Public Transport Legal Experts
Public transport is an ideal way for many of us to travel and in the majority, we are able to do so without incident. Public transport companies have a duty to ensure their passengers are safe but unfortunately, there are occasions when accidents do happen and passengers are injured.
Whether the driver of a bus or coach is to blame or someone else, if you have been injured as a result of an accident on public transport, you may be entitled to compensation.
What are No Win No Fee agreements?
The vast majority of Accident Advice Helpline cases involving public transport are dealt with under the terms of a No Win No Fee agreement. What this means is, if you were to lose your case, you would not have to pay anything so there is absolutely no financial risk to you. For more information about No Win No Fee agreements, click here.
What type of injuries can be caused in a bus or coach accident?
There are many types of injuries which can be caused during a bus or coach accident, from mild whiplash injuries to quite serious injuries. Given there is no legal requirement for a bus to have seatbelts, if the bus were to crash it could cause significant injuries, for example, if you were thrown from your seat, or if standing, you were to fall over or someone fall upon you.
What are the most common types of bus accidents?
If the bus or coach crash happened abroad, you may still be able to seek compensation. It is not always straightforward to seek compensation for accidents abroad which is why if your accident happened abroad, you should choose solicitors who have expertise in travel litigation.
How much compensation do you get if you are injured in a bus or coach crash?
It is impossible to say how much compensation you are entitled to if you have been injured as a result of a bus or coach crash. It would very much depend on the level of your injuries and the losses you have incurred.
For example, the compensation awarded to someone who had injured their shoulder resulting in them having six weeks off work, would be very different to someone who had suffered a spinal cord injury and was unable to return to work.
However, our expert solicitors will be able to provide you with guidance once they have taken full details of your case. Read our FAQs for more information on what you can claim for.
Do I have a claim?
- Did the accident happen within the last two years?
- Did you suffer an injury as a result?
- Is someone else either fully or partly to blame?
If the answer to each of these questions is yes, you may have the right to compensation.
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