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Stephen Lightfoot, 54, was left with a brain haemorrhage and a fractured skull following the accident in County Durham in November 2008.
Although Mr Lightfoot was intoxicated at the time of the incident, a court ruled the bus company was liable because the driver of the vehicle had not been paying full attention to the road.
Indeed, he was seen on CCTV checking a timetable while the bus was still in motion.
Mr Justice Richard McCombe said the bus driver had not been "observing the prime rule of driving" by keeping a good lookout.
"His action was not dissimilar to answering a mobile telephone, opening a drink or altering a radio station or a GPOS device when driving," he commented.
This comes after charity group Brake reported that the number of people seriously injured on Britain's roads dropped in 2009.
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