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Las Vegas Bus Accident Attorneys

Gazda & Tadayon are top-rated bus accident attorneys in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding areas. Our law firm has helped numerous clients receive the compensation they deserve after experiencing a bus accident. We have over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases and are one of Nevada’s most experienced traffic accident attorneys. Additionally, Attorney Lewis Gazda has been named as one of the Top 25 motor vehicle accident attorneys from a national organization composed of premier trial attorneys in a state or region and is invitation-only.

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Our peers and clients trust us to call the shots. See why we’re rate top Las Vegas personal injury lawyers, or read our client testimonials.

  • Rated 5.0 stars on Yelp
  • Rated 4.8 stars on Google Reviews
  • Ranked AV Pre-eminent by Martindale Hubbell, their highest designation
  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers

Our Experienced Bus Accident Lawyers Can Help

As former insurance defense counsel attorneys, we have the insider knowledge on what it takes to win these types of cases. Therefore, we will use all possible resources at our disposal to get results, including our insider knowledge of insurance companies. Since we have formerly served as defense counsel for these insurers, we know how the “other side” thinks. This is a huge asset when handling a bus accident case – we know exactly what questions to ask, and the right steps to take in order to get the compensation you deserve.

After a bus crash, every single detail can make or break a case. Once we take on your case, we conduct our own independent examinations of the site, interviewing witnesses and consulting with medical professionals and law enforcement to get a better sense of the situation. We can use every possible opportunity to improve your case.

We also understand that your legal fight is just one part of your journey to recovery. Our friendly staff is there to make the legal process as smooth and comfortable as possible, and we help our clients consult with specialists to determine the care they need.

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Client Reviews

I'm very happy with the outcome of my case , they where very helpful and thorough with every detail of my caseThanks guys
Edward lopez
23:17 30 Oct 21
Great office and profesionals, thanks for your help
Marcelino Castillo
16:03 20 Sep 21
They are the best! Atty. Tadayon was able to resolved my case professionally.
Roxanne San Jose
02:11 14 Sep 21
Very profesional office , they do a very good job, I recommend them 1000%
Esteban Araujo
15:37 28 Apr 21
Great lawyers know what they are doing. Tell them, Meisy send you.
Meisy G.
04:08 20 Mar 21
I had 7 accidents my whole life and this law firm solve them all.
19:12 09 Mar 21
Gazda and Tadayon represented my father in a Personal Injury case. My father used their firm based on recommendations that they were both experienced trial attorneys with a reputation for achieving excellent results for their clients. Mr. Tadayon is a skillful negotiator with a great work ethic and respect for other’s integrity. Mr. Gazda’s combined experience and passion for litigating make this law firm the place where I discovered that other attorneys and doctors in town refer their cases. Highly recommended.
02:54 24 Jun 20
Mr. Tadayon is the best lawyer!! He helped me with a case I needed help with and walked me through everything I need and kept in contact with with everything!! I highly recommend him
Mandy Schaller
17:57 27 Mar 20
Thank you to Mr. Gazda and his staff for their attention to my case. The staff were all so professional and they put my mind at ease. I am pleased with how they handled my case and I am completely satisfied with my outcome. I would recommend them to friends and family.
Liz Gronauer
16:41 05 Mar 20
I had occasion to serve as a court appointed arbitrator of a few cases in which Lewis Gazda represented an injury victim in a claim for compensation. Mr. Gazda always represented his client very well by being totally in command of all of the facts of the case and presenting his client's claim in the best possible light.
Jonathan Reed
00:38 05 Mar 20
I worked for Gazda & Tadayon for about four years. During that time, everyone I talked to who interacted with them as an employee, client, vendor or otherwise, had only the best things to say about them, and the firm. Afshin Tadayon and Lewis Gazda are first class attorneys who get results. I witnessed their ability of turning adversaries into lifelong referral sources. They have compassion for their clients and they care about their employees no matter what age or background they have. They are passionate and courteous. They always conducted themselves with professionalism and treated all parties with dignity and respect. Gazda and Tadayon was home to me.Mr. Gazda and Mr. Tadayon are committed to doing whatever is necessary to help their clients get the best outcome. They are not afraid to put in the hours and "walk the walk." I highly recommend Gazda And Tadayon.
Maria Goodall
00:47 14 Feb 20
Case was handled very professionally and the communication between attorney and us as the client were very well handled. They said they would handle it and that I wouldn't need to worry about anything and sure enough they were right.
Ensony C
17:18 07 Feb 20
They handled our case over the course of about 3 years and even as I was out of state they called and clarified lots of information over the phone and in person. The front office is exceptional
Jeffrey Chang
17:18 07 Feb 20
I was standing service treat you like family , Very knowledgeable and they treat you to the highes I am so proud being and then working for me.
Alfredo Matos
18:56 27 Jan 20
Best service. Best everything all the way around. Very happy with all that has happened.
Nevin Perryman
22:37 15 Jan 20
Great very friendly attorney he really met my expectations very professional staff
Miguel Rivera
20:57 20 Dec 19
(Translated by Google) Excellent service, I would definitely recommend them, very professional, answer all your questions and solve your case quickly. Very savvy.(Original)Excelente servicio, definitivamente los recomendaría, muy profesionales, responden todas tus dudas y resuelven tu caso rápido. Muy sacdisfecha.
Jacqueline Lopez
22:47 18 Dec 19
The service is very good and have solve my problems fast, I am very happy
Abel Mejia
00:05 18 Dec 19
I am grateful for the service I received and the painless experience , professionalism and caring staff.I will definitely recommend Gazda and Tadayon Law Firm .
Stella Flores
19:53 17 Dec 19
I am very pleased with the attention and service I received from the Office of Gazda & Tadayon Law Firm . I received great assistance on my case and will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Jorge Flores
19:49 17 Dec 19
This was an amazing experience team was great and friendly Im am very pleased with everything
Trinae Polk
23:53 03 Dec 19
This was the best experience. My first accident and the front office staff and the professional personal went out of their way to make this run without stress on my part..Thank you so much
Shirley Colucci
19:48 27 Nov 19
I got referred by my friends after my car incidents Mr. Afshin Tadayon was so helpful, professional and free initial consultation. My case was...
Nancy Y.
16:49 16 Oct 19
These two gentlemen were able to settle out of court for a considerable settlement....keep in mind it takes time..
Rick Stokely
00:43 15 Oct 19
After a few lawyers drop my case. My case was referred to gazda and tayadon. My case was really difficult because I had gotten into different car accidents within a day part of each. After a difficult 5 years fighting my case I can finally say it's almost finialzed. Not only did they take my cases but also won it. From the start I knew there was a possibility I wouldn't recieve a dime not only was my medical and lawyers fees covered but come to find out I'll be getting a settlement check as well. Not only are they great laywers but great negotiators. I would highly recommend them to anyone.Thank you to Gazda and Tadayon and team for all they're hard work they put into winning my cases.
Angelita Martin
21:47 22 Aug 19
I would highly recommend Lewis and Afshin.They got my bills paid and a lot more money in my pocket than I expected. They represented me for my car...
Jordan P.
14:53 22 Aug 19
After a few lawyers drop my case. My case was referred to gazda and tayadon. My case was really difficult because I had gotten into different car accidents...
Angelita M.
14:49 22 Aug 19
Great Lawyers very personable. Lewis is very funny and Afshin is a great person,. I can only say if you want a personal experience and not feel pressured I think these guys would be your best choice. Just dont bet Afshin on a Muhammid Ali question while driving he will win the bet ; )
Letbeknown Truth
21:13 22 Mar 19
These guys are the best!
14:01 27 Jun 18
Excellent service. Mr. Tadayon explained everything thoroughly in every step of my process and helped me get compensated fully for my injuries all in a timely manner. Also fantastic and helpful staff!
Saber Rouhani
21:37 09 Nov 17
Ghazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. They are the best accident attorney and personal injury lowers in lasvegas. Thank you so much for everything. 🙏🙏
sanaz sh
03:22 07 May 17
(Translated by Google) Very good lawyers very attentive(Original)Muy buenos abogados muy atentos
Adan Hernandes
18:55 09 Dec 16
I would recommend them to anyone in Las Vegas! I was in a car accident about 2 years ago and was left with burns on my arms. Thanks to Afshin Tadayon I am receiving a nice settlement that is more than i thought id ever get. I was by far the worst client, I never answered my phone and was hard to get a hold of. Afshin went above and beyond to handle my case and I am beyond grateful for that.
Alyssa Morgan
22:09 25 Apr 16
I had a slip and fall accident while walking my dog. I broke my ankle and thought I had a legitimate lawsuit. I was paying for a pre-paid legal service, but they weren't interested. I then contacted several of the attorneys that advertise on local TV. I was amazed that they didn't want to discuss my case in person. They disqualified me over the phone. I was eventually referred to Afshin Tadayon. I met him at his office and he agreed that I had a case. I was impressed with Mr. Tadayon from the getgo. He was professional, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable and confident with the outcome. I would have to say that the process went smoothly and quickly. The settlement was more than I thought it would be. I can't think of any way that it could have been any better. I couldn't believe that I was turned away by so many other attorneys. I highly recommend Mr. Tadayon.
George Stewart
05:12 17 Feb 15
Gotta say these two guys were great I had used them during a difficult interstate law suit and the driver at fault was all about counter action. Gazda and Tadayon really put my recovery first, all the doctors and treatment never came out of my pocket great settlement.
Chuck Becker
16:24 22 Apr 14
My experiences with Gazda & Tadayon are truly amazing. These attorneys are highly skilled and very professional when it comes to handling cases. Lewis and Afshin are always prepared to take on any sort of case that comes their way.When I was involved in a car accident, I was slightly injured but my car was wrecked! I was more concerned about how I can manage fixing my car first. Then I was told to visit the offices of Gazda & Tadayon to get a FREE consultation. Money is tight for me so I can't be spending much when my car is totalled! After we spoke, it wasn't much later til my case had begun. Then in no time, my case had been settled and the amount of compensation that these personal injury attorneys had got for me was outstanding. My car was fixed! Most of all my medical bill was taken care of!I can't thank these two hard working men enough!Definitely give Gazda & Tadayon two thumbs up!!
Lilo Marie
01:01 30 Jul 13
Gazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. After my car accident took place I was referred to them from one my clients. I went to them and expained my situation and they took the reins. They are hands down the best personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas. Thank you so much!
Soleil Grant
05:01 29 Jul 13

What Should You Do When Involved in a Bus Accident

Bus Accident Attorneys in Las VegasLas Vegas may not be known for its bus system, but bus accidents happen more often here than people expect. We want to trust our bus drivers, and when we board a bus, like our local RTC Transit buses or a hotel shuttle, we expect to be transported safely to our intended destinations. As fellow motorists, we also expect that bus operators can drive safely and carefully as well. However, there are many ways a bus driver can be negligent, and it takes just one bad decision or moment of inattention to cause an accident or serious injury. If you or a loved one have been injured while riding a bus in Las Vegas, or injured by a bus as a pedestrian on the road, you have the right to take legal action and demand rightful compensation.

The attorneys of Gazda and Tadayon have been recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for winning millions in compensation for our clients. Our ethical standards have also been highlighted by the law directory Martindale-Hubbard. When you work with Gazda and Tadayon on your bus accident case, you will receive proven representation with full integrity.

To get started, schedule a free consultation for your bus accident claim, or read what our clients have to say on our Gazda and Tadayon reviews page. You can also visit us in person at our welcoming and compassionate law firm, located at 2600 S Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89146.

Negligent Drivers: The Aftermath of a Bus Accident

bus accidents attorneys in las vegasLegally, a bus is any vehicle that transports 10 people or more, including the driver. Thus, there are many vehicles that can qualify as a bus in Las Vegas. This could be a school bus, a charter bus for an organization, a public RTC transit bus, or a private shuttle for a hotel or convention center.

In most bus accidents, the victim files a claim against the bus company rather than the bus driver, since it’s the company that covers the operators through insurance. If these companies call and attempt to settle, it can be tempting to take the settlement. There are immediate medical costs to cover, and the victim can already be overwhelmed physically, emotionally, and financially. But often, this initial settlement is not the best option, no matter how patient and understanding the other party may sound on the phone.

At the end of the day, both the bus company and their insurance companies will defend their own interests. They are focused on the numbers, and that means that their agenda is to minimize the amount of money they award to any injured parties if they can’t avoid the claim altogether. They can be difficult to negotiate with, and even when they do accept blame, they can attempt to lower the payout by low-balling the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and emotional damages to the victim. For example, if a pedestrian suffers a serious spine injury after the accident, the company may agree to cover the costs of the first few hospital visits, but they may neglect to cover the costs of long-term rehabilitation and lost wages, which can span years. Once a victim accepts a settlement, there’s no going back to ask for additional compensation, no matter how justified.

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Bus Accident FAQs

Every case is different but generally speaking the following damages you can be compensated for:

  • pain and suffering
  • cost of medical treatment
  • loss of wages
  • loss of future income
  • life care
  • wrongful death

Indeed, as a traveler, you do have special securities that others harmed by transports don’t. A transport is viewed as a “typical transporter” and consequently owe the most extreme obligation of care to you.

Investigation is extremely important, especially if it involves government agencies. Law enforcement and government agencies do their best to ensure safety to everyone but sometimes they can make mistakes. For that reason, conducting a proper investigation is crucial for your case.

Depending on the specifics of the case, you can sue the operator and owner of the bus as well as any other person or entity who is responsible for the accident, provided you did not cause the accident.

Do not agree to make a recorded statement to the bus company’s insurance carrier. Do not sign any forms sent to you by the bus company and their insurance carrier. Immediately contact an experienced Bus Law Firm such as Gazda & Tadayon.

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Bus drivers are only human, and while they are professionals, they are also subject to the many mistakes and indiscretions that other motorists can be guilty of. The same goes for the bus company’s maintenance team, who could have missed something critical during their routine checks of the bus and its operating devices. Some of the most common causes for bus injuries are:

  • wide, sharp turns
  • intoxicated bus driver (DUI)
  • general disregard for traffic laws
  • poorly marked bus lanes
  • poor weather
  • improperly maintained brakes, tires, or safety equipment

The at-fault bus driver might also be fatigued. Bus drivers can sometimes drive hours and hours on a shift, and although laws prevent overtime to prevent driver fatigue, these laws can go undeeded. They may have fallen asleep for a few moments at the wheel after deciding to drive while fatigued, or they may have been driving under the influence. Nevada has one of the highest rates of DUI in the nation, so unfortunately a lot of these bus traffic accidents involve alcohol or other forms of intoxication.

After the bus accident, the bus driver’s condition is usually noted by law enforcement. This record can be used to determine the bus driver’s level of fault in the accident.

Regardless of the cause, the bus company and its operators are liable for the safety of their passsengers, and are responsible for preventing these types of accidents. Many injuries sustained by bus riders are avoidable and attributable to human error, and even in cases where the bus driver may not be 100% liable for the accident, they can still be held responsible for the injury as long as they are found liable for majority of the accident. Thus, even if another motorist on the road was involved, the responsibility is still on the company to provide compensation.

bus accidents attorneys in las vegasNo one wants to be injured in a car accident or traffic accident, let alone one involving a bus. Buses are much bigger and heavier than passenger vehicles, and they need to take wide turns that can seriously injure pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists. As for bus riders, they rely heavily on the maintenance of the bus and its safety equipment, which can fail catastrophically without proper maintenance. Almost anything can cause a bus injury.

Some of the most common injures in bus accidents are:

At first, the full extent of an injury may not be obvious. It is critical that victims seek medical assistance regardless of their initial condition, since a medical professional will be able to take full inventory of any issues. This medical record also helps build the case later on, especially for injuries that require long term rehabilitation, like orthopedic care or chronic pain management.

If injury from the bus crash can be demonstrated, the victim can be entitled to substantial compensation. They can claim for a number of damages including:

  • cost of medical treatment
  • cost of long-term rehabilitation services, including physical therapy
  • medication for chronic pain and suffering
  • post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • property damages

One more important thing to note: it’s critical that you speak to a lawyer and potentially file for damages as soon as possible. Our state law limits the amount of time after a personal injury that a victim can claim damages and demand compensation. Contact us today to talk about your individual case in a timely manner.

If you are injured in a bus accident in Las Vegas, it is important to seek legal counsel before speaking to any representative from the bus company, since anything you say is on the record and can be used against you when you attempt to file against them. Many private buses are operated by powerful companies and they have ways to minimize their liability. Be sure to speak to your own attorney first.

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Attorney Lewis J. Gazda

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With almost 30 years of experience, Attorney Lewis Gazda is one of the most respected lawyers in the Las Vegas community. Attorney Gazda specializes in both personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is recognized by his peers for his superior negotiation skills and extensive legal knowledge, earning the highest possible rating of AV Pre-eminent from Martindale-Hubbell.

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Attorney Afshin Tadayon

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Attorney Afshin Tadayon has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in Las Vegas, with a diverse range of practice areas including personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and mass tort litigation. Attorney Tadayon formerly served as a defense lawyer for insurance companies; his insider knowledge of their legal tactics makes him a potent advocate for clients seeking the compensation they deserve after an accident.

Attorney Tadayon is ranked AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating reserved for only the top 10% of attorneys as designated by their peers.

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