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Bus or Coach Accident Claims and Compensation

Although a bus or coach accident is relatively rare compared a to car accident, they do occur. Even in the apparent safety of a large, heavy vehicle mistakes can happen that lead to a personal injury. When they do, injured parties can find that they need to make a bus or coach accident claim for compensation.

How does a bus or coach accident happen? These vehicles might come into contact with a pedestrian, with another vehicle or vehicles, with parts of the landscape (whether natural or man-made) or might crash due to the driver making an error that leads to a bus or coach accident. This includes the driver falling asleep, becoming seriously ill, being intoxicated, losing control of a vehicle or making an error of driving judgment while at the wheel. At Asons Solicitors, we will guide you safely towards making a settlement, with the bus or coach accident claim advice that you need from a qualified claim solicitor who you can trust. We can win you this compensation with a ‘no win, no fee’ case, also known as a conditional fee agreement.

Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 521133 or on live chat for a consultation. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our claims forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll call you back.

Have You Been Involved in a Bus or Coach Accident?

In 2012, the Department for Transport compiled research in an annual Reported Road Casualties Report which found that reported bus and coach occupant casualties dropped by 15 percent when compared with the previous year. These accidents do still occur though, as shown by these statistics in which a bus or coach was involved in an accident with:

Injured Casualties Seriously Injured Casualties
No other person or vehicle 2161 176
Pedestrian 48 0
Motorcycle 18 0
Car 1487 66
Light Goods Vehicle 158 5
Heavy Goods Vehicle 60 1
Another Bus/Coach 113 8
Any other vehicles 49 2

These accidents might be due to the aforementioned driver error, the driver of another vehicle or due to poor road conditions. Bus and coach accident compensation claims can therefore be made against the driver’s employer (the bus/coach company), the driver of the other vehicle or the local authority which is responsible for keeping the roads well maintained. Passengers on a bus/coach might be injured in an accident while sat or standing on a bus/coach, while getting on a bus/coach or while disembarking.

If you have been the unfortunate victim or one of a group of injured passengers during a bus/coach accident, Asons Solicitors are the experts in claiming for damages to compensate you for being injured on a ‘no win, no fee‘ basis.

Get in touch by clicking on the “Any questions…?” box at the bottom left of this webpage and have an informal chat with one of our advisors.

How Do I Know I Can Make a Claim for Bus or Coach Accident Compensation?

It’s entirely possible for a bus/coach to be in an accident and for all the passengers and the driver to be unhurt. However, most buses and some coaches have seats that only support the back and not the head and neck. Most buses are also without seat belts. This means that passengers on a bus/coach could be involved in a collision and their unsupported heads might be jolted, causing whiplash. Alternatively, passengers might be thrown in an impact and endure facial or limb injuries. Asons can arrange for you to be examined by a qualified medical professional to assess the extent of the injuries and keep a record. An Asons bus and coach accident claims solicitor will help to establish your claim’s validity. There may also be other financial losses that you deserve to be compensated for, such as:

  • Loss of earnings if the injury has prevented you from performing your work
  • The expense of physiotherapy sessions
  • The cost of journeys to medical appointments

To comply with the law, a claim should be made inside of three years from the bus or coach accident taking place. The simplest way to discover if you can make a bus or coach accident compensation claim is to contact Asons Solicitors for a free and confidential chat.

Our Bus and Coach Accident Compensation Claims Experience

Our professional bus and coach accident claim solicitors are highly experienced in pursuing personal injury claims for our clients. Our goal is to complete a successful claim and compensate you for the pain, stress and inconvenience that you suffer from being in a bus or coach accident. Our dedicated solicitors are with you for every step and investigate every detail of your case thoroughly. Our solicitors will have undoubtedly managed cases of the same ilk in the past, so they can focus on the most important details from the outset, ensuring the most beneficial outcome for your bus or coach accident claim.

Whether your accident involved a bus or a coach, we’re here to help. The stress from being involved in a vehicle accident over which you had no control and the potential injuries can be devastating. Asons is an approachable, modern law firm that knows how to make the process of beginning and pursuing a claim as easy and painless as possible.

Act Fast…

As with all claims, you may be concerned about the potential costs of pursuing your personal injury case. To address this common concern, we have devised a variety of options to assist you. We can provide all the assistance that you are entitled to, whilst managing the resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. We must stress the importance in being prompt, however, as there is a statutory time limit in place of three years for making claims of this kind.

Next Steps

We deal with personal injury claims every day. If you have been injured in a bus or coach accident through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to make a claim. We’d like to hear from you. Our team will work to gather all of the necessary paperwork, communicate with all the parties involved and substantiate your claim.

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