Claiming Compensation for a Coach Accident

When it comes to going on holiday there is usually no time of the year that we enjoy more. The idea of a few days or weeks away with some sun, surf and well-needed relaxation are just what’s in order. Coach trips are becoming an increasingly popular way to take a vacation. With increasing airline fuel prices and ticket costs they are emerging as the cost-effective way to travel around while allowing you to take in the scenery and of course catering to those who don’t like to fly.

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Unfortunately when you are on the road, accidents can happen and coaches are not exempt from this. Although many people believe that because a coach is bigger they are less likely to be injured this is not the case at all. Coach crashes can cause serious injuries to many of the passengers on board and whether it’s a case of whiplash to a serious head injury, if you have been involved in a coach accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to claim compensation.

Injuries that can be caused by Coach Accidents

When it comes to coach accidents many of the injuries that can be caused are similar to motor vehicle accidents and include:

  • Whiplash – one of the main injuries caused by any road accident, whiplash is mainly injuries to the neck area caused by a sudden jolting or jerking movement, often created by a sudden stopping of the motor vehicle
  • Head injuries – these can range from minor injuries, perhaps from hitting your head on the chair in front, to serious injuries which lead to lasting brain damage or even death
  • Cuts and bruises – fairly minor injuries which can become more severe if you are cut with glass perhaps from a smashed window

What do I do next?

If you are involved in a coach accident then you should report it straight away to the local authority. You should also get in touch with your tour group as most groups will have appropriate insurance to cover your holiday. They also may have specific instructions on how you must register an injury and any action that you must take next. If you have any relevant travel insurance you should inform us as this may help towards making your compensation claim.

How can I claim?

If you are injured in a coach accident then you may be eligible for compensation. This compensation could cover both your medical expenses as well as any loss of income that has come about as a result of your injury.

Our team at Manners Pimblett can help you work through your injury claim and ensure that you are awarded the right amount of money to cover any expenses you have incurred so that you are not left out of pocket. Call the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772 or complete our claims form and let our team get started on your claim today.

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