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public transportFatal accidents on public transport

Millions of people travel by bus, train, plane and tram each year and, as with every other kind of transport, accidents sometimes happen.

Passengers on public transport are entitled to expect to be transported safely to their destination, and the operators of public transport have a duty of care to make sure that passengers are not harmed while travelling in their vehicles.

The operators must also comply with the specific safety rules and regulations imposed on the particular mode of transport involved. Failure to do so can lead to catastrophic consequences, potentially affecting numerous passengers at once.

Types of public transport injuries

Some of the accidents associated with public transport may result in only minor injuries, such as whiplash in a minor shunt or slipping on a spillage that was not cleaned up on a platform.

However, much more devastating events can occur, such as a bus colliding with another vehicle or a train derailing. Incidents such as these, although much rarer, are a lot likelier to result in passenger deaths.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal public transport accident and you feel that it was caused by the actions or inactions of another, such as the operator or the company that owns the transport, you might be entitled to claim compensation.

Public transport fatal accident claims

Thompsons' injury solicitors are experts in advising people about fatal accident claims. We have specialist teams of solicitors, solicitor advocates and other professionals who deal solely with obtaining justice for those who have had their lives impacted by a catastrophic accident.

We also understand the overwhelming financial and emotional impact that the sudden death of a loved one can have on those left behind. Our solicitors are sympathetic and understanding, and will fight to obtain the maximum compensation for you in the quickest time possible.

If you have lost someone in a fatal accident, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim, contact our No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891331. Or, alternatively, if you would like to get a better idea of what to expect during the claims process beforehand, click here for more information.

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