Public Transport Accident Claims
We can suffer an injury because of another person’s negligence in many different circumstances, including when traveling on public transport. If you have suffered an injury from a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, whether on a bus, coach, ferry or taxi, then you may be entitled to compensation.
If you are based in Sheffield and suffered an injury while traveling on the area’s public transport system or in a collision with a public transport vehicle, our personal injury solicitors** can help. They are based in and around Sheffield, and will use their knowledge of the local area and vast expertise and experience to help you make a public transport claim and claim the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Suffering an Injury on Public Transport in Sheffield
Public transport is any mode of transport that is made available for use by members of the public. It includes traveling on a bus, coach, ferry, taxi or aircraft. The operators of these and other modes of public transport owe you a duty of care. This means they must not put you unnecessarily in harms way, and if you suffer an injury because they have breached this duty, it is likely that you will be legally entitled to claim compensation.
All manner of different types of Injuries, of ranging severity, can occur on public transport and warrant compensation. Passengers may suffer a bump to the head when a vehicle abruptly brakes or shunts, they may suffer burns if a public service team member spills a hot drink on them when serving refreshment or suffer whiplash if they are in a road traffic accident involving public transport. What’s important to remember is that whether you’re a passenger, fellow road user or pedestrian, if the operator of any mode of public transport causes you to suffer an injury, then you are likely to be able to make a public transport claim for compensation against them.
Crucially, you will only be entitled to compensation for an injury suffered while on public transport if your injury was caused by another person’s or organisation’s negligence. For example, because of driver error, staff negligence or defective equipment. If the operator of the public transport they have made available to the general public has failed to properly train their staff, failed to give them or you proper safety equipment or failed to maintain the condition of the public transport vehicle, then it is likely that they have negligently caused you to suffer an injury.
If you are entitled to make a public transport claim and successful proving your case, compensation will, in most cases, be paid by the insurers of the public transport operators. This is because most, if not all, operators are required to have insurance in place that specifically covers them in the event that their negligence causes another person to suffer an injury. As such, it is vital to have a clear idea of how much compensation you are entitled to, so that you don’t accept a settlement that’s well below the amount you should receive to help you cope with your injury and any additional loss you have suffered as a result of your public transport injury.
How to Make a Public Transport Claim?
If you would like to know whether you can make a valid public transport claim and the likelihood of being successful, please contact our public transport claims solicitors** in Sheffield. They will guide you through the entire legal process, from helping to build a strong case to negotiating with the party responsible for your injury, and if necessary, representing your best interests in court.
How much compensation you should claim entirely depends on the particular circumstances. No two public transport claims are the same and the amount you claim will reflect the gravity of the accident and injuries you suffered, as well as any additional loss you’ve suffered and the impact the injury has had on your life, such as any loss of earnings or the cost of professional care or replacing damaged property.
If you would like to know how much compensation you could be entitled to, please contact us. If it looks as though there is a likelihood that your claim will succeed, our expert public transport solicitors** in Sheffield will do all they can to get you the most amount of compensation possible. They will work with you to assess the level of compensation you should claim, and will carry our investigations into the accident and gather evidence, liaising with experts as to the severity of your injuries when necessary, to build a strong case clearly demonstrating that the other party’s negligence caused you to suffer an injury.
Best Public Transport Claims Solicitor Sheffield
If you’re based in Sheffield and looking for specialist advice from local solicitors** about making a public transport claim, we can help. Please contact us for a no obligation initial assessment of your public transport claim. Our expert solicitors** based in Sheffield are ready to fight your corner and get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering. Call us on 01142245242, or to make an online enquiry please complete our claim form.