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Injured By a Bus

Bus accidents can sometimes be more complex than those caused by other vehicles running on the roads. Apart from involving a heavier vehicle, several safety features and dozens of passengers, bus accidents also need to deal with proving and assigning liability. If you have been injured by a bus, you will instantly put your blame on the driver of the bus but the driver may or may not be responsible for the accident. Because bus related accidents are much complex, often there are more than a single party that are responsible for the accident. Other factors that may lead to a bus accident include:

  • The Driver: Depending upon the situation and circumstances, the carelessness or negligence of the bus driver is considered to be the major cause of any bus accident. Driver intoxication and fatigue are proven to result in more serious crashes on the roads.
  • The bus company: According to the law, the bus companies are also responsible for how their employees conduct. Apart from that, if the bus company did not provide them enough training, overworked them or hired unreliable individuals, then it is held responsible for the damages caused due to its substandard practices.
  • Manufacturers or repair companies: In certain situations, faulty design or manufacturing of the vehicle may lead to bus accidents on the roads. Improperly maintained or installed equipments such as brakes, steering mechanisms and tires may also cause the driver to lose control over the vehicle and lead to a crash. Misconduct or negligence on part of the repair facility or manufacturer may make these companies responsible for your bus accident related injuries.
  • Other vehicles on the road: Reckless drivers around the bus may also distract the drivers by block the roads or contributing to an accident. As per law, these individuals may also be held responsible for your accident.
  • Disruptive passengers: If the driver in a bus has also to deal with disruptive and unruly passengers while driving, then there are increased chances of a bus accident.

If you have also been injured by a bus, then you have all the legal and civil rights to file a claim against any of these individuals or authorities to get a compensation for your injuries. A professional lawyer will help you in each and every aspect related to making your compensation claim and the best thing is that there are several lawyers now-a-days who are offering free consultation to their prospective clients.

Work Accident Claim
Mr W was working as an electrician in a poorly lit cellar when he fell onto breeze blocks left by the contractor. He suffered a knee injury that prevented him from pursuing his dream of setting up a business on his own. Mr W was awarded £57,000.00
"I would give the money back today not to have had this accident, but I felt in safe hands with my Solicitor."
Mrs W of Portsmouth

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*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