How Long Do You Have to Bring Your Bus Accident Lawsuit?

There are many buses around Las Vegas, including public transportation and private tour buses, like Greyhound. These large vehicles must navigate the already busy streets of the city, often in congested areas like The Strip. This means there is a risk of bus accidents if you are riding a bus, driving another car, or even walking in Las Vegas.

If you suffered injuries or a loved one died in a bus accident, you should first tend to your health and seek medical treatment. However, you should never wait too long to consult with our bus accident attorneys. You have a limited time to take legal action, so reach out to our team at Cloward Trial Lawyers today to discuss a possible case.

Deadlines for Bus Accident Lawsuits in Nevada

If you have been involved in a bus accident and are considering filing a lawsuit, it is important to be aware of the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the state law that sets a deadline for how long you have to bring your lawsuit after the bus accident occurs.

In Nevada, the time limit for filing a bus accident lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the accident. Take note that if a public bus was involved in your accident, the time frame to take legal action is much shorter. Our attorneys can review your situation and advise you of the time limits for your claim.

Failing to file a lawsuit within the specified time frame can have significant consequences. If you miss the deadline, the court is likely to dismiss your case, and you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries, property damage, or other losses resulting from the bus accident.

Engaging our legal team early in the process can provide you with valuable guidance and ensure that all necessary steps are taken within the required time frame. Our attorneys will help you gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a strong case to support your claim.

Insurance Claims vs. Lawsuits

Statutes of limitations apply to lawsuits, but most accident cases begin with an insurance claim. This might be a claim filed against the bus company, individual drivers, or other liable parties.

Even though there is no hard deadline for your insurance claim, you should never delay in starting the process. Insurers know that as the statute of limitations gets close or expires, you lose leverage to file a lawsuit. This means your settlement offers might be limited as the deadline approaches.

Further, if you wait to consult with our attorneys, you risk losing valuable evidence to prove your claim. Bus companies often lose or destroy evidence, and you want our lawyers to send a letter demanding the preservation of evidence as soon as possible after your crash.

A Greyhound Bus Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you were in a Greyhound bus crash in Las Vegas, never wait to seek help from our team at Cloward Trial Lawyers. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Benjamin P. Cloward

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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