Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney
Bus Accidents in Nevada
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 in 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 in Las Vegas.
Bus Accident Statistics
According to the US Department of Transportation, in 2011 there were:
- 108 fatal crashes involving school buses
- 24,000 people injured in bus crashes
Common Causes of Bus AccidentsA 2010 study by the University of Michigan found that 325 people are killed in bus crashes each year in the USA. Some common causes include:
- Bus driver fatigue or inattention
- Aggressive or reckless car drivers
- Poor maintenance or mechanical failure
How a Bus Accident Attorney Can Help
While a bus accident might be rare compared to the frequency of car accident 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.
Get Your Free Legal Consultation Today
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a serious bus accident, you have the right to compensation in order to support your recovery. The law firm of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith is ready to give you a free consultation on your rights and the merits of your case. If you’re unable to leave home or the hospital, don’t worry. We’ll come directly to you.
Q:Who Can Get Hurt in a Bus Accident?
A: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.
Q:What Are the Most Common Injuries in a Bus Accident?
A:The most common injuries in these accidents include: bruises and scrapes , broken or fractured bones , internal bleeding , and spinal cord injuries.
Q:What Do I Do If I’m Involved in a Bus Accident?
A: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.
Q:What Compensation Can I Get From a Bus Accident?
A: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.
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