If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a city employee, you might be able to recoup compensation through a personal injury claim.
What Damages Might Result From an Accident
You could suffer injuries in an accident involving the publc transit system in one of many ways. As an example, you could suffer a slip and fall in the aisle of a bus that leaves you with a back injury. You could suffer a broken arm in a bus crash. You might be crossing the street as a pedestrian when you were hit by a bus. Your car could be T-boned by a bus that runs a stop sign.
If you are involved in an accident with the city, be sure you notify the proper authorities. Always report the accident and ensure an accident report is completed. Seek medical care right away, as it is important to establish treatment.
You'll need to keep thorough documentation to support your personal injury claim, which can include medical bills, paperwork showing missed work and any lost wages, written repair estimates if there was damage to your car, and medical bills if you were hospitalized. Here are examples of common personal injury damages that might result after a car crash:
- Medical bills (both current and upcoming)
- Lost wages (future as well)
- Pain & suffering
- Damages to your property
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim
Pursuing a claim against the city is not the same as pursuing a claim against an individual. While some states have a two-year statute of limitations for pursuing personal injury claims, that timeframe drops to six months for pursuing a personal injury claim against a government entity.
You will need to file a notice of claim with Clark County and provide supporting documentation to show your damages and what happened.
They have 90 days to respond to your claim. If it is denied or if you don’t get a response, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in an accident and you believe they are liable for your damages, consult with a Stockton personal injury attorney. Accident injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form today to get your claim reviewed by an attorney in your area who can help you determine the best way to proceed.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCSNV), or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.