Public Transport Accident Compensation Claims

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At Forbes Solicitors our team of Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Lawyers offer a free consultation for people injured in all types of traffic accidents. We specialise in No Win No Fee personal injury claims.

If you have been involved in an accident on a bus, a train or any form of public transport, Forbes Solicitors can swiftly deal with the accident claim and will work to recover compensation for you.

Public Transport Accidents Liabilities and Responsibilities

In the UK accidents on public transport systems present unique challenges and it is essential that these cases are handled by experienced and specialist Solicitors. Different rules apply to vehicles transporting members of the public and the organisations which run them often have a vested interest in protecting public funds. As such, personal injury claims arising out of accidents on public transport can be hotly contested.

Anybody who regularly uses a public bus or train system will be aware that seatbelts are almost never available for use. Overcrowding may require passengers to stand in gangways and accidents may occur when a passenger is in the process of getting on or off a bus, perhaps when the driver brakes too quickly. Court decisions consistently show that a passenger must take care of his or her own safety, but they also impose a specific obligation on the driver to drive in such a manner which avoids the risk of personal injury to any passengers. Due regard must be had to the presence of the elderly, young, or infirm, all of whom should be free to enjoy the benefits of public transport without the fear of suffering any personal injuries.

Choose Forbes for your Public Transport Accident Claim

For these reasons the line between responsibility of the driver and passengers can be very fine indeed, and often success in these claims depends on an early and accurate assessment of the type of transport involved and detailed interrogation of witnesses. Our specialist and experienced Solicitors can help you to maximise the chances of getting compensation from the very start.

For a free consultation with a specialist Accident Solicitor please call Forbes Solicitors on freephone 0800 689 0973 or contact us by email.

We have expert Solicitors at each of our offices based in Preston, Accrington, Blackburn, and Chorley.

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13 Oct 2018

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