How often do you rely on public transport? Whether you take the bus, train, tube or some other form of public transport on a regular basis, you are putting your trust in the operator of the public transport in question. So, what happens if something goes wrong and you are injured? If you’re wondering how you could become involved in a public transport accident, there are a variety of things that could go wrong and leave you injured, and Accident Advice Helpline has plenty of experience helping people with public transport accident claims.
The injuries that could be sustained from a public transport accident can vary from minor injuries to serious, life-changing injuries – and we have experience of helping people however they have been injured. And as you may already know only too well, if you’ve been hurt in this kind of accident, the one thing you need (apart from medical attention for your injuries), is some support and advice on whether you should go ahead with a claim. That’s what we aim to assist you with here.
Staying safe on public transport
Although you are essentially putting your safety in the hands of others when using public transport, we do have some advice to when it comes to how to stay safe and avoid a public transport accident. Staying aware of your surroundings is key when it comes to safety, as is avoiding standing over the yellow line on a station platform (it’s there for a reason) and not running on the platform, as you could trip and fall.
Slips, trips and falls are amongst the most common accidents to occur on buses and trains, as well as at stations, and if you’ve suffered an injury and believe somebody else is to blame, you could get in touch with us. When it comes to who is liable for a public transport accident, the answer could be the operator of the station or type of transport you were injured on, or the driver themselves.
Examples of injuries that could potentially happen if you were hurt
No two accidents are ever the same, and public transport accident claims can vary widely in terms of their nature and the injuries people sustained in the event itself. There are times when more than one person could be hurt, perhaps in an accident involving a bus, for example, and yet one may escape with minor injuries and the other could be hurt far worse.
Injuries can vary widely, and you never know what might happen if a crash or other accident did happen. You may suffer from whiplash – something that typically may not even be apparent in the moments following the accident. Yet it could become obvious you have whiplash after a time. In other cases, cuts, bruises, broken bones, sprains, strains, and even head injuries could all be a possibility. Public transport accident claims have been made for all these injuries and more, and Accident Advice Helpline has been able to resolve many such claims in the years we have offered our services to people like you.
Making sure you are checked over at a hospital or by your GP
Medical attention will obviously be required if you know you have suffered an injury. Minor injuries may not need much treatment at all, but this is not always the case. Even smaller cuts and injuries might benefit from treatment, perhaps at a local minor injuries unit. It is also a good idea to get yourself checked out if you have been in an accident on public transport. That is because some injuries, such as whiplash, may not be apparent, but you may be showing signs of them nonetheless.
Medical treatment will of course be needed when bones are broken, or when severe bleeding occurs, or if a serious injury has been sustained. But whatever treatment you receive, a record of it will be kept by the minor injury unit, the hospital, or your own GP. This information can then be accessed when you are ready to try and make a compensation claim. Public transport accident claims will require such evidence to be considered.
How complex are public transport accident claims?
Public transport accident claims don’t have to be complicated – in fact, making a claim for a public transport accident doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out process. You will normally find that most claims can be processed without the need to go to court, and even if you are struggling financially after your accident, the cost of claiming for a public transport accident shouldn’t deter you.
Our no win no fee service means it’s affordable for anybody to make a claim, so why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you have a viable claim? It’s free to call us on 0800 689 5659, and you can get no-obligation advice from our expert team. We will also explain how the claim will be processed, and when it is going through, we will keep you informed of what is happening and whether there is anything you should know about. Therefore, the best people to approach when you are wondering about public transport accident claims are the people on our team. See if one of our personal injury lawyers could represent you in making a claim for compensation now.