If you are travelling at night on public transport you have to be especially careful to avoid having an accident. In the dark more injuries are sustained and more incidents can occur including slips, trips and falls.
How can slips, trips and falls occur when taking the night bus home?
The main cause of slips, trips and falls on the night bus is due to the lighting. Not only is your vision decreased but the lights on the buses late at night are dimmed thus making visibility poorer and slips, trips and falls more likely.
Another reason why you may be more likely to have a slip, trip or fall is because you are likely to be both mentally and physically tired so you are more prone to not paying attention to your surroundings and where you are walking. Unfortunately this doesn’t only mean you are more likely to sustain a trip injury but also it may make you a prime target for thieves.
How to avoid such accidents as slips, trips and falls on the night bus
The main thing you can do whilst on the night bus to stay safe and avoid accidents such as slips, trip s or falls or leave you vulnerable is to stay alert and always be aware of your surroundings and what and who is around. By being more aware you will be able to spot any potential trip hazards as well as any suspicious people you can avoid.
When leaving the night bus to avoid accidents such as slips, trips and falls or worse make sure you walk in well lit areas and if possible get someone to meet you to avoid walking alone. By having someone to walk with not only will you appear as less of a target to potential criminals but also you will both be able to spot potential slip, trip and fall hazards and point them out before you sustain any injuries.
Unfortunately accidents can and do happen at night. If you have sustained an injury such as one from a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline, a law firm that specialises in such cases as slip, trip and fall claims to find out if you could have a case for compensation. Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our advisors.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice