In Las Vegas, mass transit is used by around 200,000 people each and every day. This is a lot of people using this service, meaning that mass transit has a strong presence in the city. Because of this fact, it makes sense that accidents related to mass transit are common.
Mass Transit Personal Injury Information
There are a few different types of injuries that can happen involving mass transit. These can happen if you are involved in a collision while in another vehicle or riding in the transit system. A few different types of mass transit vehicles include:
- Taxis, limousines, and shuttles
- Airplanes and helicopters with a purchased ticket
- Subways, trolleys, and trains carrying passengers
When you receive an injury directly resultant from a mass transit crash, there are different terms and conditions that are applied in comparison to normal motor accidents. Considering mass transit vehicles, it is important that there is an applicable “standard of care” on the driver or operator. This standard of care includes:
- Ensuring that passengers are reasonably safe by adequately maintaining the vehicle
- Using safety equipment
- Having well- trained staff operating the vehicles
- Making sure that all entrance and exit areas are free from obstacles and barriers
- Providing necessary security procedures (when necessary)
Before filing a personal injury claim after a mass transit accident, you need to know the various common carrier laws in the state of Nevada regarding mass transit. These laws can vary depending on the kind of transportation involved in the crash or accident. Regulations for public transportation are much more stringent than those involving private carriers.
If you have been harmed in the aftermath of a mass transit collision, it will work in your favor if you contact a Las Vegas legal professional as soon as possible following the event. A law firm will be able to represent your needs and help you win the highest settlement possible. The regulations and rules regarding these types of claims can often be confusing, so working with an experienced legal team will ultimately help you win the best outcome for your case.
Vehicle Accidents In Nevada
In Nevada, there have been a reported 331 fatalities on the roadways in the year 2018.
This marks a noticeable increase of 6.4 percent from the previous year, which only had 311 deaths. Overall across the United States, the number of fatalities due to car accidents has decreased.
The Cottle Law Firm has experiences awarding over a quarter of a billion dollars to Nevada residents that were injured due to motor vehicle accidents. We at the Cottle Firm have decades of experience assisting clients with a number of injuries, and our talented staff of attorneys understands how to achieve successful settlements.
At the Cottle Firm, you’re not just a case number. Contact our offices now at 702-722-6111 to discuss your claim with a professional Las Vegas car crash attorney today.