Every day people head out on a coach trip, perhaps somewhere local or maybe somewhere further afield. The vast majority of these trips are very enjoyable and everyone on board has a great time. Very few of them will encounter any problems at all, regardless of whether they are local in nature or whether they go on a much longer journey that lasts for a week or more. Coach trip accidents are uncommon, but they can potentially happen on any journey. They could range from tripping over a hazard in the coach aisle to an actual accident of some kind.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the companies that deals with a range of compensation claims and enquiries following accidents of all kinds. Coach trip accidents are included within these, and even though they are not very common it is important to ensure anyone who does suffer an accident of this nature is able to get advice about it.
What types of accidents may occur?
When you think of coach trip accidents you may initially think of an accident involving more than one vehicle. However, in the majority of cases an accident may be something far more minor. For example there could potentially be incidents where someone trips or slides over in the aisle of a coach if a potential hazard or spillage hasn’t been dealt with. For example a loose tread on the steps leading off of the coach could result in a nasty accident.
This is the type of situation where negligence could be found to have been the cause of an accident. Injuries do not need to be severe to consider whether a compensation claim might be payable. Compensation is decided upon in relevant cases according to the severity of the injury and how it has impacted a person’s life.
Enjoying a coach trip
The good thing to remember is that a coach trip is rarely likely to result in injury for anyone on board. There may be isolated cases where this is not the case, but for the most part everyone will have a great time and will enjoy a high-quality trip on a safe and clean coach.
It is however, good to know there is someone you can rely on for no-obligation advice if you did ever have an accident. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you can soon discover whether a no win, no fee* claim might be launched for you.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen