If you have been injured in a bus accident you likely have many questions. To help you better understand your legal rights and the claims process, we have prepared a series of frequently asked bus accident compensation claims questions for you below.
Am I eligible for compensation?
So long as your accident happened within the last three years and you are not wholly to blame for the accident in which you were injured, you will likely be eligible for compensation. After three years, most bus accident compensation claims become time-barred in the United Kingdom, preventing you from bringing them forward.
Can I make a claim if I was injured getting on or off a bus?
Yes. If you were injured whilst getting on a bus or you were injured getting off a bus, then you can make a claim. For example, if you tripped over while boarding a bus because of a spillage on the walkway, you will have solid grounds for a bus accident compensation claim.
Can I make a claim if the bus I was on crashed?
If you have been injured as a result of your bus crashing, be it with another road user or not, you can make bus accident compensation claims. Your claim under the circumstances will be with the bus operator and their insurance company.
How much compensation could I be awarded?
You will be paid two types of compensation in one lump sum. These are general damages and special damages. General damages is the compensation awarded for your injuries and this is calculated based on the extent of your injuries and how they have and will affect your life. Special damages is the compensation awarded for your financial losses related to your accident. Add both of these together, and you could be owed thousands of pounds.
How long do bus accident compensation claims take to process?
Our lawyers can process accident claims in as little as 6-8 weeks. The length of time your claim takes to process however depends on the complexity of your case and the efficiency of the other side. However, even complex claims can be processed in a few months.
Where should I start when making my claim?
You should start by getting sound legal advice. To this end, we operate a 100% free and no obligation accident claims helpline that you can reach on 0800 157 1437. Our claims helpline is staffed by experienced and compassionate claims advisors who can help you understand your legal rights better and answer all your claims-related questions. You could find out how much your bus accident claim is worth and who your claim will be against plus much more.