Coach accident compensation claims

If you’ve been injured in a bus or coach accident that wasn’t your fault, you could have a personal injury claim.

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According to the Department for Transport 4,998 injuries were caused by bus and coach accidents in 2017.

Types of coach or bus accident

We’ve handled many different types of accident claim, including:

  • Head injury from sharp braking
  • Hand injuries from closing doors
  • Driver moving off before passenger is seated
  • Bus was in collision with another vehicle
  • Passengers standing, due to overcrowding

Who do you claim against?

We would claim against whoever was at fault.  That may be the coach driver or, if the coach was hit by another vehicle, then it would be the driver of that vehicle.

If the bus or coach driver was to blame, then we would usually make a claim against the bus company.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We have specialist road accident solicitors, who understand the complexities of claims like these, where it’s not always easy to work out who is at fault.

Our personal injury solicitors are used to building cases that will give you the best chance of maximum compensation.

More about making a claim

How much compensation will I receive for a bus accident claim?

That very much depends on your injury and how severe it is. Our compensation calculator gives an idea of the amounts you could be awarded, but a chat with our legal advisors will give you advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period, from the date of the accident.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Obviously, it’s important that you seek medical treatment. It’s also useful if you’ve kept a record of dates, the driver’s name, names of any witnesses and anyone else involved.

Don’t worry if you haven’t, though. We can talk you through the process and what is needed.

Just get in touch with us for a free consultation. Our trained legal advisors will listen to your situation and ask you some questions, before advising you of your options and telling you about our No Win No Fee* service, if applicable.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Meet the expert

Meet Jax
Jacqueline Batty

Jacqueline Batty

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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