Safety on night buses and how to make personal injury claims after an injury
Night buses are great because they offer you a way to get home after a night out or a night shift at work without you having to drive yourself. If you have been drinking or are very tired, the last thing you want to do is get behind the wheel, for your own safety, so night buses can come to the rescue in this case. The problem with night buses is that they tend to have longer routes than day buses and have fewer people on them. You are more vulnerable to attack or to other problems when you are on a night bus, so you do need to be more vigilant and protect yourself.
- Travel with a friend. Try never to take night buses on your own, as these buses are much quieter and you will still need to make it to your home from your bus stop. If you have to take the night bus then take a friend with you.
- Sit near the driver. If you must travel alone on a night bus, sit close to the driver so that you can attract their attention if you get into any trouble. If someone attacks you and you are upstairs at the back of the bus, no one may notice for a long time.
- Keep your valuables hidden. Don’t sit and play with your phone or obviously listen to an MP3 player, as it can be too tempting for a potential thief. Being on a night bus means that someone who wants to rob you can do so and then simply get off the bus at the next stop as well.
- Wait at well-lit bus stops. If you are waiting for a night bus, it makes more sense for your safety if you walk down to a bus stop which is well-lit and busy, rather than one which is tucked away on a side road.
How to make personal injury claims in Kensington and Chelsea
If you are attacked on a night bus and your attacker is caught, you may be able to make personal injury claims in Kensington and Chelsea against them for your injuries. Making personal injury claims in Kensington and Chelsea can really help you to gain a sense of closure over what happened to you and feel that you have had some kind of revenge on your attacker without having to do anything physical.
You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether or not you are able to make personal injury claims in Kensington and Chelsea for what happened to you. The team will be able to pass you over to our experienced personal injury lawyers, who work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 1st August 2014
Author: David Brown