Many thousands of people use bus services every single day. While some use buses in cities and built-up areas, others use them in rural areas. For some they provide a lifeline that helps them get from A to B when they have no other way to get there.
Buses are very safe to use and are good to have around when you need them. They can be quick, cheap and efficient and are rarely involved in accidents. However when an accident involving a bus does occur there is the potential for several injuries to be suffered by those on board. People on buses do not wear seat belts and there is the possibility that lots of people could be hurt as a result. While the majority of drivers take good care of their passengers and always provide an excellent service, a minority may not be as good at driving safely when they should. This could potentially lead to accidents and passengers incurring injuries.
For example someone might fall down the stairs or off their seat if the bus is not driven properly or safely. Abrupt braking can also lead people to fall over. Even if you are okay someone might knock into you as a result and hurt you.
Could you suffer nasty injuries as a result of an accident on a bus?
Sprains, strains, bruises and cuts are among the potential injuries that might be suffered if a bus crashes. Some injuries could potentially be worse too, depending on the severity of the bus crash. The driver has a real duty of care to take care of his or her passengers while they are on the bus, and these duties must be realised at all times. If something goes wrong, you might be able to claim.
Have you suffered bus crash injuries?
If your bus has been involved in a crash in the last three years that led to you suffering one or more injuries, you should get in touch with AAH now. Accident Advice Helpline has an impressive 14 years’ experience that you can call on for help and no-obligation advice. Make sure you call 0800 689 0500 to determine whether you can have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim to seek compensation. This could be a good chance for you to find out exactly what your position is, so call now.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen