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When you need legal assistance with your Greyhound bus accident claim, look no further than Cloward Trial Lawyers. We have achieved successful results for past clients injured in bus crashes, including:
Our legal team is dedicated to getting fair results for every client we represent, and we never back down from large bus companies. When you work with our firm, you can expect the highest quality of representation, personalized and effective service, and stress-free handling of your bus injury claim.
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Just recently, Ben Cloward obtained a $38.6 million dollar jury verdict, which is believed to be the largest ever negligent security for wrongful death in the State of Nevada and was the 2nd largest wrongful death verdict in the entire United States in 2020. Other notable results on behalf of his clients include a $27.5 million settlement against Greyhound Lines Inc.
Greyhound Lines, Inc. operates the largest intercity bus service in North America, with 1,700 coach buses serving 230 stations and 1,700 destinations. A person does not need to look too hard to find numerous stories about accidents that Greyhound buses have been involved in as recently as last year.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported in a recent year that a Greyhound bus traveling north on United States Highway 101 (US 101) entered an unmarked gore area instead of the intended high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane and crashed, killing two passengers and injuring many others.
This is only one of many accidents, and anyone injured must consult with a Greyhound bus accident lawyer about their legal options.
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When it comes to determining the cause of a Greyhound bus accident, there can be many possible explanations. Greyhound and many of its competitors are constantly trying to minimize their costs, and some efforts can come at the expense of vehicle maintenance, employee training, or even making sure a bus has suitable equipment.
In general, some of the more common kinds of causes of Greyhound accidents can include, but are not limited to:
Poor bus maintenance. U.S. News and World Report reported that a Greyhound bus blew a tire and veered into a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and center divider wall on a California highway, injuring 13 people. All buses need to be appropriately maintained whenever they are about to hit the road, and the owners of buses need to invest in ensuring that their vehicles can safely transport large numbers of people.
Defective equipment. A Greyhound bus again needs to be in top working order for the vehicle to be able to transport passengers. Certain issues with the equipment on a Greyhound bus could be responsible for a crash, with common examples often including brake failure, poorly designed brake systems, fires caused by electrical problems or poorly designed ventilation for an engine, seats that become detached from the body structure in accidents, roof failures in rollovers, poorly designed structures, and a lack of seat belts.
Distracted bus drivers. All Greyhound drivers need to be focused on the road and should not be texting or talking on cell phones while they are driving. There are many other ways for bus drivers to become distracted while driving, and distracted driving will be inherently dangerous for all people aboard because a Greyhound driver whose attention is not on the road will be more likely to be involved in a traffic accident. A National Library of Medicine study of distraction, specifically among public transit bus drivers, found that there was a 39 percent prevalence of distraction, with the most prevalent distractions being interactions with another passenger (27.5 percent) and searching for a personal item being the next most common distraction (8.3 percent).
Fatigued bus drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) states that bus drivers must adhere to three maximum duty limits at all times. These include the 15-hour on-duty limit, the 10-hour driving limit, and the 60/70-hour duty limit. The 15-hour on-duty limit means that after eight consecutive hours off duty, a person cannot drive a commercial motor vehicle after being on duty for 15 hours. Off-duty time can be taken during the day, such as a lunch break or nap, and will not count toward the 15-hour limit. A Greyhound driver is allowed 10 hours of driving time after eight consecutive hours off duty. Once a Greyhound driver has driven a total of 10 hours, they reach the driving limit and must be off duty for another eight consecutive hours before driving a commercial motor vehicle again.
Drug and alcohol use by bus drivers In recent years, drunk driving among bus drivers has been a problem. One Greyhound bus driver admitted to felony driving under the influence (DUI) and a judge sentenced him to two years in prison after he crashed the bus and injured 11 passengers. While most people are aware that DUI is a criminal offense in Nevada, there are still Greyhound drivers who will take the risk and operate buses while they are still under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Passenger actions The Associated Press reported in February 2022 that a 21-year-old man opened fire inside a Greyhound bus, killing a 43-year-old woman and wounding four others before he was arrested. He began shooting at passengers as they exited the bus after it stopped at a convenience store. CNN reported that a man on a Greyhound bus opened fire, killing one person and injuring five others. It is far from uncommon for bus passenger issues to arise because of the actions of other passengers, and people will want to speak to a personal injury attorney about their recovery options in these types of cases.
Did you suffer severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a Greyhound bus accident in Las Vegas? You will want to make sure that you have Cloward Trial Lawyers on your side because our firm has obtained recoveries for more than 99 percent of the clients we have served.
We represent people all over Nevada who have been involved in Greyhound bus crashes. Our team of Greyhound bus accident lawyers will work with reputed experts in motor coach safety operation and accident reconstruction to help evaluate your case from several legal angles.
Our firm will work quickly to seize all the important evidence in your case and immediately begin determining who could be at fault for your crash. We will be able to fully dissect the cause of an accident and determine who can be held liable for the crash.
Insurance companies representing Greyhound will often be quick to reach out to people who were riding their buses and offer them lump-sum settlements to resolve their cases. You can reject these offers without fear of not getting another offer because most initial offers from insurers are decidedly lowball amounts that are nowhere near what people are actually entitled to.
When you work with Cloward Trial Lawyers, our firm can handle all the settlement negotiations on your behalf, so you will not have to worry about saying anything that harms your case. We will aggressively work to secure a fair and full settlement in your case, but we will not be afraid to file a lawsuit when an insurance company proves unwilling to provide appropriate compensation.
When it comes to the money people receive in Greyhound accident cases, the phrase compensatory damages relates to financial compensation that is intended to restore a person to their original condition or as close thereto. Compensatory damages typically come in two forms: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are actual costs people can prove and calculate. Common kinds of economic damages include:
Non-economic damages will be much more subjective and do not involve any kind of financial aspect. Non-economic damages could include:
Nevada Revised Statute § 42.005 creates exemplary and punitive damages, which are an award that could be applicable when it is proven by clear and convincing evidence that a negligent party is guilty of oppression, fraud, or malice. Exemplary or punitive damages cannot exceed three times the amount of compensatory damages awarded to a person if the amount of compensatory damages is $100,000 or more, or $300,000 when the amount of compensatory damages awarded to a person is less than $100,000.
The limitations on the amount of a punitive damages award do not apply to actions brought against manufacturers, distributors, or sellers of defective products, insurers who act in bad faith regarding their obligations to provide insurance coverage, people who violate state or federal laws prohibiting discriminatory housing practices, injuries caused by the emission, disposal, or spilling of toxic, radioactive or hazardous material or waste, or people for defamation.
Hiring Cloward Trial Lawyers means hiring a full-service, start-to-finish legal team. You will be able to rest and recover as we:
Our Greyhound bus accident lawyer will determine who is financially responsible for your accident-related damages. Multiple parties could be liable for your damages.
We stand firm against the liable parties who owe our clients compensation. By presenting evidence of negligence and proof of your damages, we’ll lay the foundation for your financial recovery.
We are Cloward Trial Lawyers. When it is in a client’s interest to go to court, we do. Some law firms shy away from trial, preferring to get a settlement. Our team is always ready for court, as our firm’s name suggests.
Our firm understands how challenging and confusing a bus accident claim can be for the average person, but we make ourselves as available as possible to our clients, so you can always get answers to whatever questions you might have about your case. Call (702) 605-5000 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with an experienced Greyhound bus accident lawyer.
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Our knowledgeable Greyhound bus accident attorneys at Cloward Trial Lawyers can help you bring a claim that seeks the monetary damages you deserve, one question at a time. You can also find more information about Greyhound bus accidents here:
Our team of legal experts will work quickly to seize all the important evidence in your case and immediately begin determining who could be at fault for your crash. We will be able to fully dissect the cause of an accident and determine who can be held liable for the crash.
When you work with Cloward Trial Lawyers, our firm can handle all the settlement negotiations on your behalf, so you will not have to worry about saying anything that harms your case. We will aggressively work to secure a fair and full settlement in your case, but we will not be afraid to file a lawsuit when an insurance company proves to be unwilling to provide appropriate compensation.
The state of Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims, meaning a person must file their case within two years of the date of their accident.
Absolutely. When a pedestrian, bicyclist, or other person suffers injuries because of a Greyhound driver’s negligence, they certainly have grounds to file a claim against the company.
Your first concern should always be seeking medical attention, even if you do not think you were hurt. It can also be beneficial for you to take as many photographs or videos of your crash scene as you can. You not only want to get contact information for the bus driver but also for other passengers and witnesses. Always make sure police have been contacted so an accident report can be filed. Contact a Greyhound bus accident attorney as soon as you are able.