Minibuses are handy transportation for children travelling long-distance to school and for disabled children or the elderly, who may need a little extra help with transportation. Many people also hire minibuses for family day trips. Keeping safe while on a minibus should be a priority, especially if you are the designated driver. However, you may entrust someone else to drive you to your destination or to drive your children to school. It is then their responsibility, as well as their supervisor’s responsibility, to ensure that the bus is as safe as possible for passengers.
Minibus injuries may not just be due to a road accident, they may be caused by a simple trip or a fall. For example, you could trip on a loose seatbelt or you could fall out of your seat if your belt fails to keep you safe. Injuries could also be sustained in the event of an accident with another driver. There is also a risk that someone could fall from the vehicle if they are left unsupervised. If you or a loved one has suffered minibus injuries of any kind and there is evidence that someone else was negligent, you could be entitled to compensation.
Making a personal injury claim
If you or a loved one has suffered minibus injuries and someone else was negligent, you may wish to hold them liable for their actions. They may have failed to conduct risk assessments of they may have failed to maintain the vehicle causing your injuries. They may also have been negligent while driving you or a loved one around. If you wish to seek advice, our team at Accident Advice Helpline can assist.
What we can do for you
As a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline are experts in the field and can increase your chances of winning your claim. If you have been injured due to third party negligence and are seeking some advice before you claim, you can call us free on 0800 689 0500 for some no-obligation advice. Our team can help you to decide how best to move forward and we will provide you with no win, no fee* representation when you choose our solicitors. Contact us today to determine how successful your claim is likely to be.
Date Published: February 16, 2015
Author: David Brown