Vehicle accidents - serious bus crashes worldwide

We hear of vehicle accidents involving buses happening all over the world all of the time. There are still no specific seatbelt laws in force when it comes to buses and it is thought that seatbelts should be installed on school buses to provide extra protection to children incase of a road accident. It is still acceptable for passengers to stand on buses when they are moving and passengers regularly walk around on moving coaches, which is also potentially dangerous.

But, vehicle accidents involving buses seem less common in Britain since we tend to have better roads conditions and speed limits in force. Also, the size and design of British buses means that there are fewer fatalities as a result of bus crashes.

November 2005 was a horrendous month for bus crashes across the globe. Within a few days of each other there were bus accidents reported in India, North America and South America. On the 23rd November 2005 a delivery truck crashed into a small passenger bus in Venezuela resulting in at least 11 deaths. Vehicle accidents are frequent in Venezuela due to poor lighting and badly maintained roads.

Then on 25th November 2005 20 were killed and 15 sustained personal injuries when a bus plunged into a river gorge in Peru’s central Andes. Bus crashes resulting in death are common in Peru due to the hazardous roads, inadequately maintained vehicles and poor weather conditions.

In California on 27th November 2005 a weary driver caused a Greyhound to crash killing 3 and leaving other passengers with whiplash injuries, head injuries and minor cuts and bruises. Also, during November 2005 76 people died as two buses were swept away in torrential rain conditions.

How we can help following a vehicle accident
If you have been involved in a bus accident, train accident, car accident, motorcycle accident or any other type of accident then you may be able to make a compensation claim. Whether you are suffering from a serious personal injury such as spinal cord injury or have sustained minor cuts, bruising and muscle injuries you may qualify for a personal injury claim.

We have a no win no fee policy so any claims made through us are without risk and we can guarantee that you will receive every penny of the compensation awarded to you. We also offer compensation for other costs and damages as the result of accidents and are able to repair or replace your vehicle following a vehicle accident*.

To make a compensation claim click here to contact us online or call 0800 78 38 846.



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