What Happens if You’re Injured in a TransLink Bus?

What happens if you’re a passenger on a bus and you’re injured in an accident? You’ll want to make sure your rights are protected so that you will be adequately compensated for your injuries in both the short-term and long-term.

Common protection measures include covering medical expenses as well as remuneration for potential wage loss, just to name a few. But many individuals are unsure how personal-injury insurance processes for bus and transit accidents differ, if at all, than for regular car accidents.

As a recent story in 24 Hours Vancouver highlights, personal injuries accidents on TransLink buses in Vancouver are dealt through ICBC, just as car accidents are.

However, rider injuries on transit can be both quite common and conducive to circumstances that make it difficult to have your voice heard and receive the injury compensation you deserve. Riders are particularly susceptible to a wide assortment of personal injuries while on transit, thanks to not having seatbelts, often having to stand and position yourself while in a moving vehicle and the stop-and-go nature of riding transit.

Additionally, it is always in ICBC’s best interests to minimize the effects of your personal injury, often giving TransLink the benefit of the doubt whenever passengers are hurt. As well, the limited visual scope of on-board bus cameras commonly distorts the whole picture of an accident’s circumstances.

If you are ever injured as while riding public transit in Vancouver, contact the lawyers at BLW Lawyers in Metro Vancouver. We are experienced and well-trained to fight with personal-injury insurance law involving public-transit accidents, equipping us to fight for your rights. Call us today at 604-689-3883 or email us at for more information.

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