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If you suffered injuries in a bus accident and want to discuss your legal options with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer, do not hesitate to reach out to Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorney.

Public transportation is an essential part of everyday life for many people. Residents rely on it to commute to work or school, and visitors use it to travel to all the popular tourist spots in Sin City. Buses run throughout the city daily, picking people up and dropping them off at their destinations. Bus drivers must follow all traffic laws and keep their passengers and the occupants of other vehicles safe at all times.

Although thousands of people routinely take the bus and trust the driver to arrive safely at their stop, accidents can happen. Severe injuries and fatalities can occur, resulting in expensive medical treatment and other costs. Whether you were riding the bus or were in another vehicle, you have the right to hold the driver liable if they were at fault for the suffering you endured in a bus accident.

For a free consultation to discuss your case with one of the Las Vegas bus accident attorneys of Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorney, call us at [phone-number linked=true] immediately.

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Table of Contents

Common Causes of Las Vegas Bus Accidents
Injuries Associated with Accidents Involving Buses
How We Handle A Bus Accident Case
Understanding the Role of Modified Comparative Negligence in Lawsuits
What to Do if You Were a Passenger on the Bus


Common Causes of Las Vegas Bus Accidents

Bus accidents happen for the same reasons car crashes occur. Driver inattention and error are common causes. The bus driver must obey traffic laws, stay focused on the task at hand, and navigate adverse conditions correctly. If they allow distractions to redirect their attention or engage in reckless behavior at the wheel, they could cause injuries and fatalities during a collision with another vehicle.

Bus Accident Crash

The most common causes of bus accidents are:

  • Speeding
  • Turning too quickly
  • Trying to maneuver through a small opening in traffic
  • Improper or sudden braking
  • Fatigued driving
  • Disobeying traffic signals and signs
  • Failing to yield the right of way to other cars
  • Distracted driving
  • Tailgating
  • Driving too fast for poor road conditions or adverse weather
  • Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes or turning

The bus driver or their employer could become financially responsible for your resulting losses. It’s their job to take all the necessary precautions to avoid an accident. If their actions contributed to your injuries, you might be entitled to compensation.


Injuries Associated with Accidents Involving Buses

Bus accidents can cause injuries and fatalities to the passengers and the occupants of other vehicles. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, there were 73,930 accidents involving buses in 2019.

The most common injuries suffered in bus accidents include:

  • Paralysis
  • Lacerations
  • Concussion or traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of limb
  • Crush injuries
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability

Even minor injuries deserve financial compensation from the at-fault party. Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorney can handle any case, big or small. We provide the same level of service and attention to each client who comes to us. You will feel like a priority until we resolve your case. You can depend on our legal team to tirelessly work to achieve your desired outcome.

Let Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys Handle Every Step of the Process

The initial shock of a bus accident could cloud your judgment. You likely feel disoriented and don’t know what you should do first. It’s critical that you hire an experienced Las Vegas bus accident attorney and seek immediate medical treatment.

When you hire Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys, we will focus our efforts on the legal aspects of your case. We know the tactics often used by insurance companies to intimidate accident victims into accepting lowball settlement offers. They typically try to take advantage of unrepresented claimants. That’s why it’s vital that you speak with us as soon as possible. We’re not afraid to fight the insurance company for the full and fair settlement you deserve.

No Fees Unless We Win Your Bus Accident Case

Victims of bus accidents deserve high-quality legal representation. At Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorney, our goal is to build strong cases for our clients so they can get the compensation they need for their medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Our clients don’t pay a cent until we reach a favorable verdict or settlement on their behalf.

How We Handle A Bus Accident Case

We will obtain all the necessary evidence to show who caused the crash and prove that your injuries resulted from someone else’s negligent actions during the investigation.

Examples of evidence we might need include:

  • The traffic crash report
  • Security camera footage
  • Pictures from the accident scene
  • Copies of your medical records and medical bills
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Copies of all available insurance policies
  • Repair estimates for the damage to all vehicles involved
  • The bus driver’s employment records and driving history

Most people are unfamiliar with the steps they need to follow after a bus accident. Even though you don’t necessarily have to hire a lawyer, you’re likely to receive higher compensation if you do. Having a dedicated Las Vegas bus accident attorney in your corner could improve your chance of holding the driver or their employer liable.

You won’t have to put forth any effort while we’re working on your case. Your only responsibility will be to attend your doctor’s appointments so you can recover from your injuries.

Pursuing Compensation from the Bus Driver’s Insurance Company

If the insurance company denies your claim, you could file a lawsuit naming them and the at-fault party, such as the bus driver or transportation company, as defendants. Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. That means you have two years from the date of the accident to initiate your lawsuit in civil court. If the deadline passes, you could lose your opportunity to hold the negligent party accountable and seek the compensation you deserve in court.

When you get hurt in an accident with a bus, you could seek compensation in multiple ways. If the bus driver was at fault for your injuries, you could file an insurance claim.
All motor carriers, including those used for public transportation, must purchase and maintain liability insurance with minimum coverage determined by the Nevada Transportation Authority and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Federal laws also require specific liability limits for passenger carriers, depending on the vehicle’s seating capacity:

  • $1.5 million – No more than 15 occupants, including the driver
  • $5 million – 16 or more occupants, including the driver

When you file a liability claim, you could pursue compensation for the losses you suffered, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical impairment or disfigurement
  • Inconvenience
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity

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Bus and Truck AccidentUnderstanding the Role of Modified Comparative Negligence in Lawsuits

Nevada uses another statute to determine the maximum compensation an accident victim is entitled to in a lawsuit. Modified comparative negligence reduces a person’s monetary losses by their percentage of shared fault. If the jury decides your actions contributed to the bus crash, they could diminish your financial award.

To clarify, let’s say you suffered $100,000 in losses. Under normal circumstances, you could pursue compensation for the total amount. However, if the jury determines you were 20% to blame for your injuries, you could only seek up to $80,000. Additionally, if you were 51% or more liable for the accident, you would be prohibited from recovering any amount of compensation from the at-fault party.

What to Do if You Were a Passenger on the Bus

Many vehicles used for public transportation don’t have seatbelts and other safety features you can find in passenger cars. If you regularly take the bus, you’re at risk of significant physical injuries if an accident occurs. The violent force of a collision between the bus and another vehicle could throw you around inside the compartment. You could suffer blunt force trauma to your head or body on impact with the seat or get ejected from the vehicle through a window.

The same rules apply to bus passengers as the occupants of other vehicles. If you were riding the bus at the time of the accident and sustained injuries, you could pursue compensation from the bus driver or their employer. Your Las Vegas bus accident attorney from Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorney can file an insurance claim or lawsuit on your behalf and negotiate for the maximum financial award necessary to cover your medical treatment and additional expenses.

Contact Us

The legal team of Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys has built an excellent reputation for the dependable services we have provided for over 30 years. We were featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal as the Best Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas and received recognition from the National Trial Lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell also gave Attorney Adam S. Kutner an AV Preeminent® rating in 2020, which is the highest possible rating.

Our Las Vegas bus accident attorneys take cases on a contingency fee basis. We will provide you with the personalized attention and comprehensive legal services you need without expecting upfront payment. We’ll only collect our legal fees if we secure compensation for you. If we lose your case, you won’t have to pay us anything.

Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys is available 24/7 to answer your call so you can speak with us when it’s most convenient for you. We will prioritize your case and remain by your side until the end. You can feel confident knowing you have a legal advocate to protect your rights and fight for justice.

If you sustained injuries in an accident involving a bus, contact one of our Las Vegas bus accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll be happy to meet you at one of our two offices or discuss your case via Skype. Call [phone-number linked=true] and let us help you get on the road to recovery.

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