If you are a bus passenger who has been injured in an accident involving public transport or a private coach, you may be entitled to compensation. Bus accidents can result in serious injuries and death.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to make a claim under compulsory third party insurance legislation. If you are a bus driver injured in a motor vehicle accident and it was someone else’s fault, you may be able to make a claim under workers compensation legislation.

 

Bus Related Accidents

Passengers and drivers can suffer a variety of injuries during an accident on a bus or long-distance coach. Passengers can be thrown from their seat and suffer serious injuries caused by heavy braking, swerving and collisions.

 

Injuries can include:

  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Emotional trauma
  • Psychiatric disability
  • Toxic exposure

 

Making a Claim

If you were a passenger on a bus or coach, you may be able to make a claim. The process will be dependent on the operator of the bus, for example, public transport, coach holidays, school buses, interstate travel, bus tours or airport transfers.

Claims can be made on behalf of the injured person and surviving family members in the case of death. The incident should be promptly reported to police and any injured persons wanting to make a claim should seek independent legal advice as soon as possible. The process of making a claim will likely require an investigation to determine negligence and negotiation with involved parties.

 

Get in Touch

Our personal injury compensation lawyers can help you navigate the complex process of making a claim after a bus accident. We charge no fees until the successful conclusion of your claim. We pay all the outlay costs, including medical and investigation reports until your claim is over. No Win, No Fee – that’s our promise.

Speak to the team at Brisbane Injury Lawyers on 07 3188 5800 or contact us today.