Many of us spend time on the bus, whether it is part of the daily commute to work, school or university, or in more exciting times – such as on a tour bus or coach – whilst on holiday. Unfortunately, bus accidents do happen and if you are injured in one of these accidents you may be unsure what your options are.
By stepping onto the bus you are entrusting your safety to the driver. The driver in return owes you a duty of care to get you safely to your destination and to abide by all relevant traffic laws while doing so.
In the unfortunate event that you are injured in a bus accident, at no fault of your own, you will be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. This claim will be against the insurer for the at fault vehicle so depending on the circumstances of the accident, it could be against the bus or another vehicle.
In either event our bus accident lawyers can talk you through your options and let you know if you have a right to bus compensation.
In the event of an accident, your finances can be one of your biggest concerns – especially if you are unable to work. That’s why it’s comforting to know that all our claims (yours included) are run under our No Win, No Fee, No Problems Guarantee.
Bus Accident Compensation Claim Process in QLD
In the unfortunate event that you are involved in a bus accident, it is natural that you may initially be in a state of shock. However, it is important that following the accident – as soon as possible – you obtain the registration details of the vehicles and personal details of the drivers (if possible) involved in the accident.
It’s important to seek appropriate medical treatment for your injuries and ensure that the accident is reported to the police. Our bus accident lawyers can talk you through this process and get your claim underway quickly.
There are strict time limits associated with bringing a claim following a bus accident and as such it is important that you also seek expert legal advice as soon as possible following such an accident.
Calculating Bus Accident Compensation in QLD
Once a claim is lodged after a bus accident, your lawyer’s initial focus will be having your rehabilitation funded. Having the insurer fund all relevant rehabilitation treatment and associated expenditure required, can assist in the strongest recovery possible.
In terms of the ultimate bus compensation payable to you, this will vary from case to case on a number of factors. Often, two individuals in the same accident will recover different amounts of compensation – depending on a range of things including the severity of their injuries and the impact this has on their working ability.
The calculation of your bus compensation is based on how you recover from your injuries, your age and remaining working life, out of pocket expenditure incurred to date and expected into the future and requirement for domestic assistance required to date and into the future.
The best course of action is to speak with one of our expert bus accident lawyers to understand if you have a claim and what the next steps are.
Your case will be reviewed for free and if you continue with your claim it will always be covered by our No Win, No Fee, No Problems Guarantee.
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If you prefer to meet in one of our offices, you are always welcome at our head office in Brisbane CBD or you and your lawyer can arrange an appointment at one of our many visited offices.
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