Most of us take buses for granted. They are out and about at all hours of the day and night, ferrying people to and from work, school and a variety of other locations. Other road users are used to seeing them on the roads and will therefore be alert to their presence.
However there are occasions when another vehicle or perhaps even a cyclist is involved in a collision with a bus. In this case we are talking about a large vehicle that is potentially much bigger than any other vehicle it could be involved in a collision with.
With that said, it does not matter how severe or not an accident of this nature would be. If you are the innocent party and there is proof that negligence caused the accident, you could be claiming compensation for an incident with a bus such as this. You would have to take into account the shock and upset caused by the incident as well as any physical injuries that could have been sustained. As such you would need to determine where you stood legally to see whether you were able to claim compensation in this manner.
How severe can these incidents be?
It depends on a lot of things. For example cyclists are likely to be far worse off than car drivers, because they are not protected from the injuries another vehicle could cause – especially one as large as a bus. It is important to determine which party was at fault in causing the accident. In some cases a driver may not see a cyclist or take note of where they are in the road. A professional opinion would be advisable in this case to determine whether the bus driver could have prevented the accident from occurring.
Contact AAH now if you think you may have cause to make a claim
You may feel as if you are alone with regard to the outcome of such an incident. However if you are considering whether claiming compensation for an incident with a bus is possible, the professional injury compensation lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you. Call the 24/7 enquiry line we have set up – it’s completely free to do so – and find out the answers today. This could be the first step towards claiming any compensation you may be entitled to, so why not call now and see where that call leads you?
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown