If you are injured while making a journey on a bus you may be able to make a bus injury claim. There are several ways you might be injured while on a bus; it could be in collision with another vehicle; as a standing passenger the bus might jolt, throwing you off your feet or on a double decker you could fall down the stairs. Whatever the reason for your bus injury it is in your own best interests to seek legal advice.
Why you need legal advice
If you have suffered an injury and are considering making a claim, a specialist bus injury claim lawyer will be able to guide you through the process. Making any kind of a claim is a legal process and the assistance of an experienced lawyer is vital.
To make a bus injury claim you should not have been responsible for the accident. For example, if there is a notice on board advising you not to leave your seat until the bus has stopped, but you do and are injured, you could be deemed to have brought the misfortune on yourself. However, even if there are doubts about who was actually responsible for your injury, it may still be worthwhile contacting a bus injury claims lawyer.
Where to find bus injury claim lawyers
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are personal injury specialists with the experience and expertise to deal with your bus injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted on a free 24-hour helpline.
Making a bus injury claim
For our bus injury claim solicitors to be able to assist you, they will need as much information about the incident, your injuries and any loss of wages while you were off work recovering, as possible.
It is very important that you seek medical attention as soon after the accident as is possible. Your doctor’s notes will outline the extent of the injuries you suffered, which could be vital if a claim is made.
Generally, if you are to make a successful bus injury claim, not only should the accident be the fault of a third party, you will also need to identify who actually was liable. It will therefore considerably strengthen your case if you are able to provide a list of witnesses to the incident.
Keep a record of any wages lost, including overtime, during your enforced period away from work. Also, keep receipts for any additional expenses, such as medical costs, travel to and from medical appointments and expenses incurred paying for help and care if applicable.
Based on the information provided, one of out solicitors will be able to determine if you have grounds to make a bus injury claim.
Will making a claim be expensive?
Many people are put off making claims because they fear facing heavy legal expenses, particularly if the claim is lost. Admittedly, with legal aid no longer being available for personal injury claims, costs can be high. Fortunately, Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no win no fee* basis. This means that if we find you do have grounds for a bus injury claim and you ask us to represent you, there will be no upfront fees to pay.
Date Published: May 30, 2014
Author: David Brown