Driving a bus is a very responsible job as every time you are at work, you have many other people’s safety in your hands. It appears that one of the biggest problems for bus drivers are pedestrians. These huge vehicles often drive through highly populated areas, and as well as having to take care of the passengers they are carrying, they also need to be aware of other traffic and that someone does not just walk out in front of them.
Bus drivers are very skilled and for the large numbers of them on our roads, there are surprisingly few accidents that are the bus driver’s fault. When they are though, if they cause someone to be injured, the victim can make an East Northamptonshire car accident claim against the company the driver is employed by.
The grey areas of passenger’s accidents and their East Northamptonshire car accident claim
As the bus travels towards a bus stop, there are usually passengers standing ready to get off the bus. If something causes the driver to have to brake hard, the standing passengers can be thrown down the bus and injured. This might not be the drivers fault at all, if for instance an elderly person walks out in front of them their natural reaction would be to slam their foot hard on the brake, but they could find that an East Northamptonshire car accident claim is still made against them.
The large numbers of injuries that can happen
Generally you will not hear too much in the media about buses being involved in crashes, unless it is a serious crash. Then it is usually reported because of the large numbers of people that can be injured in this situation. If for instance a fully loaded bus was to be in a crash with an HGV, there could be several victims with serious injuries.
As one of the injured passengers, you would be entitled to make an East Northamptonshire car accident claim for compensation, whether the accident was the fault of the bus driver or the HGV driver, it would not have been the fault of the passengers.
Helping passengers to claim their compensation
At Accident Advice Helpline we have helped many passengers of accidents on buses claim the compensation they were entitled to, as well as helping many thousands of claimants from all types of other accidents as well.
Personal injury claims are what we specialise in, and are all we have done for the last 14 years. Our solicitors and lawyers are experts in making claims for compensation, and for making sure victims get the full amount they are entitled to.
Our website has lots of information about making claims, and two online options for completion if you prefer to start your claim on the Internet. But if that is not the way you like to do things and you would rather speak to someone, call our freephone helpline and have a chat to one of our friendly and helpful advisors.
Date Published: 23rd November 2014