Las Vegas Bus Accident Lawyer
Buses are a fairly common site on the streets of Las Vegas. Local residents rely on buses for their daily commute. Many tourists also use buses to move between casinos on the Strip and other area attractions. And while buses are a generally safe and reliable mode of transportation, when an accident occurs, it can have devastating consequences for the people involved.
A skilled Las Vegas bus accident lawyer can provide you with legal advice and representation following a serious crash. At Cameron Law, PLLC, our team will help you seek compensation for your medical bills and other losses arising from a bus accident. Even in cases where liability for the accident might seem obvious, it is still critical that you work with an experienced attorney at every stage of your case.
Who Is Responsible for a Bus Accident?
Even a “minor” bus accident can leave dozens of people seriously injured. Some common injuries that we see from bus accidents include traumatic brain injuries (concussions), broken bones, and even spinal cord damage that can permanently impair a person’s mobility. Obviously, these injuries may occur in any type of motor vehicle crash, but when a bus is involved the risks of a life-threatening or potentially fatal injury increases substantially.
In any personal injury case, it is important to establish causation–i.e., the negligent act or omission that caused the accident in the first place. With bus accidents there may be a number of causes. The bus driver may have been driving in an unsafe or reckless manner. Or perhaps a drunk or distracted driver plowed into the path of the bus. In some cases the bus itself may be defective due to a design flaw, manufacturing error, or improper maintenance. All of these potential causes must be investigated as part of pursuing a personal injury claim.
One thing to note is that once a bus accident occurs, the clock starts ticking for the victims to seek compensation through the legal system. Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations applicable to most personal injury claims. That may sound like a lot of time on paper. But when you factor in the time it often takes to fully and properly investigate a bus accident, many victims find they are often rushing to meet that two-year deadline just to preserve their right to seek compensation.
Contact Cameron Law Today
Of course, the first thing that you should do following a bus accident is to seek medical attention. Even if you are able to “walk away” from the accident scene, you may still have serious injuries that require immediate treatment. After you have taken care of your medical needs, your next step should be to contact a reputable Las Vegas bus accidents lawyer who can assist you in reconstructing what happened and who should be held responsible for your injuries. Contact Cameron Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Daven P. Cameron and his professional team.