Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorney
LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN M. BURRIS
In Nevada, the bus companies are classified as “common carriers,”
and under the law owe a heightened duty of care to passengers. Unfortunately,
the negligent, careless actions of bus drivers and other drivers on the
road lead to many serious injuries every year. If you’ve been hurt
in a Las Vegas bus accident, you have a right to seek fair compensation
for the losses you’ve incurred.
The Las Vegas bus accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Steven A. Burris
are dedicated to the rights of injury victims, and have advocated on their
behalf for more than three decades. When you retain the firm, you can
expect the dedicated, unwavering legal support you need during this trying time.
Ready to get started? Call 702.529.3101 today for experienced counsel.
Bus Accident Negligence
There are many potential forms of negligence which can lead to a serious
bus accident, and the issue of bus drivers who drive while under the effects
of (prescribed) narcotics or anxiety medications is a growing safety menace.
Sometimes, bus company HR departments will order injured drivers back to
work, even though they are aware that the bus company’s workman’s
compensation doctor has prescribed narcotic pain pills to the driver in
an amount that will affect him during work hours.
Common sorts of negligence by the bus companies would include the following:
- Inadequate maintenance of bus, particularly brakes and tires
- Right turns that ‘squeeze’ vehicles to the right of the bus
- Closing door on person who is still in the door well
- Sudden stops or starts before boarding passengers are seated
- Jumping curbs before passengers are seated
- Not securing wheelchairs properly
- Hiring drivers with bad driving records or dangerous health issues
Fighting For Your Fair Compensation
There are a number of potential liable parties in a bus accident, and claims
against government agencies can often be far more complex. A fault free
passenger may assert joint liability against both the bus company, and
another automobile, if both the bus driver and auto driver were at fault.
For these reasons, and many more, it is crucial to retain counsel from
a skilled Las Vegas car accident attorney.
When you need effective, highly experienced counsel, turn to The Law Offices
of Steven M. Burris. For more than 30 years, their attorneys have fought
tirelessly on behalf of injury victims and their families, working to
recover fair compensation for medical bills, lost income, and so much more.
Not sure if you have a case? Contact the firm today for your
free case evaluation.