There are a number of ways in which bus accidents which give rise to compensation claims happen. The following is a list of examples of the type of bus accident claims that we have come across in practice:
Tripping or falling whilst on a bus
Injuries caused due to the negligence or poor driving of the bus driver
Collisions by the bus with other vehicles causing injury to passengers
Being involved in a collision with a bus
Exiting a bus and having an accident due to the driver’s positioning of the bus
The above list is not exhaustive and bus accidents giving rise to compensation claims are very common and can happen in a number of different ways.
What to do when you are involved in a bus accident
- You should gather as much evidence as possible including the details of any witnesses to the accident, names and addresses and contact telephone numbers.
- Gather all receipts for your out of pocket expenditure for medication, medical reports and any other expenditure incurred in respect of the accident.
- If you are out of work as a result of the accident you will need to prepare details of your loss of earnings in order to lodge your claim.
- Sinnott Solicitors will prepare your case for lodging with the Injuries Board and will obtain all of the necessary medical reports, psychological reports, details of your loss of earnings and out of pocket expenditure in order to complete your application and help you to achieve the compensation that you deserve.
Types of injuries sustained in bus accidents
Typically people who are injured in bus accidents will claim compensation for the following types of injuries:
- Head injuries which are generally caused from a sudden stopping of a bus
- Slipping, tripping and falling on the bus causing injuries to the back, neck, knees, shoulders and hands
How can Sinnott Solicitors help you?
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James was a client of Sinnott Solicitors and he was involved in a bus accident causing him to sustain significant injuries.
James is a wheelchair user and sustained significant injuries including being thrown from his wheelchair when the bus stopped suddenly and unexpectedly at an orange light.
He claimed for compensation for his personal injuries which included injuries to his arms and head and a fracture to his wrist.
James also claimed for psychological injuries as a result of the bus accident. James achieved compensation in the sum of €76,500 for the physical and psychological injuries sustained in the bus accident.
Sinnott Solicitors also managed to secure James’s legal costs in full from the defendant bus company thereby ensuring that James did not have to cover any of the legal costs out of the compensation that he received.