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Although many years ago coaches did not tend to have seatbelts installed, most modern vehicles are required to have seat belts for passengers. Whilst this change has increased safety in relation to coach travel, this doesn’t mean that incidents and accidents won’t continue to occur. Talk to us today if you’re wondering how to get legal advice in Upminster.
As many people travel by coach for longer journeys, they may need to get up or move around during the journey. This can be somewhat dangerous as it could be easy to fall or trip whilst the vehicle is moving. Similarly, if another passenger has left their bag in the aisle, you could easily fall over it if you didn’t realise it was there.
As not all roads are suitable for larger vehicles, it is essential that coach drivers take extra care to ensure that the route they are taking is suitable. Unfortunately, many incidents have occurred when larger vehicles attempt to use steep or winding roads so it’s generally best to avoid these routes where possible
Although you often need a special licence to drive larger vehicles, some smaller coaches and minibuses can be rented by anyone with a standard driving licence. Whilst it may be tempting to save money and rent a vehicle yourself, rather than paying for a driver, you may be putting yourself and your passengers at risk if you aren’t used to driving larger vehicles.
Whilst renting a coach and driver won’t necessarily guarantee your safety, their experience on the road could help you to avoid accidents wherever possible.
If you’re travelling by coach and you’re hurt because of a fellow passenger, you may find that injury solicitors in Upminster are able to help you to make a compensation claim against them. If, alternatively, it was the driver who caused your injuries, injury solicitors in Upminster may need to help you to make a compensation claim against them.
As you’ll be travelling on public roads, it’s always possible that an incident could be caused by another driver. Just like if you suffer an injury in a private vehicle, if you’re hurt in a road traffic accident whilst travelling by coach, injury solicitors in Upminster could still help you to make a compensation claim even if you were travelling by coach at the time of the incident.
Depending on when your injuries occurred, you may find it relatively easy to make a claim with injury solicitors in Upminster. Providing you make a claim within three years of the injuries occurring, it’s likely that injury solicitors in Upminster will be able to help you to obtain compensation, providing the injuries were caused by someone or something else.
Before you make a claim with injury solicitors in Upminster, you may want to find out more about the claims process in which case, we can help. To find out more about how to get legal advice in Upminster today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 14th May 2014