Taking a bus to work can be a very convenient way to get from point A to point B in a few minutes but if your bus driver isn’t taking the correct safety measures, your safety is being put at risk when you climb on board. There are a range of things that a bus driver is supposed to do to ensure your safety and, for the most part, these things are done, but when they aren’t, people can be injured.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are aware of the dangers posed to people by the negligence of others and we look to help these people claim compensation for personal injuries suffered as a result of someone else’s carelessness.
Bus drivers need to wait for passengers to sit down before moving
When a passenger steps on to a bus, the last thing that passes through their mind is that they might climb off with severe injuries, or not all. Bus drivers need to wait for passengers to sit down safely before moving. If drivers do not, they’re failing in their duty of care.
Most passengers would be able to manage to make their way to an empty seat if a bus driver pulled off. Elderly passengers or those with disabilities are likely to struggle however. For these passengers who are unable to react in time to the sudden motion of the bus moving, injuries like severe whiplash, broken bones and lacerations can be caused. Anyone who is injured as a result of a bus driver pulling off without waiting for passengers to be seated can make a claim for personal injury compensation. These types of injuries often result in time off work and even physiotherapy to cope with the damage done to their bodies.
Am I eligible for compensation?
If the bus driver failed to give fair warning before moving and if the accident happened in the last three years, it’s likely that you are eligible to claim for your injuries.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline to claim
If you have suffered an injury because of a bus driver’s negligence, you are due compensation for your injuries. Call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss starting a claim or take a 30-second test on our website to assess if you’re due compensation for your injuries. We have over 16 years of experience as personal injury specialists so rest assured that you are in good hands.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice