Mountain Ash, or Aberpennar to its Welsh citizens, lies in the heart of the Cynon Valley and within the historic county boundaries of beautiful Glamorgan.
The town was the birthplace of many poets and authors including Elaine Morgan and Harri Webb, and the inspiration for the fictional town of Aberowen in Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy. It takes little time to understand why Mountain Ash has been a source of such inspiration, a stunning and serene part of Wales, it is impossible not to be inspired by its beauty. But beauty cannot help you if you are injured while travelling on public transport.
You are travelling through Mountain Ash on a bus, taking in the pristine views. Suddenly the bus driver loses concentration, causing them to crash and resulting in serious injuries to you and your fellow passengers.
‘Accidents happen’ is not an excuse
You and others injured in this bus crash may be tempted to forgive the driver – everyone makes mistakes sometimes, right?
The difference is, this person’s mistake has caused physical, emotional and psychological pain to their passengers, not to mention the financial issues to follow. You must take the lead and immediately start your claim for compensation against the driver and the bus company responsible for training them.
You and your fellow passengers have been let down. Not only should you all be compensated, but those responsible need to be made aware that recklessness leading to an accident will not go unpunished.
Physical injuries are just the start
A public transport accident in Mountain Ash can easily lead to a head injury, whiplash injury or a broken bone. Obviously such an injury inflicts great pain on you, but the issues go far past that.
Restricted movement from your injuries can lead to you needing to hire in extra support for day-to-day tasks. Hospital, physiotherapy and counselling appointments to help with your physical and emotional pain can be very time consuming, affecting your working and social life. Your confidence can be heavily affected, especially when it comes to travelling on public transport. Alternative modes of transport, although far more comfortable for you, are often very costly.
You are not to blame for what has happened to you, and you should not have to foot the bill for it.
A message must be sent
Everyone injured in a bus crash is entitled to compensation if they weren’t to blame.
If everybody aboard the bus makes that claim, this sends a very clear message to those responsible. It must be made clear that such carelessness will not go unpunished; this can stop similar accidents happen in the future, and save many more people from being injured.
Make a claim after a public transport accident in Mountain Ash
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you following a public transport accident in Mountain Ash. Call us today from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 or take our 30-second test to find out if you can make a claim.
Date Published: 8th July 2015
Author: David Brown