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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What to do if you’re injured on a bus


    Thousands of bus journeys are made across the entire country on a daily basis. While some people only use buses every now and then, others rely on them to make daily journeys to and from work, not to mention reaching other destinations as well.

    The good news is that safety regulations and rules make bus travel incredibly safe indeed. Drivers are well trained and experienced in driving vehicles of this size. To this end, there are few occasions when a bus will be involved in any kind of accident. As we all know, however, things like this can sometimes happen, and when they do, you could be one of the passengers to be injured on a bus.

    Who is at fault?

    While it is possible for an accident to happen because of other circumstances, rather than someone specific being to blame, this is quite rare. In many cases, someone will be at fault. If that person turns out to be the bus driver, you may potentially have a chance to make a claim against the driver for their actions.

    However, it could be that another driver caused the bus to crash in the first place, or drove into the bus itself. In this case, that person would be the person your potential claim would be aimed at if you were injured on a bus.

    Make sure you get expert advice

    You have three years in which to make a claim for compensation related to your injuries, if there is a good chance of getting a successful result. The good news is the team at Accident Advice Helpline is best-placed to help you find out if this could happen for you. If you are able to make a claim, it could be done on a no win, no fee basis. This means there is no danger of you losing out if your claim wasn’t successful.

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    To find out whether this could work for you, call us now on 0800 689 0500. This is our 24/7 enquiry line and you will never pay a penny to use it. You’ll be able to take advantage of our no-obligation advice too, which means you won’t lose out if you don’t want to go ahead. If your claim is a success, you could look back on today as the day you made that all-important phone call to us.

    Date Published: March 6, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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