Although travelling via bus or coach is, for the most part, a perfectly safe experience a number of passengers are injured each year as a result of bus or coach accidents. If you have been in a Purbeck accident whilst on a bus or a coach then an Accident Advice Helpline accident solicitor may be able to help you win the financial compensation you deserve.
Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline directly today to find out more and we can you know if we can help you?
Advice after a Purbeck accident
Over the years our accident solicitors have helped a large number of people gain the financial compensation they are entitled to after they were injured in bus or coach accidents. As a result of these experiences with different individuals he has come to realise that there are a number of ways that you can try to minimise the possibility of being injured whilst on one of these vehicles.
“If seatbelts are provided on the vehicle, and they should be, then it is important that you use them. If an accident occurs and you are injured as a result, the coach operator will be able to argue that your injuries may have been made worse by the fact that you were not wearing the seatbelt that they had provided for you. This may have the effect of lessening the amount of compensation you could be entitled to.”
In such a situation you will be regarded as being partly responsible for your injury, even if the coach operator was responsible for the accident itself.
“As an accident solicitor I have seen many people claim as a result of tripping in the gangways of buses or coaches. In many of these instances it has been as a result of grab or support poles not being placed at regular intervals or properly maintained. If you are on a bus do all you can to minimise the chance of tripping by walking carefully and looking out for baggage that may have straps overhanging the walkway.”
The coach or bus operator should do all they can to minimise the chance of baggage obstructing the gangway, for example, by providing suitable overhead storage compartments.
“Another easy way to avoid an injury is to choose a seat quickly. There is no point in trying to walk to the back of the vehicle if there is a seat available at the front. If the driver pulls away before you have found a seat you may find that you are knocked over by the force of movement.”
How much could you claim?
The amount of money our accident solicitor may be able to win on your behalf for your Purbeck accident will depend on a number of factors, not least whether or not you were partly responsible for the accident or your injuries. To find out more, take our 30 second test today, or call freephone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak with an experienced advisor.