Because buses can be a convenient mode of public transportation, it leads to more bus accidents. Whether it is a city bus, tour bus or even a school bus, these motor vehicles are designed to provide a safe mass-transit option for passengers. Unfortunately, just like any other motor vehicle, buses are prone to accidents. Bus accidents can be caused by a negligent bus driver, a passing vehicle or can even involve pedestrians. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with or on a bus, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a Las Vegas personal injury attorney from our firm.
Shook & Stone can investigate your Las Vegas bus accident to see who was at fault and fight to see that you get your deserved compensation. Bus Accidents require heavy investigation, forensics, and a team of lawyers on your side.
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is the transit authority for all of Southern Nevada. If you plan on taking the bus as your mode of transportation in Las Vegas, then you will be taking the RTC. The RTC operates the Citizens Area Transit (CAT) bus system which is a system with multiple routes throughout Las Vegas and surrounding cities in Nevada. Accidents have happened with the RTC bus system before. In fact, just recently a bus stop crash resulted in the victim filing a lawsuit against Clark County as well as RTC. This particular lawsuit claimed negligence on behalf of the defendants for failing to relocate the bus stop even after knowing that it was in a dangerous location. In this particular accident, four were killed and eight others were injured.
Other, similar forms of public transportation in Las Vegas are the Las Vegas monorail (train) and various shuttle and tram services that transport people to and from casinos, shopping malls and hotels. If you were injured in a bus public transportation accident or a similar type of traffic accident, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a Las Vegas bus accident lawyer from Shook & Stone.
Since this city is a hub for tourism in Nevada, Las Vegas tour buses are common. In the United States, Motor Coach Industries manufacture tour coaches (buses). Many of these tour buses are incredibly large and some are even double decker and open-roof buses. Tour buses are not under as strict of regulations as are city buses and school buses. In fact, in 2012 there was a Las Vegas-area tour bus crash that killed the driver and injured dozens of passengers. In these types of accidents, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) would likely investigate to determine the cause. Charter Buses, Greyhound buses and the like are all common methods of tourism transportation not only in the city of Las Vegas, but in surrounding areas such as Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam area as well.
School buses are subject to regulations from the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American School Bus Council and others. Although school buses are designed to be one of the safest forms of transportation, accidents can still occur. As opposed to children walking to school, school buses are much safer. Most school buses are not equipped with seat belts. Whether the cause of the accident was the school bus driver, a passing motor vehicle or some type of mechanical defect, you can contact our firm to discuss your legal options.
For more information on the types of bus accident cases our firm handles, or to learn how our firm could assist in filing a claim for compensation on your behalf, please do not hesitate to contact a Las Vegas bus accident attorney at our firm today.