Bus drivers are trained to exceptional standards and help their bus companies operate a safe and efficient service, day in and day out. This is one of the reasons why accidents on buses are so rare. You hardly ever read about accidents where a passenger has been injured in some way while using a bus.
There are isolated incidents where someone might have suffered injuries from bus doors, for example. These accidents could potentially occur if the doors have been operated in a manner that is potentially unsafe. For example if you alight from the bus and the driver closes the doors and leaves the stop before you are safely off, you might catch your hand, foot or article of clothing (or even your bag) inside the doors. If this happens you may be injured.
What kinds of injury might be suffered?
Injuries from bus doors will vary depending on how the accident occurs. For example you might get your hand caught up in the closing doors and suffer crush injuries as a result. Another example might happen if you were caught up in the doors and the bus moved away from the stop. If this happened you might potentially be pulled along with it. This can be a very dangerous experience because you could potentially be pulled under the bus as it drives off.
As you can imagine, finding expert legal advice is paramount once you have received treatment for your injuries. Accident Advice Helpline is one of a selection of companies that deals with incidents like this, to determine whether the injured person has an opportunity to make a compensation claim.
Could you make a claim?
It is important to have all the facts regarding the incident at your fingertips in order to determine whether you might have a chance at making a claim for compensation if you have been injured in some way. However, you may find you are not sure about the facts of the case. This is why many people seek proper legal advice to determine where they stand.
By calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline you will have access to the no-obligation advice you need. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is open on 0800 689 0500 so you just have to call that number to get in touch. You may be close to making a claim.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen