Who’s Liable if You’re Injured on the Bus?

Posted by: on Fri, Nov 29, 2019

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injured in bus accidentWhether you were injured on a public bus or a private bus, the common factor is that you were injured as a passenger. It would be difficult for an insurance defense attorney to allege that you were partially responsible for the accident and your injuries. The way that our Las Vegas bus injury attorneys at Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright would proceed on your behalf would depend on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Another driver, your bus driver or both of them might be liable.

The Nevada Tort Claims Act
If the accident was the fault of the driver of a public bus, the Nevada Tort Claims Act is triggered. Our personal injury law firm in Vegas would be required to file a very specific claim with the Nevada State Board of Examiners or the City of Las Vegas before we can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. This is a complicated endeavor, and if you leave a single piece of information out of your claim, it can fail in its entirety.

The Statute of Limitations
The lawyers at our personal injury law firm in Vegas are well aware of the two year statute of limitations for injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. What comes to issue is the interplay between the Nevada Tort Claims Act and the statute of limitations. A claimant might be in complete compliance with the notice requirements, but the statute of limitations might pass while he or she is awaiting a decision on their claim. If the statute of limitations runs without a timely filing of a personal injury lawsuit, the claimant will be forever barred from proceeding further. The Las Vegas bus injury attorneys at Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright aren’t going to let something like that happen.

You don’t want to face a notice issue or the filing of a personal injury lawsuit without the representation of our Las Vegas bus injury attorneys. Contact us right away after being injured in any bus accident to arrange for a free consultation and case review.