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Public Transport Accident

Travelling by public transport, such as bus or coach, taxi or train can often be convenient and easy but carries with it the additional risk that you are not in control of the vehicle. Also, many public transport vehicles are not fitted with seatbelts and this can result in serious injuries to their passengers if they are involved in a traffic accident.

If you are involved in an accident with a public transport vehicle as a passenger or as a pedestrian, you may have grounds for a compensation claim. Our specialist Personal Injury Solicitors can advise you on what you need to do and the process involved. You can also help your claim by noting information at the scene if you can.

Helping your claim

If you are injured in a traffic accident  involving public transport, such as a bus or coach, taxi, train or tram, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you are involved in an accident as a passenger on a bus or other form of public transport, it is important to note as much information about the vehicle, driver, witnesses and service number as possible to help your compensation claim. Wherever possible try and keep hold of your ticket for travel.

We would always encourage you to report your accident to the responsible transport company and if necessary the police.

You can also claim for compensation after an accident if you were a pedestrian injured by the actions of a public transport driver, or where the bus, coach or other type of public transport vehicle you are travelling in has been hit by another vehicle that has fled the scene.  

In each case we help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled.

How can Thorntons help?

At Thorntons, our expert team, including Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law and Solicitor Advocates, are here to help you throughout your public transport accident claims process. With our experience and friendly approach, you can trust us to help you get the compensation you deserve following your accident and support you at what can be a worrying time. We can often handle these types of cases on a no win, no fee basis so you can pursue you claim at minimal  financial risk.

You can start your claim today by calling us free on 0800 731 8434 or complete our enquiry form. We will talk through your situation, answer any questions you may have and advise you if you can make a public transport accident compensation claim. Our discussion will be confidential and you are under no obligation to make a claim. You can also take a look at our Claims Calculator to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to.