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Compensation And Accident Claims For Bus Accidents

By Jack Wogan

Anyone that has been on a bus knows that the passengers have no control over the vehicle and most of the time they cannot even see the road in front of them. This is precisely the reason why the bus drivers are responsible for the safety and well-being of the passengers from the instant that they get on the bus until they get off. The moment an accident occurs, regardless of its nature and the passengers end up getting hurt, then they have all the grounds to file accident claims and also receive the compensation that they deserve. These accident claims can either be addressed against the bus driver or against the company that owns the bus.

You will need to understand that not only bus collisions are considered accidents. For example, you might be thrown out of the seat and hit your head on a metal bar or thrown on the floor of the bus and this could be seen as an accident. Such an incident can occur when the driver either brakes or accelerates excessively or when the bus turns a corner dangerously fast. Anyone that has decided to make accident claims needs to have serious evidence such as the injuries and most importantly, eyewitness testimonies. On the other hand, for psychological trauma caused by a near miss accident the courts are not likely to offer any compensation.

The driver has a duty of care towards the passengers and the moment that this duty is breached the victims are entitled to file accident claims. When the driver can prove the fact that he was not driving negligently then the accident claims can be made against the company that owns the bus. In such cases when negligence determines liability, you will need the support of a solicitor that can help you sort everything out. Having a professional in your corner that knows all the legal details of such cases is very useful.

Because the cause of such accidents are not always very clear, the police needs to be called. Their expertise in this field they will make sure that they gather all the necessary evidence and will organize a case. Several issues may have caused the accident this is why all the angles need to scrutinized.

Filling accident claims for the pain and the suffering that you have been through is the best thing that you can do. With the right compensation you will be able to afford all the medical care you need!

Making accident claims due to an injury that wasn’t your fault is the best thing that you can do.

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MLA Style Citation:
Wogan, Jack "Compensation And Accident Claims For Bus Accidents." Compensation And Accident Claims For Bus Accidents. 18 Oct. 2012. 21 Nov 2014 <>.

APA Style Citation:
Wogan, J (2012, October 18). Compensation And Accident Claims For Bus Accidents. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from

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Wogan, Jack "Compensation And Accident Claims For Bus Accidents"

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