Have you ever travelled anywhere by bus? Most people have at one time or another, for many different reasons. For example you might travel by bus because it is convenient or because you don’t drive. However you would never expect to suffer any kind of injury in this situation. This is because you would assume you could trust the skills of the driver to keep you safe.
For the most part you can indeed do this. Bus drivers must be properly trained and have the appropriate licence to drive a bus. However there are occasions when the driver may not be as careful and considerate as they should be. They may potentially cause a hazard by driving too fast or too erratically. For example they may corner at speed and send people flying on the bus, or brake hard when there is no need for them to do so. This could also cause people to become unbalanced and to fall and hurt themselves as a result. While you would take care when using a bus you would also reasonably expect the driver to take good care of their passengers. This is common-sense.
What kinds of injuries might be incurred?
It depends a lot on what happens and how a person falls or trips as a result of using the service. For example you might sprain an ankle or a wrist as a result of a fall. If you are coming down the stairs and the bus stops suddenly or turns a corner erratically you could potentially fall down the stairs and suffer a much greater injury as a result. As you can see lots of things could potentially happen to hurt you if the service is not of the standard you would expect.
Should you call Accident Advice Helpline?
Put simply, if you have had an accident on a bus within the last three years, you should give us a call. Our free 24/7 enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 means there is no charge to you for calling. Furthermore you can receive free no-obligation advice to determine whether you could bring a no win, no fee* claim for compensation following your accident. Call our professional injury compensation lawyers today to learn more and to see whether a claim might be possible. This is the first step to take and it costs nothing to take it today.