If you are in the process of starting a West Bromwich road traffic accident claim after a coach accident then you are amongst a small group of people who get injured in coach accidents in the UK every year. Coaches are generally a very safe method of transport but, of course, things can and do occasionally go wrong.
A West Bromwich road traffic accident claim after a coach accident
There are a few unique features of coach accidents which make them entirely different from car accidents in terms of a personal injury claim.
Firstly, when you are a car driver, there is always the question of whether you caused the accident in which you were injured yourself. There may even be a dispute between drivers about who was to blame for a particular collision. This is not relevant in coach claims. If you were a passenger on the coach at the time of the accident it is difficult to see how anyone could claim you caused the accident in which you were injured. This can make the claims process more straightforward.
On the other hand, it is not all good news! A coach claim can be more tricky when it comes to establishing who was to blame. Here are a few possibilities:
- The driver of the coach in which you were travelling because he or she made a driving error or were negligent.
- The company operating the coach in which you were injured because they failed to rectify a mechanical defect or because they did not recruit or train driver’s correctly.
- Another driver on the road.
Your personal injury lawyer will need to be capable of picking their way through the evidence and establishing exactly who was to blame and who you will be claiming from.
The evidence in your West Bromwich road traffic accident claim will be provided by the police report, witness statements and possibly photographs of the scene. The evidence of your injury will be provided by the medical notes that were made when you saw a doctor just after the accident.
If you would like an expert personal injury lawyer to deal with your coach accident claim then all you have to do is pick up the phone and call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We are the experts in coach accident claims so call today!
Date Published: 3rd May 2015
Author: David Brown