11Apr

If you have been hit by a bus while cycling, driving or walking and the accident was the bus driver’s fault, then you may be eligible for compensation.

To make bus injury claims, your accident or the date your injuries became clear needs to be within the last three years and your level of liability cannot be 100 per cent.

If your accident happened more than three years ago, unfortunately it will now be difficult to bring it forward, because it will have been time-barred or statute barred under UK law.

So long as your accident happened within the last three years and the other party was at fault in some way for the accident in which you were injured, then it is likely that you will be eligible for financial compensation. Compensation could be used to cover your bills while you recover, or for the specialist medical care you need to help you get back on your feet.

How long does the bus injury claims process take?

If you have been hit by a bus while cycling, driving or walking, your claim will be classed as a road traffic accident claims. The other party involved in these claims is an insurance company, and some insurers are notoriously slow to process claims. Having said that, our lawyers can usually process claims in as little as 6-8 weeks from start to finish.

A lot really does depend on the efficiency of the other side through, so you should remain realistic throughout the claims process and wait updated from your accident lawyer.

How will it be proved I wasn’t at fault?

Your lawyer will look into the bus operator’s health and safety records and collect any evidence that can be used to support your claim. This may include witness statements and emergency service reports, or even CCTV footage. You will also be asked to provide a statement of events, with this forming the basis of your claim. You will also attend a medical examination, to prove that you have been injured.

Will my claim win?

We cannot guarantee claim success but what we can say is that bus injury claims are usually straightforward to process, however as with all road traffic accidents, there are things that can make your case more complex, such as if the other side contests liability and there is no hard evidence to support your claims. Your bus injury claims lawyer will build you the strongest case possible to maximise the chances of claim success.

Find out more about making a claim today

Call our free, no obligation claims helpline today on 0800 157 1437 to find out more about making a claim, and to get answers to all your claims-related questions.