Virtually every part of the country has a variety of bus services people can use to get from A to B. People use bus services for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes they’re more convenient, they can be cheaper than getting a car if you don’t drive than often, and they can relieve you of the stress of driving, especially in built-up areas.
You wouldn’t expect anything to go wrong while travelling on a bus, but there are isolated instances where things do happen that you wouldn’t expect. For instance you might be thrown to the floor in the bus if the driver brakes without warning or need. You might also be injured if the driver pulls away from the stop before you have alighted from the bus. Either case might result in you being hurt and suffering pain as a result.
Who can claim bus passenger injury compensation?
Any bus passenger who has been hurt while undertaking a bus journey might be able to claim compensation as a result of what has happened to them. For this to happen, the passenger must be able to provide proof of their injuries and of what happened.
Sometimes the best way to do this is to seek advice from a professional lawyer. They will have the know-how required to determine whether the injuries the person experienced were the fault of someone else. Negligence has to be behind every successful claim, otherwise, if this cannot be proven, no bus passenger injury compensation claim can be made.
Finding the best outcome for you
Being hurt while on a bus can be a shocking experience. Maybe you fall as you get off the bus because the driver stops suddenly or starts moving as you are still getting off. Perhaps you are thrown from your seat because the driver makes an emergency stop when there is no need to do so. As you can see, a variety of things could potentially happen to cause injury to those on board.
Accident Advice Helpline has come across such incidents before. Today we have plenty of experience that may help you work out whether compensation could be paid to you. All you need to do is phone 0800 689 0500 so you can speak with an expert regarding your chances of making a no win, no fee* claim.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead