Most people who were offered a choice would rather not travel by coach. It’s an extremely uncomfortable way to get from A to B, particularly if you’re tall or carrying a little more weight than you perhaps should be. One thing coach travel is though is cheap.
Travelling by coach will almost always be less dear than using almost any other form of transport, even your own car in some cases. Price-wise, it beats air, rail and taxi. Some firms even offer promotional rates that could get you to the other end of the country for a couple of quid if you book early enough.
As well as being uncomfortable, there will always be the possibility that you might suffer some form of injury in an accident that was not your fault while travelling on a coach, particularly if you use a firm that is not quite as up-to-speed on health and safety issues as it should be.
If this were to happen to you, there will be a chance that you might be able to take some form of 100% no win no fee Oxfordshire claims action against the coach company that was responsible for your suffering if you could prove that it or a member of its staff behaved in a negligent manner.
Coach accidents and Oxfordshire claims for compensation
There are a whole host of ways you could be injured while travelling on a coach that might result in you being put in a position where taking some form of 100% no win no fee Oxfordshire claims action might become a very real possibility. You might be hurt by a faulty seat that had a piece of metal sticking out of it. It doesn’t take a medical professional to imagine the damage a large metal spike sticking out of a seat could do to your posterior.
You might also be injured if the driver of your coach were to make an error of judgement and become involved in some form of accident. If an accident was caused by another party altogether while you were travelling on a coach, you might have to take Oxfordshire claims action against the responsible party as opposed to the coach firm. If the coach hit a pothole, for example, you might be in a position to take action against the local authority that was responsible for the upkeep of the road.
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault that resulted in you being injured while travelling on a coach, you would do well to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile for some free advice about proceeding with a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 29th June 2014
Author: David Brown