We often write about road traffic accidents and what to do if you have experienced an accident. But claims for road traffic accidents are not just limited to drivers. Pedestrians, and bus passengers are also at risk. If you have been injured in or due to a bus accident then there is a possibility that you are eligible to claim compensation. To know for certain whether accident compensation is a likely option you need to know a few things. The first is how much evidence you have. You also need to do it within the legal timeframe and another party must be at fault.

Can You Prove That You Were Injured in a Bus Accident?

If you want to receive genuine accident compensation for a claim, you need to be able to provide watertight evidence. Below are a few pointers:

  • Medical Records: After any type of accident, it is imperative that you call for immediate medical attention for your bus injuries.  At the very least go for a checkup after the bus accident You should keep all records of a medical nature as a form of evidence such as X-rays of your bus injuries. You probably also have to undergo more medical tests during the claims process.
  • Proof That You Were a Passenger: If you were a passenger on the bus, it would be wise to keep evidence of this fact. For example, the bus ticket could act as watertight evidence that you were a passenger on the specific bus at the specific time.
  • Photographs: If possible, you should photograph the scene of the accident as well as the bus injuries.
  • Witness Details: Ifpossible, you should take down the details of surrounding witnesses.
  • Keep a Record: As soon as physically possible, you should write down and keep a detailed record of the bus accident and bus injuries. The more valid your story is, the more likely you are to claim compensation. For this record, you should ask yourself how, where and when in terms of the accident.

How Much Time Do You Have to Claim Accident Compensation?

Did you know that your accident compensation claim needs to fall within the legal time limit? As with most personal injury claims, a bus accident claim needs to fall within the time limit or what is legally known as ‘the date of limitation’. This is specifically 3 years from the date of the bus accident. It is advisable to get the help you need sooner than later. Search for a solicitor with Legit Claims to start your claims process today.  It is also important to remember that there is no possible claim for accident compensation if the other individual was not fully or partially responsible for the accident. This can be the bus driver, or another passenger on the bus. In most cases if the bus accident was caused by the bus driver, the liability will fall to the bus company.

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Of course, even if you are fully eligible to claim compensation, the claims process can be challenging. As a starting point we recommend you use the Legit Claims Calculator to estimate what your claim could be worth. The claims calculator is easy to use and based on the type of injury you have occurred, it helps you calculate the value of your claim. Feel free to read more about it in How to use the Legit Claims Calculator.