Travelling by bus is considered to be a safe way to travel. Bus accidents do sometimes happen. If you were involved in an accident on a bus then you may be able to make a bus accident compensation claim.
As buses do not carry seatbelts the risk of injury can be high when you have an accident on a bus. If you are involved in an accident on the bus or you were hit by a bus, you may want to look into making a bus accident compensation claim.
There are many causes resulting in accidents on buses, the most common being:
If any of these have happened to you and you have been injured in an accident on bus, then you may want to see how make a bus accident compensation claim.
When travelling on a bus or coach it is expected that you use the bus safely and read any warning signs. It is however the duty of the bus company to ensure you have a safe journey and reach your destination safely to avoid a bus accident claim.
The driver has a duty of care to the passenger’s safety which means the bus must always be driven in a safe manner.
Where a bus accident doesn’t involve any other vehicles, the accident may be down to the driver’s negligence. This may therefore give rise to a bus accident compensation claim being made against the bus company.
It is important to understand that bus accidents can happen as a result of uneven road surface, potholes or roadworks. In these circumstances, you may wish consider bringing a claim against the local council.
As many buses now have CCTV it can be helpful when you wish to make a claim for compensation following an accident on bus. The footage may prove:
So although it is the responsibility of the bus company to ensure safety other factors can be taken into account.
If you have had an accident on a First Bus you will be safe in hands knowing hat all first buses usually have on-board CCTV footage. This means we can easily obtain this as evidence to support your bus accident claim.
Yes you can make a bus accident compensation claim.
Taking note of the following also will help with bus accident claims:
If you have an accident and were injured it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This will not only help with your injuries, but can help when making a bus accident claim. You should also report the accident to the police. This will help to validate your claim against the bus company.
After an accident you may be in shock and have forgotten to get drivers details. In these cases it is usually enough to have the bus route number and the time you got on and off. Remember you will not be expected to remember to get all the information.
When making a bus accident compensation claim the financial compensation will not change the fact that you have suffered an injury but it can try to help place you back in the position that you were before the accident.
As part of your bus accident claim we can help with arranging private medical treatment and any other necessary rehabilitation to help you reach an early recovery. .
The settlement agreement cannot change the past, however, it can be beneficial to your present circumstances and any future medical treatment you nay need.
There value of bus accident claims depends on a number of factors such as how the accident happened, nature and extent of the injury.
It is recognised that bus accidents can be life changing and the following will be considered when calculating the amount of compensation you receive:
The time it takes when reaching a settlement agreement for bus accident claims will depend on induvial circumstances. The more complicated the bus accident claim the longer it may take to come to a final decision. In cases like these it may be decided to award interim payments so that costs for rehabilitation are covered.
We are proud to offer a No Win No Fee service on bus accident compensation claims.
If you wish to consider your options when making a bus accident compensation claim then it maybe worth speaking to our personal injury solicitors for a free consultation today.