Bus and Coach Accident Claims
If you are involved in an accident while a passenger on a bus or coach, whatever the nature of your accident, you are able to make a claim to compensate for the pain and suffering caused. Cases of this type can take many forms, and aren't always caused by collisions with other vehicles, but whatever the circumstances of your injury, the expert team at JMW is here to help you secure the compensation you deserve and we will support you throughout the process.
Find out more about how we can help with your bus accident claim by getting in touch today. Simply call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form, and we will give you a call back as soon as we can. We can talk you through the next steps and provide you with all of the information you need to get your claim started.
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How JMW Can Help
At JMW, we have an extensive history in dealing with road traffic accidents, including the range of incidents that may involve coaches or buses, and are well-versed in the different requirements our clients will have, depending on their injuries. We'll make sure you understand the claims process from beginning to end, and will be there with you every step of the way, keeping you up to date on your claim.
We can help you secure the appropriate compensation award that will help you meet any costs you have incurred following your accident. What's more, we work on a no win, no fee basis, which means that making a claim with us is a completely risk-free process.
After an accident, your recovery should be the priority and our goal is always to make sure that you receive an outstanding service that will allow you to focus on getting better, without any stress or worry.
Causes of Bus and Coach Accidents
Buses and coaches are generally safe and convenient forms of transport. Unfortunately, accidents can still happen thanks to someone else's negligence, and if you are involved in such an incident, you are entitled to claim compensation for any injuries you have suffered as a result.
Accidents of this type can happen in any number of ways, and can involve many different types of parties. While bus passengers are the most likely to be injured in a bus accident, other parties can be subject to injury too, such as bus or coach drivers, those in other vehicles, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.
The causes of bus and coach accidents can be wide and varied, and fault may lie with different parties, including the driver of a vehicle, the operator of the coach or bus or even the authority responsible for maintaining the roads, should poorly maintained roads be to blame.
Accidents may also arise as a result of:
- Poorly maintained road surfaces
- Adverse weather conditions
- Objects or obstructions in the road
- Defects in the road
- Poor road signage
- Driver rest regulations not being observed
- Unsafe vehicles
Making a Claim
No matter the severity of your injuries, making a compensation claim after an accident can be both important and beneficial. The money you receive will not only make up for the injury and discomfort you have suffered as the result of someone else's negligence. It will also help you to meet any costs caused by the accident, such as:
- Medical treatment
- Loss of earnings as a result of any time off work you may have needed
- Care and assistance provided by loved ones or friends
- Travel expenses following the accident
- Damaged items, such as clothing and personal property
How Much Compensation Will I Receive for a Bus or Coach Accident Claim?
The amount of compensation you'll receive will vary depending on the circumstances of your accident and the nature of any injuries that you sustain as a result. It may also take into account any financial losses you've incurred (including lost earnings if you've taken time off work to recover) and you may be able to claim for loss of enjoyment if your injury occurred while you were on holiday.
The figures below provide a rough idea of how much you could receive for a bus or coach claim, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculation of how much compensation you could be entitled to, based on your own circumstances, get in touch with JMW today.
|Neck injury with varying levels of recovery||Up to £10,960|
|Back injury recovering in up to five years||£1,950 - £9,970|
|Back injury causing permanent symptoms||£9,970 - £22,130|
|Shoulder injury||£6,290 - £38,280|
|Serious knee injuries||£22,500 - £38,000|
|Moderate knee injury||£13,000 - £22,000|
|Hip or pelvis fractures causing long-term problems||£49,350 - £62,490|
|Hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery||£31,220 - £41,860|
|Hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage||£3,150 - £31,220|