If you are travelling by coach or bus, you don’t expect injuries to occur. You have faith in the driver and you have faith in the company that employed and trained them.
But what happens when the driver loses concentration, or the training given was not sufficient, and they fail to deal with a situation they should have been trained in?
This isn’t necessarily the driver’s fault, but any injuries you sustain as a result of their mistakes certainly aren’t your fault either. The company that failed to train their staff correctly and put the safety of passengers at risk should be held responsible. Accident Advice Helpline believes you should be compensated for your injuries.
Compensation after bus accidents in East Northamptonshire
Bus accidents in East Northamptonshire are fortunately a rare occurrence, so you can be forgiven for not assuming that you will fall victim to such an accident. But when a driver’s lack of training leads to a mistake that leads in turn to an accident, the injuries you receive can be severe and damaging.
Bus accidents in East Northamptonshire can be incredibly scary; a bus or coach is a huge vehicle and when you are not in control of it, then it is terrifying to be involved in an accident while on board. Often safety belts are not provided, so you can be thrown from your seat to the ground, or you can be thrown forward into the seat-back in front of you, which often has metal parts that can cause serious head injuries.
A bus swerving to avoid a cyclist or an accident doesn’t need to crash to cause you to be injured, the sudden jerky movement can be enough to force you and your fellow passengers from your seats and into the path of danger.
When employing and training their staff, the company that supplies bus drivers needs to be thorough and careful. All staff employed need to understand the responsibility they have for the passengers on board and the care and effort that must be taken to ensure their comfort and safety.
Rigorous training and education must be carried out on all new staff, and regular checks on safety and awareness must be made on the more experienced drivers. Every care must be taken to make sure the unthinkable doesn’t happen.
If you are injured have been injured in bus accidents in East Northamptonshire, then you deserve to be compensated for the physical and emotional pain that you have been put through.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you get the compensation you deserve for an injury on public transport that was not your fault. Call today from you mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you can make a claim.
Date Published: 29th June 2015
Author: David Brown