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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

    Liability on public buses


    According to Gov.uk, an estimated ‘5.16 billion bus passenger journeys’ took place in 2015, making bus journeys one of the most favoured transport choices in Great Britain. Despite this impressive statistic, accidents on buses, such as slips, trips and falls, do occur. With this in mind, it is wise to know where liability on public buses lies, should you find yourself suffering a bus-related injury.

    Liability on public buses

    In relation to liability on public buses, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation if you are harmed on public transport through no fault of your own.

    When you travel on buses, the bus company in question has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. In the case that you suffer an accident on a bus due to bus company negligence, it is likely that they will have failed in their duty of care. As such, liability on public buses lies with them.

    Common accidents on public buses include slips and falls due to wet flooring and falls due to faulty flip seats, for example. There is, however, a risk of collision with other vehicles and stationary structures.

    Crashes and liability on public buses

    In the case that you are involved in a road traffic accident during your journey, liability on public buses will lie in the hands of the party who is at fault for your injury.

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    This can be a little more complex to determine, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we aim to uncover both where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.

    If we mutually decide to move forward and progress your claim, you are able to recuperate at home, safe in the knowledge that our specialist advisors operate on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee basis.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’’s more, there’’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us.

    Call us today, at a time suited to you, via our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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