Road Traffic Accidents on a Bus

When it comes to going on holiday, many people are starting to replace the traditional overseas trip with a bus tour. Providing a cheap alternative to air travel, and a more relaxed alternative for those who find air travel to be increasingly stressful, bus tours are quickly becoming a popular option for travelers on a budget. 

Reveal the remainder of this article »

But this is not the only reason why buses are so popular. For many people who don’t have a car, the bus can prove an excellent alternative to get to work. Relatively cheap and with a large number of stops, you can usually find a bus stop within a short walking distance of your house. Buses can usually take you straight to your destination leaving you just a few feet away from where you desire to be, which can prove incredibly helpful in poor weather conditions. 

In both of these situations, you essentially put your life in the hands of the bus driver and they have a responsibility to ensure your safety to the best of their ability. If you are involved in a bus accident and you feel that it is through the negligence of the bus driver or of another driver then you may be able to claim for compensation to cover any costs you incur.  

Who is at fault?

The person who is at fault, or the person who you should claim against, is the person who caused the accident. If the bus hits an external object as the result of negligence or a lapse of concentration on behalf of the driver (this can include speeding or being under the influence of a substance) then you may be eligible to claim against the driver.

If the bus was hit by another vehicle due to a  third party being at fault, then you may be eligible to claim against the third party for any injuries. 

What types of injuries could I incur?

You can incur a number of injuries being involved in a bus accident and these include:

  • Head and neck injuries including whiplash
  • Broken or sprained bones and limbs
  • Back injuries
  • Cuts, grazes and lacerations. 

What should I do if I’m injured in a bus accident?

If you are injured in a bus accident through no fault of your own then you should immediately report it to the police along with any injuries that you have sustained. No injury is too big or too small so even if you feel a slight amount of soreness in your neck or head area you should ensure that it is written down in a statement. 

How do I claim?

Claiming for an injury incurred in an accident can be difficult and a time consuming process and that is why the team at Manners Pimblett are here – to take the hassle out of your claims. Our team of experts are fully trained in the ins and outs of injury claims and can advise you on how you can go about claiming back what is rightfully yours. To find out more information and start your claim today contact Manners Pimblett on 0845 077 0772. 

Contact us now...
Make a claim with our online accident claim form
Free claim calculator
accident claims
injury claims
Call us 24/7 on 0800 970 2907

Article archive

November 2015 August 2015 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 April 2013 February 2013 January 2013 November 2012 September 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 November 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 April 2010