Bus Accident Claims In The UK
Whether using buses daily or occasionally, both adults and children can, sadly, all too quickly become the innocent victim of an accident. Some of the most common of these are:
- Sliding on a wet surface, or tripping over some impediment, when onboard.
- Slipping, tripping, or falling when entering or leaving a bus.
- Injuries caused by sharp edges or faults on internal fixtures and fittings.
- Damage, such as whiplash, caused by reckless, careless, or inattentive driving.
- Collisions, caused by the bus driver, another vehicle, or pedestrian actions.
A simple example recently saw a PHC Law client being awarded £5,700 compensation for a severe back injury. This, caused by the negligence of the driver, who, after our client had boarded, then suddenly set off abruptly, and then braked very sharply, before our client had a chance to be safely seated.
Immediate actions to take if involved in a bus accident
Obviously, your health is the priority. Make sure that any injuries are assessed, and treated as necessary. Remember also that some injuries may not fully show themselves until sometime after your accident.
If your injuries are more serious, then a sustained period of recovery might also be necessary. This can involve medical and transport expenses; if you are unable to work, then a substantial loss of earnings might also be involved. Sadly, in extreme cases, an accident might have grave long-term implications regarding both health and the level of care required.
The importance of expert advice
However you, or your loved one, has been injured, it’s important to contact a specialist as soon as possible after the accident, although claims can be commenced for up to three years afterwards. The simplest, and best, way is to take just a couple of minutes to complete our claim enquiry form to the right of this page.
This will allow a member of our experienced and helpful PHC Law accident compensation team to contact you. From our discussion, we’ll be able to assess fully and then judge whether a claim can proceed, and explain the reasons for this decision. There is no obligation to proceed with your no win, no fee claim.
PHC Law – the right choice
So, ok you have thought, and you believe you should be entitled to some compensation as the accident wasn’t your fault, where do you go now, what do you do? This is the easy bit, if you have suffered an injury in the last three years, you may be able to claim. If you were at work or outside walking, shopping, etc.. and someone else was responsible or to blame for the accident, speak to us as soon as possible.
This is no obligation and totally free; we will talk to you about your accident and what happened, from this we will be able to tell you if first of all if you have an injury you can claim for. Then we can then go through your options and inform you on what would happen and what would be needed. We would also be able to give you a ballpark estimation of the type of figure we would aim to claim for you.
At the end of the day, our solicitors will advise you and support on how to claim for your injury. To that end, we have made it easy for you to contact us, just fill out the enquiry form to the right with just the basic details about your accident and we will do the rest or phone us on 01772 203303 whichever is easiest. It is quick and easy to do and so worth it, and the best part is this doesn’t cost you anything to find out where you stand.