For some people the most convenient way to get to and from Burton-upon-Trent is by bus. They love the convenience of not being stuck in traffic and not having to hunt for a car parking place.
One of the problems that they probably won’t complain about is bus accidents in Burton-upon-Trent because people, quite rightly, perceive bus travel as a safe form of transport. However, this does not mean that bus accidents in Burton-upon-Trent are impossible and that no one ever looks for a personal injury solicitor because they have been injured on a bus!
Let’s say that you were a passenger on a bus that was involved in an accident in the Burton-upon-Trent area – you may be thinking about making a personal injury claim and you can start this by calling Accident Advice Helpline.
Here is some useful information:
Claims for bus accidents in Burton-upon-Trent
Each year the UK records around 6000 casualties involving buses and coaches. Accidents can happen for so many different reasons. Perhaps the bus pulled away from a bus stop too quickly causing a passenger to fall over or perhaps the bus hit another vehicle or a tree.
How claims for bus accidents in Burton-upon-Trent work?
The bus company and the driver have a duty of care towards the passengers on the bus. If they have not fulfilled this duty and you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault then you may be able to start a personal injury claim against them.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for a full legal support service for your case on a no win no fee basis.
Public bus services (typical town buses that you hop on and off) do not usually have seatbelts and some passengers stand up during the journey. Hazards tend to arise as passengers are getting on or off the bus and the driver pulls away from the bus stop.
Modern coaches and minibuses must have seatbelts and they must be worn. The seatbelts may not fit younger children correctly but are generally thought to be safer than no belt at all. In some circumstances you can use a child seat on a coach which may be safer.
Getting assistance from the experts
If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your fault, getting in touch with our experts is the best thing to do. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping innocent accident victims for over 15 years, and we are here to help you.
Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st April 2014
Author: David Brown