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Public transport accident claims

Many of us never give it a second thought that we may be involved in a road traffic accident when using public transport.

Unfortunately, accidents on public transport do happen and people may be injured as a result.

Public transport accident claims

You may have been injured on a bus, taxi, train, underground or ferry. The accident may have been caused by negligence, or defective equipment or perhaps another reason. Either way, you are entitled to pursue compensation when you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault.

There are specific health and safety regulations in place to help safeguard passengers when using different modes of public transport. When these have been breached, or negligence has taken place, people can make a claim against the public transport operator.

Accidents on public transport may have been caused by:

  • Heavy breaking
  • Failure to provide enough time to exit public transport
  • Spillage on platform
  • Overcrowding resulting in lack of handrails available
  • Driver crashing into another vehicle, or vice versa

These claims can be more difficult when accidents have been caused by negligence of another driver. This is why it is important to seek expert legal advice from a personal injury solicitor.

Injuries from public transport accidents can include:

  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Broken bones
  • Head injury

No win no fee funding for public transport claims

At Digby Brown Solicitors, we offer a unique no win no fee funding package through our compensate funding company.

This allows people in Scotland to pursue a claim without any financial worry and enables our specialist personal injury solicitors to fully investigate and prepare your case.

As a result, our clients receive on average 3 times the original compensation offer from insurer’s.

Free legal advice about public transport claims

If you have been injured in an accident when using public transport, we would encourage you to get in touch for legal advice about where you stand and if you can make a claim.

Call us on 0333 200 5925 to speak to a legal advisor. We are open every day, 8am to 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 12pm to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Alternatively, if you fill in our online enquiry form and or text ‘help’ to 83100, a legal advisor will call you back.


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