Bus ridership is increasing in the Las Vegas Valley. Given the high cost of gas, people are choosing to take the bus instead of paying for gas, a car payment, insurance and maintenance costs. People are experiencing that it is more economical to ride the bus instead. With the Las Vegas bus system expanding with non-stop and commuter lines, ridership will only increase.
Another major ridership portion is out of town visitors who use the Las Vegas bus system to get around the Strip. Instead of paying for cabs, visitors find it easier and more cost effective to use the Las Vegas bus system to get from hotel to hotel. No matter if you are a local or live in another state or Canada, you have rights if you are injured while riding a Las Vegas bus.
Attorney Nadia von Magdenko regularly handles cases against the Las Vegas bus system, commonly known as the RTC. The RTC is actually operated by Veolia Transportation and Attorney Nadia von Magdenko makes sure people injured while riding Veolia Transportation’s buses are provided justice.
One major issue with injuries while riding a bus, is that the bus does not provide seat belts for passengers. So, while you may always wear your seat belt while riding in a car, you are not provided with that protection when you get on a Las Vegas bus. As a result of no seat belts, even minor accidents can cause you physical injuries. If you are injured while riding a Las Vegas bus, you need to contact a Las Vegas lawyer experienced in those types of cases, to protect your rights.
When a Privately Owned Bus Injures You in an Accident
Bus accidents are all too common, and a fair percentage of them are caused by the bus driver. If a bus collided with your vehicle and subsequently left you with a serious injury, you may be eligible for compensation if the accident was the bus driver’s fault. Bus versus car accidents can be catastrophic for occupants of the smaller vehicle. Every Las Vegas bus accident lawyer from Nadia von Magdenko & Associates is all too familiar with the severity of injuries that victims can sustain in this type of collision. We have successfully obtained substantial settlements for many clients who were hurt in accidents that they did not cause. Settlement awards allowed them to receive the medical treatment they needed, and it offered them compensation for their pain and suffering as well. If you would like to know more about how we might be able to assist you too, give us a call to schedule a brief meeting with one of our Las Vegas bus accident lawyers.
Privately Owned—What Does That Mean?
When a vehicle is privately owned, that can mean one of several things. The exact nature of that ownership will determine how a bus accident lawyer in Las Vegas, NV will pursue a personal injury claim or a lawsuit against that party. If one of our attorneys accepts your case, they will take a hard look at the owner of the vehicle, and here’s why:
- Privately owned by a private individual for their personal use and they were the driver. If the vehicle is insured, this should be a straightforward case of filing a personal injury claim with their insurance company.
- Privately owned by a private individual for their personal use but they were not the driver. Once again, if the vehicle is insured then your bus accident lawyer will probably file a personal injury claim with the carrier that insured the vehicle. However, if the person acted particularly negligently (such as intentionally trying to hit you in an act of road rage) you may have the basis for filing against them as well. This is especially true if their action resulted in the death of someone in your vehicle. In this scenario, your attorney might determine that you have grounds for a wrongful death suit against them.
- Owned by a private company (one that is not publicly traded in the stock market) which employed the driver. In this scenario, if your bus accident lawyer in Las Vegas, NVconcludes that the company did not properly train the driver or was otherwise negligent, they might be the target of a lawsuit if their insurance company does not offer you a fair settlement.
Nadia von Magdenko & Associates: When You Want a Bus Accident Lawyer Who Can Make a Difference
Serious injuries inevitably require expensive medical care and time off from work that most people cannot afford. We can help. At Nadia von Magdenko & Associates we have helped many people in our community get the justice they deserve and the compensation they need in order to recover from their injuries. Give us a call today to find out how a Las Vegas bus accident lawyer from our firm can help you too.
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