In our many years of acting for injured passengers in claims involving injuries sustained while using public transport, our Team has seen many scenarios. Although trams generally are not present in our regional areas, when people travel to metropolitan areas they might decide to use them.
A number of factual scenarios can arise in public transport accidents: there could be collisions with other vehicles, collisions with non-vehicle objects, derailing incidents, rollover incidents or simply where the driver of the form of public transport in question has applied the brakes too suddenly and heavily, accelerated too suddenly or heavily or swerved suddenly (all of which cause forces to be exerted on passengers).
Issues can arise if the correct material is not obtained swiftly, such as the correct bus company, route and actual service and as such, it is important to get advice and assistance promptly.
The scheme surrounding transport accidents and your entitlements is complex and there are strict time limits that apply. It is important that you get appropriate legal advice from the outset to ensure that your rights are protected.
We can help you navigate the scheme, maximise your entitlements and make the decisions that are right for your future.
If you have a query, please do not hesitate to contact our expert Transport Accident Team for a no obligation chat.