Nevada RTC Accident Injury Attorney
The Nevada Regional Transit Commission is charged with safely moving passengers across thousands of miles of roads in the Las Vegas metro area every year. The responsibilities of the Transit Commission include overseeing driver training and driver conduct, ensuring bus maintenance, planning safe routes and other duties that promote the safe and orderly operation of the transit system.
If you were injured in a bus accident — as a passenger riding a Nevada RTC public bus, as a driver in a vehicle hit by a bus or as a pedestrian or biker sharing the road with a bus — you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. But you should know that suing a public entity such as the Nevada RTC is different from suing another driver's auto insurance company. You should work with an attorney who has handled municipal liability cases.
The legal team at Harris & Harris Lawyers has that experience. We represent injured people and the family members of those who have died in public transportation accidents in Nevada, California and Utah. We aggressively work to ensure that victims, including injured tourists, of public transportation accidents get the compensation they need and deserve.
Contact a Las Vegas public transportation accident attorney to understand your rights. Your initial consultation is free and there is no risk or financial obligation with your call.
Winning a Public Transportation Accident Lawsuit
Public entities like a county or the city of Las Vegas typically have the highest level of legal defense. After all, a successful personal injury or wrongful death claim must be paid from taxpayer dollars, so they work very hard to minimize such payments.
While municipal agencies are immune from many types of lawsuits, they are not immune from lawsuits relating to the negligence of an employee in the performance of his or her duty. It is possible to bring an injury or death claim after a public transportation accident. However, the procedures for bringing a claim are somewhat different from a typical personal injury case and there is a strict — and shorter — deadline for filing intent for a legal action. As well, the standard of evidence required to win a case is more challenging.
Achieving a negotiated settlement or jury verdict in public transit accident cases requires that an attorney:
Properly bring the claim forward
- Thoroughly investigate the scene of the accident, the vehicles involved and other evidence
- Interview witnesses (including looking for any available video evidence)
Harris & Harris Lawyers focuses extensively on motor vehicle accident claims. We have developed a network of leading independent professional experts to investigate and develop the strongest, clearest case possible for maximum compensation.
You Pay Nothing Unless We Recover Compensation on Your Behalf
If you have lost a loved one or suffered serious injuries in a public bus accident, you can talk with one of our attorneys free of charge. Our fees are based upon the success of your case. You pay us nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Contact a Las Vegas Public Transportation Accident Lawyer
To schedule a free consultation, call 702-979-2391 or toll free 877-673-6131, or contact our Las Vegas law office online.