Have you been injured whilst travelling by bus?
Although bus drivers are required to undergo thorough training before being allowed on the roads, they aren’t immune from accidents. Unfortunately, public transport vehicles can be exposed to road traffic accidents in the same way as regular cars and lorries.
Whilst buses are often able to travel in dedicated lanes and may, therefore, be exposed to less traffic, this doesn’t always prevent accidents from occurring. If you’ve been hurt whilst travelling on a bus, you should certainly consider making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Waltham Forest.
Who was responsible for the incident?
Whenever anyone makes a compensation claim, they need to prove that their injuries were caused by someone else. If another road user caused an accident or collided with the bus, you may need to make your claim against them.
However, you could obtain compensation even if the driver of the bus was at fault. Similarly, if another passenger caused an incident to occur or hurt you in some way, you should be able to obtain compensation from them.
Making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Waltham Forest
Once you’ve shown that you weren’t responsible for your injuries, you will also need to show that you obtained medical help for your injuries. Luckily, your medical records will indicate exactly what treatment you were given so this should be relatively easy to prove.
Are you rushing to make your claim?
If you’ve been hurt recently, there’s no need to panic about making your claim straightaway. Although many people prefer to make a claim as soon as possible, claimants generally have three years in which to take legal action so you could still have plenty of time to obtain compensation for your injuries.
What can you make a claim for?
When you make a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Waltham Forest, you can obtain compensation for any physical or psychological harm you’ve suffered. However, you can also claim back any expenses you’ve incurred as a result of the incident so you could be eligible to receive more than you realise.
To find out how much compensation you could obtain, simply visit the Accident Advice Helpline website and take our 30 second test today.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
Alternatively, if you want to find out more about how the claims process works, why not talk to a member of our personal injury team? We’re always happy to help and you can contact us whenever you need to on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Why wait? Call Accident Advice Helpline now and we’ll do everything we can to help you to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Date Published: 30th June 2015
Author: David Brown