What makes a successful bus accident claim?
Contract ticket rules may purport to exempt or limit operators’ liability. Transit calamities require specialist consideration of system failures and liability exemption claims. Special liability issues, damages caps and time bars apply.
Your claim will succeed if the accident was the fault of (wholly or partly) another person, e.g. a driver or sometimes, another passenger.
If you have been injured concerning public transportation, there are important steps to take to uphold your rights to compensation to the law:
- Report the accident to the proper authorities (bus operator) as soon as possible. Contact emergency services if necessary;
- Collect relevant details that relates to the accident. Whether that is the exact location, the train you were on, platform, weather, eye witness details, time. Also if there are other parties involved in the incident, exchange contact details;
- Seek medical assessment or treatment after the accident;
- It is advisable to seek legal advice regarding your rights and entitlements to compensation. There are strict time limits if you intend to claim for compensation.
Sitting and standing injuries, level crossing accidents, group travel, school buses, interstate travel, excursions and holiday journeys are all eligible. Claims can be made for the injured person, family members, bystanders (for nervous shock) and surviving family members in the case of a death.