Public transport encompasses all manner of different types of travel. It might mean travelling by bus or train, or perhaps even using a black cab or taxi. Whatever way you travel, you have a right to expect the journey to be completed without incident. If this doesn’t happen and you are injured as a result of what happened, you have a chance to consider whether a public transport injury compensation claim could be paid to you.
Of course it can be complex and difficult to assess whether you have a reasonable chance of getting any compensation for your injuries. You have to prove that the accident wasn’t your fault, but you must also make it clear that someone else was responsible for it happening in one way or another.
Some examples of how a public transport accident might occur
We expect all forms of public transport to be perfectly safe to use. For instance you would expect the bus, train or tram to be in good condition and safe for use in all cases. If this isn’t true there could be a greater chance that something could go wrong. Some accidents are worse than others, but even a relatively small accident could mean one or more of the people using that transport will be in danger of being injured.
If you can prove the driver or operator was negligence because they weren’t paying attention or made an error of some kind that caused the accident, public transport injury compensation might be easier to claim. In addition, other factors such as a lack of maintenance or perhaps an external force such as another car driver causing an accident, could come into play.
Should you get legal advice?
If you’ve been in an accident and been injured like this, it is always a good idea to seek out some legal advice so you know whether compensation could be a possibility. The truth is you will never know for sure unless you have a chance to speak with a professional injury compensation lawyer.
This is something you can do at Accident Advice Helpline. Start now by calling 0800 689 0500 and you could be put in touch with one of our experienced lawyers. This is the first step to finding out whether a compensation claim might be successful for you in the near future as well.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead