Although buses are statistically a safe way to travel, with figures suggesting that you are much less likely to be injured as a passenger on a bus than as a passenger in a car, accidents still happen. When they do, being involved in an accident as a passenger on a bus can cause serious injuries. If you have been injured whilst travelling on a bus or coach, then you may be able to claim bus accident injury compensation. It is important though that you take down a few details about the accident to help your road traffic accident claims solicitor with your case. Details such as the time, date and place of the accident and the route number, driver name and registration number of the bus you were travelling on. You should also report your injury to the driver immediately and retain your bus ticket.
Why not contact us and learn how we can help you claim compensation for your bus accident injuries.
It is the bus company and drivers responsibility to ensure your safety whilst you are using their services. This includes ensuring the bus and its facilities are suitable for use, as well as the driver driving responsibly and carefully. Unfortunately, many car road users show little respect for buses while they are driving and this can also result in accidents. Incidents where cars try to overtake buses at inappropriate times or fail to stop when they are pulling out are frequent causes of accidents. In cases where it is not the bus drivers fault, you can claim compensation for your injury off of the motorists insurance. In cases where the bus company is at fault, they have insurance in place to compensate injuries. Whiplash is a common injury sustained by bus passengers, and it may be possible to make a whiplash compensation claim if you have suffered such an injury.
Below is a list of several ways injuries can happen whilst travelling on a bus:
- Being thrown violently forward by sudden braking or acceleration
- Being thrown off your seat by the bus taking a corner too fast
- Slipping or tripping on the stairs of double-decker buses
- Slipping on wet floors of the bus
- Falling or tripping getting on or off of the bus
If you have been injured on a bus or in a bus accident, regardless of whether it was the fault of the driver or not, then please call for our free expert advice. We are skilled professionals who have handled many cases like yours, providing victims with compensation for their injuries. At Ashley Ainsworth we operate on a strict no win no fee basis ensuring that victims cam make bus accident injury compensation claims without the worry of financial risk. Bus companies and motorists have insurance in place to ensure compensation to people injured in bus and coach accidents.
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At Ashley Ainsworth we have vast experience in dealing with bus accident injury compensation claims. We can provide you with a top UK road traffic accident claims solicitor who specialises in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.
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