Many people use public transport every day, and few will ever think of the potential dangers of public transport, regardless of the type used. In truth, most journeys will end well, and the transportation used will mean there are few instances where accidents or injuries occur. However, as you will see here, there are dangers that can sometimes be encountered.
Have you encountered any of these potential hazards?
- Electrocution. This is thankfully very rare, but if you use the Underground you will know there is a live rail along with the rails the train runs on. If you were to fall from the platform for some reason and hit it, you would receive a severe electric shock.
- Collisions. Buses and other public transportation vehicles may occasionally be involved in road accidents. In these situations, passengers can be thrown around and injured, particularly if they are not wearing seatbelts, which would be the case on buses.
- Poor maintenance. All public transportation vehicles should be regularly serviced. This is usually the case, but sometimes there could potentially be a lack of maintenance involved in isolated cases. This may increase the chance something could go wrong with the vehicle, causing an accident in the process.
- Poor driving. Most drivers – regardless of the vehicle they drive – are highly trained and experienced in providing an excellent service for their passengers. However, if little care is taken, this could potentially lead to injuries being suffered by passengers.
- Slips and trips. These can happen anywhere, but if the floor in the bus, train or carriage is not kept clean, there could be a chance of someone slipping or tripping over and hurting themselves.
How safe is public transport?
Thankfully, it is very safe. However, you may have an injury from an accident that occurred within the past three years, perhaps caused by one of the examples given above. If so, it would be wise to call the team working at Accident Advice Helpline. Our team could put your details in front of one of our trained lawyers, who may be able to assess your claim and support the start of a no win, no fee* case. You can get some answers today, simply by calling 0800 689 0500 now. Don’t leave it too late to call, when making a claim could be easier than you might think.