Each year about 17,000 children are injured in bus accidents according to School Transportation News. The number is higher when you account for public transportation, like the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), and privately owned buses. In 2018, over 66 million passengers boarded RTC busses across Southern Nevada.
Bus accidents can be devastating and are often the result of the negligence of the bus driver or that of a passing car. Unlike other auto injury claims, investigations into bus injury claims can be lengthy and complicated. Factors like who owns the bus company and what state the buses are registered in can drag an investigation out. Having the attorneys at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys in your corner can mean the difference between a quick settlement and struggling to find the hoops that you will need to jump through in order to receive the compensation that you deserve.
Bus accidents can be complicated for a few reasons. First, the entity that owns the bus determines who can be held liable and whether or not there are any damage caps. A crash with a public transportation bus would mean that the driver is a government employee and therefore a suit would have to follow procedures associated with carrying out a lawsuit against the government. If the bus is privately owned, cases may be simpler to resolve, depending on who owns the bus and what state the bus is registered in, and would follow the procedures that one would normally follow in the case of a personal injury or negligence case.
Bus Accident Compensation
How much compensation are you entitled to in the event of a bus accident? Well, compensation from bus injury claims varies so much on a case by case basis that it is difficult to estimate. Hiring the right legal counsel, the attorneys at Eric blank Injury Attorneys can help answer all of the questions that you may have as well as explaining your rights and the statute of limitations on a case. They can also help you navigate the murky waters of suing a government entity in the case of bus accidents that occur on public transit.
Have You Been Injured In A Bus Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a bus accident, please do not hesitate to contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to receive the compensation that you deserve.