On behalf of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC posted in Bus Accidents on Friday, August 1, 2014.
Anyone can be hurt in a traffic accident. Most Las Vegas drivers do their best to obey traffic safety laws, but they must sometimes share the road with people who are not so careful. And sometimes they have to let someone else do the driving.
Three people were hurt at Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport recently when a shuttle bus was involved in an accident. According to news reports, the single-vehicle accident occurred near the passenger pick-up area of the airport’s Terminal 1. Three people on board the shuttle were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.
Reports said the passenger pick-up area was closed for about an hour after the accident.
In a typical traffic accident between two cars, an injured person can seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages through a personal injury lawsuit if the accident was caused by the other driver’s negligence. In the case of a bus accident, the question of liability is somewhat more complicated.
Bus drivers have certain legal duties to their passengers to minimize the risk that they will be injured in a preventable accident. If the driver negligently causes an accident that injures the passengers, the driver may be held liable for damages. However, in many cases the bus company may be liable as well.
A Las Vegas attorney handling a personal injury lawsuit involving a bus accident might begin with a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident. The attorney would look at police reports or other official documents about the accident, interview witnesses and review other evidence. This investigation would help determine how the accident happened and what parties might be held responsible.
Source: MyNews3.com, “Shuttle accident closes Terminal 1 for about one hour,” July 25, 2014
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