Bus Accident Claims
Typical Bus Accident Cases
In our experience of handling thousands of bus accident compensation claims, typical scenarios of bus accidents include:
- Bus drivers failing to stop in time and colliding with other vehicles.
- Bus drivers braking very sharply to avoid a collision when passengers are standing on the bus.
- Other drivers colliding with buses.
- Bus drivers driving on to the pavement and striking pedestrians.
- Being struck by the doors when the driver closes the door when you are getting on or off the bus.
- Passengers striking handrails when a collision occurs.
Why instruct Levenes?
- Many years of experience of handling bus accident claims
- No win no fee
- Access to medical expertise
- Quick settlement in most cases.
What to do after an accident involving a bus
If you are involved in a bus accident there are things you need to do to give yourself the best chance of succeeding with your compensation claim:
- You will need to prove that you were on the bus.
- You should give your details to the driver and get the name of the driver, bus number, route, time and location.
- Ring the depot and report the accident to them. Ask if there is CCTV.
- Get details of any other passengers or witnesses.
- If you use an oyster card, log in to your account and print out your journey record.
- Take a selfie in front of the bus!
- Take photos of the location where the accident happened and all the vehicles involved.
- If the police are called, speak to them and make sure they take a note of your name and address.
- See your GP or go to hospital or a walk in centre. Remember to mention to any medical staff that your injuries are a result of being involved in an accident.
The more information you can provide to us, the better the chance of your case succeeding.
What compensation can I receive following a bus accident?
You will be entitled to an award for compensation for your injuries and other losses. The award for your injuries will be assessed on the basis of medical reports from a medical expert, who will review your records, and assess your injuries and give a prognosis.
The type and severity of your injury will determine the likely award that you will receive. Any pre-existing injuries or being involved in other accident in the past are relevant and you should inform a medical expert about it, so he or she could determine the extend of the injuries attributable to the accident.
For more details of the sorts of awards that can be made for injuries following a bus accident see this page.
Other losses you can claim will depend on your circumstances. Therefore, there are no 2 identical claims, as each one is assessed on its own facts. In our experience, the usual claims that are made after a bus accident can include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel and transport costs and care and assistance.