Bus Accident Claims Advice
Have you been involved in an accident while travelling as a passenger on a bus? If you have, you may be eligible to make a bus accident compensation claim. Whether you suffered injuries due to a bus crash or due to the negligence of the driver, you may be eligible to seek injury compensation for any losses that you have suffered.
At InjuryClaims.co.uk, the specialist personal injury solicitors that we work in partnership with handle all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, which means that you can make a claim without undertaking any financial risks.
Who can make a compensation claim following a bus accident?
A large number of bus accidents occur in the UK every year, but that does not mean that victims of such accidents have to suffer in silence. If you were involved in a bus accident and someone else is to blame, you have the legal right to make a personal injury claim and obtain the compensation that you deserve.
All bus operators owe a duty of care to all those who make use of their transport. They are responsible for ensuring that passengers are safe and free from potential risks of injuries while traveling with them. However, if there has been a breach of this duty of care and you have suffered injuries as a result of this, you may have a valid claim for compensation.
For example, if the bus you were traveling in collided with another vehicle, you would be able to make an accident claim against the party who was at fault. If the driver of the other vehicle were negligent, this person’s insurance company would be liable to pay compensation. If on the other hand the accident was due to the negligence of the bus driver, your claim would be made against the bus company and their insurance provider.
It is not just crashes with other vehicles that may enable bus passengers to claim compensation. Passengers may also be eligible to make a bus accident claim if they suffer injuries as a result of reckless driving or a poorly maintained bus. For example, if you were thrown from your seat because the bus driver drove around a corner dangerously fast, or you tripped due to a defect in the flooring of the bus, you may still have valid grounds to claim for compensation.
Common causes of bus accidents
As with all road traffic accidents, there are a multitude of possible causes for accidents involving buses. They may be caused by speeding, loss of concentration or aggressive driving on the part of the bus driver. Alternatively, they may be due to the negligence of other road users or because of a poorly maintained bus.
Regardless of what causes the accident, if you or a family member has been injured while travelling on a bus, and somebody else was at fault, you should be entitled to make a bus accident claim and recover compensation for the injuries sustained.
How much compensation am I entitled to claim?
Following a bus accident, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. If you have been left out of pocket following your accident, you can also claim additional compensation for these losses. For example, you may have lost wages from having to take time off work, had to pay for taxis to get to and from hospital appointments or had to pay for medical treatments to aid your recovery.
Bus accidents can result in a variety of injuries including head trauma, spinal injuries, whiplash, fractures, deep cuts and lacerations, internal injuries, sprains, concussions and so on. How much compensation you are entitled to will depend on the type of injury you have suffered, how long the injury lasted or if it is ongoing or permanent, and the impact that this has had on your life.
Are there any time limits when making a claim?
If you have been injured in a bus accident, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. In most cases you have a time limit of three years from the date of the accident within which a personal injury claim must be made. For children that sustain injuries, the three year period begins on the date they turn 18 years old. In both cases, once this three year time limit has passed, the injured party would no longer be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation against the bus company or whoever was deemed at fault for the accident.
How do I start a claim?
The first step is to have your case assessed by an experienced claims handler. Simply request a call back using the contact form below or call free on 0800 678 1410. The consultation process is conducted over the phone and is completely free. You are under no obligation to proceed after having your claim assessed, and you are free to ask as many questions as you like about the claims process or the services provided.
If you meet the criteria and you would like to pursue your legal right to claim compensation, your solicitor will fight your corner every step of the way. They will work hard to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.