Being involved in an accident as a passenger on a bus can cause serious injuries. If you have been injured whilst travelling on a bus or coach, then you may be able to pursue bus accident injury compensation.
Gather Necessary Information for your Bus Accident
It is important that you take down a few details about the accident to help your road traffic accident claims lawyer with your case. Details such as the time, date and place of the accident and the route number, driver name and registration number of the bus you were travelling on are important. You should also report your injury to the driver immediately and retain your bus ticket.
The Liability may be With the Bus Company or With Someone Else
It is the bus company and driver’s responsibility to ensure your safety whilst you are using their services. This includes ensuring the bus and its facilities are suitable for use, as well as the driver driving responsibly and carefully. Unfortunately, at times road users show little respect for buses and this can result in accidents. Incidents where cars try to overtake buses at inappropriate times, or fail to stop when they are pulling out, are frequent causes of accidents. In cases where it is not the bus driver’s fault, you can claim for your injury from the motorists insurance. In cases where the bus company is at fault, they have insurance in place to compensate potential injuries.
Types of Bus and Coach Accidents
A bus can be carrying many passengers at any one time, which is a huge responsibility – one that should not be taken lightly. We have been involved in various cases with bus accidents. Below are some examples:
Driving around corners too fast, heavy or sudden braking and accelerating, or a collision – in these situations passengers can be thrown from their seats, which can result in injury. It is not always the fault of the driver but sometimes it is their careless behaviour that can lead directly to people getting injured.
Collision with another vehicle
If your bus is involved in a collision with another vehicle and it was the other vehicle driver’s fault then any bus passenger accident claim compensation will be claimed from the responsible driver’s insurance company. If your bus or coach is involved in an accident and it was the driver’s fault then the claim will be made against the bus companies’ insurance company.
Other more simple bus accidents might include cutting yourself on a sharp, damaged or faulty fixture or fitting on the bus, slips and trips on the bus and falling when getting on or off the bus.
The bottom line is if you have been involved in a bus accident as a passenger and it was not your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation. If you’re not sure you could, you may contact us for more information. Many times bus accidents may lead to serious injury in which case your case may go under our serious injury procedure.
Secure Your Compensation for Bus Accident Today
In this area of the law we work with clients that have suffered injuries due to bus accidents accidents with the sole purpose of safeguarding their rights and claim on their behalf the maximum attainable compensation. We have assisted many victims of road traffic accidents to get the compensation they deserve. Our office has secured for many road traffic accident victims fair compensation for their continued medical care, the loss of their income and the pain and suffering they have endured due to the negligence of others.
Call us today at our law office in Nicosia at +357 22 020130 or email us for a free assessment of your road traffic accident case. If you are unable to visit us at our office we may arrange for a home or hospital visit.
Our law office is in Nicosia and we take on cases and appear before all district Courts in all cities of Cyprus, Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta and Paphos.
We do not charge for the initial consultation. The decision of whether you wish to proceed is entirely yours. We will advise as to the merits of your case, the chances of success and the amount you may expect as compensation. We offer no win no fee funding agreements which means there is no financial risk to you.