Being hurt is a miserable experience. As well as being in pain, we can be left feeling bewildered, angry and upset – after all, all you were doing was taking your daily commute to work, the shops, visiting friends and so on. We expect when we pay for our ticket and board public transport that we will be safe.
But accidents can and do happen. Some incidents can have fatal consequences, but in the majority of cases, people are hurt but thankfully alive. Injuries can be life-changing in so many ways; physically, it can mean our bodies do not recover and return to how they were before. Emotionally, the impact of a traumatic accident can leave victims depressed and anxious.
Compensation does not make all these injuries and emotions go away, but it can mean that financial worries are one less burden. It can also mean that changes and adaptations can be made to your home and car.
Hurt in a bus accident in Rossendale?
Making a claim for compensation need not be stressful, especially if you choose a specialist law firm with many years of experience helping accident victims make compensation claims.
There are three basic criteria that each case needs to have:
- Your injuries – the injuries that you receive must have symptoms confirmed by a medical professional. In other words, they must have had an impact on you. So, a cut will need to have been severe enough to warrant stitches. Any injury will need to have had treatment too and in the main, clients will have already sought medical help. If you haven’t, this is something that Accident Advice Helpline could help you with.
- The accident – the bus accident in Rossendale in which you were hurt must not have been your fault. Compensation claims are made against a person or body that is responsible for the accident. It could be the driver of the vehicle who collided with the bus, or the company responsible for maintaining the inside of the vehicle.
- The timeframe – victims of accident have three years within which to make a claim for their injuries, with the clock ticking from the moment it can be reasonably assumed the injuries were caused by the accident.
What to do now?
If you have been hurt in a bus accident in Rossendale within the last three years, you could have a claim for compensation. To find out more about how to start your claim today, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.