Public Transport Accidents
Travelling on public transport can be a cheaper way to travel, it’s also more environmental friendly and you don’t have the stress or expense of parking. Statistically it can also be far safer than travelling by car or motorbike. However, public transport accidents do still occur and when they do, the number injured tends to be higher than in a car or bike accident.
When travelling on public transport be it a bus, train, or ferry, the operators have a duty of care to you. This means that their vehicles should be properly maintained and their staff fully trained to ensure public safety. If there is an accident due to the drivers’ negligence or the condition of the vehicle and you were injured you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Even if the accident was not the fault of the driver, then an accident claim can be made against the motorist who was responsible for causing the accident.
Bus passenger journeys account for around two-thirds of all public transport journeys in Great Britain and accidents involving a bus are the most common type of public transport accident. Commonly, bus accidents result in passengers being thrown from their seats or knocked off their feet, causing broken arms, broken legs, head injuries or whiplash.
Public Transport Injury Claim Specialists
If you are seriously injured in a bus accident or on any other form of Public Transport, contact us to find out if you have a valid public transport accident claim. Our panel of specialist no-win-no-fee personal injury solicitors includes experts in claims for injuries sustained in public transport accidents.
To find out whether you have a valid personal injury claim, either complete our Quick Claim Form on this page and our own solicitor will contact you, or, telephone us on our freephone number 0800 756 7774 for free advice without any obligation.