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Accidents on Public Transport

Accidents on Public Transport are becoming for frequent with the rise in people using this mode of transportation. If you have been a victim due to an accident involving public transport e.g bus, train, taxi or any other, you have the right to make a personal injury compensation claim. There are no win, no fee solicitors who can be approached online so as to assist you to get an appropriate amount of claim according to the monetary loss, medical expenses, suffering and pain it has caused to the victim.

On the other hand, you can also claim for the passenger accident compensation in case you have been a passenger on any of the public transport. It is the responsibility of the public transports to comply with the safety standards, failing with passengers can make a successful personal injury claim if they have been a victim to such negligence. 

Accidents on buses can result in serious injury due to the lack of seat belt. This is because, in case the brakes are pressed hard or suddenly, the passengers can suffer injuries to the face any arm, leg or whiplash injuries. Absence of these seatbelts increases the risk of injury and makes the passengers liable for the compensation claims if they suffer any injury.

Similarly, injuries in train may also range from minor ones to major ones that in some rare cases may even cost passengers their lives. Defective equipments such as luggage or steps racks and others often cause accidents that cause serious injuries to people. In such cases of train accidents, there are more legal complexities due to the involvement of UK rail system. So, it is important to hire a personal injuries lawyer who is proficient in handling such train negligence cases and have experience for the same. 

When it comes to hiring private cabs or taxis for travelling, the risk for injuries is no less either. There may not be seat belts, or engine default that may cause an accident. In such cases, the compensation claim can be filed against the taxi driver, his insurers, or the transportation company to which the taxi belongs. However, if you were also partly responsible for the injury, it would definitely be reflected in the amount that will be granted at the time of final settlement of the compensation.

Many other accidents on public transport can thereby happen in aircrafts and ships as well, so care must be taken and appropriate compensation must be asked for from the negligent party for the injuries sustained due to their negligence.

Mrs B was crossing a pedestrian crossing pushing her grandson in a baby buggy when she was knocked to the ground by a car driven by the defendant. The accident caused a complex fracture to her right foot.   Liability was denied as both parties claimed the lights were in their favour. At trial Cooks were successful in proving Mrs B’s case and she was awarded £90,000.00.
"I would like to thank you and all your staff for your courtesy and professionalism in what has been a very distressing time for us all..."
Mrs B from London

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case