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Bus accidents at a public place | How can you claim bus accident compensation

by Carol Smith lawyer

Bus accidents are common in every city or country. Most of the people in developed countries usually use public transportation. People feel it safe and easy to travel to inner cities. Various countries govt. Own and deals with public transport. A bus accident can occur at any place in any area and anywhere. It is hard to find the culprit who caused this accident. When the crash of a bus occurs, the authorities deeply check the complete scenario and find the root cause of the accident. In most of the accident, the bus driver itself is responsible for the accident. Therefore, in this condition, you will claim the compensation against the driver of the bus or the company.

Bus accidents are common and can lead to severe injuries. A bus accident can involve other people too that are not even on the bus. When bus collides with other vehicles or objects on the road, it is very likely that the road pedestrian and passengers in the other cars too will experience the difficulties and injuries. Bus accident not only damage passengers on the bus, but it can also lead towards death.

In developing countries, many bus companies offer services. They provide various services to attract passengers. These companies also provide arrival in a limited or short time. In highways, we have also seen that the bus drivers don’t follow the speed limits. This increased in speed can make the bus uncontrolled. In this condition, the driver is unable to fully control the bus, which can collide with other moving or stationary vehicles.

Common causes of bus accidents

As described above, the bus collision can put many people’s lives in danger. That’s why it's essential to know about the primary causes of the bus accident.

The common causes include:

Bus accident caused by negligence

In most of the cases, we have seen that bus driver is truly responsible for the accident. Minor negligence while driving the vehicle on high speed can put all passengers’ life in danger.

As you know, the negligence in a company can occur by any of the staff or crew member. When you have a huge burden on your shoulder, you work fast to achieve the target in minimum time. This can cause negligence.

Transport Company’s negligence

Badly maintained equipment, such as automatic

  • Outdated tires
  • Poor braking
  • Overloading
  • Poorly maintained engine

Driver’s negligence

Negligence of the driver is more common in any vehicle driving. Most common negligence which a driver can perform is:

  • Dangerous driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Overspeeding

Bus collision with other vehicles

This is the complex condition in a bus accident. When a third party causes an accident, it will be challenging to find the culprit. You can also seek the help of the other departments to caught the liable person.

The typical examples of accidents are:

  • Crash of vehicle into a bus
  • Collision with hurdles on the road placed by the third party
  • Driver forced to perform an emergency braking

What to do after the accident?

After the collision or the accident of the bus, you should immediately call the police and rescue department to rescue the injured passengers. If you delay, many passengers who are in severe condition can lead to death.
The police response time is 15 minutes, so you have to survive in this meantime. If you are not injured that much, you can help other passengers to get out of the vehicle.

Whether you are injured or not, you should seek medical attention. The doctor will deeply examine your body and can also perform some tests if required. Sometimes, you don’t feel any pain or injury after the accident. But with time, you may feel pain in the joints and internal damage. Internal organ damage is more severe, and you only get to know when your condition becomes severe.
After the medical treatment, the doctor will make a report on your health and injuries. He will also mention that how much time you will require to heal your wounds.

Seek the solicitor's help

After the medical treatment, you can seek the advice of the solicitor. Personal injury solicitor can also help you to file the claim against the liable party. You need to consult only with professional and experience personal injury solicitor so that you win the compensation easily. However, in a bus accident, various passengers are injured in the crash. So it will be easy for you and your solicitor to gather the evidence and seek the help of eyewitness.

With the help of other passengers, you can claim the compensation against the culprit. Personal injury solicitor Bury can also help you to calculate the damage in the form of general body damage, social and economic loss. You can also include travel expenses and medical expenses in the compensation amount.


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Created on Jul 4th 2019 07:03. Viewed 86 times.

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