Many people in the United Kingdom use public transport as a means of getting about, whether you take the bus to work, or you get a coach to see your friends on the weekend. Most of us have good experiences with public transport; however, there are incidents when accidents occur. Unfortunately, road traffic accidents are common, and so bus accidents happen from time to time. If you have had the misfortune of being involved in such an accident, you will probably be able to claim for compensation. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover everything you need to know about making a claim for a bus accident in Tewkesbury.
Hurt in a bus accident in Tewkesbury?
The first thing you will want to do is determine whether you are able to make a claim for compensation. The main factor in any case is establishing responsibility. It is extremely unlikely that you will have been the cause of a crash if you were using public transport. So you simply need to show that someone else is to blame. For example, maybe you were travelling on a coach when the driver caused a collision. If so, you will be able to claim. Common public transport accident claims in Tewkesbury include incidents involving buses, coaches and taxis. In the rest of the UK, aeroplane and train accidents are also possible too.
The important thing to recognise in these claims is that when you are travelling on public transport, the company that provides the service has a duty of care towards you and all of the other passengers. Therefore, if you have been injured while you are in their duty of care, you deserve to be compensated. But, what can you actually claim for? Here are some examples
- Physical injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Medical treatment
- Loss of income
- Hospital visit expenses
- Childcare expenses
- Damage to personal items of clothing
If you want to make a claim for a public transport accident, the only thing left to do is get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. This is an area of personal law that we have a lot of experience in. So you can be confident of an exceptional service. Not only this, but the risk associated with making a claim is lowered significantly when you choose us because all of our solicitors work to a no-win no-fee agreement.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any further questions about a bus accident in Tewkesbury, please do not hesitate to give us a call. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 if you are ringing from a landline. If you are calling from a mobile, please call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 14th November 2015
Author: Emma Matthews