Travelling on a tram isn’t something that is possible to do anywhere. However, some cities and major towns have tram systems that are very popular among both locals and visitors. While transport-related accidents are rare, they can occasionally happen if things go wrong. This applies just as much to trams as to any other method of transport. While they are generally very safe, things can happen.
When you are injured while using a tram, you don’t just have to prove it wasn’t your fault the injury occurred. You also have to prove the injury was caused by someone else. If you are on a tram and you need to alight at a stop, you would expect to have enough time available to do so. If this is not the case and the driver moves off before you have a chance to get off the tram, you could receive tram passenger injury compensation for any injuries you suffer.
How serious can accidents like this be?
A tram runs on rails that are built into the road, so that cars and other vehicles can use the same areas in place. However the trams are restricted to using those rails. If a car or other vehicle comes into contact with the tram this could cause a serious accident. If you are getting up to get off the tram when it crashes into another vehicle, it will come to a sudden stop. This could lead to one or more passengers falling over or otherwise hurting themselves.
Imagining how badly people could be injured in this case is difficult to do. Minor injuries are more likely, but a lot depends on the nature of the accident itself. This is why it is always advisable to consider whether tram passenger injury compensation might be easier to claim if you have proper legal assistance.
Contacting the professionals
Fortunately there are numerous people working within the legal industry that can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Accident Advice Helpline can match you up with one of our professional injury compensation lawyers in your area, for example.
All you need to do to have a chance of this happening is to call 0800 689 0500. If you call today we can find out more about your accident and whether someone else really was to blame for causing it in the first place.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead