Coach Accident Claims

Considering Making a Coach Accident Claim?

Road Traffic Accidents / Coach Accidents

Coach Accident Claims

Coach accidents are often traumatic incidents with sometimes multiple injuries and even fatalities. Whether you are travelling abroad or in the UK, you have a right to be kept safe while on UK transport. If you have suffered an injury during a coach accident and the blame was not yours then talk to us about coach accident claims.

The lawyers at First Personal Injury may be able to help you. Call us on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch with us online to find out if you could claim.

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Possible Injuries in Coach Accident Claims

There is an almost endless list of possible injuries you could sustain when involved in any kind of road traffic accident and may be considering making coach accident claims for personal injury. However, there are some injuries which are more prominent if you have had a coach accident:

  • Psychological symptoms e.g. post-traumatic stress
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash injuries

Unfortunately, it is also possible for one or even multiple fatalities during a coach crash, but this, of course, depends on the nature of the collision.

Pedestrians and other road users can also be injured as a result of a coach accident. If you have been injured as a pedestrian, driver or cyclist, you may be able to make coach accident claims.

Reasons For Coach Crash Accidents

Coach accidents are relatively rare and most drivers have been through thorough training to reach a high standard of road safety. Mistakes do happen though and some of the more common types are listed below:

  • Careless driving
  • A mechanical or technical problem with the coach
  • Poorly maintained road surfaces
  • A lack of adequate signage
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Falling or slipping while on board the coach

In order for your claim to be successful, it needs to be proven that the fault of your accident was down to someone else’s negligence. This could be a mistake made by the driver, the coach company who did not check a fault with the mechanics of the coach, or even the council who did not repair a pothole in the road which led to the crash.

How Much Compensation For Coach Accident Claims

Compensation will be calculated on an individual basis by assessing the severity of your injuries, the pain and suffering they have caused you, as well as the impact that they have had upon your life. To see how much compensation you might be owed for your injuries, visit our compensation calculator.

The amount of compensation that you are awarded will be determined by two categories: general damages and special damages.

General Damages

General damages refer to the physical and emotional damage caused by your injuries. In the simplest terms, it refers to compensation for pain and suffering. This type of compensation also covers any losses of amenity. Compensation will be awarded based upon the severity of these factors, understanding that the higher the severity of your complications, the worse the pain/suffering is. To view estimates for personal injury types, visit our compensation calculator.

Special Damages

Special damages compensation refers to compensation that covers the financial losses and expenses incurred as a result of an accident or medical negligence. Special damages could help to reclaim a loss of income if you have been unable to work due to your injuries. Similarly, if you have had to pay to go a medical appointment or if you had to pay to travel to a medical appointment, you could be able to claim these medical costs back.

With the exception of children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident initially occurred. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.

How Do I Begin My Coach Accident Claim?

The first step is to get in touch with a coach accident claims specialist. First Personal Injury will be able to help you with your case so it is worth getting in touch with our experienced team to tell us more details of the accident and your injuries.