Nobody wants to be involved in public transport accidents on the road in Northumberland, but unfortunately this is the sort of thing that happens to many innocent people every day. If you find that you are involved in such an accident, and you sustain injuries as a result, then there is every chance that you could be able to make a claim for compensation with the help of Accident Advice Helpline.
Who is responsible for your public transport accidents on the road in Northumberland?
One of the first things that we will need to establish before taking on your potential claim is who was responsible for your accident? Now, it might be that you are not completely sure at the time of your initial call to us, but as long as we can be confident that the accident was not your fault, then in principal we will be able to take your claim on – and then we can investigate on your behalf.
It might be that you were injured as a result of a problem with the vehicle that you were travelling on. If this is the case then liability for your accident is likely to lie with the transport company directly. Perhaps they did not maintain the vehicle properly, or did not perform regular checks to ensure that it was safe for use.
It might be that you were injured because the driver of your vehicle was not paying enough attention, or fell asleep behind the wheel. In this instance the company could still be liable, especially if they had not provided the driver with sufficient breaks and knew that they would be driving tired – thus putting members of the public, as well as passengers, at risk.
Finally, your accident might actually be the fault of another road user. Perhaps another driver crashed in to the side of the bus you were travelling on, or pulled out of a junction when your taxi had right of way. These things happen and just because you are in public transport rather than your own private vehicle is no reason why you cannot still make a claim.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline about your claim today
If you want to find out more about whether or not the team at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for compensation then speak to us today.
You can phone us on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or use 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can even text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will give you a call back to provide you with free, no obligation on your right to make a claim.
Date Published: 24th August 2015
Author: David Brown