Mass Transit Accidents

Mass Transit Accident Attorneys in Las Vegas

Representing Victims of All Types of Mass Transit Accidents

Whether you are a resident of Las Vegas or you are just visiting, there is a good chance you will have to rely on the city’s public transportation options to get around. While Las Vegas does not have a subway to rely on, it does have a bus line, a monorail, and various trams that hit all of the major locations on the Las Vegas strip. Riders put a lot of trust in these vehicles to get around the city as they try to avoid walking in such high temperatures. While these options are all are great ways to get around, a passenger is always subjecting themselves to a degree of risk each time they ride. If you are injured in an accident on one of Las Vegas’ mass transit options, you may suffer long-term consequences. An attorney can help hold the negligent party accountable and recover compensation on your behalf. Contact the legal team at Lawrence C. Hill & Associates to discuss your options.

Mass Transit Liability

Las Vegas has a number of different ways for people to get around, especially in areas that are densely populated with tourists. The Las Vegas Monorail makes stops at seven locations on the Las Vegas strip, from the MGM Grand to the SLS Las Vegas. While the Las Vegas Monorail has many safety precautions to try and keep passengers safe, such as performing daily maintenance checks, meets mass transit safety standards, employs security officers, and has surveillance cameras at every platform, it doesn’t mean that there have never been any accidents. One of the issues that the monorail system has faced in the past is brake failure.

If an accident occurs and passengers become injured, they often wish to take legal action against the party that caused the accident. Both the Las Vegas Monorail and the three different tram services are owned by private companies. This is beneficial to the injured party due to the fact that they will be able to deal directly with the company and not have to go through a public entity, such as the city of Las Vegas. When an individual becomes injured on one of Las Vegas’ transportation systems, it is important that they speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Causes of Las Vegas Mass Transit Accidents

There are a variety of reasons that a bus, tram, or monorail can get into an accident that causes one or more passengers to become injured. When this does happen, these injuries are often very serious in nature.

Bus Accidents

Bus accidents are often caused by one or more of the following factors:

  • Driver negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving
  • Obstructed view
  • Poor road conditions
  • Vehicle malfunction

Monorail and Tram Accidents

Monorails and trams are similar to one another. These accidents often occur due to the following:

  • Derailment
  • Brake failures
  • Failure to perform routine maintenance
  • Collision with other trams or monorails

Contact a Las Vegas Accident Attorney

Lawrence C. Hill & Associates is proud to serve clients in Las Vegas when they need us most. Our firm has experience guiding injured passengers of mass transit accidents through the legal process while they focus on recovering from injuries. If you have been injured in a mass transit accident, our firm can help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering that was caused by the accident. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.