The saying ‘speed kills’ is one which has come about as a result of lives being taken on roads across the United Kingdom and the world due to the failure of so many to adhere to speed limits. These limits are in place to ensure that in the event of an accident or emergency, a driver can adapt or react to a situation without getting injured or injuring a passenger. The fact of the matter is that at high speeds it’s harder to react when you need to swerve or slow down and speeding is a factor in a large percentage of road accident casualties and fatalities.
When you climb onto a bus it’s often your last thought that the bus driver is going to be speeding or driving in a way that your life will be at risk. If this happens and there is an accident, you can suffer serious injuries, some of which can change the way you live your life forever. If a bus driver causes an accident due to speeding you may be eligible for compensation. Call now to find out.
Injuries you could sustain if a bus driver causes an accident due to speeding
- Whiplash. A common injury for a road accident, whether the driver was speeding or not, is whiplash. It can have serious consequences for your neck and it’s advisable that if you feel any stiffness, discomfort or pain of any sort in your neck that you visit a doctor immediately.
- Broken bones. If you were thrown from your seat or violently knocked to one side, there is a high chance that you could suffer a broken bone which often results in time off work and, in some cases, physiotherapy.
- Head injuries. Suffering a blow to the head is very dangerous as it can seriously endanger your life. Some people don’t treat concussions seriously enough and don’t visit the doctor, which is very dangerous. If you suffer any blow to the head, you must visit a doctor immediately.
- Cuts and lacerations. You might not even notice it right away, but if you get a cut, you might need stitches to repair the wound.
Claim for a bus driver’s negligence
If you or a relative have suffered injuries in the last three years due to a bus driver’s carelessness, you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline about starting a claim. You can either take a 30-second test or you can call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Compensation doesn’t usually mean a trip to court as most claims can be processed over the phone, so call us today.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice