Claiming Compensation After an Accident Using Public Transport
For many people, buses, trains and other forms of public transport are an essential part of their daily routine. It enables many people to get to work, the shops or their place of study each day. However, if you’ve had something unfortunate happen to you while using public transport, you could be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.
Crash or collision
This is one of the most common ways in which people are injured using forms of public transport. Crashes and collisions on the road can be caused by a variety of different things, and errors on the part of the driver are just one of those reasons.
If you’ve suffered injuries while on a bus or train due to a crash, you can contact an injury lawyer in Coleshill and find out whether you could claim compensation.
Falling or slipping
Apart from collisions, many people claim compensation each year because they have fallen or tripped whilst on the bus or train. Falls on the bus or train can be caused by many different things. One of the most common causes is because people get up before the vehicle has stopped. Usually, you will see there are signs on the bus telling passengers to stay seated until the bus has stopped. This is so that the company can avoid liability if people do fall while making their way to the door while the bus is still in motion.
However, many people trip or fall on the bus because there is litter, spillages and other things on the floor of the bus which have made it dangerous. If this is the case, then the transport company will be liable since the vehicle hasn’t been cleaned properly and kept in a condition which will prevent injuries to passengers.
Making a Claim
If anything like this has happened to you in the past three years, then you could well be entitled to make a claim. Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to see what we can do for you? Taking steps to contact a injury lawyer in Coleshill can seem like a big step, but Accident Advice Helpline make it so easy. In fact, you can contact us at any time of the day or night, so getting in touch with one is easy. Our friendly and knowledgeable advisors will talk you through the claims process and answer any questions that you may have, without pressuring you into make a claim if you don’t feel it is right for you.
Am I Entitled to Make a Claim?
If you want to contact an injury lawyer in Coleshill but are not sure it is worth your while, get onto the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second calculator. This online tool lets you seen in a few seconds how successful your claim is likely to be and how much you could receive.
Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown