Bus Accidents
LPC & GDL Matthew Shiels
Legally reviewed by: LPC & GDL Matthew Shiels

Bus Accident Claims

It’s hard to imagine life without the convenience of buses. Many of us rely on our local bus to get to and from work, school and our friends, and we believe rightly so that busses are a safe form of transport. Bus accidents are rare, but when they happen there can be serious consequences.

You may be able to claim bus accident compensation if you were the passenger on a bus, or if an accident caused by a bus caused you injury as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian.

If you have been the victim of an accident involving a bus our expert team of personal injury solicitors can help secure the compensation you need to get on the road to recovery.

Starting with Your Bus Accident Claims

Expert Legal Representation for Bus Accident Claims

If you want to claim compensation after a bus accident, we are here for you. We will support you with your bus accident compensation claim in a friendly and straight-forward manner.

We’ll remove as much stress as possible, giving you clear jargon-free advice on a no-win, no-fee basis so you don’t have to take any unnecessary financial risks when making your accident claim.

Starting a Compensation Claim for Accidents Involving a Bus

An accident on a bus can have life-altering consequences. Fatalities are thankfully rare, but there are still many common injuries for which people need to take a bus accident claim.

It’s important that you know your rights when it comes to bus safety and bus accident claims, so here are some of the most important facts you should know.

Bus Safety

Despite their standing areas and lack of seat belts, buses remain a safe mode of transport compared to many other options. However, there are certain things that can happen to put your safety at risk.

Bus accidents can be caused by a bus driver’s carelessness or the carelessness of another road user. Since passengers are not secured, sudden breaks swerves or acceleration can have far more severe results than if you were in a car.

Most bus accident claims are made when the bus driver is negligent in their responsibility to ensure the safety of all passengers.

Common Incidents

The most common kinds of accident caused in this way are:

  • Spillages or clutter left on the floor, causing trips, slips, or falls
  • Electric doors closing on the passenger as they board or leave the bus
  • Sudden acceleration that doesn’t allow boarding passengers time to settle into a seat
  • Sudden braking, causing head injuries and falls
  • Poorly maintained, damaged or faulty equipment on the bus
  • Loss of concentration, causing a collision with another vehicle or stationary object
  • Another road user’s dangerous driving, causing the bus driver to suddenly veer off course
  • Poorly maintained road surfaces
  • Accidents outside the bus

If any of these situations applies to you, get in touch with our team at AWH Solicitors and find out if you can make a bus accident claim.

Our experienced personal injury solicitors can talk through your case and let you know how you can make a successful claim.

Compensation for Injury Caused in a Bus Accident

What Bus Accident Compensation Covers

If you make a bus accident claim with us, we’ll do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve.

The amount awarded in every case will vary, but the final sum will take into account:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • Any psychological trauma
  • Loss of earnings
  • Cost of care
  • Damage to property
  • The cost of adaptions to your home or transport

It doesn’t matter whether or not you consider your injury to be serious. If you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and suffered injury and losses, you have a right to compensation.

Our Dedicated and Compassionate Solicitors

Our dedicated and compassionate personal injury and road traffic accident solicitors will handle your claim with care, working with you towards a successful outcome.

We will keep you informed every step of the way, doing everything that we can to ensure you get the compensation and respect you deserve.

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