When a bus crashes, passengers are particularly vulnerable to severe injuries, especially since bus passengers rarely have seat belts – and they might even be standing when the accident happens.
If you suffered injuries as a bus passenger, it can be a complex process to get the compensation you deserve. While the law gives you some extra protection as a passenger, there are still many obstacles between you and the financial coverage of your medical bills and other losses.
The best move is to seek assistance from a bus accident attorney near you who handles these types of accident claims. Cloward Trial Lawyers knows the ins and outs of bus accident cases, and we can represent you throughout the claim process. Consult with us today for more information.
Greyhound buses are known as common carriers under the law, which means these vehicles transport passengers (or goods) as a commercial enterprise. In general, common carriers are held to a higher standard of care under the law.
So, what does this mean for your bus accident claim?
Most personal injury claims require victims to prove the liable party was negligent. Negligence means they acted unreasonably under the circumstances. Negligence is based on a reasonable person’s standard – or how a reasonable person should act in a similar situation.
While you still have to prove the negligence of a bus driver or bus company following this type of crash, the common carrier status holds bus operators to a higher standard than the reasonable person. Instead of requiring bus operators to use reasonable care, the law requires common carriers to use the utmost care to keep passengers safe.
While you still need to present evidence that the bus operator (including the driver or company) breached their duty of care, it can be easier to prove when the liable party was a common carrier.
These are complicated legal principles, and you want the right legal help from our firm during this entire process.
Once we prove who should be liable for your losses, we will seek full compensation for all your losses. These include:
Proving liability is only half the battle, as then, we need to prove your losses and the financial settlement you deserve.
Contact us to learn more and for a free case evaluation today.
In 2016, at the age of 37, Benjamin P. Cloward became the youngest lawyer in the history of the State of Nevada to be awarded the prestigious “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Nevada Justice Association. That same year, he became the youngest member of the Nevada, Las Vegas Chapter of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates), and at the time was also the youngest person in the State of Nevada to be Board Certified as a Personal Injury Specialist.
Practice areas: personal injury, car accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, Greyhound bus accidents, and walk-in tub accidents.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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