As a general rule, travelling on coaches is considered a very safe way to travel. Not only are the laws governing UK roads stringent but coach drivers tend to be highly qualified and regularly retested to ensure they carry out their duties in the safest possible manner.
However when accidents do happen, they tend to raise more publicity: often because a car accident has a limited number of people potentially being injured whilst when up to 60 people can carry on a coach at the same time there is the potential for multiple injuries and even fatalities.
Thankfully, the frequency of major accidents involving coaches is relatively low, however this doesn’t mean that minor accidents which often go unreported aren’t frequent.
If you have been involved in any kind of accident on a private coach which you did not cause and which caused you to have injuries then you may be able to make a compensation claim in West Hampstead.
For over 13 years’, people just like you who have been involved in an accident which they did not cause have been supported by Accident Advice Helpline as they make a compensation claim in West Hampstead. All claims are made on a No Win, No Fee basis and our 30 second test could quickly establish whether your claim is valid.
Causes of Accidents
As has already been mentioned, it is generally accepted that traveling on a coach is a safe way of traveling. However, this doesn’t mean that the number of accidents, or the potential causes of those accidents don’t happen frequently.
Many things which could either cause an accident or could increase the risk of one happening could potentially happen:
- A collision with another vehicle. This could either be due to the negligence or carelessness of the coach driver or any other vehicle driver involved. However, it could also happen as the result of poor weather or road conditions or a mechanical problem.
- A fall in the gangway of the coach either caused by a sudden movement of the vehicle or a spillage which has not been cleared away.
- Falling on or off the coach due to insufficient, unattended or poorly maintained steps.
Making a Compensation Claim in West Hampstead
Whenever a passenger travels on a coach, the driver of that coach has a legal obligation to that passenger’s safety. Not only do they have to agree to take all necessary and legal precautions as they drive but their obligations also mean that they are responsible for the coach and the management of the vehicle. It may be that they have a second member of staff who is able to ensure the conditions of the coach.
However, should either driver or second person fail in any of those obligations then the person injured as a result has the right to make a compensation claim in West Hampstead.
Making a compensation claim in West Hampstead could ensure that the injured party has a formal acknowledgement of their injuries but is also reimbursed for any expenses they may have incurred.