Bus drivers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure the safety of all passengers at all times.
This means taking care when on the roads with other traffic, obeying the rules of the road, pulling into and away from stops safely, and breaking smoothly to avoid people falling on board. Drivers have to undergo a great deal of training in order to be able to operate this form of public transport, and yet it is still possible for an accident to occur down to driver negligence.
With so many people reliant on buses on a daily basis, the result of such accidents can be catastrophic.
If you have had the bad fortune of being involved in such a public transport accident in Waltham Forest, contact Accident Advice Helpline. In business for more than 14 years, our law firm has dealt with many cases involving public transport providers, including buses. No matter how severe or minor your injuries, if you sustained them in an accident for which you were in no way to blame, then you could be owed compensation.
Seeking compensation – it’s your legal right
Many people are unaware that aside from being the morally right thing to do, seeking compensation is actually a legal right as well.
According to UK law, anyone injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party has a right to seek financial remuneration. So long as your bus accident took place within the past three years, it’s not too late to act on this right. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been successfully dealing with these sorts of cases for many years, and we are best placed to help you win your fight for compensation.
A public transport accident in Waltham Forest can lead to any number of injuries, including: whiplash, broken bones, concussion and head injuries, laceration, sprains and bruising, and much more. Even if you were not involved in a collision, your bus driver could have braked sharply or swerved into a lane, causing you to fall or hit your head on the seat rest or window. Even these kinds of accidents – attributed to nothing more than sheer negligence – warrant compensation.
See how much you could claim
At Accident Advice Helpline, we know that how much you could receive is often a deciding factor in whether or not to move forward with a compensation claim.
That’s why we make it easy to get a rough estimate, without having to leave the comfort of home. You can take our 30-second test to get an online quote, or to discuss your potential award following a public transport accident in Waltham Forest, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown