Have you been injured in a coach accident?
Due to their varied routes and low-cost fares, coaches provide an excellent way to travel and coach trips are extremely popular with people of all ages. Whilst many coach companies provide set routes which are available to the public, some companies also offer coach hire.
If you’re planning a long journey or need to get a group of people from one place to another, hiring a coach can be the perfect way to do it. Travelling together ensures that no-one gets lost and it can cut the cost of your trip considerably.
Due to the difficulties in driving such a large vehicle, you will need to ensure that you have an experienced and qualified driver on board. Whilst you may wonder how you could become involved in a coach accident, it may be more common than you realise.
Could you take legal action?
As coaches travel on public highways, they can be affected by road traffic accidents in the same way as other vehicles. If you’ve been injured as a result of this type of incident, you may want to consider claiming for a coach accident.
In order to make a successful claim, you will need to prove that you weren’t responsible for the incident but this could be relatively easy to do. If another road user or the coach driver made a mistake and caused an accident to occur, you should be able to take action against them.
Did you obtain medical help?
The symptoms of coach accident injuries can vary tremendously. Whilst a fairly minor collision could leave you with cuts and bruises, a serious accident could mean that you suffer life-threatening harm.
As you might expect, treating coach accident injuries is very important. The shock may mask your pain at first so you’ll want to seek medical help to find out exactly how badly you’ve been hurt.
You will also need to have received some kind of medical treatment before you make your claim and obtaining medical help quickly could help to counteract some of the long term effects of being involved in a coach accident.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
If you’ve been affected by a coach accident and you want to find out more about taking legal action, we can help. With over 15 years’ experience, we’re well equipped to handle these types of claims and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.
You won’t even have to be concerned about the cost of claiming for a coach accident if you choose to take action with us. We can help you on a no-win, no-fee basis so you won’t have to pay anything upfront.
To find out more now, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 26th July 2016
Author: Lynne Bell