Help for passengers injured as a result of bus crashes

Police Car with lights on

The recent accident on the A702 near Biggar in South Lanarkshire on the evening of Wednesday 14th November highlights the dangers of accidents with multi-occupancy vehicles.

Thirteen people were injured in this crash, when the bus left the road and fell 20 feet down an embankment.  Firefighters were on the scene assisting specialist rescue teams in which seven people were taken to hospital.  At this stage cause of the accident is not known however a 47 year old man has been reported to the procurator fiscal.

Fraser Oliver, Partner at Digby Brown said:  “Anyone who is passenger in a bus should be entitled to claim for fair compensation if they are injured as a result of either the driver’s negligence or a third party which has caused the accident.  Whether in this case, the driver was to blame or other factors, including, the weather, played a part, is a matter for the police investigation - every passenger should seek legal advice as to their individual circumstances.”

This is the second large vehicle bus crash in South Lanarkshire and comes as a fatal accident inquiry begins at Lanark Sheriff Court into the circumstances surrounding the Lanark bus crash on 31 March 2010 when a bus crashed through a bridge and plunged into a river. Digby Brown Partner, David Wilson is representing the parent’s of school girl Natasha Paton who tragically died in this crash.