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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Common causes of bus accidents


    In the UK, although traffic can be horrendous, public transport generally performs to a good standard. Many people depend on the service to travel to and from places during the week. For some it’s as simple as a five-minute train ride. For others, it includes a forty-minute train ride and several buses and all this can be made worse when there is a an accident on the road that injures you.

    There are a number of reasons why buses fail to deliver the service they promise. Many of them enable you to claim compensation. There are many common causes of bus accidents. If you have suffered injuries while on board a bus which was not your fault, call us now.

    Common causes of bus accidents

    • Bus company negligence. Failure of the respective company to train their bus drivers properly makes them negligent and they can be sued for this. Furthermore, failure to check buses for the correct safety measures is also negligent.
    • Bus driver negligence. This could involve anything from reckless driving, failure to close the doors before driving, texting while driving and speeding. Bus drivers have a duty to keep their passengers safe. Failure to do this is negligence and is grounds for compensation.
    • Bad weather. In the UK, inclement weather plays a large part of many car accidents as the roads are wet and visibility is low. A bus’s weight makes it difficult to find traction on slippery roads and this is a horrible combination.
    • Other motorists. With the number of drivers on the roads in the UK every day, you can be sure careless driving will result in a fair number of accidents every week.

    Have you suffered an injury on a bus due to negligence?

    If you want to find out who is to blame for your bus passenger injury, we at Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your claim. Serious injuries like whiplash need to be treated and compensated. All you need to do is call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You can also take a 30-second online test. We have over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists. By working on a no-win, no-fee* basis, we allow you to focus purely on recovering and not on paying expensive legal fees.

    Date Published: February 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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