Using public transport
Home to Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Morley and Sandiacre amongst others, Erewash is the hub for many of Derbyshire’s transport links both internally and out towards to cities of Derby and Nottingham.
This part of the East Midlands is a popular destination for those looking to move out of cities and into a quieter environment, and the Erewash area has seen many such people and families move into the area. These people often rely on public transport when commuting to Derby, Nottingham, Leicester or beyond for work and social activity.
Good transport links are at the heart of Erewash’s success and it is the job of those who have the responsibility to keep these services, stations and vehicles well maintained and functioning at their best. For the most part this happens, but what when it doesn’t? What happens when the actions of one person affect the safety and security of passengers on a service? What happens when you are one of these passengers?
Could you have a claim?
A bus accident in Erewash sounds like something that only happens to other people, and it is – right up until the moment it happens to you.
A bus crash can cause injuries and psychological damage that can affect many different aspects of your life for many years, and if you weren’t at fault, you could make a claim.
A bus accident in Erewash is not your fault
Accidents happen right? Everyone makes mistakes.
This is true, to a point. But the fact is that when your job is to ensure the safety of commuters, mistakes cannot be made and protocol should be in place to make sure that any mistakes cannot cause injuries to you and your fellow passengers.
When these measures are not taken and injuries happen, whether it is due to a genuinely innocent mistake or not, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Those responsible need to be made aware that there are consequences for their errors.
Compensation is the best way to make sure a repeat of the same mistake doesn’t happen again, so not only will it offer you closure and peace of mind after a possibly life changing accident, it will also guarantee that future commuters on the same services will not be put through what you have been through. You are not to blame for what has happened to you, and you should not be paying the financial, physical and emotional cost for the mistakes of others.
You can make a claim
These people must learn from their mistakes, and as a victim it is your right to make sure that happens.
On top of that, you deserve to be compensated for the terrifying and devastating effects of a bus accident in Erewash that was not your fault. Call Accident Advice Helpline today from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you can make a claim.
Date Published: 4th July 2015
Author: David Brown