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Accidents Involving Buses

Accidents involving buses are on a rise with each passing day. As these accidents have now become an integral part of everyday life, they should not be taken generically because it can prove to be highly dangerous and problematic. These accidents are caused while a person is walking on the road and hit by a bus or can also occur during travel on a public transportation.

There are several types of injuries that an individual can suffer including:

  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries and back injuries
  • Whiplash

In all such situations, it is the right of the sufferer to claim for the adequate amount of compensation for accidents on public transport. The different categories of compensation that a sufferer is entitled to are:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings or future income
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of amenity
  • Other financial as well as emotional losses

The negligent party is not wholly responsible for the accidents on public transport in some personal injury cases. In case the sufferer is also in part responsible in such types of accidents and resulting injuries, the amount of compensation claim can be reduced to a certain limit.In addition, it is highly necessary to make sure that the accident complaint is filed within a period of three years from the date of accident in order to get entitled to the compensation amount. The major steps that need to be taken in order to gain maximum number of strong evidences against the culprit or negligent party include:

  • Taking photos of the accident
  • Taking photos of the wounds or injuries suffered
  • Taking the names and contact details of the people present at the time of accident
  • Getting due medical assistance and saving all the documents and medical certificates for strengthening the case

These evidences can prove to be beneficial in order to make the personal injury case even more strong.  In order to get correct compensation for the loss suffered, it is imperative to take the services of experienced and professional personal injury lawyers skilled in the field of handling accidents on public transport. These lawyers go through the case of their clients carefully and collect strong evidence in order to ensure that their clients get the best of the claim compensation from the responsible party.

Testimonials
Public Liability
Accident in Supermarket
Mrs H was shopping for a small fold out table in a Supermarket. She reached to take one when the stack collapsed falling onto her right foot. X-rays to her foot showed no fracture but she was still forced to use crutches for a few weeks afterwards.

Within 6 months of being instructed Cooks had obtained a settlement offer of £2,000.00 which Mrs H was delighted to accept. She said
"My Granddaughter found your website and recommended you to me. Thank you for all your efforts for my accident claim, I appreciate your kindness. I received my cheque today and will be taking my grandchildren away on holiday with the money you recovered for me"
Mrs H from Devon

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case