Bus Claims & Compensation

Travelling by bus is a relatively safe form of transport. But it's still possible to sustain an injury in a bus accident, whether you are a passenger on the bus, in another vehicle, or a pedestrian.

Everything Thoroughly Explained

"Dealt with my claim quickly and efficiently. I was unsure of a lot of things so my handler made sure to explain them thoroughly to me. Very helpful and successful with my claim. Would definitely recommend."

S Little, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • It is possible to be involved in an accident when travelling by bus,

    whether you are a vehicle passenger or a pedestrian.

  • Bus accidents can lead to a variation of injuries,

    from whiplash to broken limbs, and in some cases, fatalities.

  • At Watermans, we are experienced

    in handling road traffic accident claims involving buses and coaches.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Bus accidents

    Bus accident claims

    Bus and coach accidents can happen in a range of circumstances including in low speed city traffic or at high speed on national motorways. Collisions are possible with other road users, including cars, bicycles, pedestrians and other buses. All accidents lead to a variety of injuries from whiplash to broken limbs and, in some cases, even fatalities.

    The driver of the bus has a duty of care towards their passengers and other road users, and if you have been injured as a result of their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

    You can claim for compensation after an accident whether you were the passenger or a pedestrian injured by the actions of a bus driver. The same is true where your bus or coach has been hit by another vehicle which has fled the scene or alternatively where you are a pedestrian hit by a bus which has fled the scene.

    Watermans employ an expert team of personal injury solicitors, who specialise in injuries sustained in road traffic accidents. Whether you have sustained a minor injury, or something altogether more serious, we advise you to speak to one of our advisors today.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a bus accident claim?

    The effects of being in a road traffic accident involving a bus or coach can cause pain and suffering both for you and your loved ones. As well as painful physical injuries, you may continue to experience psychological trauma as a result. Any changes to your physical and mental wellbeing may result in you needing to take time off of work, and consequently you will experience a loss of earnings.

    If you have been injured in an accident involving a bus, which wasn’t your fault, you should seek medical and legal advice immediately. Although the standard cut-off date for making a personal injury claim is three years, it is suggested that you provide as much information as possible regarding the driver and the vehicle concerned as soon as you can.

    At Watermans, we understand that making a financial compensation claim can seem a daunting task, but that is where we come in. We are here to help you, and offer straightforward legal advice to guide you through the claims process. Plus, we work on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win, you won’t have to worry about any solicitors fees.

    Remember, we are here to take the hassle out of the legal side of things for you, and seek the compensation reward that you deserve for your suffering. Speak to one of our expert personal injury solicitors today.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a bus accident?

    The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim for as a victim of a bus accident can vary considerably. If you were in the vehicle at the time your injuries may be minor. If you were a pedestrian, it is likely that your injuries will be more serious. Either way the collision is likely to have caused you significant pain, discomfort and inconvenience.

    When injuries are more significant, the compensation can be a lot higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work and even personal relationships. In such cases, the compensation received will support you throughout recovery and long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation.

    Whatever your injury, you can be sure that Watermans will fight for the best possible outcome for you.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.


    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “I enjoy the challenge of putting my clients back in a position they would have been in, had they not been unfortunate to suffer an accident through no fault of their own.”

    John Dillon, Head of Dispute Resolution