A School Bus Accident Leaves One Critically Injured

On behalf of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC posted in Bus Accidents on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Traffic accidents are a part of Las Vegas driving, and, sometimes, they are impossible to avoid. Due to the sheer number of people that travel the roadways, there is a strong likelihood that you will be involved in some type of vehicular accident.

With that being said, however, not all accidents are severe in nature. The less severe accidents are commonly known as fender-benders. These are the accidents where there are no reported injuries, and damage to the vehicles is minimal. On the flip side of that are the accidents that result in serious bodily injury and/or death.

All types of vehicles are involved in traffic accidents. Bus accidents and truck accidents usually have more of a detrimental impact on those involved because of the size of the vehicles involved in the accident.

In Las Vegas, Nevada a school bus accident occurred. Apparently, a school bus was hit by a motorcycle when the bus was attempting to make a left-hand turn.

The motorcycle was coming from the opposite direction. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. There were about 60 children on the bus, and no one was hurt.

The abovementioned accident arguably happened because there is no light at the site of the crash. Witnesses reported that the intersection where the accident took place is a dangerous intersection in that making turns there is extremely difficult. Lack of proper signals at particular cross-sections of the roadway can lead to accidents. If that is determined to be the case by a governing agency, victims of accidents and the families of victims can possibly sue the entity responsible, and seek damages in a court of law. This would amount to a negligence lawsuit, and these types of lawsuits carry a heavy burden of proof on the persons initiating the lawsuit.

Even if someone is at fault in a bus accident or any other type of vehicular accident, that person’s fault may be mitigated by other factors out of their control, i.e. inadequate traffic signals. Due to the complicated nature of accidents, it may be necessary to contact a professional for help.

Source: 8 News Now, “Crash Raises Questions about Intersection Safety,” Cassandra Garcia, Sept. 13, 2013.

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