Falling from a bus is not a situation the majority of us will ever be in. The vast majority of bus drivers are careful and responsible people who are highly-trained to drive these vehicles. As such there is very little chance any such fall could ever happen. Of course this doesn’t mean it could never happen – all it would take is a certain set of circumstances to crop up for someone to suffer injuries in this situation.
Falling from a bus could potentially incur some serious injuries too. If you were to fall while getting off the bus, or even getting on it, it could lead to broken bones and even head injuries if you fell and hit your head on the way down. As such it could potentially be a life-changing experience for you – and clearly not in a good way.
How might this happen?
The driver should always wait until people have exited the bus safely before closing the doors and moving away. However there could be a slim potential that this does not happen. If someone were to get their coat or even a hand caught in the doors as they close, they could potentially be dragged down the road as a result. They might fall from the bus if it jerked to a halt as they were about to get off, especially if the doors were opened before the bus had come to a stop.
Thankfully such incidents are exceptionally rare. However if you were injured in this way and you fell from the bus, you might suffer severe injuries. While broken bones can heal, there is the potential the breaks could be quite serious and may require extensive treatment as a result.
The recovery process
The extent of your injuries might dictate the length of your recovery. Life-changing injuries will of course be with you for ever. However even lesser injuries can take time to fully recover from.
Accident Advice Helpline can look into your accident to determine whether someone else was at fault for what happened. If this is the case you could win a no win, no fee* compensation claim. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to find out if this is the case in your situation. Let our experts assess your case to see where you stand and whether you could get compensation in the future.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen