Injured when travelling on a bus into Wakefield City Centre

Published: 29th March 2021

We recently acted for a client who was travelling on a bus into Wakefield.

As the bus approached our client’s stop, our client got up, rang the bell and the bus driver had believed he had reached the stop and immediately slammed on the brakes, forcing our client to be propelled forwards and he struck his hand on the handrail on the bus.

After making a claim against the bus company, the insurance company admitted liability for the action of their insured, but they made an allegation of contributory negligence as our client stepped out of his seat before the bus came to a stop.

After negotiations, our client received £2,850 for the injury to his hand.

This case shows the variety of personal injury claims that can arise.

If you have had an accident and suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, call us on 01226 731314 to see if we can help. We generally act on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.

This article is too brief to fully explain the law and should not be relied upon as legal advice.