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Reno Bus Accident Lawyer

Bus Driver Injuries in Reno

Driving a bus in Nevada can be a very hazardous occupation. Fortunately, drivers who are injured while performing the duties of their job may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries. If you are a bus driver who has been injured, workplace injury attorney, Raji Rai-Nielsen, and her team will help you determine the legal options that are available to you so you can recover damages like lost past and future wages, costs for medical treatment, loss of use or function, and other benefits depending upon the circumstances surrounding your accident.

Common Causes of Bus Driver Injuries

When most people consider bus driver injuries, they typically picture a serious motor vehicle accident. While motor vehicle accidents do account for approximately one third of bus driver workers’ compensation claims, there are a variety of other factors that can be responsible for bus driver injuries as well. Some of the more common causes of bus driver injuries include:

Bus Driver Injury Prevention

Fortunately, many of the injuries that bus drivers experience can be prevented. According to the Federal Transit Administration, identifying and resolving hazards and potential accident conditions will help ensure that bus drivers experience the highest level of safety practical. Methods recommended to identify hazards include:

While bus driver safety is the responsibility of all transit system employees, it is important to remember that injured bus drivers are eligible to receive financial compensation for on the job illnesses and injuries regardless of fault.

Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Other Types of Recovery

Like other workers in Nevada, bus drivers who become injured while performing their duties may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to help cover lost wages and other damages. Many drivers are not aware, however, that they may qualify for benefits even if they were at fault for the accident that caused their injuries. Additionally, some circumstances that surround bus driver injuries are due to the negligence of a third party. If your injury was even partially caused by defective parts or equipment, the negligence or direct actions of another motor vehicle operator, or other third party involvement, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against anyone responsible. Since the laws surrounding bus driver accidents are so complex, we recommend you speak with our team before accepting any injury settlement.

Contact Raji Rai-Nielsen today for a free consultation about your case. Our firm will investigate every aspect surrounding your injury and pursue claims against all responsible parties to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your accident. Since we operate on a contingency basis, you never need to pay for our services unless we obtain a settlement in your favor.

Client Reviews



Worker's Comp

Great friendly staff and professional. Eliminated headaches, always available and punctual. Has gotten me to a place I never imagined when I came in, feeling broken. She challenged me with compassion to work through chronic nature of my injury and had the knowledge and advocacy skills to ensure I go the treatment providers who specialized in treating my CRPS condition. She acted as my advocate and as a passionate friend in my corner.

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Opposing Party (Self Represented)

Worker's Comp

I have not had the opportunity yet to thank you for always treating me with respect and kindness. Even though we have disagreed about elements of my injury and how it played out in 1994, you still treated me with respect and dignity. Therefore I just want to thank you for being so kind and respectful to me.

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Raji and her staff are wonderful dealing with clients that are injured. We can be very difficult as we are mostly in pain. Raji has a comforting way of speaking to people & assures them things will be OK. I thank her and her staff for handling my case seamlessly and stress reduced. You are in good hands.

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Family Law/Adoption

My Family uses the services of Law Offices. Raji is fantastic to work with along with her assistant Sue - they are always upfront with what is going on and what to expect. We are very happy with their office and will continue to use Raji for future needs. I highly recommend them.

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Worker's Comp

Highest regard! Great, friendly, punctual, professional, caring, compassionate, hardworking, quick to respond. I was always kept in the loop.

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Worker's Comp

I am so happy I found Raji and her staff to help me along with my work comp case. They are professional, caring and knowledgeable. I feel glad that Raji and Rick always took time to explain things clearly and made me feel like they actually cared about me. I never felt like I was "just a case or number." I highly recommend them.

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Personal Injury

Excellent. Kind. Understands how hard it is to deal with such a catastrophic injury and what that truly means for day to day life and family obligations. Cares about best treatment/long term - genuine.

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Worker's Comp

Professional as expected. Very happy overall.

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Family Law

Very happy with the overall handling of my case. Raji was always reassuring and professional.

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Raji and staff were very caring and compassionate. I was always kept in the loop; they are quick to respond and hard working.

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Worker's Comp

Excellent Job! Raji took over my case midway, very satisfied with all the work put into it. Raji was able to understand the seriousness of my back injury and exceeded my expectations in regards to my PPD settlement.

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