Every now and then, people contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out whether they might make an injury claim for a coach accident. Travelling on coaches can happen in a variety of situations. For example, some people take coach holidays in the UK, while others travel by coach to reach a destination they wouldn’t like to drive to themselves. There are also numerous day trips taking place every day.
Coaches are convenient methods of travel because the passengers can leave the driving to the person in charge. On long journeys, there are usually two drivers to make sure no one drives longer than the law allows for. They will also be highly trained and experienced, and more than capable of keeping the passengers safe.
Involved in a collision
If there are seat belts on the coach you are travelling on, you should always make sure you use them. They could make all the difference in the unlikely event an accident occurs. A collision could be anything from a minor shunt to a major crash in which the coach could turn over or leave the road. Being prepared for anything and using a seat belt is one way to try and minimise any injuries you may potentially suffer.
Of course, if you have already been hurt, it is important to note all the details you possibly can about the accident. Did you see what happened? Were the police involved? If so, there should be an accident report number you can use in any compensation claim you make, to help provide as much information as possible about the accident itself.
Do you want to try and make an injury claim for a coach accident?
If you are considering this as a possibility, call Accident Advice Helpline today to see if you could make such a claim. With our expert help, you can determine whether enough evidence exists for you to make a no-win, no-fee claim. Call today on 0800 689 0500, or call us on 0333 500 0993 if you have a mobile.
Injuries can be minor or more serious – either way, if a third party was responsible for the crash, whether you believe that to be another driver or the coach driver, contact our team to find out whether an injury claim for a coach accident might be successful for you with our help.
Date Published: January 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen