Unlike bike or cycle accident where not more than one or two persons are liable to injury in the event of a road accident, bus accidents are much more shattering considering the number of passengers in the bus. Though bus accidents are quite uncommon, buses are a common and most widely use mode of transport in the UK. Since buses carry many passengers, seated and standing, an accident affects all the passengers travelling in the bus, in some way or the other. A passenger being injured in a bus accident is entitled to file a bus passenger accident claim.
Now the question is who to file a bus crash claim against. This depends on the type of bus accident. If a bus collides with another vehicle due the negligence of the other party, a bus crash claim will be filed against the driver of the vehicle. On the other hand if the bus driver is responsible for the accident, you can file a bus passenger accident claim against the bus driver or the bus company. Another rare but possible cause for a bus accident is poor or dangerous road, in which case a bus accident claim can be filed against the council or authority responsible for maintaining the road.
To be able to exercise your right to compensation you can contact any of our expert solicitors for free guidance on the case such as, claim type, value of compensation, and no win-no fee claim. This no obligation discussion will give you an insight into the details of your case and how best we would represent your bus crash claim in the court. UK law protects the rights of public transport passengers and allows them to pursue a bus accident claim in the event of being injured in a bus accident.
If you wish to pursue an injured in bus crash claim, you should do so as soon as the accident happens so that you can gather evidence to support your bus accident claim. Some of the documents you would be required to submit to strengthen your injured in bus crash claim are witness statement, police records, medical records to prove extent of injury and pay slips to prove loss of earnings. Our solicitors would strive to get you compensation to the extent of financial loss incurred as well as for the suffering and pain you went through during that time.