How often do you travel by bus? However much or little you travel in this way, there are definite advantages to doing it. You can let someone else do the driving for a start, and you can also make sure you are in a good position to enjoy the view rather than paying attention to the road. It’s good if you don’t drive too, as you don’t have to worry about getting from A to B.
Having an accident on a bus isn’t something many people will have cause to experience. However there are cases when it does happen, and there could be many reasons why this is the case.
For instance another driver might hit the bus and cause several people on board to sustain injuries. This may be found to be the fault of the other driver. However not all cases are as clear-cut as this.
What else might potentially go wrong?
We should make it clear that very few people are ever hurt while boarding or alighting from buses, or travelling on them for any distance. However things can and do occasionally happen. For example you might be injured if the bus driver stops suddenly for no reason.
An emergency stop for good reason is different of course, but if they brake sharply and there was no reason to do so, this could be negligence on their part. They may be found to have neglected the health and safety of their passengers by doing so.
This is just one example of what might potentially happen. Accidents could also occur if you are not given ample time to alight from the bus, or to board it before the doors shut behind you. If the doors shut on you this might be painful and cause an injury.
Have you had an accident on a bus?
If this is so, you may have suffered an injury that has caused you pain, upset and inconvenience. For example a broken wrist suffered in a fall could prevent you from driving, carrying things and generally getting on with your life for a while.
If any of this sounds familiar, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us today on 0800 689 0500 and it won’t cost a thing. You might find you have a good case to make for negligence if you call.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen