Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney
Auto Collision Lawyers serving Las Vegas, NV
Not every auto accident involves two cars crashing or a rider getting ejected from their motorcycle. Bus accidents can occur when a bus hits a pedestrian crossing the street, a cyclist on the side of the road, or a car trying to merge into the lane. This usually does less damage to the bus and everyone inside it, resulting a terrible loss for everyone else on the road. If you’ve been hurt in a bus accident, you deserve the counsel and support of a qualified personal injury attorney.
Understanding Bus Accidents
According to the US Department of Transportation, in 2011 there were:
- 108 fatal crashes involving school buses
- 24,000 people injured in bus crashes
The most common causes for these accidents include:
- Bus driver fatigue or inattention
- Aggressive or reckless car drivers
- Poor maintenance or mechanical failure
A 2010 study by the University of Michigan found that 325 people are killed in bus crashes each year in the USA.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bus Accidents
1. Who can get hurt in a bus accident?
The most likely victims of bus accidents include passengers entering or exiting the bus, pedestrians, drivers and passengers in other vehicles, and cyclists. Passengers inside the bus are at risk of injury in the event of a collision.
2. What are the most common injuries in a bus accident?
The most common injuries in these accidents include:
- Bruises and scrapes
- Broken or fractured bones
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injury
3. What do I do if I’m involved in a bus accident?
First, seek medical attention immediately. Not all injuries are apparent, such as head trauma. Collect the names, phone numbers, and insurance information of any drivers involved in the accident, along with the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. If possible, take photos of the scene where the accident took place. Finally, contact the police so that there is an official report of the incident on record, which you can use as a reference to support your case in court.
4. What compensation can I get from a bus accident?
The exact compensation you’re entitled to depends on the extent of your injuries, property damage, and how much you lost in wages as a result of the accident.
How Our Law Firm Can Get You Compensation
While a bus accident might be rare compared to the frequency of auto and motorcycle accidents, it’s a serious issue that can leave you with major health complications, lost wages from time off work, and a mountain of medical bills. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we’re committed to getting you the best representation in court, so that you can get the compensation you deserve. We have over 30 years of experience in handling traffic accident cases and a belief that every victim is entitled to our compassion and our full attention.