Various injuries and even fatalities can occur during or in the aftermath of a coach accident. The emotional and physical trauma from such an event can be long-lasting.
Every person has a right to be kept safe whilst travelling, whether in the UK or overseas. You could be entitled to claim compensation if you have been involved in a coach accident that was someone else’s fault.
The solicitors at Jefferies are experts in all types of personal injury claims, including injuries sustained from coach accidents. Contact our friendly team today on 0800 342 3206 or feel free to complete our online form.
Possible injuries after a coach accident
The list of injuries that can be sustained from any type of road traffic accident is endless. However, the following injuries tend to be more common in this type of accident:
- Whiplash injuries
- Psychological symptoms, e.g. post-traumatic stress
- Broken bones
The nature of the collision will dictate the severity of any injuries, or even fatalities, that are sustained to those on board the coach.
Other road users, as well as pedestrians or cyclists, may also be injured due to a coach accident. If you fall into one of these categories you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Reasons for coach crash accidents
Coach accidents do not happen every day and are generally considered pretty rare. Drivers are normally required to undergo training to ensure that they reach a high standard of road safety before carrying passengers. However, sometimes mistakes do happen and some of the more common types are listed below:
- Poorly maintained road surfaces
- Adverse weather conditions
- Falling or slipping while onboard the coach
- Careless driving
- A mechanical or technical problem with the coach
- A lack of adequate signing
A successful claim for compensation will require proof that a third party is liable for your injury due to negligence. Examples, in this case, include: mistakes made by the coach driver, a coach company that did not maintain the coach to a safe standard, or even a local council which failed to repair a pothole in the road which subsequently led to a crash. This list is not exhaustive so it is worth contacting one of our specialists who will assess the specifics of your claim.
I was involved in a coach accident, how can I claim?
We recommend contacting a coach accident claims specialist without delay. At Jefferies Solicitors, we have an expert team of lawyers who will be able to evaluate your claim for compensation and give you reliable legal advice.
Strict time limits apply to all personal injury cases, including coach accident claims, so we advise getting in touch as soon as possible. Feel free to call one of our friendly team on 0800 342 3206.
Claiming for other types of accidents on the road
Our solicitors have a wide range of experience dealing with road traffic accidents, such as:
- Bus and public transport accidents
- Hit and run claims
- Pedestrian injury compensation
- Bicycle accident claims
- Motorbike accident claims
- Taxi accidents (including Uber accidents)
- Passenger accident compensation
- Uninsured driver claims
- Airbag injury claims
Make an accident compensation claim
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident then you should consider making a claim for compensation. Get in touch with one of our experts today on 0800 342 3206 or fill out our online form.