses to see what the driver did to make you possibly fall over and cause physical harm.
For intersection accidents, we’ll also interview witnesses, including gathering available footage they captured on their smartphones. With mobile devices so prevalent, the chances of someone capturing what happened are all the greater.
Traffic camera footage is also sought. Fortunately, Las Vegas has numerous traffic cameras set up in intersections and along roadways throughout the city.
Gather Your Medical Bills
To tell the full story about your injuries, your medical bills/records are also gathered. We’ll place those in safekeeping to present to the defendant’s insurance adjuster. It’s also important to keep these records on file in the event you decide to take your case to a trial.
Medical records don’t lie, and the details behind what you face now and will face are all in print. Your future is possibly in doubt due to your injuries, including your ability to ever work again.
All of this is critical proof to win a sizable settlement.
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What Kind of Settlement Might You Receive?
We invite you to look at our case results on our website to get an idea of what we’ve done for others. Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of people win millions of dollars in settlements.
All cases are different, however. Your bus accident case may have numerous variables that make your final settlement more or less than what’s typical. Never expect a certain amount while still staying positive for the best results.
One thing you can count on is us working tirelessly for you to gain justice for your injuries.
You ultimately decide what settlement offer you want to take as insurance negotiations take place. Afterward, we can also help you seek punitive damages against the bus driver for their egregious actions.
Get Legal Help Now with Pacific West Injury Law
Contact our attorneys at Pacific West Injury Law immediately if you’ve just been injured in a bus accident. The statute of limitations in Nevada is only two years, so time is of the essence.
It’s time to take action now to get your life back to some sense of normal and keep yourself above water financially.