Road traffic accidents involving buses may be rare, but when they do happen, they can cause serious injuries. Bus accident injuries can be sustained in a range of ways, but they often involve:
- The bus driver braking too suddenly as a result of his failure to pay attention while behind the wheel
- Mechanical problems with the bus’s automatic doors
- The bus driver’s failure to drive within the speed limit, resulting in passengers being thrown from their seats
- Slips, trips and falls up or down steps when passengers are getting on or off the bus
If you happen to sustain injuries in a bus accident in Newcastle-under-Lyme, you must follow the right procedures in terms of formally reporting the details of your accident and ensuring that everyone who needs medical help is able to receive it in a timely manner. You should:
- Try to remain calm
- Move yourself and your fellow passengers to a place of safety
- Call 999 and ask for the assistance of the police and ambulance service
Regardless of the cause of your injuries, you will be able to make a bus accident claim if you can prove that your accident occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you wish to make a claim, you should contact an accident lawyer as soon as you return home.
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Oftentimes, the bus company will seek to defend your compensation claim by releasing inconclusive CCTV footage, which may fail to assist you in determining the cause of your accident. If you are struggling to gather all the necessary evidence with a view to determining whether the bus driver, or another motorist, was responsible for your injuries, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you. Our legal team will be able to answer all your questions and if we believe you have a valid bus accident claim, we will offer you the chance to hire the services of an accident lawyer on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
We do not have a lawyer in Newcastle-under-Lyme working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need an injury lawyer in Newcastle-under-Lyme or anyway make us your first point of call.Open Claim Calculator
Our lawyers are experts in all areas of personal injury, possessing extensive experience of recovering compensation. They will provide you with specialist bus accident claim advice, helping you to achieve the maximum possible compensation settlement for your injuries.
To find out more about our compensation claim service, please contact our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and you will receive helpful, no obligation advice from one of our trained claims advisers.