If you have been injured in a bus accident then there is a high chance that you will be able to claim compensation for your injuries. As buses carry large numbers of passengers who are both seated and standing, there is potential for significant injuries to occur. If you have been injured as a passenger in a coach or bus accident then you can process a bus passenger injury claim. This is designed to compensate you for your pain and suffering, and for any expenses that were accrued through inability to work or as a result of the accident.
Who are you claiming against?
The person you are claiming against will vary depending on the different circumstances of the accident and who it was who was negligent. If the accident was the fault of another road user, you will claim against that person and their insurer will cover the costs. If the accident was the fault of the driver, however, then you will claim against the bus or coach operator. You could even end up claiming against the local authority if your injury was caused due to poor maintenance of the road.
What is the injury?
The amount that you will be able to claim will depend largely on the type of injury that you have suffered. Compensation for personal injury is proportional to the injury that you receive and the effect that it has on you. If you are able to continue working and have little inconvenience following the accident, for example, then your compensation will obviously be less than someone who is left unable to walk for six weeks or more. No matter what the injury, there’s usually a level of a claim that you can place to compensate you proportionally to your suffering. It is worth getting in touch to see what claim you can put forward following an accident.