If you have been involved in a public transport accident in Bromley, you will need to do a few things in order to boost your chances of making a successful compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline. On this page, we are going to highlight what a few of these things are.
Inform the driver of the public transport that you have been injured
This, obviously, only applies if you are actually travelling on the public transport at the time. If you are on a bus, it should be easy. If you are on a train, you may pull the red emergency handle IF your injuries are incredibly serious. If they can wait until the next stop, do not pull that handle. It does cause a lot of unnecessary hassle.
The driver of the public transport will inform you as to what you need to do. They will have been trained for this sort of thing.
Call the police
This will need to be done if you are involved in a particularly serious public transport accident in Bromley, especially if you are travelling in another vehicle or if you are a pedestrian. Thankfully, the driver of the vehicle should have some idea as to the process here, although do not rely on them, if you are capable of doing so then you should contact the police on your own.
The reason why you need to call the police is down to the fact that they will start to prepare all of the evidence that you need in order to put together a decent case. Basically, without the police, your job, and ultimately our job, of proving that negligence has occurred will have become a lot more difficult.
Seek medical attention
This is something which you will need to do as soon as possible. Firstly, if we do not have access to your medical report, we will be unable to determine the extent of your injuries. This means that there is no proof that you are injured and no evidence which helps us to determine the amount of compensation you are able to claim. Basically, you can’t claim anything. In addition to this, without medical attention, you may not get the treatment that you need.
Prepare a witness statement
Do this as soon as you are capable of doing so. It does not matter whether you are writing it down or recording it on a tape recorder. You need to do it as soon as possible, otherwise there is a good chance you will forget key information.
Start the process of claiming after a public transport accident in Bromley today
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 5th October 2015
Author: David Brown