Many people who have suffered injuries as the result of an accident are unsure about who is liable for their injuries. At Accident Advice Helpline, part of our service is educating our clients as to how the claim process works. Although we will endeavour to make your claim as efficient as possible, we still believe it is valuable for our clients to be informed as to the specifics of the claim process, including who is to blame in the result of an injury on a bus trip.
Who is liable for an injury on a bus trip?
Determining liability in the event of an injury sustained on a bus trip may at first seem simple, but it is in fact a difficult process. It will really depend on the specifics of the accident when determining liability. If, for example, the bus driver was driving recklessly, which then resulted in a road traffic accident, then the bus company would be liable. If several parties are at fault, then it could be a case of contributory negligence. If you sustain injuries whilst not travelling on the bus, then the bus company is unlikely to be held liable for your injuries.
What if the bus has been chartered?
Let’s say for example, the bus has been chartered as part of a tour by a specific group or association, or even for a school trip – is the bus company still liable for any injuries sustained? This is even trickier as the tour organiser is obliged to charter a bus company with a clean safety record, whilst the bus company is obliged to provide a bus that is free from defects with a competent and professional driver. The determination of blame can be quite difficult in these circumstances.
Accident Advice Helpline
Have you suffered an injury on a bus trip and someone else was to blame? Did you know that you could make a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Phone us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information on how to make 100% no win no fee claim for compensation. The majority of claims are settled outside court, removing the trauma for our clients of having to relive the horrific details of an accident in the sometimes intimidating atmosphere of the courtroom. Making a claim for compensation won’t take away the pain you’ve suffered but can help with the unexpected financial difficulties that arise as the result of an accident.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown