Bus Accident Claims
If you have been a victim of an accident either on a bus or where a bus was responsible, you may be entitled to compensation. This we hope will help you on your road to recovery.
We know that taking legal action might sound intimidating and stressful, especially when dealing with the other consequences of your accident at the same time.
Expert Legal Representation
With AWH Solicitors driving your case you can be assured that you will receive the best treatment and results that matter.
We promise to take away as much stress as possible, keeping things clear and simple and all that on a no-win-no-fee basis.
Claiming Compensation for Accidents Involving a Bus
An accident on a bus may be the making of a ruined day, but for some, it will have life-altering consequences.
Fortunately, fatalities are not common but there are a number of more common injuries caused by busses for which you can make a bus accident claim.
We want to make sure you know your rights when it comes to bus accident claims, so we have summarised some of the most import facts for you here.
In spite of having no seat belts and with areas for standing passengers, buses are a relatively safe mode of transport.
However, there are certain things that can happen which puts our safety at risk and potentially cause serious injury on or by a bus. A bus accident may occur as a result of the driver’s carelessness, or the carelessness of other road users.
Since we are not secured as passengers on a bus, any sudden breaks, swerves, or acceleration can have severe results.
There are certain responsibilities a bus driver holds; most importantly they need to ensure the safety of their passengers.
Most bus accident claims are made when the bus driver is negligent in these responsibilities.
There are many bus accidents which can result in a bus accident claim, of which the most common are:
- Spillages or clutter left on the floor causing trips, slips, or falls
- Electric doors closing on the passenger whilst boarding or leaving the bus
- Bus driver accelerates without allowing time for the passenger to find a seat
- Sudden use of the breaks causing head injuries or falls
- Poorly maintained, damaged or faulty equipment on the bus
- Bus driver loses concentration causing 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
- Pedestrians hit by a bus whilst crossing the road
- People waiting at the bus stop hit by the bus
To learn whether you can make a bus accident claim, get in touch with the team at AWH Solicitors.
As experienced personal injury solicitors we can talk through your case and let you know how you can make a successful claim.
What compensation covers
When you make your bus accident claim with AWH Solicitors, we will do everything in our power to see that you are awarded the maximum compensation you deserve.
The amount awarded in every case will vary, but the final sum will be with consideration of the following:
- The extent of physical injury
- Psychological trauma
- Loss of earnings
- Cost of care
- Damage to property, for example your clothing or damaged belongings in a bag
- Cost of adaptions to your home
Whether or not you consider your injury as serious, when you have been involved in an accident that is not your fault causing you injury and losses you have a right to compensation.
Our Dedicated and Compassionate Solicitors
Our dedicated and compassionate solicitors will handle your claim with care, working with you towards an outcome to help you on the road to recovery.
We will keep you informed every step of the way, doing everything that we can to ensure that you are awarded the compensation, and respect, that you deserve.
AWH Solicitors supports clients with their personal injury claims on a no-win-no-fee basis. This means that as a client, you won’t put yourself at any financial risk.
If your case isn’t successful you don’t pay a penny, and if you do win, then you will keep all of the compensation awarded.
We promise our clients 100 percent compensation and no hidden costs for successful injury claims.
Full transparency at all times
We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.
Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.
No win no fee and legal expenses
Our no win no fee solicitors in Manchester regularly assess the prospects of winning your case at all stages of your claim.
If we are able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement for your claim, you will not have to pay our legal costs, however, if you lose your claim you may have to pay your opponent’s legal costs.
Legal expenses insurance, which is often provided with some motor insurance policies, can be used to pay your opponent’s legal fees. To protect you, we take out a legal expenses insurance policy for you when taking on your no win, no fee claim, if you do not already have a policy.
Disbursements for legal costs
If you win, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs and disbursements.
Any legal costs which are not paid by your opponent may be deducted from your compensation. However, you will not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful and not until it has come to the end.
Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.
Our Promise to You
Approachable and friendly solicitors
We are committed to delivering a truly personal service that puts you and your wishes first. Our team will always be on hand to support you, regardless of the time or location.
Award-winning service across our fields of expertise
Our high standards of service are applied consistently across all of our departments. Regardless of your enquiry, you can expect to receive the best legal advice delivered in a sympathetic manner.
Advice tailored to your needs
We take the time to listen to your needs and offer guidance that is best suited to your current situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to any area of law; every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our reputation is largely built on the exceptional level of client care we continue to deliver.
Every case is handled with the utmost level of respect and many of our clients have recommended us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent on fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us as we want you to feel confident in our services.
We adhere to providing full transparency on fees, ensuring that you know exactly what you are paying for and keep you updated on the progress of your case along every step of the way.