1. There were an estimated 5.2 billion passenger bus journeys in the year to March 2014
2. 69 buses or coaches were involved in fatal accidents in 2013
3. 5896 buses and coaches were involved in severe accidents in 2013
Source: Department for Transport statistics 2013
Travelling by bus is a relatively safe form of transport. Though numbers have fallen over the years, people are still killed or severely injured in bus accidents every year.
Bus and coach accidents happen in a range of circumstances. There are collisions with other road users, including cars, bicycles, pedestrians and other buses. There are accidents at relatively low speed in city traffic or at high speed on the nation's motorways.
Bus and coach accidents can also lead to a wide variety of injury types from whiplash to broken limbs to fatalities in some cases.
If you've been injured as part of an accident involving a bus or coach, you may have a case to claim for compensation.
How do I claim? Does it cost?
Making a claim is easy. Simply get in touch. You'll be able to email us, call or complete the form online. Once we've studied the facts, we'll work out if you can claim compensation. We also work with leading medical experts – who can help and advise on your condition. There’s no up front cost for making a claim, we have a 'no win, no fee' policy.
Does the claim take a long time?
Each case depends on factors like the severity of your injuries, the circumstances of the accident and how the party to blame responds to your claim. Whatever happens, we'll keep you informed as the case progresses.
Am I likely to win?
If we feel you have a strong case and agree to go ahead then you'll have a very high chance of success. We've helped more than 20,000 people to win their claims for compensation. You only have 3 years to claim so it’s vital that you get your claim underway as quickly as possible.