Public Transport Accident Solicitors
If you’ve been injured as a result of an accident on public transport, we can help you claim compensation for your injuries and financial losses. The process may seem complex and stressful, but we help to make it simple, clear and straightforward for you. Our legal specialists have many years’ experience with injury claims from a wide variety of accidents and injuries.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in workplace accidents. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can Public Transport Accidents arise?
There are many ways that you could be injured as a result of using a bus, train or taxi. The obvious example is in some sort of collision, where either the driver of the bus or taxi, or another road user will typically be to blame.
However, buses and trains can involve other risks, given that it is normal for passengers to be on their feet at certain points in the journey – especially when boarding the vehicle or approaching their stop at the end of their journey. At all times, the driver and staff of any public transport vehicle owe a duty of care to passengers to protect their safety.
If a bus or train driver should stop or accelerate suddenly while passengers are on their feet, this can cause avoidable injuries, leading to a compensation claim.
Your journey may also involve waiting on a station platform, or at a bus stop or taxi rank. If you were injured as a result of either being unsafe or badly maintained, you may also have a valid claim for compensation against the organisation responsible for that facility.
What type of injuries can I claim for?
We can advise on any injury, ranging from minor ones right through to catastrophic, life-changing injuries. We can also advise on fatal injuries if you have suffered the loss of a loved one or family member due to a public transport accident.
As with any accident involving transport, whiplash is a common injury, but any injury to any part of your body can be relevant to your claim, as long as it was caused by the accident rather than a pre-existing condition.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive for your injuries very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the specifics of your accident in more detail.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred as a result of the incident
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claims. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for my Public Transport Accident?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call usually takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.