You just got off the plane at the Las Vegas International Airport with your friends and family and you are now ready for a weekend of (responsible) fun. After you get your baggage from the carousel, you are eager to make your way to downtown Las Vegas and to start enjoying the indulgences of the city. First, however, you must decide how to get from the airport to your hotel.
One of the most common methods is to travel on a shuttle bus. There are a litany of options provided by hotels and private shuttle bus services. Shuttle buses are not only a common method of transportation to and from the airport, but also between casinos. Despite one’s eagerness to use shuttle buses throughout the city, it is important to recognize the potential hazards from riding a shuttle bus, or any vehicle for the matter.
Shuttle buses can be particularly dangerous because you are placing your life in someone else’s care, and you do not know if the driver will drive carefully. Furthermore, when accidents do occur, they can be particularly devastating because buses generally do not have seat belts for passengers. Accidents involving can buses can even happen when least expected, such as getting on and off a bus, which recently happened to one Las Vegas passenger.
Earlier this year, a pedestrian who had just stepped off a bus was struck and killed by a car. After departing the bus, the pedestrian was outside a marked crosswalk on West Flamingo Road and South Decatur Boulevard when he was struck by a Toyota Tundra. Emergency personnel transported the victim to the hospital where officials pronounced him dead. This is already the fifth traffic-related fatality in Las Vegas this year.
Unfortunately, whether they occur on or off buses, accidents involving these vehicles occur far too often throughout Las Vegas. If you are injured in an accident on a shuttle bus, it is important that you take certain steps in order to protect your rights. In this regard, you should:
If you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a shuttle bus, a Las Vegas bus accident attorney can help protect your rights. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, our bus and car accident attorneys have extensive experience helping victims obtain compensation for their injuries. We recognize the devastating effects that a bus accident can have. From investigating a crash scene to litigating a lawsuit, we will fight vigorously to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.