Are you looking for a lawyer in Amesbury to help you claim compensation for your accident on a bus?
Public transport accidents are few and far between thanks to rigorous training and safety rules. You’ve probably seen the sign on the bus that tells passengers to remain seated until the bus stops. You will also have seen that most passengers ignore this notice. Fear of missing their stop means that many passengers form a queue to get off the bus long before it comes to a halt.
In this situation, you might find it difficult to claim compensation for a fall on a bus if you’ve ignored the safety notice.
On the other hand, if you’ve been injured because the bus driver has driven erratically, you could be entitled to some compensation.
There are no seat belts on buses so it’s up to you to hold tight to whatever presents itself for this purpose. If you know you’re wobbly on your feet then mention this to the driver as you get on the bus. He or she should wait until all passengers are seated anyway.
If the driver has to make an emergency stop then you could be thrown against the back, side or front of your seat. This might cause a whiplash injury or at least some bruising. If you’re on the aisle seat you could find yourself on the floor!
Wet floors are always a hazard on a busy bus. This is more likely to be the case in a wet British winter. Be aware of this and hold onto the rails as you get on and off the bus.
The worst case scenario is a full on bus crash. This could happen for several reasons including the behaviour of another road user. In this situation, try and take photos or get details of witnesses. Your claim may not be against the bus company but against someone else.
Using a lawyer in Amesbury accidents from Accident Advice Helpline
You don’t need to find a lawyer in Amesbury to help you form a compensation claim for your bus accident. In fact, you might be hard pressed to find the expert you need locally. Accident Advice Helpline are the specialists in this kind of claim and experience counts.
If your accident happened in the last three years and you had medical attention for your injuries then we’d like to help you get justice. Our no-win, no-fee promise means you won’t suffer financially if your claim is unsuccessful. You won’t pay to start your claim either.
Call us now for some free legal advice. It’s 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 12th December 2013
Author: David Brown