Many people use buses to get around in their daily lives. For some it is easier and cheaper in the long run than using their own car. It is better for the environment and also better in terms of letting someone else do the hard work.
You can read on a bus and relax while you journey towards your destination. Of course you wouldn’t expect to experience a bus stop accident while waiting for your bus, or after you alight from it.
It’s rare for anyone to be injured in this manner. However things do occasionally go wrong and some people have called Accident Advice Helpline asking for no-obligation advice about their own accident.
What would be an example of a bus stop accident?
Imagine you are standing waiting for a bus to arrive. If the bus pulled into the bus stop and the wing mirror clipped the stop itself, the mirror might become detached from the bus. It may then fall on you and hit you on the head or on your foot.
This would be a freak accident indeed, but it has happened in the past. Another example might be that part of the bus stop or shelter becomes damaged and falls on you if the bus should clip it accidentally.
Sometimes things do happen that are pure accidents. However you can see in this case that a bus stop accident could potentially be quite dangerous for those who are waiting on the pavement when the bus arrives. If it can be proven that someone caused the accident to happen, a compensation claim could be paid out.
How likely is it that something like this could happen?
When you think of the thousands of people in each area that use buses every day without incident, you can see such accidents are rare indeed.
You may never have heard of anything happening of this nature at all. While they are rare it doesn’t mean they are impossible though.
As such it is good to realise you can always contact Accident Advice Helpline if you think you might have a good chance of making a claim.
Our number is free to use on 0800 689 0500 and this is all you need to do to get in touch with us today.
Why not make that call now to determine whether a no win, no fee* claim could happen?
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen