Do you ever use the bus? Most people do at one point or another. In some cases it might be easier to use a bus than to drive. In other cases people cannot drive for some reason and therefore rely on buses all the time to get around. However there are rare cases indeed where bus stop injuries occur before someone has even got on the bus.
You may wonder how such things could happen, but in truth it is important to realise who was at fault for causing such an injury in the first place. If negligence can be identified and proven on the part of another individual, your injury may warrant compensation.
Examples of bus stop injuries that might occur
If you are waiting at a bus stop you would expect a bus to pull in close to the pavement. You wouldn’t expect it to bump up the pavement if the driver misjudged the distance and came up onto the kerb.
If this happened the bus might potentially have a chance of running over your foot. In another example the wing mirror of the bus could clip a lamppost or the bus stop itself. If this occurred the wing mirror might be taken off and hit you as it dropped to the floor.
As you can imagine there is the potential for some painful injuries to occur in these situations. While they are rare they can sometimes happen if the wrong circumstances are present to make them so.
The trick is to contact a professional injury compensation lawyer if you have been unlucky enough to be injured in this manner. This will help you work out whether you can make a compensation claim.
Bus services are very safe
It’s important to remember that such accidents are very rare. While they have the potential to happen from time to time they hardly ever do. The majority of services are safe and efficient to use in every way.
If you’ve been in a position to incur an injury of this kind, call the team at Accident Advice Helpline. A quick call to the free number on 0800 689 0500 could be what you need to work out whether you have a chance to make a compensation claim for any injuries you have suffered in this way in the last three years. Make that call now.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen