Whenever a coach accident occurs it tends to bring with it several casualties. The number of people carried on a coach can mean there is a greater likelihood that injuries will occur to several of those on board. Indeed, there have been news reports over the years of fatalities being involved in coach accidents. It is perhaps more likely that injuries and potentially fatalities could occur in overturned coach accidents, since the act of the coach overturning can cause extensive damage to the vehicle.
The key in these situations is to work out what caused the accident to occur in the first place. For example there are situations in which the coach driver may potentially be to blame. If someone is driving too fast or falls asleep at the wheel this may be the case. Thankfully very few accidents occur that involve coaches, and of the ones that do, blame is usually found to be elsewhere. Coach drivers do this job for a living and know how important it is to be efficient and careful in everything they do.
How common are overturned coach accidents?
They are actually very uncommon. While they can occur it is very unlikely, as is having an accident of any kind. We tend to remember them more when they crop up in the news because of the significant number of casualties that could be involved in just one vehicle.
Accident Advice Helpline has a team of advisors who have spoken to passengers on board coaches that have been in accidents. While this is rare it does occur and finding out who is to blame can help assist with ascertaining whether a compensation claim might be possible. Negligence could lead to this being a real possibility.
Of course, every coach driver has to pass an advanced driving test in order to become a coach driver in the first place. Furthermore, they will also have medicals regularly to ensure they are safe and healthy to drive. There are few occasions when such an accident will happen, but in among other types of accidents that occur on the roads it is very rare indeed.
Could you have a chance of making a no win, no fee* compensation claim in such circumstances? Call 0800 689 0500 now to speak with someone at Accident Advice Helpline to get access to the answers that could determine the outcome.