What Is A Bus Accident Claim?
Our bus accident claims solicitors have years of experience helping people to get the full amount of compensation they deserve following a bus accident. People who have been injured in a bus accident often don’t know exactly how much compensation they are entitled to, and insurance companies can attempt to capitalise on this. They offer unreasonably low amounts compared to your injuries and hope that you will accept. Our expert advice can help you to make sure that you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Common Bus Accidents
We know that a bus accident can be an incredibly stressful experience. They can be very painful and take a considerable amount of time to heal. If you are unable to work during that time, you might find that you are under a significant financial strain as well as the pain and discomfort of your injuries. Our bus accident claims specialists are here to help you get the compensation you deserve following your bus accident.
Making a claim for your bus accident might seem like adding just one more stress into an already difficult time. At Free Legal Justice, our dedicated personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve, without lots of time-consuming admin. We want to take the stress out of your bus accident claim.
If you are considering making a bus accident compensation claim, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
How To Make A Claim For Your Bus Accident
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to help take the stress out of your bus accident compensation claim. Our dedicated team of specialist claims advisors are here 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure that you have all the access to expert legal advice, when you need it. You can call us direct, or fill in our online claims form and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient to you.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our personal injury solicitors take the time to listen carefully to what happened to you, making sure that we understand the circumstances that led to your bus accident, the ways in which this has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. Once we have this information, we are able to give you the personalised service and advice that you deserve.
Our team or personal injury specialists work hard to ensure that you don’t have to deal with lots of time-consuming paperwork. When we are acting as your no win no fee claims solicitors, we are able to complete the vast majority of the paperwork ourselves on your behalf. For the few items that will require your direct signature, we can arrange home visits to help you complete the paperwork, if that would be of assistance for you.
Our personal injury specialists are here to take the stress out of your personal injury claim, allowing you to dedicate that time and energy to your recovery.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded On Average For Bus Accidents?
Although we understand why you want to know how much compensation you can receive for your bus accident, every compensation claim is unique. The amount that you receive will depend on the exact nature of your injuries and how severe an impact your bus accident has had on your life.
Every compensation claim, including bus accident compensation claims, can be divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by a governing body known as the Judicial College. This covers the pain and distress you have suffered as a result of your bus accident. The Judicial College sets a range of payments that are considered typical for a particular injury. These ranges can be very broad, however, meaning that it can be difficult for you to where your bus accident will fall within that range. Our experienced personal injury solicitors can help make sense of these ranges for you.
The second part of your bus accident compensation claim is the more variable part. This is designed to make sure that you are not left financially worse off as a result of your bus accident. Ideally, this should mean that you are left in the same position as you would have been if your bus accident had not happened. This includes compensating you for the loss of earnings if you are unable to work for a period while you recover, and even for the loss of potential future earnings if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former line of work. Additionally, you can claim for any expenses you might have incurred as a result of what happened to you, including any additional transportation costs, care you may have had to pay for and rehabilitation help that you have needed to access privately, such as physiotherapy. In the case of very serious injuries, you may also be able to claim for modifications to your home and vehicle to allow you get your life back as close as possible to where it was before.
Working with our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors means that you have the benefit of our years of experience, allowing us to claim for many expenses that you might not have realised could be included in your compensation claim. We want to get you the financial support you need to help get your life back on track.
How Long Does It Take To Make A Bus Accident Compensation Claim?
Bus accident compensation claims can take very different amounts of time to complete, which reflects the unique nature of each case. We appreciate that you shouldn’t have to wait for the compensation you deserve, so we work tirelessly to ensure that you get the payment you need to put your bus accident behind you as quickly as possible.
Some of the very quickest cases to resolve can be completed in as little as a few weeks. These are always very simple cases in which the other side has accepted liability very quickly and without the need for extensive evidence-gathering. These cases are usually for the less serious injuries, as the compensation amounts are smaller ad there is less incentive for the other side to draw out negotiations to encourage you to accept less compensation than you are entitled to.
More complicated cases include those where the other person does not accept that they were liable for what happened to you, or if multiple people were all partially to blame. In these situations, your case may take far longer to be resolved and for you to get the compensation you need. If your case has to go to court, it will also take much longer to be completed.
What If I Am Worried About How To Afford My Bus Accident Compensation Claim?
Because we know that the period following a bus accident can be financially very difficult, we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients. This means that you won’t need to find the money to pay for legal fees to start your bus accident compensation claim.
When you take on a no win no fee personal injury claims solicitor, you don’t have to pay anything until we get you the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to secure your compensation payment, you won’t have to pay anything. This is important, as it means that you will never be left financially worse off for seeking the compensation you are entitled to. We also cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always know in advance how much you will receive when you are offered a compensation amount and you will always receive the vast majority of any money paid out.
In a very small number of cases, we are unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unlikely event that your bus accident claim falls into this category, we will make sure that you understand this straight away, and we will make sure to discuss possible alternative funding options with you to make sure that you have an affordable route to the help you need.
There is no reason to delay making your bus accident compensation claim. If you have suffered a bus accident that wasn’t your fault, call us or claim online today.
Will I Have To Pay For My Bus Accident If I Lose?
We guarantee that you will not be asked to make any payments whatsoever if we are unable to win you the compensation you deserve. The most important thing to understand about making a no win no fee bus accident compensation claim is that it is utterly free from risk for you. If we don’t get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay a penny. This means that you can be completely sure that you will never be left worse off as a result of seeking justice for your accident.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Bus Accident Claim?
Bus accident compensation claims are there to help you get your life back on track, so the courts expect that they are made promptly. For this reason, there is a time limit of two years from the date of the accident that led to your injury to make your claim. In some very unusual cases, for example where it was not possible to know that you had been injured at the time at which it took place, this deadline can be extended, but this is very rare. If you are coming close to the deadline it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors without delay.
In a few instances, you might want to consider waiting before making your bus accident compensation claim. This allows you to be sure of the full extent of your injuries before you begin your claim and gives you a better idea of how long it is going to take you to heal. It is still vital that you talk with our personal injury specialists as soon as possible, however, as we will still be able to give you the expert legal advice you need to give you the best chance of getting the full compensation you deserve.
What Is The Process For Making A Bus Accident Compensation Claim?
The process of making bus accident compensation claim is the same for almost all types of personal injury.
The first thing to do is to make sure that you have the help of a personal injury claims solicitor. Our team of experienced personal injury claims specialists are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your bus accident compensation claim. You can call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time convenient to you.
As your solicitors, we are able to write to the person you want to take legal action against on your behalf. We notify them that you are making a bus accident compensation claim and that they are considered at fault. We ask them to accept that this is true and give them a deadline by which they need to respond.
If the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame in your accident, we will find and send evidence to support your claim. This might include photographs of the location in which your accident took place, a copy of the company’s accident book, witness statements and anything else that might be relevant. For workplace accidents in particular, it is very unusual for liability to be disputed for long.
As soon as liability has been agreed, it is time to decide how much compensation should be paid out. This is agreed through a process of negotiation. Throughout these negotiations, you remain in full control. We will inform you of every offer that is made, and give you our expert opinion as to whether the offer is fair or not, given the exact circumstances surrounding your accident. This means that you can be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable and fair, given your specific injuries and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life.
Almost all of the personal injury compensation claims we deal with are resolved without needing to go to court. This is because most people are willing to accept liability, once they have been presented with the relevant evidence. It is also usually possible to agree on a compensation amount that seems fair to both sides. If these things are not possible, however, you may need to go to court and ask a judge to decide. In the unlikely event that you are in this position, don’t worry. We will support you throughout, and help you to get the compensation you deserve.
How Do I Start Making A Bus Accident Compensation Claim?
Our clients are sometimes uncertain about whether to make a bus accident compensation claim, following their bus accident. This is understandable, as the process can seem daunting. Our hard-working team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help and guide you through the process step by step.
If you are considering making a bus accident compensation claim, the first step is to call us to see how we can help. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to make sure that you can access the help you need at a time that suits you. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
During our conversation, we will ensure that we fully understand the details of your bus accident. This includes the circumstances surrounding your bus accident, who you believe was to blame, the full extent of your injuries and the impact that these injuries have had on your life. Once we have the full picture, we are able to give you the best possible advice and guide you through the next steps of the claims process.
Can I Make A Bus Accident Claim?
Many of our clients can find it difficult to be sure that they are able to make a bus accident compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements that must be fulfilled in order for you to make a bus accident compensation claim.
You are only able to make a compensation claim for things that you have actually suffered. You are only able to make a bus accident compensation claim if you have experienced a bus accident, not if you suffered a near miss. Similarly, you are only able to make a claim for the damage you have actually sustained, not the damage that you could have suffered, or for injuries that you narrowly avoided.
It is also necessary for someone else to have to been to blame for your bus accident, for you to be able to make a compensation claim. This person or organisation does not have to have been the immediate or direct cause of what happened, but they do need to have been in some way responsible for your welfare and making sure that you are not put at risk. For accidents or injuries that occur at work, it is very easy to fulfil this criteria, as your employer has a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety.
It is also necessary that the other person could reasonably be expected to have anticipated what happened to you. This is not the same as saying that they must have seen it coming or that they knew that this would happen to you. Just that they must have been able to predict it, if they had put sufficient effort into thinking about health and safety matters.
Finally, you should consider whether any safety measures they put in place to protect you were sufficient. If no steps were taken to keep you safe, or to minimise the severity of any injuries you might sustain, you are very likely to be able to make a compelling compensation claim. Even if some measures were taken, you are still able to claim if these were inadequate.
If you have suffered a bus accident and believe that you fit these criteria, or if you are unsure and would like to discuss it further, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Bus Accident?
Many of our clients ask us for advice as to what they should in the period immediately following a bus accident. It should go without saying that your first priority must always be to make sure that you are safe from any further harm and also that you have all the medical help you need. Once this has been done, there are several things you can try to do that might help support any eventual bus accident compensation claim.
The first thing anyone who has experienced a bus accident should do, once they are safe, is to make a written record of what has happened. This should include any details that you can remember. The more detailed your account is, the better it will be as evidence. You should try to include details, even if they seem irrelevant, as they may help you remember more later.
It can also be very helpful for you to have a record of the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your bus accident. When you come to make your compensation claim, the testimony of people who saw what happened can be very convincing and will provide a great deal of support when we demonstrate who was to blame for what happened to you.
Further supporting evidence can come in the form of pictures or videos. Obviously, if there is a visual record of your bus accident, this would be ideal, but this is rarely the case. More often, clients can make sure that they have pictures or videos of the location in which their bus accident happened, with particular emphasis on anything that might have caused or exacerbated your bus accident.
Whilst these can all help to support your claim later, none of them is essential and you are still able to have a successful bus accident compensation claim, even if you have not been able to achieve any of them. The most important thing you can do to help guarantee the success of your claim is to call our expert team or claim online to see how we can help.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help?
We are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making a bus accident compensation claim. The most important thing is that we are available to you, 24 hours per day. This means that you can always access the legal help that you need. If you have a question about your bus accident compensation claim, or if you are considering starting a claim, call us or claim online and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
It only takes a short call to start the process of making your bus accident claim. During this call, our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen carefully to everything you tell us, making sure that we understand the full extent of your injuries, the causes of your bus accident and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This allows us to give you the kind of detailed and personalised advice we believe you deserve.
Our team are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your bus accident claim. Acting as your solicitors, we are able to fill out and submit almost everything without you having to worry about time-consuming admin. For those tasks that we do need your signature, we are even able to arrange a home visit, if you feel that this would make things easier.
Making a bus accident compensation claim doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, and with our help, it won’t be.
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