If you’ve experienced an injury after a bus accident and it can be proven that the driver was at fault, you could have a valid bus accident claim. To find out if you have a valid claim and how much it could be worth, try the 30-second compensation calculator at Accident Advice Helpline.
If the bus accident involved a collision with another vehicle, it is likely that you would have a valid claim for personal injuries caused in the accident. If the bus driver was at fault for the collision, the claim would be made against the company that employs the driver. If another vehicle was at fault for the crash, the compensation claim would be made against that driver’s insurance company. As well as road traffic accidents involving other vehicles, a bus accident claim could be due to careless or dangerous driving by the bus driver.
This could include bus passengers being ejected from their seats due to the bus driver accelerating and braking too hard, speeding around corners or roundabouts, or passengers having accidents getting on and off the bus. If the driver is found to be at fault for the accident, a bus accident claim could be made against the bus company involved.
How to make a bus accident claim
In order to help your solicitor to make your claim a success, get together as much information about the bus accident as possible, including injuries received, witness details, photographs, driver details and registration number of the bus involved; anything that will help your solicitor to establish blame on the third party for your injuries.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible and keep any receipts for medical expenses. Then, contact Accident Advice Helpline to get your claim underway as soon as possible. Seven out of ten people don’t make a claim for compensation after an accident that wasn’t their fault; make sure you’re not one of them.
What else should you know?
At Accident Advice Helpline, all of our bus accident claim solicitors work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so you won’t need to pay us a penny up-front.
No matter how big or small your injuries are, you could still have a valid bus accident claim. Even minor injuries could lead to a permanent medical condition, so ensure that you receive all the support you deserve for you injuries. You may need to attend an independent medical assessment to see how well you are recovering. The majority of our cases are settled before they even get to court, so there probably won’t be any stressful or emotional court hearings to attend.
If you would like some free, no-obligation advice about your claim, chat to an adviser at Accident Advice Helpline today. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to connect with a member of the team.