13Apr

If you have been injured on a bus or by a bus, then you may be eligible for compensation.

Below, we have listed four common scenarios in which people are injured by a bus, to help you ascertain whether or not you have a claim with bus injury lawyers.

  1. If you suffered a slip, trip or fall on the bus

There are several reasons why you might slip, trip or fall on a bus. The most common are slipping because of a split drink, tripping due to an obstructed walking and falling because of a severe jerking motion on the bus (such as from heavy braking). If you have injured yourself in such an accident, then you may be able to make a claim with bus injury lawyers.

  1. If you were injured by a busses closing or opening doors

Bus doors are automatically opened, once the bus driver presses a button. However, there have been cases where doors have opened before a bus has stopped and the passenger has fallen out at speed. There have also been cases of people becoming trapped in doors. If you have had an accident like this, then you may be able to make a claim.

  1. If you were knocked off your bicycle or motorbike by a bus

Road traffic accidents involving buses are relatively rare however most of them do involve a cyclist or a motorcyclist. The main reason for this is a bus’s narrow field of view and the many blind spots they have. If you have been knocked off your bicycle or motorbike by a bus and the accident was not your fault, then you can make a claim.

  1. If you were hit by a bus whilst crossing the road

If you have been hit by a bus whilst crossing the road, then you can make a claim, so long as the accident happened no more than three years ago (you only have three years to bring forward a personal injury claim in the United Kingdom). Accidents of this nature are usually clear-cut, providing you tried to cross the road on a green light or at a pedestrian crossing.

I had a different kind of accident. Can I claim with bus injury lawyers?

If you have had a different kind of accident, the key thing to remember is that so long as the accident in which you were injured was not your fault and it happened no more than three years ago, you will probably be able to make a claim with bus injury lawyers. To find out if you are eligible for compensation, call our free and no obligation claims helpline today on 0800 157 1437 and discuss your case with one of our experienced claims advisors.