Bus accidents are rather rare in the UK, thanks to strict safety and road regulations, and well-trained drivers and crew. In 2018, it only made up 1.9% of all reported road accidents.
However, it can lead to serious accidents in certain situations, such as bad weather, poor road maintenance, mistakes/negligence by other drivers, and bus congestion. Some incidents can also be caused by reckless driving or loss of driver concentration. The bus accident can seriously injure passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users.
They can also have a lasting impact on a person’s mental health and, in the worst case, be fatal. According to the latest statistics, about 160,400 people were killed on roads in 2018.
If you get injured in a bus accident without your fault, we will help you claim for personal injury. Contact Wallace Legal’s experienced legal team for more information on bus accident claims in Scotland.
Who is Entitled to Make A Claim in the Event of a Bus Accident?
All bus companies have the legal duty of caring for their passengers and need to take appropriate steps to ensure their safety. This is true whether you are a public, private, or school bus provider. If the company violates this obligation and injures you or your loved one, then due to bus accidents, compensation in Scotland can be claimed. There are many situations that can hurt passengers, cyclists, pedestrians, and other road users.
These are some of the most common causes of injuries in bus accidents:
- You will hit objects such as street light pillars, walls, and buildings.
- Crashes with other such vehicles.
- Passengers slipping on debris and other material on the floor of the bus.
- Sudden acceleration before passengers sit down.
- An emergency stop or brake that causes a slide, trip, or fall.
- The driver suddenly swerved to avoid objects and vehicles on the road.
- Inadequate maintenance of passenger safety features such as handrails and belts.
- Pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists crashing into a bus while crossing the street.
- The bus hits you while you’re waiting at the bus stop.
- If you close the door early, no one can get on or off the bus.
- The driver, who was turning left that didn’t see the bus, getting knocked off a bicycle or motorcycle by it.
If you get injured in a bus accident, we know how bad it can affect your life. Our legal team will handle your individual cases and ensure that you get the legal support you need.
How Do you Make a Complaint After a Bus Accident?
We understand that recovery from an injury can be difficult. Therefore, it is our job to simplify your case and make the legal proceedings as quick and as efficient as possible.
All you have to do is contact us through our website or fill our enquiry form, then we can discuss and clarify your claim situation. There is no pressure to claim for a bus accident. Take your time, heal, focus on your health and recover. And we will be here if and when you decide to claim, clarify your options and address the legal issues.
Can you Make a Claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ Basis?
Yes, you can. For many of the claims we process for our clients, we work on the basis of the ‘no win, no fee’ policy. This means that if you somehow lose your claim, you will have to pay us any legal fees.
However, if you win the compensation claim for a bus accident, a percentage of the fees will be deducted from the total compensation.
We agree to a fixed-rate structure before billing begins. As a result, there are no hidden or surprising costs.
What is the Average Compensation for Bus Damage?
Bus accidents, like the injuries involved, vary greatly in terms of situation and severity. There can be accidents due to slipping and stumbling, other vehicle collisions, pedestrian accidents, and much more. Therefore, we do not know how likely a claim is to be successful and if it is, then how much compensation you can get from it until the case is analyzed and properly negotiated. But if you still want an estimate, then our personal injury claims calculator in Scotland is available on our website that you can use.
Claiming against a bus accident can be tricky due to the number of factors and people involved. That is why we recommend hiring a solicitor to handle the case for you and make sure that you get the rightful amount of compensation. Contact Wallace Legal today and begin your journey to claim what you deserve.