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Arriva Bus Accident Claims Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim? – How To Claim For A Arriva Bus Crash?

Have you been injured whilst travelling on an Arriva bus? If your injuries were caused by an Arriva bus accident which was not your fault, then you could be entitled to claim Arriva bus accident compensation. Whether you were injured because of falling on a bus, injured in a bus crash, an emergency braking accident on a bus, or experienced whiplash, call Legal Expert to see if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation.

Arriva bus accident claims process

Arriva bus accident claims process

If you were injured because of an Arriva bus accident you probably have many questions such as “I was injured travelling on an Arriva bus, what should I do?” and “How do I claim after a bus accident?” or “who is liable for the accident”?” Trust Legal Expert to help you claim the compensation that you could be owed. We are a trusted personal injury law firm, who can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your bus accident claim. Our solicitors are very experienced, with up to three decades of practice behind them and will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to, so you won’t be shortchanged.

To begin your Arriva bus accident claim, call Legal Expert today for your free personal injury claims consultation. If you do have a legitimate case and are eligible to claim compensation, we will estimate how much you could be entitled to receive and provide you with a personal injury solicitor who will start working on your claim right away. Call us today to begin your bus accident compensation claim, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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A Guide To Bus Accident Claims On An Arriva Bus

Arriva is a public transport company which is based in Sunderland, England. It was founded as T. Cowie in 1983 and was rebranded as Arriva in 1997. Arriva operates in 14 countries in Europe. Arriva provides bus, coach, water bus and train services. In some countries, it also provides non-emergency ambulance services. Arriva was purchased by Deutsche Bahn in 2010. Arriva’s transport conducts 2.4 million public transport journeys a year. As of September 2018, 61,84 people worked for Arriva.

In this guide, we will provide information for those who may have suffered an accident while being on an Arriva Bus and are thinking about making a compensation claim. We will look at what duty of care Arriva has to its bus passengers, examples of types of bus accidents that could occur and will advise you on what to do if you become injured or ill because of a bus accident. We have also included an accident compensation calculator to help you estimate how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. To begin your personal injury claim for an Arriva bus accident, call Legal Expert today for your free consultation. If you have the right to claim, we could provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim today.

What Is An Arriva Bus Accident?

Many of us use buses to get around town or make essential journeys such as commuting to work every day. Ofcourse, a bus company cannot eliminate every possibility of a bus accident happening they could reduce the amount of accidents that could occur by always following health and safety procedures. They could take steps and precautions to ensure that they do not cause an accident because of negligence. In this article we are not only talking about bus collisions with another vehicle for instance we are talking about accidents that may happen on the bus itself, such as slip. trip and falls, injuries caused by a malfunction of the automatic doors. defected seating causing injury etc.

I Was Injured Travelling On An Arriva Bus, Who Do I Claim Compensation From?

Clients ask us questions such as “What should I do if I have an accident on a bus?” If you were injured in a bus accident that was not your fault, but the fault of a third party that owed you a duty of care you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If you were injured because of a bus passenger accident, you may assume that your bus passenger accident claim will be against the bus company. However, the bus company will not automatically be at fault. The fault may be because of negligence on the part of another road user. For example, if another driver on the road acted irresponsibly, causing a crash then you may make a bus passenger accident claim against them instead for any injuries suffered.

Whether you are looking to claim bus accident compensation, bus whiplash compensation, or any other type of compensation for injuries caused by a bus accident, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim. If you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer, who will start working on your road traffic accident claim right away.

Could I Claim If The Accident Was Caused By Bus Driver Negligence?

If you want to make a bus accident claim for compensation, your personal injury solicitor will have to determine which party was at fault, who is liable for the injuries you suffered. Your accident could have been caused by the bus driver being negligent, the bus company had made an error, a third party such as another vehicle or even a pedestrian. We will look at ways in which potential bus driver negligence could possibly cause an accident, leading to bus accident injuries.

  • Speeding
  • Dangerous driving
  • Not paying attention to the road
  • Distracting behaviour, i.e. looking at their phone
  • Not making allowances for road conditions (such as wet or icy weather)
  • Collisions with another vehicle (where the bus driver was at fault)

Any accident caused by negligence on the part of a bus driver should be recorded in the bus driver incident report form.

Of course, if you have a bus accident it may not automatically be the bus driver’s fault. The bus driver may have made a mistake because of a lack of training, or the bus may be faulty because of a lack of maintenance or safety checks, which the bus company may have conducted. Fault will usually be determined by a full investigation.

Could I Claim Compensation If A Third Party Caused My Accident?

A bus accident could be caused by the fault of a third party. We have included some examples of the sorts of bus accidents which could be caused by a third party, below.

Types of negligence on the part of a third party, which could lead to a bus accident:

  • Another vehicle crashed into your bus due to them acting negligently on the road.
  • Third party driver made an error or misjudgment causing them to crash in to a bus.
  • If your driver had to do an emergency stop or serve, to avoid another vehicle, person or object in the road.
  •  Oil or another substance could have been spilled in the road, causing the bus to become derailed.

A bus passenger accident claim can be more complicated if a third party is involved. However, Legal Expert’s solicitors have the right experience and expertise to handle a more complicated bus accident claim. Call us today, to find the right solicitor to handle your third party bus accident claim.

Could I Claim Compensation For A Bus Accident Caused By Poor Road Conditions?

According to the Highways Act of 1980, Local Authorities are responsible for taking reasonable action to keep roads in good condition, to avoid unnecessary accidents. This includes repairing the roads, treating the roads during icy conditions and removing obstructions. If you suffered a bus accident because of poor road conditions, which resulted in you becoming injured call Legal Expert, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Emergency Braking Bus Accidents

Unfortunately, bus passengers are more vulnerable than some other road users when it comes to emergency braking accidents. This is because they can stand up on the bus, and do not wear seatbelts. Therefore, if the bus comes to an emergency stop, they may be thrown off their feet, or thrown out of their seats. This could cause injury, including serious injuries in some cases. Unfortunately, an emergency stop is unexpected, so passengers cannot brace for any collisions that may happen.

An emergency stop could happen because a driver was not paying sufficient attention to the road, so had to react to a hazard at the last minute by slamming on the breaks. Alternatively, an emergency braking bus accident could be caused by negligence on the part of another road user, who created a major hazard (such as driving out in front of the bus from a junction, when it was the bus’s right of way).

I Slipped While On A Bus, What Am I Entitled To?

Bus companies are responsible for creating a safe and hygienic environment for passengers on buses. This means making sure that there are no hazards in the interior of the bus that could cause a slip, trip or fall accident.

Slip and fall accidents could be caused by a spillage on the interior of the bus, which passengers could slip, on, or if part of the bus’s flooring has come loose or come up, this could cause passengers to trip over. Passengers could also fall if the driver starts driving before they have sat down, or found a handrail to hold onto. Elderly or disabled passengers are particularly vulnerable here. If the vehicle is moving, this could create more force, meaning that an accident involving falling on a bus could result in more serious injuries than injuries that took place in a still vehicle.

If you have been injured on an Arriva bus because of a slip or fall accident, call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to compensation for your Arriva bus accident.

I Suffered A Whiplash Bus Accident Injury, What Do I Do Next?

Whiplash injuries could be caused by a driver breaking too quickly, or by a vehicle slamming into the back of your vehicle (known as a rear end shunt) or your vehicle crashing into another. What is whiplash? Whiplash is a soft tissue injury which is caused by the muscles in the neck being overextended beyond their normal range of motion. As a result, the neck muscles become strained or sprained. This injury can also affect the upper back and shoulders. Although it usually heals in time, it can be a debilitating and painful condition.

If you have suffered whiplash because of a bus crash, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Legal Expert to enquire about making a bus whiplash compensation claim today.

Your Passengers Rights When Travelling By Bus

According to bus accident law in the United Kingdom, bus drivers and coach drivers are now obliged to receive disability awareness training. This is to ensure that they do not do anything that can injure or discriminate against a disabled passenger. If you are a disabled passenger who was injured on a bus due to a negligent action, or experienced discrimination on a bus, you could be entitled to receive compensation. Bus accident law in the UK also states that bus companies are responsible for taking other precautions such as ensuring the bus has the required number of MOT inspections and ensuring all drivers have a renewed driving licence and show enough professional competence.

Arriva’s Duty Of Care To Passengers

Arriva has a legal duty of care towards their passengers. What does mean? It means that the bus company is responsible for taking every precaution to provide passengers with a safe environment when they alight or depart the bus or when they are on their journey. If the bus company or the driver neglects their duty of care and this causes an avoidable bus accident in which a passenger is injured then the bus company could be held liable for these injuries.

What You Could Claim In Compensation For An Accident On A Bus

If you have been injured in an Arriva bus accident, your Arriva bus accident compensation will be divided into two parts if the claim is successful. We will look at what these involve now.

  • General damages: These are usually the largest part of your claim. They exist to compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have experienced as a result of your accident.
  • Special damages are below. They exist to compensate the victim for any expenses that they have had, as a result of their injuries.
  • Medical expenses: You could claim compensation for the cost of any medicine or medical treatment you needed as a result of your injuries.
  • Travel expenses: This could include the transportation costs for any journeys you had to take, as a result of your injuries.
  • Care claim: You could possibly claim back the cost of at home care.
  • Home adaptations or mobility equipment: In the very serious instance that your injuries caused you to become disabled, you could claim back the cost of any home adaptations or mobility equipment that you found yourself in need of.
  • Loss of income: You could claim back the cost of any salary payments or in work benefits that you missed out on, as a result of your injuries.

It is important that you check with your solicitor first what could be claimed back before you outlay any expenses and always keep receipts.

Accident Compensation Calculator

You could use this bus accident compensation calculator to see how much compensation you could possibly claim. Alternatively, for a quote that is personalised to you, call Legal Expert and one of our advisors will be able to accurately estimate how much bus accident compensation you could claim.

Type Of InjuryAmounts Information
Moderate Back Injuries £10,970 to £34,000Starting with ligament damage, soft tissue injuries which could cause exacerbation of a pre-existing back condition to a compression or crush injury fracture of the lumbar vertebrae causing constant pain and discomfort.
Moderate Neck Injuries £6,920 to £33,750 Brackets begin at moderate soft tissue injury, recurring stiffness discomfort and possibly several attempts at surgery to fractures and dislocations and vulnerability for further trauma.
Moderate or minor Injuries to the ElbowUp to £11,040A comprise of simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome and lacerations. The figure is time sensitive so the length of injury will have a bearing on the amount awarded.
Very Minor Wrist Injury£3,090 to £4,160Recovery within 12 months, undisplaced or minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries.
Pelvis/Hip Lesser Injuries Up to £3,460Minor soft tissue injuries with full recovery expected.
Serious Leg Injuries£34,370 to £48,080Serious fractures or serious injuries to joints and ligaments causing instability.
Moderate Ankle Injury £12,050 to £23,310 Fractures, ligamentous tears and the like which give rise to less serious disabilities.
Minor Injuries £1,200 to £2,150 Complete recovery within 12 months.
Less Severe Psychiatric £1,350 to £5,130Depending of length of disability and affect on daily activities and sleep.
Loss of Income
Example
£20,000If a victim of a personal injury has a loss of income of £20 000 for example they could include this in their claim.

No Win No Fee Accident Compensation Claims Against Arriva Bus

At Legal Experts, we allow all of our clients the option to make a no win no fee claim. This means that you will only have to pay your solicitors fees if you win your Arriva bus accident claim. In the unlikely scenario that you do not win your claim, you will not have to pay our fees. Call today to begin your no win no fee bus accident claim today.

Contact Our Bus Accident Experts Today

To begin your bus accident compensation claim, call Legal Expert today. If you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who will start working on your claim right away. Call today to start your claim, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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