Taking the bus is one of the most popular ways to travel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada is the major public bus system in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. It has almost 4,000 stops and transports close to 180,000 riders daily. Las Vegas is also home to thousands of school, shuttle, tour, party and charter buses.
If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident in Las Vegas, you have rights. The lawyers at Koch & Brim, LLP can help you understand and defend them. Discuss your bus accident injury claim with our local lawyers today. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
Before you can recover compensation for a bus accident in Nevada, you must identify the at-fault party. Nevada uses a tort-based system, meaning the driver or party responsible for causing the accident will also be responsible for paying for damages. You or your lawyer will need to determine the cause of your bus accident before you can file a claim.
These are some of the most common causes of Las Vegas bus accidents. Whether you were a bus rider, a third-party driver, a bicyclist or a pedestrian, you could have serious injuries from a bus accident. Work with the attorneys at Koch & Brim, LLP to learn the cause of the collision and determine liability.
Bus accident cases are unique compared to typical car accidents in Las Vegas. Rather than holding the at-fault driver responsible, you could hold the bus company liable based on the doctrine of vicarious liability. This doctrine holds employers responsible for the negligence of their employees. A bus company in Las Vegas could be liable if it or one of its drivers caused your crash. On a bus such as a Greyhound, the company will be liable. On a school bus, the private school or the county will be liable. On a public bus such as the RTC, the government will be liable. Determining the correct defendant in your case may take help from a bus accident attorney in Las Vegas.
Once your lawyer determines fault, he or she can demand maximum compensation on your behalf. Compensation for a bus accident could include both economic and noneconomic damages. An award could cover your past and future medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, property losses, and other losses. Discuss the value of your bus accident case with our attorneys today.
At Koch & Brim, LLP, we are passionate about protecting the injured. Our Las Vegas bus accident lawyers are here for survivors and loved ones involved in these disasters. We will work directly with you as our client to pursue maximum financial recovery on your behalf. Start your case with a free consultation. Request yours online or by calling (702) 451-3900 24/7.