Public transport accident claims are common, which is not surprising given that millions of journeys each year are undertaken on our roads, railways and in the skies. The operators of public transport have a duty of care for you as a passenger whilst travelling on their services. If you have suffered injuries as a result of being involved in an accident whilst travelling on public transport TRUE Solicitors may be able to help obtain compensation for you.
Common types of public transport accidents
The most common public transport accidents claims we see involve the following modes of transport:
Buses and coaches– Common types of bus and coach accidents are caused by driver error, such as the driver being distracted or tired leading to collisions. Other types of bus accidents can happen as a result of mechanical failure, poor road conditions or due to the fault of a third party.
Trains (including the Tube and Metro)– Train accidents such as derailments can cause devastating consequences, in the worst cases resulting in the death of loved ones. TRUE Solicitors will handle your claim with care and compassion be in on your behalf or that of a deceased family member.
Air (aeroplanes and helicopters)– Travelling by air still remains statistically the safest way to travel, however accidents do still sadly happen. The Montreal Convention states that airlines are liable to compensate injured passengers up to the value of around £90,000, despite proof of fault on behalf of the airline. The Montreal Convention does however limit the time period of making a claim to two years from the date in which the accident occurred.
Public transport accidents claims can be very serious, for example if there is a train derailment, however most accidents we see are caused by simple slips or trips, luggage falls, or in the case of bus accidents, the negligent driving of either the bus driver or the driver of another vehicle.
With regard to bus accidents, CCTV evidence is often available to help determine who was at fault for the accident. Also, there may be a number of eye witnesses who may be able to help if liability is disputed.
With regard to public transport accident claims on trains and aeroplanes, these usually happen when embarking or disembarking, or it could be that a suitcase falls from overhead storage causing injury to an unlucky passenger.
How much compensation can I expect to receive?
The level of compensation that you may receive is dependent on a number of different factors relating to your accident. Compensation is calculated based on the below points:
- The severity of your accident
- Loss of earnings- current and future losses
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses to and from medical appointments
- Your pain and suffering
To get an idea of the level of compensation that you could receive for any physical injuries that you have suffered please use our compensation calculator below:
Why choose TRUE Solicitors to pursue your public transport claim?
Whatever the circumstances of the accident, TRUE Solicitors LLP will provide you with honest, straightforward advice, and will fight hard to recover maximum compensation for public transport accident claims in the shortest time. Remember, nobody wins more than TRUE.
For a free, no obligation initial assessment contact us now on 0844 854 7000. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit an enquiry via the form on our website, and we will contact you without delay to discuss your case
Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ service means there is no financial risk to you.
Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.
Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.
Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.
How Long Will My Claim Take?
The length of public transport accident claims depend on whether the other party admits fault, the severity of the injury and the extent of the claim for losses and expenses. Straightforward public transport accident claims may settle within a few months, whereas complex cases may take in excess of a year.Get in Touch