Causes of bus and coach accidents

You’d be forgiven for thinking that travelling by bus or coach is a pretty safe means of transport, and generally it is; however, as with any mode of transport, accidents do happen. There are a number of things which could cause public transport accidents, including bad weather conditions and distracted drivers.

Common causes of accidents

Here are some of the more common causes of bus or coach accidents:

  • Distracted drivers – drivers are usually driving large groups of people from A to B, and could be distracted by passengers moving around the bus or chatting; they could also be distracted by children.
  • Poorly-maintained vehicle – if the bus or coach has not passed its MOT or been regularly checked and maintained this could cause an accident.
  • Dangerous driving conditions – many bus and coach accidents happen during wet, foggy or wintry conditions, when drivers  fail to reduce their speed accordingly.
  • Driving too fast – drivers speeding on narrow country roads or undertaking dangerous manoeuvres could lead to accidents.
  • Driver stopping suddenly – if the driver is forced to brake suddenly then passengers could be thrown from their seats and injured.

The bus or coach driver has a duty to keep his or her passengers safe, so if you’re injured as a result of a negligent driver, you should take action and claim for compensation.

What happens next?

If you’re considering claiming for compensation for your whiplash or other injury, you probably want to know how much you could be eligible to claim; that’s where our 30-second test comes in handy – just head for our website, enter a few details and you could find out how much you could claim.

From there it’s a case of contacting us on our freephone number to see how we can help you. Accident Advice Helpline’s team of friendly, professional personal injury specialists treat every claim on an individual basis, so you’ll always receive the very best service from us.

Whether you have queries about the claims process, want to know more or simply want to start the ball rolling on your claim, we can help. It’s free to call us on 0800 689 0500, so you won’t end up with a huge phone bill to add to your worries, and our 100% no win, no fee* service ensures our services are affordable to everyone, no matter what your circumstances – you won’t pay a penny unless your claim is successful. Why not give us a call today and see what we can do to help you?

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • Yes   No

How much you could claim?

Two QUICK ways to find:
  1. Call us at 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile OR
  2. Use our Claim Calculator

Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.
Claim Calculator
Find out in 30 seconds how much YOU could claim...
  • Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Terms and Conditions*Required

Can I Claim?

Esther says "The law states that if you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, you are entitled to compensation." Read more >

Claim Calculator ► Accident Types ►

How Much Could I Claim?

It only takes 30 seconds to find out how much compensation you could receive. Take the 30 second test now.>

30 Second test ► Claim Form ►

Why Choose Us?

"When they say they are 100% no-win, no-fee*, they mean it. I would recommend Accident Advice Helpline to anybody." Read more >

No-Win, No-Fee*? ► Testimonials ►

Claim Now

"They were ever so professional ... they knew exactly what I was going through ... I received over £4500." Read more >

Claim Form ► Call Me Back ►
Is there anything wrong with this page? ( Help us Improve )