Every year plenty of coach trips are planned by companies up and down the country. Some of these are day trips while others last for a week or more. In either case they provide a good and easy way of visiting various places you may not otherwise get to see. These trips are well-planned and are therefore, very popular among many people who like to leave the driving to someone else, especially if the trip is a relatively long one.
Thankfully tourist coach crashes are something few customers will ever have to worry about. However just as there is a risk of an accident happening on any road and to any vehicle, there is a risk that tourist coach crashes could potentially occur as well. While the drivers are excellent and pay close attention to the road and potential hazards ahead of them, some compensation claims have been paid to injured passengers where negligence did crop up.
What might cause a coach crash?
Sometimes it could be something no one could foresee. For example a tyre could blow, sending the coach out of control. In this case if the tyre was in good condition it would simply be an accident. However, if it was found to be worn down to an illegal level, it would constitute negligence. Thankfully this rarely happens. In other cases it is likely that another vehicle might cause an accident to happen and involve the coach as well.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline always considers every aspect of a crash to determine who might be to blame. In doing so it is possible to determine who might be at fault and to see whether a compensation claim could be lodged by someone who has been injured.
Enjoying a coach trip
Obviously the vast majority of people who go on a coach trip will be able to have a great time and will not be affected by any type of accident. This is good to know because plenty of coach trips are planned all the time throughout the year, enabling many people to see and enjoy places they might never otherwise see.
Clearly it does still make sense to contact Accident Advice Helpline if you have been in an accident of this kind. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you have a good case to make a claim for compensation.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen