Steel v McGill's Bus Service Ltd

Reparation – Personal injury – Liability – Quantum. Court of Session: In an action by an 81-year-old pursuer who alleged that she fell and broke her collar bone due to the negligence of a bus driver employed by the defender, the court made an award of £10,000 for solatium after holding that the defenders were liable to the pursuer because their driver, contrary to the defenders' policy and in breach of common law, failed to ensure that a passenger who he had seen was elderly and unsteady was seated before moving off, and the movement of the bus while the pursuer was not seated caused her to fall.

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