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Public transport accident claims

Persons injured in Public Transport accidents are likely to have a right to compensation for their injuries from the party responsible for the accident. In the unlikely event that a passenger in a vehicle has some blame for the accident Contributory Negligence may be alleged. However, generally speaking a passenger on public transport is unlikely to have any responsiblity for an accident and so there would be good case for compensation without any strong liabliity issues to contest it.

Public Transport accidents are most likely to result from one of the following causes :-

  1. Negligence or error on the part of the driver of the bus, coach, train, tram etc
  2. Negligence on the part of the driver of another vehicle involved in the accident
  3. In the case of train accidents, objects left on the track or collision with motor vehicles on the track eg. level crossing incidents
  4. Defects in equipment ie road vehicles, trains, track

Whatever the cause, provided responsibility can be established, an injured person is likely to have a right to compensation against the guilty party. Occasionally more than one party may be responsible eg. in a road accident both drivers may be partly to blame.

Depending on the nature of the injuries and the individual circumstances of the injured person, compensation may be payable under various headings eg. pain and suffering, long term or permanent disability or disfigurement, medical expenses, travelling expenses, loss of earnings, loss of or damage to personal property.

If you have been injured in a Public Transport accident in the last three years and would like a Free Legal Assessment of your claim please complete the Application Form. We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis at no cost to you.

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Cyclist knocked over by car
Mr G was knocked off his bicycle by a car pulling out of a side road, fracturing his left leg. The defendant insurers blamed him for the accident alleging he had ridden on the pavement and not given way to their car. Cooks obtained photographs and sketch plans of the accident site and agreed with Mr G to issue his claim. As soon as the documents were lodged with the Court, the defendant insurers accepted liability and settled the claim in the sum of £5,420.58. He said:
"Excellent service – I cannot thank you enough for all the help and advice that I received from my Solicitor. No regrets choosing Cooks Legal 100%."
Mr G from Middlesex

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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