Most people would commute using public transport such as a bus to get to work or meet with friends or family. It would be seen by most as safe and reliable but in some cases injury or even death can be caused by a bus. In 2013 the BBC claimed that one person a day was killed or injured by London buses. This is a frightening statistic if you use a bus as your day-to-day transport.
Types of bus accidents
Bus accidents occur daily and in many forms, here is a list of the most common types that are reported:
- Being injured due to the bus crashing
- Being thrown out of your seat due to accident or harsh braking by the driver
- Tripping when entering or leaving the bus
- Being hit by a bus whilst crossing a road or on a pavement
- Irresponsible driving
- Driver being distracted by a mobile phone
- Driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Bus being overturned
- Bus going down a road unsuitable for wide, heavy or tall vehicles
- Mechanical fault i.e. brake failure
- Rear end collision
As you can see there are many ways in which someone can be hurt or seriously injured by being involved in a road traffic accident involving a bus. This is why at Sincere Law we believe that no one should be left out of pocket or be seriously injured due to a bus accident that wasn’t there fault. So if you believe you or a love one has been injured than feel free to give us a call to get advice, no obligation.
What are the impacts of these injuries
The impacts of suffering an serious injury can depend on the severity of the injury sustained. In most cases injuries are normally superficial and only last a few weeks but in more serious cases recovery can take years or may never recover fully. In these cases individuals may suffer long term disabilities such as paralysis or loss of limb. The impacts are mainly physical but can also be mental, as being involved in a serious injury can cause conditions such as anxiety, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
How can it affect your everyday life
When you or a loved one have been involved in a accident it can affect many areas of your life. Firstly it can sometimes stop you from working which can mean loss off earnings or being made redundant. This can put someone under financial pressure and could mean bills and mortgages can not be paid. This then can put strain on family relations and cause tension or arguments. An injury can affect your day-to-day life meaning that mundane tasks such as shopping can be very difficult. An injury can also stop you or a loved one doing the things you love such as playing with your children in the park or going the gym.
How can we support your recovery
At Sincere Law we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our clients by getting them the best treatment possible to aid your recovery. We have the contacts and experience to refer you to the best doctors and surgeons in the UK. We will make sure that all your needs are meet to make it possible for you get to back to full health, how ever long it takes. In some circumstances some of our clients were left with life long disabilities, such as paralysis or loss of limb. But be rest assured we will help you set up a care package to suit you and your family and even when the case comes to its natural end we will always be there in years to come for help and advice, day or night.
How to make a claim
If you or a loved one has been affected by a accident involving a bus why not get in touch with one of our serious injury specialists today. It is free to call us on 0800 092 2896 or, alternatively, you can request a call back by filling in the form on the top right hand side of this page. All initial advice is without obligation and all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, providing that all information is honest. We will then put you in contact with one of our specialist advisers to answer any questions you may have.
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