People injured while waiting at a bus stop (sometimes called a bus shelter) may be entitled to compensatory damages in Nevada. Damages for bus stop accidents can include payment of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and damages under Nevada’s wrongful death law.
In most cases, people injured at Nevada bus stops will seek compensation from the driver of the vehicle that struck them. But in some cases, bus riders may also have claims against the bus line or a government entity – such as the city of Las Vegas, the Clark County School District, or the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.
Our caring Nevada personal injury lawyers offer free consultations to help you determine who is responsible for your bus accident and what compensation a lawsuit may help you recover.
Nevada bus stops can be deadly
The city of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada do their best to keep people safe while waiting at bus stops. But they aren’t always successful.
In 2012, four people were killed at a bus stop when they were hit by a drunk driver in front of a Carl’s Jr. on Spring Mountain Road near Decatur Boulevard.
And in 2016, a man was killed at a bus stop on West Lake Mead Boulevard near North Rancho Drive when a car accidentally struck the center divider.
Why call a lawyer?
In some cases, even when a private driver causes a bus shelter crash, there may be more than one party legally responsible.
Perhaps the bus stop was built too close to the street, or the city didn’t put up adequate warning signs. If a car that hit you was being driven on company time, the driver’s employer may be responsible.
An experienced lawyer in Clark County can help you recover from all the individuals, companies and entities that caused or contributed to your injuries.
We can also help you navigate the maze of insurers, employers and government bureaucrats whose job it is to make you go away.
Also see our article about pedestrian knockdown laws in Nevada.
Injured in a bus stop accident in Nevada? Call us for help…
If you or someone you know was injured at a Las Vegas, Clark County or Washoe County bus stop or bus shelter, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation. We can explain Nevada’s bus stop accident laws, and the likely outcome of a lawsuit in your case.
With offices and experienced personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas, Henderson and Reno, we can help you almost anywhere in Nevada.
To schedule your free consultation, call us or fill out the form on this page.
We can even come to you if you are too badly injured to visit our offices.
The statute of limitations in Nevada personal injury cases can be as short as two (2) years, so be sure to contact us right away to start working on your case.
See our related article, Does Nevada have a bus accident statute?