Whenever you decide to use a mode of public transport, taxi or a plane, you’re putting a great deal of trust into the person who’s in charge of the vehicle you’re travelling in. You expect that you’re being ferried about by a professional who has years of experience behind them. While this will typically be the case if you use a train or an aircraft, the drivers of taxis and buses don’t receive as much training as you might like them to. Couple this with the fact that both often put in more hours than they perhaps should, and you could have the potential for trouble.
If you get hurt while travelling in a taxi or on a bus as a result of driver error, you may be able to launch a case for personal injury compensation with the help of injury solicitors in Freshwater or Accident Advice Helpline.
Bad taxi and bus drivers
Picture the scene; you board a bus. You tell the driver where you’d like to go and he tells you how much you’ll need to pay for your journey, unless of course you’re travelling in London and have an Oyster card or are in some other part of the country and have some sort of season ticket that you merely need to flash at your bus driver. Either way, you note your driver’s slightly surly manner and how tired he looks. “No matter”, you think to yourself as you make your way to an available seat and whip out your smartphone to pass the time. Partway through the journey, your bus driver brakes suddenly, causing you to be thrown forward. Your face hits the headrest of the seat in front of you, resulting in you losing some teeth in the process.
Turns out your driver had taken his eye off the road and had to carry out an emergency stop to avoid hitting a car in front. If you were to find yourself in this or a similar scenario, you may be able to retain the services of injury solicitors with a view to claiming compensation.
The next steps to make your personal injury claim
If you’ve been injured as a result of the irresponsible or negligent behaviour of a driver of a taxi or a bus, or any other vehicle for that matter, you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out if they may be able to offer you the services of one of their 100% ‘no win, no fee’ injury solicitors.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to local injury solicitors Freshwater in they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Freshwater look no further than this expert service.
Date Published: 23rd December 2013
Author: David Brown