Every day thousands of people head out to work or school or to go shopping – and they choose to get there via bus. Buses are usually quite punctual and run very often in many areas, so they provide a practical and appealing way to get to wherever you need to go.
The last thing anyone travelling by bus would expect would be to have an accident of some kind. Considering the number of buses running on a daily basis, it is actually very rare to be involved in an accident on one. However, there are a variety of things that could potentially happen, and if they do they could result in you suffering some injuries.
Examples of accidents that could lead to bus accident compensation being claimed
If another driver causes the bus driver to brake suddenly or to have an accident, a number of bus passengers could be hurt in the process. If this should happen there is a chance of claiming bus accident compensation, if proof exists that someone else was injured.
There might also be an opportunity to claim compensation if you are standing in the bus and the driver brakes for no good reason. Bus drivers are qualified to drive these vehicles but there could potentially be times when they do not drive to the standard expected. If this happens to cause someone on-board to be injured, that person might have a chance to claim compensation.
Accidents when alighting from the bus
Whenever someone gets off the bus the driver should give them enough time to step off and be clear of the doors before driving off. In the unlikely event this doesn’t happen, the person could get a part of their clothing caught in the doors and be severely hurt in the process. As you can see, there are potential situations where someone could receive injuries through no fault of their own. This may be true even when they are being very careful about boarding and alighting from the bus.
If you wish to find out whether your injuries warrant bus accident compensation, all you have to do is call Accident Advice Helpline. We have an easy-to-use 24/7 enquiry line that is totally free to call on 0800 689 0500. Why not make use of it today to see whether you can make a claim for an amount in compensation?
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead