Train, Coach & Bus Accident Claims

Public transport operators and their drivers owe a duty of care towards their passengers. If you have been injured while a passenger on a bus or on any other means of public transport, we are here to help you make a successful compensation claim.

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We are specialist personal injury solicitors who are experienced in handling accidents caused by a wide variety of vehicles, and we can help you with most train, coach or bus accident compensation claims. Being a passenger means that you cannot be held at fault for the road accident, so we'll look to pursue any and all parties responsible for your injury, whether that's the travel operator (i.e. the bus company) or another road user.

Public Transport Accident Compensation

The Public Service Vehicles (Conduct of Drivers, Inspectors, Conductors and Passengers) Regulations 1990 provide that a passenger has the right of a claim if a driver has been negligent or if there has been a breach of statutory duty.

If you are looking to make a compensation claim, it can be beneficial to collect supporting evidence as soon as possible. The evidence you collect can be a range of simple things but are ones that can really benefit your claim.

Here are a few examples:-

  • The bus or train operator and route number
  • The registrations of the vehicles involved
  • The driver's name and employee number
  • Details of other passengers or witnesses
  • Ticket for the journey

Can I make a Public Transport Accident Claim?

Public transport is generally regarded to be a safe, cost-effective, and eco-friendly method of transportation. However, if an accident occurs whilst you are a passenger then you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim.

No matter what kind of injury you have suffered, we are here to make sure you make a compensation claim that will include damages for pain and suffering and also an amount to cover your medical and care needs for as long as you need them. Common types of public transport accidents include:

  • Collisions with another vehicle
  • Falling or tripping when getting on or off the vehicle
  • Falling downstairs on a double-decker bus
  • A fall from sharp acceleration/braking when either standing or seated
  • Slipping due to litter or obstructions in vehicle walkways

Public Transport Accident Specialists

The injuries that may occur when using public transport can have lasting effects on the sufferer and their day to day life.

With that in mind, we're keen to help you make a successful accident injury claim and we firmly believe that talking to us will be the first step in securing the personal injury compensation you deserve.

Some of the more common forms of public transport accidents that we deal with are:

  • Bus or coach accident claims
  • Train accident compensation
  • London underground or tube accident claims
  • Tram accident claims
  • Accidents at a station, platform or waiting lounge

Our philosophy on road accidents claims is straightforward: as specialist personal injury solicitors what we do above all else is look after you and your best interests, without fail, every step of the way.

Contact Spencers Solicitors

Call us today on 08000 93 00 94 to discuss your claim with one of our advisors, or complete an Online Claim Enquiry form and we'll call you back.

If you're worried about having to pay legal fees if you lose, don't be. Public transport accident claims are normally dealt with under a 'no win no fee' arrangement.

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