Las Vegas Tour Bus Accident Lawyer
As one of America’s most prominent tourist destinations, Las Vegas also sees more than its fair share of tour buses on its roads. If you live in the city or have simply visited for a few days, then you have likely seen various tour buses shuttling passengers to casinos, stores, and area attractions like Hoover Dam.
But as with any motor vehicle, tour buses can–and do–get into accidents. Indeed, there are hundreds of such accidents in Nevada alone each year. If you are one of those injured passengers, you may be faced with thousands of dollars in medical bills and other losses. The skilled Las Vegas tour bus accident lawyers at Cameron Law, PLLC, are here to help. We represent victims whose injuries were the result of a negligent tour bus operator and other parties.
Understanding Why Tour Bus Accidents Occur
Unlike a passenger car or truck, tour buses usually do not contain any sort of seat belt or safety harness for the passengers. This alone leaves them more exposed to serious injury in the event of an accident. As for why tour bus accidents occur in the first place, here are some of the more common scenarios that we have seen with our clients:
- Fatigue. Tour bus drivers often work long hours with insufficient rest. Federal law is supposed to regulate how long drivers can work. But some tour bus operators ignore these rules, leading to fatigued drivers who are more likely to get into a serious accident.
- Improper hiring and training. Driving a tour bus is not the same thing as driving a car. Tour bus operators need to properly screen, hire, and train their drivers to safely operate a larger vehicle that may carry dozens of passengers. If the tour bus operator cuts corners with this process, an unskilled driver may end up behind the wheel.
- Distraction. Distracted driving is a problem we have all had to deal with. But the problem is even worse for a tour bus driver as they often need to deal with passengers who create distractions, thus diverting the driver’s attention from the road at key moments.
- Faulty maintenance. Tour bus operators want to keep their buses running as much as possible to maximize profit. But if these operators fail to follow a proper maintenance and repair schedule, the bus itself may eventually suffer mechanical failures that cause a serious accident.
Contact Cameron Law Today
A tour bus accident is a serious matter. Passengers often suffer whiplash, broken bones, brain and spinal cord injuries, and even internal bleeding. In some accidents passengers can even be killed. That is why it is important to hold tour bus drivers, operators, and other parties legally responsible when their reckless or negligent actions lead to an accident.
If you need to speak with a qualified Las Vegas tour bus accident lawyer, contact Cameron Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation.