Travelling by public transport is a regular activity for a number of people, especially as it can often be a much cheaper alternative to driving. Travelling during rush hour can mean that traffic is backlogged and the chances of an accident occurring can rise when road users are in a hurry. At times like this, exercising basic road safety and showing respect to other road users can be the only difference between a smooth journey and an accident occurring. Keeping to the speed limit, avoiding distractions such as mobile phones and staying aware of your surroundings can all reduce the chances of being involved in a crash or collision. In addition, wearing your seatbelt will prevent serious injuries in the event of an accident on the road.
If you are travelling by bus and there is an accident, you could suffer injuries as a result. Buses have a responsibility on the roads due to the number of passengers on board and the damage they could cause if there is a crash. Bus drivers should be particularly aware when they may come into close proximity with a vulnerable road user such as a cyclist. If you have been involved in an accident while travelling by bus, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for a bus crash accident, a representative can help you through the process.
Accidents on public transport
You may be travelling on a bus or other form of public transport when an accident occurs on the road. If your bus driver was driving recklessly, speeding or was driving while under the influence, then you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained. If the bus accident was the fault of another driver, you could also be entitled to a cash payout. For advice on making a claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We deal with a range of personal injury claims so, even if you have sustained a minor injury such as whiplash, we may still be able to help you win a cash payout.
Claiming compensation for a bus crash accident
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is easy; just call our free, 24-hour helpline to speak with one of our team. We offer no-obligation advice and our no win, no fee* policy ensures that you won’t be out of pocket when making your claim. Provided that the road traffic accident was someone else’s fault and you have sustained your injuries within the last three years, we will be able to help you make a claim for a cash payout from those at fault. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown