Children love to go on school trips- it’s a fact. There’s nothing more exciting for them than bringing home a permission slip that allows them to go on an adventure for the day with their classmates, and it’s usually a rewarding, enriching experience that they’ll remember as they get older. However, many schools coach companies to transport children from A to B on trips, and how do you know the company they’re using is safe?
Whilst most coach drivers take their jobs very seriously, maintaining high safety standards, there is always the potential for accidents to happen. Travelling in a coach at speed, there is the risk that it could overturn if it is involved in a collision, which could be the fault of the coach driver or another driver. Injuries caused by an overturned coach can be serious, even fatal, and could include head injuries, concussion, cuts and bruises, broken bones and crush injuries. If your child has suffered injuries caused by an overturned coach, it’s normal to feel angry and look for someone to blame.
Contacting a personal injury lawyer can help you to look at what has happened objectively and assess who is really to blame for the accident. If a negligent coach driver is responsible, it may be possible to bring a claim for compensation against the coach company in question.
What happens next?
There’s a three year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so it’s important to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident has occurred. If your child has been injured, a personal injury lawyer can help you to claim compensation from the coach company responsible. Accidents do happen, but the impact on your child can be emotional as well as physical and they may need time off school to recover from their injuries, which can impact their education too.
Accident Advice Helpline is here for you
Whether you are ready to make a claim for personal injury compensation today or are looking for more advice, contact Accident Advice Helpline. It’s free to call us on 0800 689 0500 and we offer confidential, no-obligation advice (and the answers to all your questions). We aim to make the claims process as stress-free and simple as we can, and we’ve been helping clients since 2000. Just pick up the phone and call us today to speak to a member of our professional, experienced team.
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Coach accident claims