July 8, 2024

Accidents Involving Clark County School District Buses

If you or a loved one was injured in a recent school bus accident, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation.

Accidents Involving Clark County School District Buses

The recent rise in accidents involving Clark County School District (CCSD) buses in the Las Vegas area is deeply unsettling, to say the least. These accidents have not only raised concerns about the safety of student transportation but also highlighted the urgent need for improved measures to prevent crashes. Accountability for school bus accidents starts with hiring the right Las Vegas personal injury attorney. Contact Southwest Injury Law to learn how we can help you today.

Recent Crashes Involving Clark County School District Buses

On February 2nd, 2023, a semi-truck and a CCSD bus were involved in a head-on collision. The incident occurred near the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Losee Road in North Las Vegas. It was reported that the school bus driver allegedly failed to yield and collided head-on with a big rig. Fortunately, there were no children on the school bus at the time of the accident. Information on the number of injured parties in this incident was not immediately available.

A head-on collision occurred the following day on February 3rd, 2023, at the intersection of Warm Springs Avenue and Valle Verde Drive in Henderson. Data and video surveillance footage obtained by 8 News Now shows a school bus allegedly running a yellow light at the intersection and striking a black SUV. It was reported that the SUV driver and their passenger sustained injuries in the crash. A lawsuit was filed against CCSD and states that police cited the school bus driver for this incident.

Reported Accidents Involving CCSD Buses

  • August 2023: 47
  • September 2023: 48
  • October 2023: 42
  • November 2023: 47
  • December 2023: 30
  • January 2024: 42
  • February 2024: 31

Allegations Against CCSD Bus Driver: History of DUI and Accidents Leading Up to Recent Crash

A lawsuit was filed in May 2024 against Clark County School District for a bus accident that occurred in October 2023. The incident occurred close to the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Desert Inn Road. Video from inside the CCSD bus appears to show the driver accelerate at a red light in the moments leading up to the collision with the plaintiff’s vehicle. Legal counsel for the plaintiff asserted that past decisions made by the school district contributed to their client’s injury.

Plaintiff’s counsel stated that the school bus driver has been involved in several crashes and is facing a second lawsuit within three years. Plaintiff’s counsel also indicated that the school bus driver acknowledged previously being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, pleading guilty, and a suspended driver license for one year. Despite the driver’s history, they were employed by the school district as a bus aide and later promoted to a bus driver position.

It is deeply concerning to know that drivers with such histories are entrusted with the responsibility of transporting our children to and from school. If you or a loved one was injured in a recent crash involving a school bus, do not wait to seek justice. Contact an experienced accident attorney in LasVegas immediately to learn about your rights and options moving forward. You only have one opportunity to hold negligent parties accountable and that starts with hiring the right injury lawyer.

Can You Seek Compensation for Damages from a School Bus Accident?

An individual may be entitled to seek compensation for losses resulting from a school bus accident caused by a negligent party. However, it is important to understand that public transportation buses are operated by government agencies and school districts, making accident cases involving these vehicles quite complex. To effectively navigate the process, it is crucial to retain legal counsel right away. Your Las Vegas school bus accident attorney can help establish liability and damages by:

  • Conducting an in-depth investigation into the school bus crash
  • Collecting evidence, such as eyewitness statements, police reports, photos, video surveillance footage, medical records, and more
  • Consulting with experts, such as collision reconstruction specialists, to establish the sequence of events leading to the crash through 3D models and more
  • Handling communication and negotiations with the opposing party in an attempt to reach a mutual settlement agreement that accounts for the plaintiff’s damages
  • Filing a lawsuit against the defendants within the six-month statute of limitations if attempts at a settlement agreement have been made and to protect the statute

Given the complexity of personal injury cases involving public entities, always consult with an experienced lawyer immediately. The deadline for these matters is generally six months from the date of the incident, meaning that a notice of claim must be filed within the time limit to avoid the risk of case dismissal by the court. For more information, call our legal team from Southwest Injury Law or message us online for a free consultation.

Contact Our Las Vegas School Bus Accident Attorneys Today

If you or your child were injured in a recent accident involving a school bus, our legal team is here to support you. In addition to handling cases of personal injury, we also support families who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle crashes. Schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Las Vegas school bus accident lawyer today by dialing (702) 600-3200. We operate on contingency, meaning we only charge for our services if and when we obtain a financial recovery for our client.

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