Trams are not as common as they once were, but there are cities where they still operate. They run on a series of rails that can sometimes be on the roads and sometimes in their own special lanes. Either way they provide an easy and convenient method of travel in some areas.
You wouldn’t expect to be in an accident while travelling on a tram, but it can happen. For example a car driver may be unaware of the tram or may turn into its lane when they shouldn’t do so. If they cause the tram to stop suddenly, several people on board could be injured.
How can you tell whether you are entitled to try making a tram accident compensation claim?
You must be able to prove someone else was responsible for the accident in which you received injuries. You must have received injuries that were bad enough to lead you to see your own GP or to attend a casualty department at hospital as well. This will help provide evidence of your injuries that can be used to determine how much you might win in compensation.
It is very important to realise that you don’t have to be travelling in a tram to be injured in an accident involving one. For instance you might have right of way while driving through a junction, and yet a tram comes along and hits your vehicle. Trams are very large and heavy and any collision could involve serious injuries. This holds true for pedestrians as well. If you are crossing the road and you are hit by a tram that runs through a red light for instance, you could be seriously hurt.
Knowing whether you can claim tram accident compensation
As you can see, a variety of situations could lead you to consider making a compensation claim as far as trams are concerned. Since you may not always realise whether or not a claim is a possibility, getting expert advice as quickly as you can is always a good idea.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today to do just that right now. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and you can chat with an advisor on our team. This is by far the best way to start discovering whether you might have a good case to argue to win some compensation for the injuries you have.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead